Legal / Privacy

On the Boards recognizes the importance of privacy to visitors of our web site. This privacy policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit

OtB does not collect personally identifying information from unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Visitors under the age of 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to us.

All of the information collected by On the Boards is used for internal purposes only and is not distributed to any other well-established charitable, cultural, nonprofit organizations or parties.


What Information is Collected?

Like all other web servers, OtB's web host automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do NOT record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:

  • The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our Web site.
  • The date of the visit.
  • The time of the visit.
  • The path taken through our Web site.
  • The browser being used.
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed.
  • Any errors encountered.

Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) use a "dynamic" form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP Address each time he or she visits Also, many ISPs, including America Online, use "proxy servers" which provide even more anonymity for visitors. For example, all visitors accessing through America Online will be recorded in our access logs as having the same IP Address.

OtB's web site does not use "cookies" or other methods of user tracking for the nonparticipatory sections of our web site. 


Updates and Contact Information

On the Boards reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically. Use of constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

If you have any questions or comments concerning our privacy policy, please contact us via e-mail at