MOTL values your privacy. To keep you informed, we have created this privacy statement that discloses our purposes and methods for online collection and use of information. This statement applies to all information collected through the MagicTraders.com website.
Site Operator and Contact for Privacy Inquiries:
Types of Information Collected
Generally, personal information is not collected from visitors to the MOTL website. However, in order to access certain special services, personal information is requested; those cases are described in more detail below.
Bulletin Board Registration
MOTL requires a valid e-mail address for users who want to participate in the MOTL trading and discussion forums. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.
Also in the forum registration, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This information is made available to other bulletin board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.
IF YOU ARE 12 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER and would like to participate in the MOTL trading and discussion forums, you will need to print the Parental Consent form and have your parent or legal guardian fax it to MOTL at 510-217-6857 prior to posting on the MOTL trading and discussion forums.
Certain activities on the MOTL website involve the use of “cookies” to facilitate your experience. This includes retention of your username and password for the MOTL trading and discussion forums and showing a default Topic View when you visit the forums. You have the option to turn these cookies off at any time by updating your user profile preferences. If your browser doesn’t support cookies, or if you have cookies turned off, these preferences will not be set.
Disclosure of Personal Information
It’s also important to be aware that when you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on the bulletin board, that information is publicly available and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you.
MOTL may make public personally identifying information of persons who have commited, or are suspected of commiting, an act of fraud, as per Title 18, Section 1341 of the United States Code, in order to protect its members and others from being abused by these individuals. MOTL does not typically collect this information from these persons themselves, but rather through third parties whom that person has abused. MOTL will make a good faith effort to rectify any situation that would result in the posting of such information, and makes such information public typically only as a last resort.
Privacy for Children Aged 12 and Under
Although MOTL is targeted at a teenage and adult audience, we welcome the participation of younger users with their parents’ consent. We strongly recommend that users 12 and under refrain from offering any personal information either in their user profile or in the message boards themselves, and we encourage parents to stay involved in the online life of their children.
Please view a copy of the parental permission form. Prior to a child’s registration on the bulletin board, this form must be signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian and faxed to the Magic Online Trading League at 510-217-6857.
Parents can review and request deletion of their child’s personal information, and can refuse to permit further collection or use of their child’s information. In order to request such a review, to revoke previously offered parental consent, or to express any concerns regarding a child’s privacy on our website, please e-mail a signed written request to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 510-217-6857.
Changing or Updating Personal Information
If you would like to update or change your user profile on the MOTL bulletin board, just edit your bulletin board profile.