Site policies

Online Safety on SSC


Every effort is made to ensure members have a safe and secure environment here at SSC. We want our members to feel confident their personal data is protected and the administrators and staff members have the necessary tools to keep everyone as safe as possible from harassment or bullying.


All members are encouraged to report any form of harassment, bullying, or unwanted behavior to an administrator or staff member immediately, either by reporting an individual post by clicking on the"report" link underneath a post, or via email, or PC (personal conversation). Please note - You can't just report someone or a post because you don't like them or disagree with their views. If you do not want to see or interact with another member you can use the "ignore" feature.


Every effort is made to monitor all threads in SSC's forums and every effort is made to expeditiously remove any post that is inappropriate. Any member who consistently harasses another member, or repeatedly makes inappropriate posts will be banned.

IP Logging - Every post made on SSC is logged with the author's IP address (the "internet address" of the computer/device by which the entry was made). IP addresses are available to administrators and staff only - and are only used if required for security reasons.

Their are options within your profile account you may choose to help protect what others see. SSC strives to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for its members; however, your safety and anonymity online is ultimately your responsibility. Common sense whilst on the internet is the best tool you have to keep yourself safe.


Privacy Policy


Selfsufficientculture.com respects the privacy of its online visitors and community members. We recognize the importance of protecting information collected from users and have adopted this privacy policy that guides how we gather, store, and use information from the use of of our online site.


Please note that this policy may be amended from time to time to reflect changes and additions to the privacy policy. Please check back for the most current version before relying on any of the provisions in this privacy policy.


Collection and Use of Information


By using Selfsufficientculture.com, users agree that Selfsufficientculture.com may collect aggregate information, individual information, and personally identifiable information, as defined below. Selfsufficientculture.com may share aggregate information and individual information with other parties. Selfsufficientculture.com shall NOT share personally identifiable information with other parties, except as described in the policy below.


"Aggregate information" is information that describes the habits, usage patterns, and demographics of users as a group but does not describe or reveal the identity of any particular user.


"Individual information" is information about a user that is presented in a form distinguishable from information relating to other users but not in a form that personally identifies any user or enables the recipient to communicate directly with any user unless agreed to by the user in advance of such communication.


Selfsufficientculture.com may release personally identifiable information to comply with court orders or laws that require us to disclose such information


Routine Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor's preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customised content.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies, if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? 


The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.


Affiliate links 


All user-generated content, posts, and discussions, contained on Self Sufficient Culture are the intellectual property of Self Sufficient Culture.  Self Sufficient Culture reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users of Self Sufficient Culture, with our own internal tracking.

You agree not to post or otherwise make available Content that constitutes or contains: "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," or “unsolicited commercial advertisement. 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy you can contact us and we'll be happy to answer any concerns.  

  • Published
    Jun 17, 2013
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