Privacy Policy

This notice describes how Cosmos Cooperative, which is the parent company of the Infinite Conversations forum, collects and uses personal information. This notice also provides information about the legal rights individuals have concerning their personal information and how you can exercise those rights.

What is Cosmos Cooperative?

Cosmos Cooperative is the company home and primary developer of Infinite Conversations, cooperative forum for creative discourse. The Infinite Conversations website is hosted by Discourse.org, who are the primary developers of the underlying forum software.

As a company, Cosmos Cooperative owns and manages the Infinite Conversations website, as well as:

Who is responsible for data collected about me?

Cosmos Cooperative is the responsible party, or controller, for the data we collect and process for our own purposes. For instance, Cosmos Cooperative is responsible for data about our customers, employees, creative contributors, and visitors to our own websites and forums.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

Third-Party Registration and Login

When you use a third party service, such as Google, Meta, or X (formerly Twitter) to register and log in on our website, we may have access to the the following information:

Google

  • See your primary Google Account email address
  • See your personal info, including any personal info you’ve made publicly available
  • Associate you with your personal info on Google

X (formerly Twitter

  • See your primary X (formerly Twitter) Account email address
  • See your personal info, including any personal info you’ve made publicly available
  • Associate you with your personal info on X (formerly Twitter)

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. These include, but are not limited to,

  • Limiting access to sensitive data to administrators only
  • The use of strong passwords and 2FA (two-factor authentication) wherever possible
  • The use of password manager apps that securely stores administrator passwords

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 360 days.

Can I delete my account?

Accounts on this site can be anonymized or deleted at the user’s request. Contact support@infiniteconversations.com for details.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do NOT sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated 2024-03-01.

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