Registration Agreement

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be offensive or in violation of site policies will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

By registering, you confirm you are 21 or over.

By participating on the forum in any way, you agree to abide by the House Rules (posted in the Important News section), the Prime Directive and our Absolutes, and the other rules as posted in the Policies section.  If you do not agree to these rules, please contact an administrator to have your account deleted.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

It is important for all members to understand how how their privacy is impacted in use of our site. Reading, understanding, and acceptance of this policy is required for all new users. We are compliant of the General Data Protection Regulation out of the European Union. The GDPR has several integral rights, as follows below:

---The right to be informed:
We want to take this opportunity to be as clear as possible with how we handle your valued personal information.

--What data do we collect and why?
By design, we are setup to collect the minimum possible amount of personal information for this forum to function properly. We collect the following:
 -Your IP address (required for regulatory compliance, moderation, and site functionality)
 -Your hostname (required for site functionality)
 -Your email address (required for account registration and validation)
 -Your profile details, as added manually. (optional for account customization)
 -Your writing and posts, as added manually. (optional for participation in site)

--How do we collect your data?
We collect your personal data in these ways:
 -We first collect data during the registration process. We are collecting your IP and hostname. We also collect your email address and some profile details at this time.
 -We collect optional information like profile details and your writing when they are submitted to our site.
 -We do access a cookie file. This cookie file is designed only for use on this site. This is a text file containing information such as your username and password, which assists in keeping you logged in/out.
 -We collect your writing and posts when you submit them to our forum.
 
--Marketing/Advertisments
We do not use your data for marketing, nor do we share your information with partner companies/organizations.
 
---The right of access:
You have the right to access copies of your personal information. While we are authorized to charge a small fee for this service, we will not do so. Most data we have available directly through your profile. If you need additional information, such as your IP address - please contact us at dxinstitutewebmaster@gmail.com, or Private Message your favorite Administrator. Email requests must come from the email associated with your account.
 
---The right to rectification:
You have the right to request information we have collected be corrected, if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete. If a change needs to be made, this can be done in most cases by editing your profile or post directly. If you need assistance, or if it is something you do not have access to - please contact us. You can email us at dxinstitutewebmaster@gmail.com, or Private Message your favorite Administrator. Email requests must come from the email associated with your account.
 
---The right to erasure:
You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions. This is also known as 'the right to be forgotten'.  You may request to have your account deleted. A deletion will have to be approved by an administrator (to protect against accounts being deleted maliciously). Posts can be individually deleted, and can be deleted en masse.
 
---The right to restrict processing:
Our data processing is already as restricted as possible. In general, your data is processed only when you are acting on the website. Not using the forum will stop your data from being processed. For all remaining data, such as forum posts or profile details; the only way to restrict processing would be deletion.
 
---The right to data portability:
This right allows you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across other services. Ultimately all posts you make, unless made in a restricted forum where you have lost access, and other information you provide area all available. If you wish us to transmit data to you that we hold, please contact us at dxinstitutewebmaster@gmail.com, or Private Message your favorite Administrator. Email requests must come from the email associated with your account.
 
If you have questions on our Privacy Policy on anything covered above, or have any further Privacy inquiries - please contact us at dxinstitutewebmaster@gmail.com, or Private Message your favorite Administrator.


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