Privacy policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Astro What?. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required. Further we collect the IP (Internet Protocol) address you are connecting from to assist in tracking of spam/troll users and it is used to enforce bans and eliminate as much as possible the bypassing of those bans.

 Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

 What information we collect:

When using our services, we may require some of the following information:

Email address
Internet Protocol (IP) address
Geographical location
Length of visit, page views, website navigation and any other related browsing activity
What we do with the information we collect:

The information you provide to us is required for, but not limited to, the following reasons:

Internal record keeping
Access to our website
Account management
Sending notices of relevant communications

We do not have "ads" present on the site through any third party so no PII is processed to outside ad agencies. Any ads that may be served in the future will be processed by this site alone. We do use an Amazon Affiliate program for links pointing to Amazon in posts.

Spam Protection

We use the following service(s) for spam protection:
Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.)
Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Inc.
The use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google privacy policy and terms of use.
We may also use hCaptcha for spam protection. The use of hCaptcha is subect to the hCaptcha Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. StopForumSpam provides free access to a database of known forum and blog spammers, including their email address, IP address, username, how busy they are and, in some cases, evidence of their spam.
The use of StopForumSpam is subject to the their Privacy Policy and AUP.
The use of Project HoneyPot is subject to the their Privacy Policy and their Terms of Use.


We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place safeguards to secure the information we collect.

You have the option to activate ‘two factor authentications’ in your account settings. This is a recommended step to take after registering, however we reserve the right to make this mandatory at any future date. To use this additional security setting you will need access to a smart mobile phone and download the Google Authenticator App or other authentication applications that are supported.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

How we use cookies and IP addresses:

We use small text files, called cookies, to store information in your web browser. The information stored may include preferences, session identification, HTTP information, and IP address.

You can set your browser to not receive cookies, but this may degrade your ability to use our website.

The Cookies we use are as follows:

Session Cookies – we use these when you enter our website and they remain in place whilst you are using our website. A session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not normally retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from a user’s computer.

User Cookies – these remember your choices when using our website such as login details, what you have viewed and other actions that you perform whilst visiting our website. These cookies are retained after you close your web browser.

Third Party Cookies – generally these are cookies deposited by other websites which may or may not be affiliated with our website. These may be tracking, or analytical cookies related to: YouTube videos that you post or view and other media types for videos or audio.

IP addresses of computers used to visit our website, are stored in our database. This includes when first registering for an account, managing your account details, writing a private or public message or performing any other transaction which results in data being transferred to or from your computer and the website in question.

Cookies that are used by services that validate users against a database of known bots, as well as for validation during registration.

Your IP address is not visible to the public at any time.


Our website may contain links to other websites. These websites may or may not be affiliated with our website.

We have no control over any external websites therefore clicking any link which results in you visiting an external website will result in this privacy policy no longer applying and we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such site

Conversations (also known as direct messages)

Conversations between users CAN be reviewed by admin and staff. We do not make a habit of reviewing users conversations, but if they are reported and contain rule violations of the site, we will take action against the writer. Basically, consider the conversations as being the same as a public post, just direct between the participants. Don't post anything that violates our terms of service.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. If the policy does change, you will be given notice upon first login after that change and the opportunity to review the new policy and you will be required to accept it if you choose to continue to use the site.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via postal mail or via email.


You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or obtain a copy of it. To do so please contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.

You also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data. Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data. There is a 30 day window before this will be done as it is a non-reversible process.


If you do not agree to these policies, then do not continue with your registration.


Third Parties Services

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Privacy Policy
Spam Defense
The built in spam protection passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the StopForumSpam and Project Honeypot to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
Privacy Policy for StopForumSpam
Privacy Policy for HoneyPot
Invisible reCAPTCHA
This site uses a CAPTCHA to ensure humans are performing certain actions. The CAPTCHA provider may set a session cookie and get information about your internet browser and device accessing this website.
Google Recaptcha Privacy Policy


We use the newest version of Google Analytics (Google Analytics 4), which is privacy-focused (things like IP addresses are not logged or stored and no personally identifiable information is used). This allows us to better understand how users use the site so we can improve their experience.

We use an addon developed by an anti-fraud search engine, I/O Labs.

PWA application

Our PWA app had improvements made by the developers of the App for Cloudflare® (a free plugin for WordPress). Our privacy policy also applies to our progressive web application.