If you have any questions about the members-only area contact the administrator Tris Brown(firstname.lastname@example.org or 07810528477)
What data do we need?
In order to join the Shared Lives Plus members-only area - "The Forum" - you need to provide your address and membership number.
These are necessary for two reasons:
1. Providing an address is the quickest and easiest way of identifying you as a genuine person.
2. Both details allows us to match you with your membership record.
In many cases people do not know their membership number, so by collecting their address we can verify for ourselves that you are a member.
The members-only area has a lot of measures designed to stop spammers accessing the site and your data. As well as checking members are real human beings and members of Shared Lives Plus, more technical features include IP-checking (the internet address of your computer) and whether or not you use more than one computer. Anyone who has forgotten their password will know how difficult it is to get a new one - this is to stop spammers stealing genuine members' accounts.
Where is that data?
Those details are kept within the forum - you can find them under your profile. The designers of this forum - Invision - also host it for us and as part of their anti-spam measures details such as address are requested by default. However, there are a couple of re-assurances:
ONLY YOU CAN SEE YOUR DATA. All the anti-spam measures are designed to stop spammers accessing the forum and your data.
YOUR DATA CANNOT BE SEEN FROM THE WEB. Search sites such as Google cannot see inside the forum. There is no way your personal information can be seen from outside the members-only area - which is why we go to such great lengths to keep non-genuine members out.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for users to delete their address from their own profile - it is necessary for an administrator to do this for you. Shared Lives Plus understands that some users are uncomfortable with their address being listed and will happily delete this for you on request - once you are successfully signed up to the forum. Contact Tris Brown, using the in-forum messaging system, by email email@example.com or by phone on 07810 528 477.
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