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Privacy Policy

As your trusted service provider, BenLotus Forums pledges to respect your privacy. We aim to deliver a customized online experience, offering you the most pertinent information, resources, and services. This Privacy Policy outlines the terms of use for our website and explains our practices regarding data collection during your visit. We urge you to thoroughly read this Privacy Policy. By using our website, you consent to these terms. If you disagree, please discontinue your use of our website. If you have concerns or dissatisfaction with our website, we welcome you to reach out to us.


Our website practices are continually evolving. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy in the future, without prior notice. Your use of our website implies your consent to the Privacy Policy at the time of use. Please refer to this Privacy Policy periodically for updates.


Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers all websites, domains, information portals, and registries maintained by BenLotus Online.


Children’s Privacy

We at BenLotus Online prioritize the privacy needs of children. We encourage parents and guardians to actively monitor their children's online activities. We do not knowingly collect data from minors, nor do we target our website towards children.


External Web Site Links

Our websites may contain links to third-party websites for user convenience. Upon accessing these links, you leave our website. We do not govern these third-party websites and can't guarantee their practices align with our Privacy Policy. We advise using such websites with discretion.


Data Collection 

Non-Personal Data

We collect non-personal data related to usage and service operation for the analysis of user behaviors on our website.


Aggregate Information

BenLotus Online gathers aggregate information like referral data, page views, time spent on our site, and IP addresses to generate comprehensive reports on user demographics, traffic patterns, and for system administration purposes.



Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience by saving your preferences, customizing content based on your interests, and tracking the pages you visit.


Web Beacons

Our website may use web beacons to gather non-personal data about your usage of our website and other selected sites, your interaction with our promotions or newsletters, and other activities.


Personal Information

We collect personal information associated with your name or personal identity to better understand your needs and deliver improved service.

Members-Only Websites


We store information provided during registration or membership application to create member profiles. Some of this information may be shared with other members for collaboration and research purposes.


Facebook Privacy

We don't store any of your Facebook information on our website unless you opt to register an account with us. This information is solely used for registration and account creation.


Information Usage 

We may use non-personal aggregated data to improve our site's usability, performance, and content. Personal information may be used to provide services supporting our members' collaboration on our projects and standards.


Information Sharing

BenLotus Online does not sell, rent, or lease any individual's personal information or email lists. We may disclose personal information to safeguard our business, comply with government orders, or in the event of a violation of our Terms of Use.


Public Archives

Please be aware that participating in our public discussions or subscribing to our newsletters may result in your email address becoming part of our publicly accessible archives.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

We are committed to maintaining accurate personal information for our members. Members can verify and modify their information by sending us an email request.



We endeavor to protect users' personal information through various security measures. However, no server is entirely secure, and we advise exercising caution when submitting personal or confidential information.


Opting Out

We may periodically send you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys, or other information. You can opt-out at any time by following the directions provided in the communications.

Third Parties

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.
Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
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