Registration Agreement

Last updated: December 12, 2021

Lighting-Gallery.net is a forum and photo collection for lighting-related topics and pictures.  Both professionals and hobbyists/enthusiasts are welcome.  Note that we are not a retailer of lighting products, and the items displayed in the photo collection are not available for purchase.  Also be aware that we are not a venue for commercial advertising or sales.

You grant Lighting-Gallery.net and its owners or any successor, a license to use, store, display, and modify your content for the purposes of operating Lighting-Gallery.net.  This includes without limitation distributing part or all of Lighting-Gallery.net in any media formats through any media channels.  The photographs you share publicly on this site will be visible to other site members plus visitors.  The images may be automatically published to our Facebook page and indexed by search engines.  If you do not wish for your pictures to be accessible outside of this site, you will have the option to restrict your album access to registered members only.

You agree, through your use of this forum, to abide by all published site rules. You agree that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, 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 inaccurate or vulgar in nature 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.

Privacy Policy

Last updated: December 27, 2021

This privacy policy will explain how Lighting-Gallery.net uses the personal data we collect when you use our website.

What data do we collect?

Lighting-Gallery.net collects the following data:
  • A username of your choice.
  • Email address.
  • Optional profile fields including date of birth and contact information for third-party messaging or social media sites.
  • Personal information you choose to include in postings you create.
  • Usage data including IP address and browser/device identification.

How do we collect your data?
You directly provide Lighting-Gallery.net with most of the data we collect.  We collect data and process data when you:
  • Register online.
  • Submit updates to your profile or any other form on our site.
  • Use or view our website via your browser.

How will we use your data?
Lighting-Gallery.net collects your data so that we can:
  • Enable you to log in and utilize site functionality.
  • Allow you to share information with forum members or the public at your discretion.
  • Email you notifications and announcements based on your preferences.

How will we store your data?
Lighting-Gallery.net stores your data with web hosting and data backup providers located in the United States of America.  We strive to use industry standard means to protect your personal data.  Please keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

Lighting-Gallery.net will keep your profile data only for as long as you wish to remain an active member.  You may contact site administration to request data removal.  We may retain a secure, non-publicly accessible backup copy for recovery purposes.  Most usage data is generally retained for a short period of time (approximately one month), except when it is needed for forum administration purposes.  

Be aware that any additional personal information you choose to disclose in publicly accessible locations may be indexed by search engines, received by news feed readers, or made available on our social media page.  Public areas of our website include most message boards as well as any photo albums you configure to be visible to everyone.

Marketing
Lighting-Gallery.net does not engage in commercial marketing.  However, we may contact you to inform you about site features you might like.  You have the option to opt in or out of such notifications any time in your preferences.

What are your data protection rights?
Lighting-Gallery.net would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights.  Every user is entitled to the following:
  • The right to access: You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that we erase your personal data under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to portability: You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.  If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us by personal message or using the email address in the website footer.

What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information.  When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.  For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies and what types of cookies do we use?
Lighting-Gallery.net uses cookies primarily to keep you signed into our website.  Additionally, we may make use of cookies to remember your previously selected preferences or identify how and whether you used a particular website feature.  Lighting-Gallery.net only serves first-party cookies to provide site functionality.  However, contributed content found on our domain may result in third-party and advertising-related cookies being served to your browser.

How to manage cookies
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.  However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites
Lighting-Gallery.net contains links to other websites.  Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Children's Privacy
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.  If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided Lighting-Gallery.net with personal data, please contact us.  If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to our privacy policy
Lighting-Gallery.net keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page.  The revision date is located at the top of this document.

How to contact us
If you have questions about Lighting-Gallery.net's privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us by personal message or using the email address in the website footer.


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