Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 17, 2010

discussRH (DBA Zapbox Ltd) takes seriously the issue of safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following to understand our views and practices regarding this matter, and how they pertain to you as you use our many offerings.

  1. Personal and demographic information: discussRH asks for personal information, such as your name, email address, contact number and postal address. A portion of this person information is used to set up your discussRH account. Fields that are required are flagged. Other fields are for informational purposes only so that we might determine additional functionality to provide in the future.

    discussRH does not knowingly collect information from children under 13 and if discussRH later learns that a child under 13 is registered, steps will be taken to remove the child's information from the data base.

  2. Information disclosure: During the registration process you are given the opportunity to determine what information can be shared about you. discussRH will keep your email address information confidential, and only share it with your fellow group members, unless you allow it to be seen by others as well.

    After the registration process, you are given the opportunity to update your email settings for each group for which you are a member. These settings determine how often you wish to receive notification of activity within the group. This works similarly to that of the email lists, in that if you choose to receive notification of all activity, an email will be sent to you after each action of a group. This includes comments, and contributions of news, topics, events and library items.

  3. discussRH Contributions and Comments: To read content, post comments and contribute content, users must be discussRH Community members and register. When making a contribution, or posting a comment, a member’s discussRH Userid will appear hyperlinked as the “author” of each message. Login is required to ensure that every user who posts a message has a unique user id and is traceable, both for thank-you’s from other members, or alerts of “abuse”. The UserID is hyperlinked to allow other Community members to email you; our system is designed to allow member to contact you via Community email messaging without revealing your email address.

  4. Thank-you’s: if you read a contribution or comment that you particularly like, you can simply click on the thank-you button provided with each contribution. An email will be sent directly to the author of the contribution with your UserID as the identifier. Neither your email, nor the email of the recipient will be revealed.

    Additionally you can send a personalized thank-you, where again the UserIDs will only be revealed. We recommend that you do not provide personal information in your direct email, unless you know the recipient and wish that information to be revealed.

  5. My Connections: This is an optional part of discussRH that facilitates direct connections between Community members who share the same group membership. Your profile information is only available to those with whom you share a group. Your personal contact information such as your email address and street address will be kept hidden from the public, and made visible only to you and individuals you have indicated as connections, or with whom you share a group. You are able to additionally hide information on your profile to further limit your information exposure if you so wish. Contact can be initiated between members of a group using an anonymous messaging system that will not reveal either party’s email address.

  6. Groups: Groups have a direct correlation to email lists that have been used since the year 2000. Contact with a groups moderator must be made to become a member of a group. The moderator reserves the right to no accept a group membership request based on any grounds they so choose. Contributions, comments and discussions between group members are only able to be seen by that groups members.

  7. Content Sharing: Content that has been submitted by a Community member can be shared to another group. It is to the discretion of the Community member wishing to share as to whether the information might be useful to the new group. Comments are not included in the resubmission to the new group to keep the thoughts and opinions local to the original group.

  8. Closing an Account: Community members can remove themselves from the system at any time by clicking the “Close Your Account” button. Contributions and comments made to date will remain in the system. Some changes may take 24 hours to appear on the site.

  9. RSS Feeds: discussRH Community makes some content on our site avaialbe as RSS feeds. Content available for syndication is usually denoted with an RSS button. All content syndicated is subject to our Terms of Service. No modifications may be made to any of the materials syndicated. No individual, organization or company may license, sell or otherwise assign use of discussRH RSS content. RSS distribution services help discussRH Community members reach and engage more like minded individuals.

  10. Personal information in group forums: Community members should always be aware that any personally identifiable information submitted to discussRH can be read, collected and used by other members of the discussRH community, and could be used to sent unsolicited messages to the submitter. discussRH is not responsible for personally identifiable information which users choose to submit. discussRH specifically advises users not to provide information which they regard as sensitive, such as phone numbers, mailing addresses, location or financial information.

  11. Information disclosure: discussRH will only disclose your personal information when we believe in good fiather that the law requires it, or to protect the rights or property of discussRH, or as necessary to provide personalized Community member services.. discussRH may disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, X% of are users are in the United states and are female), in order to describe our services to prospective partners, or other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.

  12. Changes to personal information: To make changes to your name, password, address, subscription payments, and other related information, simply log into your account and click on the “My Profile” link. Select the appropriate areas you wish to change, along with their visibility,

  13. Messages from discussRH Administrator: our discussRH Administrator may send occasional important updates regarding a member’s account, critical service announcements, and other correspondane to all registered members. To stop all such announcements, you must delete your account.

  14. Cookies: discussRH does use cookies to be reminded of whom you are and to access your account information to deliver a better and more personalized service to you. Your browser cookie may expire when you end your sessions or may persist depending on your login “remember me” settings. We may also, from time to time, log visitor activity across the web site on our web server system logs. If you elect to disable cookies on your web browser you may be unable to use certain discussRH site features that require membership.

  15. distribution of email addresses: discussRH will not distribute your email addresses to advertisers. We respect your privacy and despise SPAM.
    Why then might some people receive spam at an account they have only used on discussRH? Either the smapper did “random combinations” of letters/numbers to guess the address, the Community member sent someone and email message that somehow got distributed, or perhaps someone entered their address by mistake somewhere else. Bottom line, if it came from a known spammer, we had nothing to do with it – spam is bad, we don’t like it, and we would never associate ourselves with spammers.

  16. information disclosure: Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through email or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Furthermore, while we strive to protect your personal information, discussRH cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the internet, and you do so at your own risk. discussRH has not responsibility or liability for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.

  17. Changes to Privacy Policy: discussRH reserves the right to change the privacy policy but will notify users of such changes through email and/or by posting a notice on the site. If the changes involve the use of a user’s personally identifiable information then the notice to users will contain directions on how users can opt-out of the change.