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Privacy Policy

Frontline Stand is a Bible-based, Christian-run forum using SMF software for the purpose of providing Christians with information, material, and resources to assist and inspire spiritual growth in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The staff of Frontline Stand takes privacy seriously.  We have outlined below what information we collect from our users, and how it is used and protected.  Please read carefully and rest assured that information will only be used in the ways set forth as stated.

Information We Collect:
Frontline Stand collects only basic user information.  At registration, users are asked to provide:
(a) a username - We have no control over what is chosen as a username, but recommend you pick something that is not your real name.  Once registered, usernames are visible to all members and visitors on Frontline Stand.
(b) a password - A password is required to set up a Frontline Stand account.  Under normal conditions, the staff will never know your password unless you yourself volunteer it.  SMF (our forum software) protects your password behind a special “hash” that makes the password unintelligible even within our user database.
(c) an email address - Your email address is used by our software to send confirmation of registration, notifications of forum activity, and lost password retrieval.  Email addresses are only visible to staff unless the user manually opts from their profile settings to allow other members to view it and potentially contact them through it.  Email addresses that are not disclosed with the rest of the forum are seldom used by the staff to contact you, and are never shared by the staff with anyone, except in the case that we must comply by law. 
In the case that a user shares their email address with anyone on or off our site, Frontline Stand is not liable or responsible for how that information is used, passed along, or otherwise handled.
(d) a reason for joining Frontline Stand - This is simply a required field to help catch spam bots, as well as assist the Admin/Moderation team in knowing a little bit about what kind of members Frontline Stand is attracting for ministry vision adjustments.
(e) your gender - This is an optional field that you are not required to fill out for registration.  You may edit this field at any time under profile settings.
(f) your denominational background - This is a required field to help catch spam bots, as well as assist the Admin/Moderation team in knowing a little bit about what kind of members Frontline Stand is attracting for ministry vision adjustments.  You may edit this field at any time under profile settings.
(g) where you heard about us - This is an optional field to help catch spam bots, as well as let the Admin/Moderation team know how you found out about us and how to advertise accordingly in the future.

The forum software (SMF) will also collect your computer’s IP address, which is visible to forum staff only.  IP addresses are used as part of our system to safeguard members from trolls and malicious users.  Under no foreseen circumstances will your IP address ever be otherwise used or shared with anyone, except in the case that we must comply by law.

All other information that may or may not be voluntarily provided by the user --such as avatars, signatures, age, name, and other personal information-- is at the user's discretion to disclose or not, and is not necessary to get the most out of your experience on our site.

How We Use/Protect Your Information:
The information we collect is logged in a database for sole purposes of maintaining active accounts within the forum operations.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise allow any outside parties access to your personal information.  The only exception will be in the case that we must comply with the law.

Cookies:
Frontline Stand sets a cookie on your computer, but no personally identifying information is registered. It is there solely for the purposes of improving the user experience and may be removed at any time.

Third-Party Links:
Frontline Stand does have links to sites outside frontlinestand.com, as posted by members and staff alike.  All links are monitored by our staff when posted, and removed if found to be in question, do not comply with our site rules, or pose a potential threat to our members and visitors.  While we make every effort to ensure that the content presented on these sites is appropriate, we cannot, and will not, guarantee the contents of these links or that content remains appropriate at all times, nor can we ensure that their site policies are like ours. You visit these links at your own risk.

COPPA Compliance:
Frontline Stand maintains its COPPA compliance by strictly enforcing that only members above the age of 13 are allowed to register an account on the site.  No information will ever knowingly be gathered by Frontline Stand from a child under the age of 13.
Your continued use of Frontline Stand is considered compliance and agreement to be bound by the above policy.