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Personal data stored by PaulsQuiz.com
What information do we gather and store in our database
Upon loading a page provided by PaulsQuiz.com, our own server database does not store any information, other than the IP address of the visitor and the time at which they access the page. This is applicable only when the visitor is not logged in to the website. We also have a detailed server log, as do all websites, and the data from which may not be accessed externally by any user.
Upon account creation without a valid subscription being acquired, PaulsQuiz.com captures a chosen or desired username as well as the IP address of the visitor, a chosen password and an email address. This information is required to establish that the user is unique and does not already have a user account at PaulsQuiz.com. Passwords are hash-encoded and encrypted by our database system and cannot be accessed even by an administrator. The resetting of a password is required to be performed by the user and will not be performed by PaulsQuiz.com. A flag can be set by the administrator to require that a user should change their password on the event of a subsequent visit. Email addresses are not available to other users of the website. Email's containing account activation and status may be sent automatically to the user at the initiation of a new account as well as at the end, or close to the end of a subscription period.
Upon subscription, a user will be asked to provide a variety of personal information as required by the chosen payment method system. For example, when adding a subscription to an existing account by PayPal as chosen method, only a valid PayPal username (in the form of an email address) and a chosen username and password is required. This information is sent directly to PayPal securely in order to process payment and is not stored by PaulsQuiz.com. Upon successful payment, PayPal send an authorisation link directly to the server at PaulsQuiz.com and upon verification, an account is activated and linked to it's chosen subscription. If however the chosen method of payment is 2Checkout, a third-party payment processing company, then more personal details are required, such as a full name, an address and telephone number, as well as various other methods of identification in order to allow 2Checkout to process the payment via bank debit card or credit card. This information is not stored by PaulsQuiz.com and is only transmitted once via a secure connection to 2Checkout.com. Again, upon a successful payment verification, only the basic details are stored within the subscription database at PaulsQuiz.com and only include username, first and last names, email address associated with the user account at PaulsQuiz.com and finally the transaction ID number of the payment that was made. All other information is disregarded during the saving of payments and subscriptions. We at PaulsQuiz.com will be more than happy to prove that the information is true should a user request that from us, but only when contacted by a verified user using only the email address provided to us. Passwords cannot be read or provided as they are stored in a hash-table, encrypted form, and are as such completely unreadable to administrators at PaulsQuiz.com.