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Privacy Policy

last updated 18th July 2021

The Laser Scanning Forum Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients and visitors, both individuals and companies. You can browse through most of this site without giving us any information, but in order to use our services we do need information about individual users and/or the companies where they work. This privacy policy document explains our data collection, use, storage and access. By using our site, products or services (www.laserscanningforum.com), you consent to the practices described in this document.

Collecting Personal or Company Information
The Laser Scanning Forum will ask when we need any information that identifies you or your company (Personal or Company Information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is needed when you are asked to register before ordering e-mail newsletters, or when purchasing and registering The Laser Scanning Forum's products.

Use of Personal or Company Information
We use Personal or Company Information as an intrinsic part of the the services we offer. It is also used on an individual as well as statistical level to improve our services.

Control of Personal or Company Information
Except in the circumstances outlined in the notes below, The Laser Scanning Forum will not disclose any personal information to any third parties without your express permission, nor any company information without the express permission of the main registered contact for that company.
NOTE 1: We occasionally hire other companies to provide us with services. They will only ever be given access to the information needed to do their job and are strictly forbidden for using the information for any other purpose.
NOTE 2: The Laser Scanning Forum will disclose personal or company information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: comply with legal process served on The Laser Scanning Forum; protect and defend the rights or property of The Laser Scanning Forum, and; act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of The Laser Scanning Forum's clients, staff or the public.

Access to Personal or Company Information
The Laser Scanning Forum will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal or company information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time. When you become a member of the Laser Scanning Forum you agree to share your personal or company information with other registered members. Registered members are free to search and view the information you provide, and may contact you via the Laser Scanning Forums 'Private Messaging' service.

Security of Personal or Company Information
The Laser Scanning Forum strictly protects the security of your personal or company information. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
This information is never shared outside The Laser Scanning Forum without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States of America or any other country where The Laser Scanning Forum or our agents are located, and by using The Laser Scanning Forum's Website or services, you consent to any such transfer outside of your country.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your User ID and password, so do not share these with others.

Use of Cookies
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing [laserscanningforum.com] will cause the phpBB forum software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computers web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter [user-id]) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter [session-id]), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within [laserscanningforum.com] and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing [laserscanningforum.com], though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter [anonymous posts]), registering on [laserscanningforum.com] (hereinafter [your account]) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter [your posts]).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter [your user name]), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter [your password]) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter [your e-mail]). Your information for your account at [laserscanningforum.com] is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by [laserscanningforum.com] during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of [laserscanningforum.com]. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the phpBB software.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at [laserscanningforum.com], so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with [laserscanningforum.com], phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the [I forgot my password] feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

Changes to this Document
The Laser Scanning Forum may change or update this document. When we do so, we will change the 'last updated' date at the top of this document. Major changes will be advertised on the home page of the The Laser Scanning Forum Website.

Contact Information
For any comments or queries regarding this document, please e-mail us at admin[at]laserscanningforum.com
 
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