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As Within Admin
Aug 16, 2021
In Forum Guidelines
Your safety is important to us. We will always do everything possible to ensure our user's safety and anonymity. While on our website, you will never be asked to share any personal information like your age, name or where you live. However, we cannot entirely eliminate risk. Some aspects of computer safety are specific to your computer and your individual circumstances. If you feel that you need to conceal your online activity on our website, consider learning how to delete records of your Internet activity by reading through the following information. Please DO NOT register for our website using your real name (or anything resembling a real name) - your privacy is important to us and all registrations using a real name will not be approved. Please register with an anonymous display name. Please do not share private or identifying information about yourself or others on blog posts, public or private forums, or anywhere else on the website. In order to sign up for support groups, you will be asked to provide your name and email address in the contact form. This information is only seen by our admin and group facilitators. What can I do to make it safer? When leaving our website, to ensure your anonymity to those around you, it is important that you clear your computers ‘cache’ and internet history and erase the ‘cookies’ on your mobile phone or computer. These steps prevent anyone from going into your computer or device and checking your internet activity. What is a ‘cache’? The cache is an area of the hard disc where web pages are stored when a page is downloaded from the Internet. It allows for recently viewed pages to be viewed more rapidly on or offline. What is internet history? Your web history is a list of the different URLs, or websites, you have visited on a specific browser. To see your history on a Mac, type Apple + H. To see your history on a PC, type Control + H. What are ‘cookies’? Cookies are storage files that collect personal information that you have provided to particular vendors on the Internet (e.g., your name, address, phone number, things you have ordered, etc.). Only information you have provided is stored, and cookies are used to speed up the interactive process when you are online with a vendor. For instance, when you go to Amazon.com you may notice that the advertisements seem to be relevant to your interests. That is because your reading and music preferences are stored in cookies so that the web page can advertise specific deals that fit your taste. Clearing History, Cookies, and Cache for Specific Web Browsers For Mozilla Firefox: Delete browsing history Clear cache Delete cookies For Internet Explorer: Delete browsing history Delete cookies For Google Chrome: Delete browsing history Clear cache Delete cookies Mobile Devices If you are using a mobile device, we encourage you to check the settings on your phone and your permissions for individual apps to see if there is anything you can do to increase your safety. Information sourced from: https://rainn.org/what-you-can-do-make-it-safer
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As Within Admin
Aug 16, 2021
In Forum Guidelines
Please read all below Posting Rules before posting: As Within, is open to all survivors of interpersonal violence and their allies. By accessing and the As Within, website and forum you agree to the following posting guidelines and our posted policies. Please DO NOT register using your real name (or anything resembling a real name) - your privacy is important to us and all registrations using a real name will not be approved. Please register with an anonymous display name. 1. As Within, welcomes all survivors and their allies. You must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and older to post or respond in a board. Unregistered guests have access only to 'Forum Guidelines' and the 'Public Discussion and Q&A' board. Private forums are only open to registered and approved users. 2. All decisions regarding banning of members are made by the moderators and are final. In addition, moderators may at their discretion move, close, edit, or delete questionable content. 3. Please do not disclose any personal information about yourself or people you know in this forum. This includes, but is not limited to, your name, social security number, telephone number, address or any email address or chat username that uses your full name and any such information may be deleted by moderators. 4. Spamming in any form is not tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, commercial listings, promotion of commercial and/or personal websites, etc. Active members are able to suggest helpful resources. 5. Requests for money, housing, sheltering, transportation, or similar activities are not allowed. If needed, admin are available to help members with referrals to appropriate agencies and organizations. 6. This Board is not meant to be a substitute for professional counseling or therapy. If you are looking for crisis resources in your area, please visit our resources page. The administrators and moderators of this board are not licensed Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Doctors or other licensed health/mental health professionals. This is a forum created by survivors and their allies for survivors and their allies. Rules about posting, images and signatures. 1. Survivors heal in different ways. Please have an open mind, and show everyone here respect and support. 2. If your post contains graphic details or triggering material, please add *Trigger* to the title. This helps users to identify posts that may contain uncomfortable material for them. 3. Please try to post in forums that relate to your topic. If you are not familiar with the different forums, please read the description of the forums before posting. Any post located in the wrong forum may be moved by one of the moderators.
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As Within Admin
Aug 16, 2021
In Forum Guidelines
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