The privacy of our visitors to The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (ecauldron.com, ecauldron.net, and ecauldron.org) is important to us. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
Credit Card and Financial Information
The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum does not collect or store credit card or other financial information (and you should never post such information on our message board). Message board subscriptions and items The Cauldron sells are handled by Paypal (or other third party systems) whose systems are designed to safely collect and store the needed information without giving any of it to us. If you purchase a subscription or other product from us, your financial information will never pass through our server nor will we ever see your financial information.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as Roadrunner or Comcast Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Firefox or Chrome), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). You may be able to opt out of third party cookies at the advertiser’s web site. Some advertisers will also obey the “Do Not Track” available in some browsers. The Network Advertising Initiative provides a page that will allow you to “opt out” of the behavioral advertising (cookie tracking) delivered by their member companies — which includes Google.
You can also chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into your account here at The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum.
Material Posted at The Cauldron
You should assume that any material you post in any area of The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum may at some point be visible to the entire Internet. This includes material posted in “private messages”, “private forums”, “private SIGs” as “private” in these cases should be interpreted to mean “not normally available to the whole Internet but could easily become available in case of software error or hacking”. If you do not want to risk having material become available to the entire Internet, do not post it. You can remove or change information in your site and discussion area profiles under the “Accounts” menu when logged in to The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum.