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Privacy Policy
Updated August 2, 2013

We value your privacy as much as we value ours. That's why we at SkyscraperCity.com wish to emphasize these underlying principles:
  • We make it a point not to ask for personal information that we don't really need.
  • We won't disclose your personal information to anybody, unless it's for legal purposes, company and/or product development or to safeguard the rights of the company.
  • It is SkyscraperCity.com policy to respect and keep private any personal information we may collect from you in the course of operating our website.

Forum Registration
For the general public, registration is not necessary to be able to use this website. But to be able to participate and post in our forum, a registration form should be filled out completely with your desired username, password and email address. Your email address will be used to verify your membership and to contact you about forum related concerns. SkyscraperCity.com retains sole ownership of all the information collected on this website. We do not share any personally identifying information with outside third parties.

Legal Disclaimer
SkyscraperCity.com reserves the right to disclose your personally identifying information when legally required and when the information is relevant for the protection of our rights, including but not limited to compliance to a legal process or court order served to our website.

Forum User Information
If you are a forum member, please be aware that when you share or post personally identifying information, that that information can be seen, stored or utilized by other forum members whom you chose to share the information with. This may result in you receiving unsolicited messages and other forms of communication, depending on the information you shared. SkyscraperCity.com will not be responsible for personally identifying information that you share or post in the forum.

Log Files
Log files contain information that is usually made available by your web browser and is stored on our web server. This non personally identifying information includes the following: browser type, language preference, referring site and the date and time of every page request. Just like most other sites, we collect this information to have a better understanding of how our visitors use our website, be able to generate reports on the trends relevant to the usage of our website, help with website administration, analyze user activities on the site, and collect information about our user base in general. We do not link the information contained in these log files to personally identifying information and we will never distribute them to outside third parties.

Cookies and Web Beacons
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer. This file contains information that your browser provides to the website each time you return. Cookies are used for record keeping purposes. A web beacon is a transparent graphical image that serves to monitor your interaction with a website. This, along with cookies and log files, provides us with analytical information that we can use to improve website performance and user experience in general.

Third Party Ads
SkyscraperCity.com uses advertisements to cover the costs of operating. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to SkyscraperCity.com.

Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to SkyscraperCity.com and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager. More information on Google advertising policies & principles can be found here.

We're currently testing ad serving from CPX Interactive (opt-out) and Skimlinks (opt-out).

General information about third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising, or opting out of these, can be found here.

Managing Cookies
If you do not wish to enable cookies, simply adjust your browser settings before using our website and turn off cookies for SkyscraperCity.com or our third party advertisers. Bear in mind, however, that disabling cookies may affect how our site will function for you (e.g. being unable to log in).

Links to Other Sites
SkyscraperCity.com contains links leading to other websites that are not owned or managed by us. Because we are not responsible for how these sites handle your privacy, we encourage you to check out the Privacy Policies of those other websites before giving out your personal information.

Changes
SkyscraperCity.com reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as it deems necessary. A notification will be posted on this page, on the homepage of this website, and on other pages deemed appropriate, so that you'll always know what information we collect and what we do with it.

Contact
We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact at the following address:

SkyscraperCity bv
Westewagenstraat 60
Unit 4L
Rotterdam, 3011 AT
The Netherlands

Or, you may contact us by email or via Private Message in the forums.

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