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First published: September 6, 2008

Last modified: February 13, 2010

Your privacy is important to PCBheaven. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that PCBheaven collects, and the ways in which PCBheaven uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

PCBheaven collects and uses the following kinds of personal information:

Information about your use of this website. The servers log your IP address, User Agent string and the request string. The information gathered by the log files is used to determine the volume of traffic and the number of visitors the site receives. Google also records your details when you request pages on the site as we use Google Analytics to analyze the site's traffic. You can find out about how Google will use your information in Google's privacy policy.

Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the forums. You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the PCBheaven forum registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify PCBheaven of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. PCBheaven cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this information.

About cookies

Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables web servers to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

PCBheaven uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

1. PCBHeaven_SMFCookie / SMFCookie394 - Information about your login into the forum.
2. PHPSESSID - Important cookie for login into the forum
3. PCBH_Comments_Ses - Important cookie for login into the comment boards
4. PCBH_rnd_disp - Cookie for diaplaying random circuits and/or other staff

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy".

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Using personal information

PCBheaven will NOT modify or share the personal information you provide, the info remains in PCBheaven's servers and solely for the purposes provided.

Securing of your data

PCBheaven will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

PCBheaven will store all the personal information you provide on its servers.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that PCBheaven collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which PCBheaven operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

PCBheaven may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because PCBheaven has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that PCBheaven is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that PCBheaven shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

PCBheaven is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Updating this statement

PCBheaven may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

PCBheaven is located in the EU (European Union) and is running under the EU Directive for the protection of personal data.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or PCBheaven treatment of your personal information, please write to:

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