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    Registration Agreement Terms

    While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

    Note: The Rife Forum and its webserver are legally and physically based in Germany. When we refer to legal authorities, this applies to European and German laws and regulations and any disputes are to handled under the jurisdiction of the courts of Cologne (Köln), Germany only.


    Privacy Policy
    Effective date: May 25, 2018 in compliance with EU GDPR rules.

    Introduction:

    The data controller for rifeforum.com (the “Site”) is The Rife Forum (“we”, “us”, “our”) that is owned and run by Peter Walker. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in relation to the collection, retention, use, and other processing of personal data that is obtained when EU data subjects visit and interact with the Site. This Privacy Notice sets forth how we process EU personal data in our role as a data controller (i.e., when we are responsible for determining the purpose and means of the processing).

    We recommend actually reading the following information. It contains information and instructions as to how you can control the use of your personal data and its visibility to others on this forum.

    This Privacy Notice covers:

    • Personal Data We Collect
    • Your Personal Profile Privacy Settings
    • Additional Privacy Settings
    • How and Why We Use Your Personal Data
    • Subscription to our Newsletter
    • Newsletter Tracking
    • We process your data pursuant to the following legal bases
    • To protect your vital interests, or those of others
    • To maintain and improve the Site
    • How We May Share Your Personal Data
    • How We Protect Your Personal Data
    • How Long We Retain Your Personal Data
    • How We Use Cookies and External Data Services
    • Personal Data Transfers
    • How We Transfer Your Personal Data
    • Your Rights and Choices
    • How to Contact Us
    • Disclaimer


    Personal Data We Collect

    The Rife Forum may collect and process the following information when you visit the Site:

    • Contact data: You may provide us with your contact details, such as name, email address, state and country, date of birth, your reasons for membership and optionally your ICQ UIN, AIM Screen Name, Yahoo! ID, MSN ID, Skype Name, or other similar information, which we may use to respond to you or for administrative purposes.
    • Log data: As with most websites and technology services delivered over the Internet, our servers automatically collect information when you access or use our Site and record that data in log files. This log data may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the address of the web page visited before using the Site, browser type and settings, the date and time the Site was used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences, and cookie data.
    • Device Information: The Rife Forum may obtain information about devices that access the Site, including the type of device, its operating system, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data.
    • Authentication Data: To verify the identity of registered users on the Site we may collect a user name, password and email address. We are not able to read your password as it is stored in an encrypted format.
    • Other Information You Provide: This includes emails, personal messages and messages exchanged on the comet chat system as well as any posts you make on the forum itself.
    • Payment details: If you purchase a premium subscription, this will include information that is necessary to complete your purchase such as your PayPal address.


    Please be aware that information you post on public sections of our website may be visible to anyone and posts in members only areas are visible to other registered members of the forum.
    Note that our Site is dynamic. We may introduce new features, which may involve new or different personal data processing activities. If we make a material change to how we process your personal data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Notice.


    Your Personal Profile Privacy Settings

    The Member List allows registered members to search for other members and then see a page that provides information about the respective user in the following categories:
    Contact Info, Profile Picture, Visitor Messages, Albums, About Me, Friends, Recent Visitors, Permission Groups, Member Information, Trusted Member Application.

    For each category, you can decide for yourself who is permitted to see this personal data by changing the settings on this page according to the following settings:

    Selection: Description:
    Everyone This setting makes the respective section publically available, even to non-members.
    Registered Members Only approved registered members of the forum can see this item. This is the default and recommended setting for most items.
    Your Contacts Your information is ONLY shown to people you have designated as contacts. You can add or remove people from your personal contacts list on this page. Please note that admins and moderators can also see your information.
    Your Friends On the contacts page, you can also apply to be friends with any of your designated contacts. If that person then accepts your friendship, they will then be listed as friends and can then select to show them the respective information. If you select this setting and do not have any designated friends, then nobody except the admins and moderators, will be able to see your information.

    Additional Privacy Settings (Click on link to change):

    Setting Description
    Invisible Mode: You can also set if you wish to be invisible while using the forum. That means, that your name will not appear on the list of currently active members.
    Reputation Level: Your current reputation level is displayed to other users whenever you post a message.
    vCard Download: If you want other's to be able to download a vCard containing your username and email address, you can activate this feature (default off).
    Comet Chat: You can switch our internal chat system On or Off by joining or leaving the Comet Chat group. For members that joined before May 25, 2018, the default was to switch this on. Members who joined after this date will have to activate this themselves to use it.


    How and Why We Use Your Personal Data

    We may use the personal data we obtain to:
    • Communicate with you
    • Provide you with customized services
    • Ensure the security and integrity of our Site
    • Maintain and promote the Site
    • Analyse and learn about how the Site is accessed and used
    • Manage our member and partner relationships
    • Enforce our legal terms and policies
    • Protect our and others’ interests, rights, and property
    • Comply with applicable legal requirements.
    • Please note that The GDPR does allow us a 'right to archive' data.



    Subscription to our Newsletter
    The Rife Forum sends out a Newsletter to its members as needed and all users are given the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter.

    The Rife Forum informs its members by means of a newsletter about the use of the forum and related news. The forum's newsletter may only be received by the member if (1) the member has a valid e-mail address and (2) the member registers to receive the newsletter. The member can only be sent the newsletter after registration to the forum, for legal reasons, using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.

    During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.

    The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.


    Newsletter-Tracking
    The newsletter of the Rife Forum may contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the Rife Forum may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.

    Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. The Rife Forum automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.



    We process your personal data pursuant to the following legal bases:

    You have consented to the use of your personal data. When you consent, you can change your mind at any time, although withdrawal of some permissions can result in the closure of your account.
    The processing is necessary for us to provide you with the services and subscriptions you request, or to respond to your inquiries.
    We have a legal obligation to process your personal data, such as to comply with applicable tax and other government regulations or to comply with a court order (this forum is governed under German law) or binding law enforcement request.



    To protect your vital interests, or those of others.

    We have a legitimate interest in using your personal data. In particular, we have a legitimate interest in the following cases:


    • To analyse and improve the safety and security of our Site. This includes implementing and enhancing security measures and protections and protecting against fraud, spam, and abuse.
    • When users deliberately provide false or misleading data typical of spammers, we reserve the right to report such users to the Stop Forum Spam system. This could be typically claiming to be for example in the USA while the IP address gives a location in Asia or Africa while giving generic or questionable reasons for membership.



    To maintain and improve the Site.

    To operate the Site and possibly to provide you with certain tailored advertising and communications to develop and promote our business.
    To anonymize personal data and subsequently use the anonymized information.


    How We May Share Your Personal Data

    With our business partners when it is reasonably necessary or desirable, such as to help provide services to you or analyse and improve the Site.
    With our service providers that perform services on our behalf. For example, we may use third parties to help us provide customer support, authorize and process your payments, manage our advertisements on other websites, send marketing and other communications on our behalf, or assist with data storage.

    In order to follow the law or protect rights and interests. For example, we may disclose your personal data if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, protect our or others’ rights, property or interests (such as enforcing our Terms of Use), or prevent fraud or abuse. In particular, we may disclose your personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, such as to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

    If we are involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition, or sale of some or all of our assets.


    How We Protect Your Personal Data

    We maintain appropriate technical and organizational safeguards, like the use of SSL to secure your connection to the forum, that are designed to help protect personal data from unauthorized disclosure or access and accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, or alteration. Although we use reasonable efforts to safeguard personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information obtained through the Site.


    How Long We Retain Your Personal Data

    We will store your personal data while you are a member of the forum and no longer than is necessary for the performance of our obligations or to achieve the purposes for which the information was collected, or as may be permitted under applicable law. To determine the appropriate retention period, we will consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the data; the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the data; the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means; and the applicable legal requirements. Unless otherwise required by applicable law, at the end of the retention period we will remove personal data from our systems and records or take appropriate steps to properly anonymize it.


    How We Use Cookies and External Data Services

    To improve our Site, The Rife Forum uses “cookies” that help you to login more easily and may track your usage. You can see and delete the cookies we use with your data by clicking here. Note that logging out of the forum may delete some or all of these cookies automatically.

    We also make use of the following external data services that may also create their own cookies and track your usage. Please refer to their respective privacy policies to determine how they use your data and how you can opt-out where possible. We reserve the right to add or remove services without notice as we deem necessary to run the forum and will update this list accordingly.

    Provider Description
    Amazon SES We use the Amazon SES (simple email service) in Ireland to send out emails from the forum. This is an essential service to provide better deliverability of emails to our members. More details about this service can be found here: https://aws.amazon.com/ses/
    Comet Chat The member to member live chat system that can be accessed via the chat window on the bottom right of the page. You can switch the Comet Chat system on or off at any time here by joining (on) or leaving (off) the Comet-Chat group. More details on Comet Chat and their respective Privacy Policy can be found here: https://www.cometchat.com/legal/privacy-policy/
    Facebook It is optionally possible to link your Facebook account with the Rife Forum. This allows you to use Facebook to login and to cross post messages with Facebook. Please note that Facebook is not required or needed to make use of the forum and it is your choice if you wish to use Facebook with the forum. Facebook is not used by default and you can choose to connect or disconnect your profile with Facebook here. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
    Google Analytics Is used to measure effectiveness of advertising and users’ interaction with content. This includes the possible use of Google AdWords and AdSense to provide advertising services on the forum. Provided our costs are being met by subscriptions, we will refrain from such advertising, yet reserve the right to reintroduce such advertising at any time and without further warning or consent, should it be necessary to meet the costs of running the forum.
    Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
    PayPal All financial transactions on this Site are processed on our behalf by PayPal Europe, based in Ireland. If you wish to send or donate money to us directly, you can use this link. For information regarding the privacy policy of this company, please refer to the following: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...rivacy-outside
    Stop Forum Spam When members apply to join the forum, their username, email address and IP address are checked against the stop forum spam database. This allows us to automatically reject known spammers from joining the forum. This is done to protect our members from unwanted spam. Please note that we reserve the right to report users, that display typical spamming activity, to the stop forum spam service. http://stopforumspam.com/privacy
    Tapatalk The Tapatalk service is used to allow access to the forum on smartphones and tablets via the Tapatalk app. If you use their app, you are also agreeing to your data being accessible to the Tapatalk service in order to provide this service. If you are not using the Tapatalk app to access the forum, then you are not using the Tapatalk service. This forum is by default mobile friendly and can be accessed without this app, if you prefer. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://www.tapatalk.com/privacy_policy
    VigLink VigLink is used to help monetize the use of external links on the forum to help meet our running costs from members that do not subscribe to our premium service. If you do not wish to have your clicks to external urls logged with VigLink, simply do not click on any external urls. You can also completely opt-out of VigLink tracking your data here. VigLink is disabled for all premium membership users. Details of their privacy policy can be found here: https://www.viglink.com/legal/privacy/
    Vimeo We make use of Vimeo to show some video content and doing so may send some tracking information to Vimeo. This can be avoided by not playing such videos. https://vimeo.com/privacy
    YouTube We make use of YouTube to show some video content and doing so may send some tracking information to YouTube. This can be avoided by not playing such videos. http://www.youtube.com/account_privacy


    Personal Data Transfers

    If we transfer your personal data out of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries not deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of personal data protection, the transfer will be based on one of the following safeguards recognized by the European Commission as providing adequate protection for personal data, where required by EU data protection legislation:


    • Contracts approved by the European Commission which impose data protection obligations on the parties to the transfer.
    • The EU - U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (for transfers to third parties in the United States that have self-certified to the Framework).


    Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism we have used to transfer your personal data.


    Your Rights and Choices

    The GDPR provides EU data subjects with certain rights regarding their personal data. Subject to certain conditions, you may ask The Rife Forum to take the following actions in relation to your personal data that we hold:


    • Provide you with information (that is what this page is for) about our processing of your personal data and give you access to your personal data.
    • Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal data. You can do this yourself in the Settings section of the website.
    • Delete your personal data by unsubscribing from the forum by joining the Unsubscribed group. This will cancel your membership of the forum.
    • Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal data to you or a third party of your choice.
    • Restrict the processing of your personal data (see the various links provided on this page).
    • Object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
    • Object to reliance on our legitimate interests as the basis for processing of your personal data.


    You can submit these requests by email to privacy@rifeforum.com or our postal address provided below. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity prior to processing your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal data or our response to your requests regarding your personal data, you may contact us at privacy@rifeforum.com or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find information about your data protection regulator here.


    We have attempted to make this privacy policy as comprehensive and understandable as possible. If in doubt, you can also refer to our privacy policy on www.rife.de that also applies to this forum and was prepared by lawyers.


    How to Contact Us


    The Rife Forum can be contacted via e-mail sent to privacy@rifeforum.com or at the following address:

    Peter Walker
    Attn: The Rife Forum
    Freiburger Str. 17
    50859 Cologne
    Germany


    The Rife Forum respects user privacy. We do not disclose rent or sell your email address or any other information we may receive to any third party, unless you specifically request it. In registration, The Rife Forum requires a username, password, Location and email address as well as details of why you wish to join the forum. All other details are optional. We may disclose individual account or user information in cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Forum Membership Rules or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Rife Forum users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Rife Forum may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law (German law as applied in the courts of Cologne) requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services. Please note that with each page visited, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from the Service or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement


    Disclaimer

    The authors administrators and moderators of this forum do not engage in the practice of medicine; we are not a medical authority, nor do we claim to have medical knowledge. In all cases we recommend that you consult your own physician regarding any course of treatment or medicine. We cannot of course accept any responsibility for any actions made based on what is read on this forum or website, or anywhere else.

    You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. In any legal dispute, you agree that the laws of Germany, as applied in the courts of Cologne, are applicable (Gerichtsstand Köln).

    This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above, they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The email address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

    If you are a serious Rife Researcher, medical doctor/practicioner, merchant or manufacturer of Rife equipment, you can apply for a special Trusted Member status in this forum. Such certification allows the members of this forum to recognise that you have been independantly recognised!

    By clicking on Register when you signed on to this forum you agreed to be bound by these conditions and you will respect the forum rules.
    Last edited by Peter Walker; 06-03-2018 at 01:55. Reason: To comply with European GDPR Privacy Data laws

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