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May 23 2018 10.04am

Privacy Policy

The Holmesdale Online respects your privacy. Below is an outline of what information this site gathers, how it's used, and how you can "opt-out":

Whenever you request a page, your IP address, browser and version, operating system and the site you came from are stored in a log file. This information cannot be used to identify a specific individual. This information is only used for statistical purposes to help improve this site and provide accurate statistics to advertisers in the form of aggregated data.

Online behavioral advertising ("OBA") and/or multi-site advertising is occurring on this site.

When a survey appears on The Holmesdale Online information is collected, compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis. The Holmesdale Online may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.

Cookies on this site are used occasionally by advertisers who use 3rd party ad serving solutions, and also to record information about the user who is logged into The Holmesdale Online. Cookies are only used to prevent the displaying of the same ad to the individual more then once, for proper directing of clickthroughs and statistical tracking.

On The Holmesdale Online there is a poll. By voting you are not disclosing any other information other then the answer to the question the poll asks. A vote cannot be traced to a specific individual, and hence your identity remains anonymous.

Some of the information collected during the registration process for the The Holmesdale Online is used to contact members in the event of a Forum rule violation. It can also be used to prevent banned users from re-registering under a different username.

The email address in your site profile will only be seen by moderators and adminstrators if the "Hide email in profile?" option in your site user profile is set to yes. The email addresses collected from the registration sign-ups are not sold, or disclosed to a third party. The email addresses collected will only be used to send out the newsletter. You will not receive any mailings you did not request. You can remove yourself from our list at any time by sending an email to: from the address that you registered under.

The IP address is logged whenever a post is made in the Holmesdale Online messageboard. This information is used if it becomes necessary to ban a user. The IP address can only be seen by administrators and moderators.

Valueclick Media

Online behavioral advertising ("OBA") and/or multi-site advertising is occurring on

We partner with ValueClick Media to serve ads and/or collect certain information when you visit our website. ValueClick Media may use cookies or web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visit to this website in order to help show advertisements on other websites likely to be more interesting to you. To learn more about this "behavioral advertising" practice or to opt-out of this use of your anonymous information, you can visit:

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Questions regarding our privacy policies, and for assistance in opting out of our email lists please contact

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