Collection of Your Information – In order to receive our newsletter or to post comments on the Site, you may be required to register for an Account by (1) providing certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) such as, your name and e-mail address, or (2) by allowing us to access your name and other profile information through existing accounts you may have with third party providers, such as Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter (a “Third Party Account”, and your Third Party Account profile, the “TP Account Profile”). It is your responsibility to give us current, complete, truthful and accurate information, including Personal Information, and to keep such information up to date. We will not be responsible for any problems or liability related to inaccurate or incomplete Personal Information, whether due to your failure to update such Personal Information or otherwise. [If you register for an Account through the use of a TP Account Profile, in addition to providing us with certain Personal Information, we use the information you have already provided to the Third Party Account in registering for an account and which you have allowed the Third Party Account to share with us, including, but not limited to, your first name, your TP Account Profile picture, your friends list, your gender, and the networks to which you belong (collectively, your “Submitted Information”).] In addition to the Personal Information and Submitted Information, we may collect the following information you provide (collectively with Personal Information and Submitted Information, the “Information”):
- Information from publicly accessible sources, such as blogs and comments from other Users.
- Certain standard browser information, such as your browser type, IP address, and access times.
In using and/or accessing the Site, you expressly authorize us to collect and use your Information in connection with the Site. You further acknowledge and agree that we may, but are not obligated to, maintain copies of your Information indefinitely, or delete any or all Information, at our sole discretion. When you receive promotional e-mails or newsletters from us, if any, we may use customized links or similar technologies to determine whether such newsletters or e-mail has been opened and which links you click. This information is used to provide you more focused e-mail communications and/or other information.
We may support the Site and the Service by advertising, and accordingly, we may use some of the information collected in order to customize the advertisements to your interests and preferences. However, the process of selecting customized ads tailored to you will use data that does not personally identify you, such as using demographic data.
We may also use your Information to communicate with you, such as providing you with newsletters, periodic emails regarding our products and services, mandatory notices or discretionary notices about the Service. From time to time, we may also send you surveys, polls or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from us and our affiliates.
We may hire other companies to provide limited administrative and communication services on our behalf, such as hosting the Site, the processing and delivery of mailings or providing customer support. We have the right to disclose your Personal Information to these third party companies for the purpose of administering and maintaining the Site’s features, functions and operations. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only such Personal Information as necessary for them to deliver the respective services, and we do not authorize these companies to use your Personal Information except for the sole purpose of providing those services requested by us.
Security of Your Personal Information – The Personal Information we collect is [securely] stored within our database[, and we use standard, industry-wide practices such as firewalls and encryption for protecting your information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable.]
We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. [We recommend that you not disclose your password to anyone.]
In addition, we use third party analytics providers and products, such as Google Analytics (see disclosure below) and Clicky Analytics, to obtain, compile and analyze Information about how Users are using and interacting with the Site. We may provide Information to these analytics providers to obtain statistics and other information about how users are using and interacting with us. These analytics providers may use a variety of established or new tracking technologies or tools (including, without limitation, cookies, web beacons, HTTP cache, local shared objects and persistent identifiers) to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect or compile this information. We have no control over the technologies, tools or practices of the third parties that provide analytics products and services to us.
Disclosure Regarding Google Analytics Advertising Features and AdSense – In addition to services from other third parties, we use the following Google Analytics Advertising Features as part of our marketing analytics and advertising: [Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick Platform integrations and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting]. We may also use other services provided by Google Analytics from time to time. Google provides users an opportunity to opt-out of the Google Analytics Features through Google’s Ads Settings and their web browser opt-out plugin. We also use Google AdSense for personalized advertising. For additional information on opting out of personalized advertising by Google, visit here or to learn more about how Google uses data, including cookies, when you use our Site, visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/.
Amazon Affiliate Program – We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information – The Site is intended for general audiences, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children.
E-mail Communications – Upon registration for an Account, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please notify us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and include sufficient information for us to identify your account, including your name, email address and the specifics of your request. However, after you unsubscribe to cease receiving e-mails, we may still contact you via e-mail for administrative or informational purposes, including messages regarding the administration of your account and/or any services or events to which you have registered.