Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://forum.thethirdmanifesto.comĀ  We are operated by Dave Voorhis <> and on behalf of The Third Manifesto at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Posts made on this forum should be considered public. No additional data is retained other than that explicitly associated with each post, such as who made it and the date and time it was made.


An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Your profile picture is visible to the public beside your forum posts.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Additional cookies are used by the forum to help indicate which forum posts you’ve not read yet, and to indicate your cookie preferences.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Aggregate analysis of user data may be used internally to improve site performance. In no case will this data be used for commercial or marketing purposes, nor will analytical data be shared with any third parties.

Who we share your data with

No one. We share your data with no one. Ever.

How long we retain your data

For users who register here, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time, except they cannot change their username. The site administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you make a forum post, the post and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Users may delete their own posts and may request deletion of all posts that they have made. References made by other posts to a given user’s post — e.g., comments like “When Joe Blogs wrote …” — may not be removable.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. That does not include any posts you have made which are visible on the forum. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, including any posts you have made. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Your data will not be sent to any other site, except as noted above for the purposes of displaying your avatar via Gravatar.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that data breaches will not occur. Regular audits are performed of system logs, passwords are updated regularly, and intrusion detection systems are used to identify attempts and intrusions.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach, all users will be notified of the circumstances and extent of the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

User data is not involved in any automated decision-making and/or profiling.