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Privacy Policy

I take my readers’ privacy seriously, so I wanted to make sure some general information about how private information is treated and collected across ais.blog (The “Site”).

If you comment or subscribe via email address, I will not share your email address with any third-party. You can be sure of that.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of the Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. Because the Web is ever evolving, I may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future, in which case I’ll update the changes and add “Last Updated” section with the date on which the changes were made. By continuing to use the Site after I post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified. If you have any questions or concerns regarding my privacy policy please contact me here.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on message boards, web logs, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides me. I cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

On ais.blog, that means any comment you made can be viewed by everyone on the web. So, please be responsible about what information you include in your comment.

Log Files

Like many other websites, ais.blog uses log files to help learn about when, from where, and how often people visit this site. The information in the log files include:

Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
Types of browser
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Date and time stamp
Referring and exit pages
Number of clicks
All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

Cookies

ais.blog stores cookies on your computer whenever you leave a comment. These cookies record the name, and email address that you enter when you submit a comment so that you won’t have to re-type that information the next time you leave a comment.

Third-party advertisers may also place and read cookies on your browser and/or use web beacons to collect information. I do not have any access or control over these cookies. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options.

Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Amazon

Amazon, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read Amazon’s Privacy Policy.

Google AdSense

Google ASsense, a third-party advertising network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read Google AdSense Privacy Policy. (AdSense is currently not in use on ais.blog, but when or if activated, this section will apply.)

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool I use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Google Site Stats

To measure performance, Google uses small strings of text (known as cookies) that are placed on your computer when you click on ads. Cookies typically remain active on your computer for about 30 days. If you visit certain pages of the advertiser’s website during that period, Google and the advertiser will be able to tell that you saw the ad delivered by Google. You can read more about Google Site Stats here.

Google Remarketing

I may use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise ais.blog across the internet, in particular on the Google Display Network.

AdWords remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of the site you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser.

This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device.

The cookie is used to indicate to other websites that “This person visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.”

Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.

If you do not wish to see ads from ais.blog you can opt out in several ways:
1. Opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.
2. Opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

How Do We Store Your Information?

Your information is stored on a server/servers that deliver(s) my content and emails. I use MailChimp and Jetpack Email Subscription so those are the places where your information are stored if you opt-in to receive emails updates. Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists to deliver e-mail to those who agree to receive my material. Currently, that is just me.

All of the messaging or emails that are sent to you by me include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from the mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that I send you.

Please note that ais.blog is hosted on WordPress.com, an Automattic service, so the additional privacy policies mentioned on this page also apply.

When leaving a comment, users must submit a name and email address. To combat spam, the comment system on this site uses Akismet which records the IP address of anyone submitting a comment.
Again, none of this information will be shared with anyone. You can find out how your comment data is processed here.

Email Subscriptions

Users may choose to receive email updates via MailChimp/Jetpack by submitting an email address to the email subscription form. I use a secure opt-in subscription system and I reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.

Removing Your Data

If you would like to be removed from the email newsletter, you can click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of my emails .

General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018, and is intended to protect the data of the European Union (EU) citizens. ais.blog markets its site online but I do not specifically target marketing to the EU or conduct business in or to the EU in any meaningful way. If the data that you provide to me in the course of your use of the Site, content, products and/or services is governed by GDPR, ais.blog will abide by the relevant portions of the Regulation.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) or are accessing this site from within the EEA, you may have the right to request: access to, correction of, deletion of; portability of; and restriction or objection to processing, of your personal data. This includes the “right to be forgotten.”

To make any of these requests, please get in touch using the contact form here.

Affiliate Disclosure

I participate in Affiliate Programs by services like Amazon. Please check Affiliate Disclosure for more information.

 

This page was last updated on November 22, 2018.

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