What Data We Collect
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information such as your name or email address. For example, when you leave a comment, subscribe to a newsletter or submit a contact form.
Automatically Collected Information: We collect certain information about you and the device from which you access this Website. For example, when you use this Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring Website, pages you viewed, links you clicked and the dates/times when you accessed this Website.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, as well as persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use the information that we collect in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website.
- To send newsletters and other promotional information. Email promotions will provide information on how to opt out of future correspondence.
- To send administrative communications such as updates on policies or security alerts.
- To respond to comments or inquiries.
- To track, measure and analyze statistical performance of the Website.
- To protect, investigate and deter unauthorized or illegal activity or spam.
Who We Share Your Data With
We may share your information when you have explicitly authorized us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider's use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute or reveal your email address or other personal information without your consent.
We may, from time to time, use anonymous data which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
On this Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the mail you click.
Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment, users may be able to see your name, be able to view websites which you link to and any other information you leave in a public comment. Your email address will not be available publicly.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers but please note that if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your internet browser, not all functions of this Website may be entirely usable.
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.
Affiliate Program Participation
This Website may engage in affiliate marketing which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Although we may receive compensation for promoting a certain product or service, we aim to give our honest views and opinions on the products or services.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information.
Opt-out- You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also send a request via email. Your information will be deleted from our email database within 1 week of your opt out.
Access- You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request via email.
Amend- You may contact us to amend or update your personal information via email.
Forget- You may request that we erase or forget your personal data via email. This request will be processed within one week.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or when required by law.
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Sensitive Personal Information
This Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately via email and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.