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Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us and we are thoroughly committed to protecting it. We will not sell any information you give to us with third parties. Ever.
Intellectual property license + relationship
Our websites, including all of the content on the site, is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All content - copy, images, videos, or other media - are hereby protected by intellectual copyright laws and belong to the owner of the Website. Anyone wishing to use anything they find here must contact the Website owner for permission before use, and receive expressed approval. Failure to receive approval and use of content may result in legal action against the user.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Website, it will be used in accordance with this privacy statement. When you use this Website, the following information may be collected:
- Name and e-mail address
- Website URL
- Demographic information (such as IP addresses) or other information that does not permit the identification of individual persons
Demographic and technical information is gathered via Google Analytics to enhance the reader experience and ensure that continued operation of the Website. In addition, information that users voluntarily provide through the Website, such as comments or board posts will be collected and maintained on the Website.
This information may also be sent via email to the operator of the Website to be collected and stored.
Our servers, statistics-gathering software (i.e. Google Analytics), and WordPress may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the Website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.
Limited access to our database is also given to third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance and assistance, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. These people are website designers and technicians. You expressly consent to the sharing of your personal information with our contractors or other service providers for the sole purpose of providing the services of the Website.
Sharing Your Information
We are thoroughly committed to protecting the privacy of your data. We use a variety of methods to help protect your personal information. Despite these measures, you should know that the risk associated with submitting your personal data will never be eliminated on the internet, and your personal data could be accessed through an unauthorized user or through an inadvertent disclosure.
You may request deletion of your personal data by us, but we may be required by law or otherwise to keep this information. In addition, while we may delete your personal information from our active servers, your personal information may remain in our archives or data backup systems maintained by us or our service providers.
Cookies (nom nom nom)
Most internet browsers contain “cookies”, which allows the Website to store certain data about your visit. When a reader leaves a comment, along with other identifying information, that information is stored so that on subsequent visits readers do not have to re-enter that information again. Sensitive information, like name, phone numbers, and addresses are not collected or stored unless users leave them on the Website itself. The owner of the Website does not advise readers to post sensitive information where it can be read by others.
“Click tracking” is also used, which gathers information where readers click on the Website. The Website owner does not track individual’s click patterns and the information is collected for the sole purpose of troubleshooting and/or gathering information about the user base as a whole, generally via Google Analytics.
Ads, Links or Affiliates Links
Ads on the Website may be delivered to users by advertising partners (such as Google, Amazon, MediaVine, brand partners), who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you and customize your experience.
You will occasionally find links and affiliate links that lead to external websites from which I draw a small commission. The prices are the same for you and all revenue incurred goes to supporting The Website maintenance and content.
Comments & Submissions by You, The User
You agree not to post anything that is defamatory, abusive, vulgar, offensive, unlawful, untrue or misleading or that infringes a third party’s rights. You agree that we have the right to use your posts and to remove any posts whatsoever, in our sole discretion.
The Website does not guarantee that it will monitor all postings, and cannot guarantee that material in violation of The Website’s policy will not be posted.
If you believe that information posted on or through the website has been used in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us with a written notice that includes the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website;
- your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
You further agree not to use this site:
- to engage in any form of advertising, spamming or commercial solicitation;
- to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright and privacy laws);
- to submit stories or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories or off-topic content;
- to use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the site for any purpose without our express written permission;
- or take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site.
When you leave a comment, your IP (internet protocol) address is recorded. For more information about IP addresses visit IP Address (Wikipedia). This information can be used to block or ban users from the Website. When you leave a comment on the Website, you do so with the knowledge that it can be edited or deleted at the discretion of the owner of the Website. Malicious or comments with false information are removed as soon as possible. Please use appropriate caution when divulging personal information in the comments as that information is visible and available to the public at large.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.