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Privacy Policy

General privacy mission statement

We at The Water Heater ("we", "our", "us") appreciate and respect the concept of data protection and privacy. We will therefore do everything that we can to ensure that your personal data integrity is respected and protected. If you ever have any problems or questions, or want more information, please contact us and we would be happy to help.

What information we hold about you

The type of data that we collect and process includes:

  • Your name or username.
  • Your email address.
  • Your IP address.
  • Any other personal information which may be included in posts, private messages, statuses etc.

Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

  • You register as a member on this site.
  • You fill out our contact form.
  • You browse this site. See "Cookie policy" below.
  • You fill out fields on your profile.
  • You, or someone else, write personal data into a text box (e.g. for the purposes of posting a message)

How your personal information is used

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
  • We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
  • Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.
  • To allow for the normal functioning of the message board (e.g. displaying your posts)

Other ways we may use your personal information

In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate with all members any important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails in your profile.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.

Keeping your data secure

We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect. Your data is kept on our servers, which are provided by DreamHost US.

We will store your data for as long as is necessary for the running of this site. If and when this site closes down, we will delete all personal data.

Unless specifically agreed upon with you, we will not share your information with other parties, except where that information is made publicly available by users (e.g. posted to a public profile, or in a publicly viewable message).

Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set on this page.


You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or obtain a copy of it. To do so please contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.

You also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data. Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data.

Because this board allows members to post messages, it is entirely possible that posts may contain your personal information. If this happens and you wish this information to be removed, please report the post or contact us.

Processing of non-US residents' data

Please note that your personal data is stored and processed on our servers, provided by DreamHost US. It is therefore necessary to transfer it to our servers and, in the case of publicly facing information, to the location of users accessing this website.

Because this site operates in the US and does not fall under the conditions for extra-territorial application, the GDPR (or other local equivalents) does not apply to its operations. Nevertheless, we respect data subject rights. We will therefore do everything that we can to offer equivalent protections or rights to data subjects as those under the GDPR, regardless of whether they are EU residents or not. Please contact us if you have any questions or requests.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Changes to this policy

We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.

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