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Signs101 Privacy Policy

Because Signs101 Forum gathers certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. Check the Signs101 Posting Policy section for our complete set of posting policies. See the complete Signs101 Terms of Service to review your agreement as a registered Signs101 member.

We Stand By Our Commitment To Your Privacy

This site is owned and operated by PAUL GENTILE. Signs101.com (henceforth referred to as "Signs101 Forum") knows that your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance and we want to make sure your online experience is both satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:

PAUL GENTILE, Owner & Administrator
C/O SIGNS101 FORUM (Signs101.com)
336 RT 22 WEST

Alternatively - You may contact us by using our onsite Contact Form, File a Support Ticket or via Direct Email.

Information This Site Gathers And Tracks

SIGNS101 FORUM gathers two types of information about users:

Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys.

Information SIGNS101 FORUM gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to users' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because SIGNS101 FORUM derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships, premium membership upgrades, advertisement and/or donations, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to all users. Under no circumstances does SIGNS101 FORUM divulge any information about an individual user to a third party, unless required to do so via valid, legal request.

SIGNS101 FORUM Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)
    We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. SIGNS101 FORUM gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe.
  2. Message boards/forums
    Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.
  3. "E-mail this to a friend" Service
    Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

Usage tracking

SIGNS101 FORUM tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. SIGNS101 FORUM does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Use of Information

SIGNS101 FORUM uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. SIGNS101 FORUM never shares or sells newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

Sharing of Information

SIGNS101 FORUM uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit our users' needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


SIGNS101 FORUM operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers and registered Members.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by SIGNS101 FORUM. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

We collect the following information:

  • Click-stream data
  • HTTP protocol elements
  • Search terms
  • User's Name
  • Computer information

At the user's option, we may also collect the following data:

  • Birth Date
  • Email Address
  • Telephone
  • Business Address

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Web site and system administration.
  • To provide a better service for our web site users.

You are responsible for reviewing the SIGNS101 FORUM Privacy Policy. SIGNS101 FORUM reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the SIGNS101 FORUM constitutes your agreement to accept this Privacy Policy and acceptance of any such future changes.

Last modified: September 28, 2018