The policy set forth below is applicable to the use of the message board on the Steelers Universe forums (the "Forums") as provided as a service to users of the site by Steelers Universe.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting a revised privacy policy.

Information Collected by This Site

Among the information collected on the Steelers Universe forums:

We collect two types of identifying information from users: personal data (such as names and e-mail addresses); and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on the site – e.g., how many users log into the site on a daily basis).

Personal Information

Personal data is collected when users register for the Steelers Universe forums. In order to post messages on our message board, you will be asked to supply a user name and your e-mail address. In addition, you may choose to supply additional information, including the URL of your homepage, your occupation, your city, state and country of residence, and information about your interests. With the exception of your password, this information is used in your public user profile and is viewable by other users. If you do not want this information to be viewable by others, you may simply leave these fields blank. You may also choose to either make your e-mail address private, or to make it viewable to other users. You may view, change or delete information in your board account at any time.

Message Board Information

Please remember that information posted to message boards becomes public information. Use caution when posting. Users under the age of 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifying information while using the message board. As set forth in our forum Code of Conduct ("Do's and Dont's"), users of the message boards must follow acceptable standards of behavior when posting messages online.

Use of Your Personal and Message Board Information

Steelers Universe will not sell or reveal to any third party any personally identifiable information except to the extent that Steelers Universe is compelled to provide such information by law.

Aggregated Information

Aggregated information is collected through various methods. For example, we collect IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the internet. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from a Web site, its servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to the site. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration.

Use of Cookies

Our site also uses "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that most major Web sites write into your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow a Web site to measure activity on their site and to improve your user experience – for example, by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, thus allowing you to visit various member-only parts of the site without re-registering. We do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except for personal information voluntarily provided by you (i.e., during registration), we do not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, and that information is not shared with third parties.

You may occasionally get cookies from advertisers on the site, which is standard on the Internet. These cookies are outside the control of our site, and are not subject to our privacy policy. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the site, such as the member-only areas, will not function properly if you do so.

Links to Other Sites

It is important to note that this site contains links to other sites, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as our site. For instance, if you click on an advertisement on the site, this will take you away from the site and to an entirely different site. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that this site would not.

Commitment To Children's Privacy Protection

In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, no information should be submitted to or posted on the message board by users under the age of 15 years without consent of their parent or guardian. The message board does not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, collected from users under the age of 15 to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.


We take every precaution to protect our users' information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. If you think someone has stolen your password, you should immediately access your account and change your password and promptly notify an Administrator.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this policy, if you would like us to remove the information that you have provided us, or if you have any other concerns regarding your online privacy, we encourage you to contact us by simply sending an e-mail to