Updated and Effective as of May 09, 2022
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
Information Provided through Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. You can post a comment without leaving your name and email in the form. We advise you to use a pseudonym instead of your real name, and not to leave your email address or any other personal data when commenting on posts and pages on this site. If left, your name (visible online), email address, and IP address (visible in the website administrator area) will not be shared or used for other purposes.
Information Provided through a Contact Forms: When communicating with us via contact page we use your email only for its intended purpose – to contact you in return. Your personal data will be deleted when no longer needed for that purpose.
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You can delete the cookies by closing the browser session. If you want to disable storing cookies on your computer, you could do it by changing your browser settings. For more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, please visit
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Third-Party Use of Personal Information
Affiliate Program Participation
The 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 may be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
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.
We use the third-party tool- Google Analytics, to collect information about your activity when visiting our website, such as the time of your visit, pages you have visited, your location, your device type, and your browser type. We use this information to analyze our website traffic. These data are kept for 38 months before deleting. For visits after May 24.2018. we disabled the feature that allows us to see your IP address.
Who We Share Your Data With?
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to information that you voluntarily chose to give us via email or other direct contacts from you. If you send us an email message with a question, we will use your email address only to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Another reason is that comments are an important part of our website content that can boost ranking.