We (BLOL, Boyland Online, Boyland, the site, us) take the security and privacy of your data very seriously, and we’ve taken measures to ensure that your anonymity is preserved under almost every circumstance conceivable.
BLOL reserves the right to change these at any time and without notice.
Please check back here regularly to keep yourself updated.
Last Update: March 24, 2019
The list below is all of the information we collect about you or from you. This list is short.
Regarding PMs: For a PM to be removed from our database, the sender and all recipients must delete the PM by leaving the conversation. Once there are no persons capable of seeing the PM, it is automatically purged from the database.
Regarding email address: We offer an email anonymisation service if you do not wish you use an email address while being a member. You will still need to verify your account during registration and have to provide a valid email address for this, but after approval we can remove this email and anonymise the email address listed. There will be no record of the email address you used to verify your account. Email anonymisation will also nullify your ability to recover your account if you lose access to it.
Information we do not log include: IP address, device information, geo-location, browser information. More information is not collected, but these are the main ones. We have no need for it, so we don’t collect it.
The information you provide is kept completely private. We do not share your information with anyone, and never will. Your privacy is important, as is your anonymity, so we will protect that.
Access of your data is well guarded and for good reason. We don’t want random people roaming and seeing everything.
While we can read PMs, we choose not to. We run a monthly keyword scan of existing PMs in the database and this scan will flag PMs for manual review. We do not know who sent any PM flagged, or who received it. We only discover the sender's board name or user ID (not the receiver) if we need to moderate the PM for protection of our legal position. Members can also report PMs they receive to moderators for review.
One of these cookies is called "ips4_device_key", and under normal circumstances with an unmodified version of the forum software we run the cookie would use a hashed version of your user-agent to keep track of your device when you log in to the site. We've modified the site software to disable its ability to utilise your user agent for any purpose, so the cookie generated in this field is useless. It cannot be used to track what you do on the site, and it cannot be used to identify you.
Under Firefox/Tor Browser, you can view your cookies by opening the element inspector (press F12 or Ctrl+Shift+I) and navigate to the "Storage" tab, followed by opening the dropdown that says Cookies and selecting the site.
This is possible in part. You can delete your account, and this will remove your username and various pieces of information from the board. Your posts will be anonymised, as will any PMs you sent. All other information on you will be removed.
To delete your account, send an administrator a message asking for deletion of your account by:
We will ask to confirm your deletion request. If you are sure, respond to confirm the request and we will remove your account.
You have to send a message to an administrator stating that you wish to anonymise your email address. After confirmation that you understand the below stated risk, we will nullify your email address and remove any record of it from our site.
In doing this, you will be unable to recover your account if you lose access. You should be certain of your decision before you ask for anonymisation of email.