Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum - Privacy policy

This policy explains in detail how “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum”, “”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s 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 “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” 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 “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum”, 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 “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” (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 email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum”. 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 emails 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 “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum”, 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 email, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including an anonymized version of your IP address and your user name) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

Posting of any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” is hosted or International Law (including attempts that may be considered as stock market manipulation); may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider or other authorities such as Bidstack PLC, the Police and FCA if deemed required by us. Where suspicious activity arises, data disclosures such as, but not limited to, name and IP address may be provided to aid with any investigation. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be generally disclosed to any third party without your consent (other than in the scenerios set out above), neither “Bidlievers | The Research Based Investors Forum” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised