14ers.com - Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy explains in detail how 14ers.com (hereinafter "we", "us", "our", "14ers.com") and phpBB (hereinafter "phpBB software", "www.phpbb.com", "phpBB Group", "phpBB Teams") use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter "your information"). This Privacy Policy is effective as of, and was lasted revised on June 1, 2022. We reserve the right to add to, delete from and/or otherwise change this Privacy Policy at any time in its sole and absolute discretion. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you are responsible for monitoring this page to determine if any changes have been made to the Privacy Policy. Access to and/or use of the 14ers.com shall be deemed to confirm your agreement with the Privacy Policy then in effect. By agreeing to the Terms of Use applicable to 14ers.com at which this Privacy Policy is posted, you are also agreeing to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

14ERS.COM WEBSITE & FORUM:
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing 14ers.com 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 14ers.com and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience. We may also create cookies while browsing 14ers.com outside of the phpBB forum. 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 in the forum after registering on 14ers.com and while logged in, the posting of non-forum reports such as trip reports or condition updates or route descriptions, posting of your peak checklist(s), posting of Gear Swap entries, and posting of photos.

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 e-mail address (hereinafter "your e-mail"). Your information for your account at 14ers.com is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by 14ers.com during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of 14ers.com. You have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed, with the exception of IP addresses. 14ers.com reserves the right to display IP addresses publically or provide them to third parties to enforce the Terms of Use. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails 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 14ers.com, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with 14ers.com, 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 e-mail, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

14ERS.COM MOBILE APPS:
The iOS® and Android® mobile apps do not collect user information nor do they transmit user information off the device. Some functionality of the app does, however, require access to the following permissions when the user requests tracking on the map:
     Location: Precise Location
     Location: Background Location

While using the app, if you choose to show your location on the map, and subsequently request location tracking, you will be prompted to grant the appropriate permissions. No location information is transferred off of the device or shared with other entities.