Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to zIFBoards. We have limited the amount and types of personal information that we need from you. We wish for you to be fully informed of how your information is gathered and used.

What information does zIFBoards gather:

When you register as a member on a board hosted by zIFBoards you need to provide an email address, select a username, and enter a password. The username you choose does not have to be your real name. Your chosen password is protected by an un-reversible hash. The email address you provide can be used to allow members to contact you, for zIFBoards to send important notices to you, or for certain feature of the board you visit to work. You may choose to disable features that can send you emails. zIFBoards also collects other information such as IP addresses and the date and time of your visit. Administrators of each board do have the ability to view your IP address if you post messages, visit, or register on their board.

How we use gathered information:

The email address you provide is used by us to validate your board/account registration. We may also send important notices or warnings via email. zIFBoards will never sell or spam your email address. Any survey you fill out is used to provide better ads or improve our services. No information provided through a survey is linked to you as an individual. All other information you provide is either optional or will enhance a board's features. zIFBoards reserves the right to disclose any information if we believe that a law has been violated. zIFBoards may transfer the information in our possession if zIFBoards is sold or merges. We may disclose general statistics to our sponsors and advertisers. No personal information will be given to third parties. Your email address will never be given to an advertiser.

How we protect your information:

We have strict policies against spam mail being sent to you from an zIFBoards free board. Many features are in place to prevent spam from being sent. In addition if any member or board is caught sending spam their account will be deleted. All passwords stored are encrypted and can never be seen. We have taken many steps towards securing your information.


Cookies are used to let you log into your account. Our ad providers may also use cookies to rotate banner ads.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA):

No user that is under 13 may register a board. To register on a board, anyone under 13 must fill out a COPPA form. We do not collect personally identifiable information from anyone known to be under 13. If zIFBoards finds a user under the age of 13 providing personally identifiable information on our site, we will delete that user and/or any information related to that user.

Third Party Advertising:

zIFBoards uses third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our web site. These third party advertising companies may collect and use information about your visits to zIFBoards as well as other web sites. If you would like more information please visit the following link: [ Google ]

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Note: By signing up with zIFBoards, you agree to the terms of the following advertisers listed above in addition to the terms of zIFBoards's privacy policy.

Modifications to our Policy:

zIFBoards may update and revise this privacy policy. We will inform users of any material changes.

Parental Controls:

Certain materials on the internet or on zIFBoards may not be appropriate for minors. We suggest monitoring your child's activity while on zIFBoards. Should you encounter content on zIFBoards that appears to not be appropriate, check our Terms of Service and then report it if needed. zIFBoards also recommends that you consider the use of Parental Control software.