Space Forum User Agreement (within the forum YaBB software)
The content of this web site may contain errors and inaccuracies.
Satellite Signals Limited disclaim all endorsements with regards to the information in this web site, including any implied warranty regarding fitness for purpose or whatever and Satellite Signals Limited and its employees or associates assume no legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or suitability of any information, product or service referred to.
In no event shall Satellite Signals Limited be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from or in connection with information in this web site.
You are welcome to use information from this website, but you do so entirely at your own risk.
Some web pages on this website display third party adverts and clicking on these these may create cookies. Similarly the forum generates cookies when you log in and to maintain your logged-in status. If you wish, you may configure your browser so as to not create cookies and also may also, following a browser session with cookies on, delete such cookies using the appropriate browser controls. Note that all your interaction with the web is subject to interception and recording en-route and at the far end server and that turning cookies off will not avoid this.
Information and software on this website may not be copied or reproduced on other web sites either on the world wide web or on internal intranets or anywhere else.
Downloads of many files using web site copier software such as HTrack, Wget, WebStripper etc is considered abuse, will be treated at a DOS attack as it overloads our server.
Much information has been provided by satellite service companies. Some of this may be out of date. Prices and technical details of satellite internet equipment and services, for example, may be in error and may be changed.
Trademarks, service and product names and logos of Satellite Signals Limited used in the website are the property of Satellite Signals Limited.
Links to the home page or to specific pages in this web site are welcome without prior approval.
If we or forum members put links to other sites, these links may be added to, removed or amended at any time. Inclusion of links does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked websites. When you access such third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.
We may use third-party advertising from Google to serve ads when you visit our website, as the source of our income. Google may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this Google practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here.
The Google ads shown are ones that will hopefully be of interest to you and this selection, by Google algorithms, is based on your previous browsing habits and searches, so if you have been searching recently for high power TWTA transmit amplifiers you are more likely to see ads for similar items like BUCs, SSPAs or TWTAs.
On 25th May 2018 new general Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect. This section explains what it means for you.
We collect data from you when you sign up to the forum or access a web page. In all cases the server log records your IP address and details of the browser (e.g. chrome) that you are using. In the case of the forum, if you want to post messages you need to register and login. You need to provide a hidden username and password for login purposes plus a public visible screen name and genuine email address. We do not ask for additional information about your gender, age, avatar picture etc. You may select your email address to be NOT to be visible but this may detract from your responses if you are trying to sell something. If you want any of your information edited or deleted, login and go to your user control panel (User CP). If you want to be deleted completely tell me.
We use your non-public username, password and email address for login purposes. We may occasionally contact you, using your email address.
We will retain your data while you are a member of the forum.
The forum administrators have access to your hidden username, public screen name and email. Your public screen name is visible and you may choose if your email is displayed, or not.
We do not sell or provide your data to third parties, except as required by law.
You have the right to ask us to delete your data. This is known as your right to be forgotten.
You may access your data to update it via your control panel.
You may request access to your data if you have forgotten your login. Please email me to get a new password. Your password is stored in encrypted form and I can't read it.
When you access this website everything you type in and receive back is encoded in such simple and well known codes (ASCII, Unicode, JPG, GIF, zip etc) that it can be regarded as in the clear, with no privacy. The same applies to emails, all of which, both sent and received, may be stored in information retrieval systems for subsequent intelligence analysis. I have been told (August 2013) that the following US internet companies are making all correspondence and personal data available for harvesting by the US National Security Agency: Microsoft, Yahoo (BT), Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype (Microsoft), YouTube, Apple. In the satsig forum it is necessary to register and use a username and password in order to post messages. This is in an attempt to stop spammers and fraudsters. Your password is sent via a plain text message. Note that plain text is not encrypted, and it therefore susceptible to interception in transit. The forum logging in process similarly involves the transmission of your username and password, in the clear. Please use a password comprising at least 8 random characters that is unique to your satsig forum registration. Such is the intensity of hacking and interception by well funded organisations that we cannot guarantee privacy. Please use a unique password for the forum is case it is hacked. If you ever access the site using wifi in an office, house, hotel or at internet cafe be aware that your messaging is open to interception. In the forum you are advised to avoid providing very exact GPS location data for your VSAT sites. This is particularly relevant if you are in a war zone or similar.
The internet is not a secure environment and the traffic to and from this website transits many countries and places where it is inevitable that data will be intercepted.
The server has a log of accesses and this is analysed from time to time and we take an interest in what is going on.
If your equipments send abnormal access attempts (e.g. nimbda virus, port scans, hacking attempts) to the site we may investigate, via your internet service provider, to get the access stopped if it is a problem. Computers at IP addresses sending multiple requests using web copier software may be blocked.
If you send us emails asking for VSAT services, equipment, space segment rental etc we may forward such messages to anyone who we think may be able to help you, unless you specifically request otherwise.
Contributions to the forum are the responsibility of the people putting them there. If we become aware of inappropriate postings such as spam, hacking codes, abuse or whatever, we will delete it. We can't determine the accuracy of people's messages or closely monitor what people are doing. Users of the forum are reminded to read the forum rules, which appear during the sign up process. If you choose to display your email address in the forum you may get some genuine replies but it is inevitable that you will be spammed who scan web pages 'harvesting' for mail addresses to try.
Your public displayed name is a new feature and must differ from your hidden login name.
It is important that you use a cryptic forum password comprising at least 8 random characters that is unique to your satsig forum registration and that you change it from time to time, particularly if you ever use hotel, internet cafe, wireless hotspot or similar to connect to the internet, where all your communications may be more easily intercepted.
Use of the forum while "logged in" as a member involves the temporary storage of a "cookie" on your PC while you are logged in. When you login your may select the time period for which this cookie applies.
Satellite Signals Ltd is a limited company, registered in England no. GB273564. Reg. office: 95WatchouseRd, Chelmsford, CM2 8LT, UK.
You are encouraged to send me updated information and corrections. If you want your information deleted please say.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Satellite Signals", "SSL" and "SatSig" are TradeMarks. Last updated 9 May 2019