Like most website operators, this website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website.
This website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses but this information is not used to identify its visitors.
Some visitors to the website choose to interact with it in ways that require it to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who use a forum are asked to provide a username and email address. In each case, such information is only collected insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.