Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information
The first type of information we collect is personally identifiable information (full name, email address). The only situation in which we collect personally identifiable information is when a user leaves a comment on one of our articles or sends us a message. If you do not want to use your real name and/or email address, you are under no obligation to do so. You can use an alias instead.
Visitors who submit information via our Contact form will have their emails and IP addresses recorded, but that is necessary in order to reply to them, and the latter is to prevent spam. To maximize privacy, we make a policy of scrubbing this form clean of data on a regular basis.
If, at any time, you wish us to remove your comments or delete your personal information, request this via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In no more than 30 days, your personally identifiable information (full name, email address) will be deleted.
We will never sell or otherwise distribute your email address, IP address, or any other identifying information to outside parties, unless required by law.
Non-personally Identifiable Information
The second type of information we collect is non-personally identifiable information, which cannot be used to identify you. The only purpose of collecting and storing such data is to improve the user’s experience on our website. We use this data in compliance with the most recent laws and regulations, and we respect our users’ legal rights.
We also use Google Analytics to collect aggregate information on unique visits, page views, demographics etc– but this information is used to analyze overall traffic patterns only, and cannot be used to identify you.
Using cookies allows us to deliver targeted content and improve user experience. They also help us perfect our content and optimize our site. If you do not feel comfortable using cookies, you can always disable them in your browser’s settings. However, we must mention this might lower the quality of your experience, since some website features may no longer be available to you.
Third Party Websites and Limitations of Liability
On our website, you will find both ads and affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which you can read more about in our Disclaimer. While we do share non-personally identifiable information with our advertising partners and Amazon, this information cannot be used to identify, but only to ensure you have a better browsing experience and receive ads and suggestions that relate to products you are interested in.
We are not responsible for the ways in which these websites collect, store, and use the information they get from their readers. Any damages that may occur as a result of visiting an external website is the sole responsibility of the user.
While we strive to make sure your personal information is protected, you have the responsibility to help us facilitate this process as well. We urge you not to post your personal information, be it name, address, phone number, or email address in publicly visible sections on our website, such as the comments section. We are not to be held responsible for privacy breaches that you may experience as a consequence of sharing your personal information on our website.
Likewise, refrain from sharing your personal information with other users of this website. You should only offer your personal information to trusted sources, and while being fully aware of how that information is going to be used.