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IMPORTANT SICycling.com Cares About Your Safety & Security!

Discussion in 'SICycling.com News and Information' started by Shawn Gossman, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman SiCycling.com Founder Staff Member

    Greetings Members,

    I wanted to touch base with you all on the issues of safety, security and privacy on the World Wide Web and share how SICycling.com is expanding on these important issues. We're serious about protecting your privacy on this forum and ensuring that you have a safe and secure experience as a member of this forum. Please continue reading this topic for more information about how we are keeping you safe on Southern Illinois Cycling Forum.

    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Usage
    In the past, the only time you would see a website using Secure Sockets Layer or SSL (https) is when you would make a purchase of some kind. Nowadays, internet security is important and privacy is more important than ever. Even Google wants websites to use SSL in order to rank higher on their search engines. But who cares about what Google wants, it is important to understand the benefits SSL offers from the get go.

    To sum it up, SSL offers a standard technology that encrypts a connection between a web server (host) and a web browser (client). All data passed between the host and client is secure and private. Basically, when you are using a website with SSL, each time you send information, you are doing so in a secure manner whereas such information is encrypted to promote privacy of the information that is being transmitted. Your data cannot be read by "others" until it is encrypted which then keeps your data private. So basically, you can't be spied on or taken advantage of. At least not on this website!

    To know that you are protected, look at the address bar on your browser while viewing this forum. You should notice a green lock icon. This means that your connection is secure. In some circumstances, the lock might display white and there might be a certificate error. In most cases, this this because members of the forum have submitted and/or shared images, media and external links that do not support SSL. There isn't much we can do about this but your privacy is still encrypted and protected on the forum nonetheless.

    SSL is about us telling you that you can trust this forum and every website online should be using it, especially in this day and age.

    Dedicated IP Address
    We carry a dedicated IP Address that no other website can use. Many websites use a shared IP Address which means that many websites using that same IP Address can go down if there is an outage due to some mistake a website had made. Our own dedicated IP Address further enhances our ability to remain online and active. Basically, our dedicated IP Address increases and stability and reliability of our website.

    Member Profiles
    The only person that can see a member profile is a member of this forum who is currently logged in. This means that non-logged in members and guests cannot see your profile. This is done to enhance your privacy on our forum. Non-members and guests cannot email you or send you private messages, either.

    Account Privacy and Contact Control
    We have two great features on this forum. You can control the privacy of your account and the how other members can contact you on this forum. This gives you full control over these areas of your membership.

    Non-Intrusive Advertising
    We promise to never install and/or show advertising that is intrusive to your membership on this forum. This means that advertising tactics that track you and your activity online will never be added to this forum under any circumstance. We care about your privacy!

    Thanks for reading! :)

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