In this Privacy Policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refers to: Mates Galaxy.

This is privacy policy sets out how Mates Galaxy uses and protects any information that you provide, whilst using Mates Galaxy products and services. Mates Galaxy may change this policy as and when necessary. We will provide a more prominent notice (including email notification of privacy policy changes).




Mates Galaxy does not collect any sensitive information as that term is used in the Act (including information relating to
your racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religion or trade unions, sexual preferences or
activities, criminal record, state of health or medical history) unless it is reasonably required for the purposes of
providing its services to you. If Mates Galaxy  holds any sensitive personal information about you, that information will only
be used and disclosed by Mates Galaxy  for the purpose that it was collected or otherwise in accordance with the law.


At any time, you may request access to personal information about you that Mates Galaxy holds by contacting the Privacy
Officer at Mates Galaxy will process your request within a reasonable time, and if Mates Galaxy is unable to
give you a copy of the information, the Privacy Officer will notify you of generally the sort of information that
Mates Galaxy holds about you or give you the reasons why your request has been refused.


Please notify the Privacy Officer at If you have any complaints relating to Mates Galaxy ’s handling of
your personal information. Mates Galaxy will investigate all complaints and respond to you within a reasonable time.


Mates Galaxy may amend this policy from time to time, and the updated policy will be published on this website.




When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

 Articles 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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



When you create an account with us, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can
provide our services to you. This includes a display name (for example, “John Doe”), a username (for example, johnxdoe), a password, and an email address. Your display name is always public.

Once you registered and created an account, you also have the option of adding this public information:

  • Member Title
  • Avatar
  • And other details to your profile information to be displayed in our community.

Additionally, whilst using Mates Galaxy the following information may be collected (not public):

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address (not public)
  • Geographical location
  • Browser type and version (not public)
  • Operating system (not public)
  • Referral source (not public)
  • Length of visit, page views, website navigation and any other related browsing activity

Most activity on Mates Galaxy is public, including your profile information mentioned above. You also may choose to publish
your location in your profile. Information posted about you by other people who use our forum may also be public.

You are responsible for your topics, posts and other information you provide through our services, and you should think
carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information.


We use your contact information, such as your email address, to authenticate your account and keep it – and our services
– secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services,
enable certain account features for example, for login verification, reset password, to send you information about our
community and notify on new replies to your subscribed forums and topics. You can also unsubscribe from any email

If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond
to your request.


A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies
and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our community. Cookies are not required
for many parts of our community such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers
automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is
attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some of our community features may not function properly if you
disable cookies. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option. You can learn more about how we use cookies and
similar technologies here.



  1. Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our community.
    When you create a topic or post a reply as guest (not registered user) we store your name and email address in
    We use this information to detect current visitor content (topics, posts) and display it to you even if the
    content is under moderation (not approved by moderators). The name is used to display as topic/post author name.
    Also we store your name and email in cookies to keep filled these fields when you post a new reply or create a new
    topic (you don’t have to fill these information every time you post a content). We recommend don’t use guest
    posting option on non-personal devices, or at least delete browser cookies when you leave it.
  2. Status– we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website.
  3. Security– we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts,
    including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.