Use of the NAMELESS DIGEST Website, and disclosure of your personal information, is completely optional and voluntary. By visiting this site, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Policy. The following describes the type of information we may collect, the reasons why it is collected, how such information is used, and who has access to it.
Collection of Information
This site may collect information that is provided voluntarily by visitors to our site. Certain identifying information, such as name, street address, city, state, zip code, and e-mail address, is gathered at certain interactive areas on the site. Wherever possible and practical, we give users options about submitting information. Such choices include:
• Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters, either by refraining from signing up to receive them, or by unsubscribing in the footer of the e-mails themselves.
• Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need for collecting information from our users.
Our company offers electronic newsletters to which you may voluntarily subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. By subscribing to our mailing lists, you will be sharing certain identifying information about your opt-in location, such as zip code and country, along with your name and e-mail address.
If you upload images to the Website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Cookies and IP Addresses
As with most other sites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site, and which pages you visited throughout the site. We may use data contained in log files to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, among other things.
We may also use third-party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing local interest results to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
Collection of Data
This Website collects information that is provided voluntarily by its visitors. Certain identifying information, such as name, zip code, and e-mail address is gathered for our mailing list handler (MailChimp and/or Constant Contact, both reputable third-party providers) to deliver the e-mail newsletters from our site and serve all of the advertisements that are placed within those e-mails.
These providers collect and store all the information users submit to the site in connection with electronic newsletters. If you would like to know more about the information-gathering practices and “opt-out” procedures, please see here for MailChimp, and/or here for Constant Contact.
You may remove yourself (“unsubscribe”) from mailing lists at any time by following instructions for unsubscribing found at the end of every newsletter.
Information Collected and its Use
The staff maintain accounts on social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, and so on), and may use e-mail addresses voluntarily submitted by newsletter or other subscribers to better target boosted posts and advertisements. We may also use aggregated demographic data collected by these social platforms to target similar audiences on Google AdWords and other third-party providers.
With respect to advertisements, an advertiser will inform us which type of audience it seeks to reach, and through the newsletter service provider, may place advertisements in the body of the e-mail newsletter of those individuals fitting the advertiser’s criteria. Pop-up and banner advertisements may be displayed to a targeted audience based on the same criteria on the Website. Advertisers are not able to access your account or any of your personally identifiable information.
We may also use tracking services, such as Google Analytics, to determine which areas of our site users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas.
The Website may create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their interests. Because we do not track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser will never know that a specific user clicked on a particular ad.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
If you do not want your data to be shared, you may choose not to permit the data to be collected or transferred by not submitting personally identifiable information on our site, or by not using a particular service.
This Website has technical and organizational security measures in place, including firewalls, to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access. Such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information, however, so while we strive to protect your information, we cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
This site is intended for use by individuals over the age of 18. We will comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and not knowingly provide children under the age of 13 with access to the site. If you are under age 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information on our site. Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission to send any personal information online to anyone.
Credit Card Information
We comply with generally accepted industry standards in collecting and processing credit card information. However, we cannot guarantee the safety of credit card information over the Internet. We use third-party service providers to securely process all financial transactions, and never store such financial data locally, nor do we have access to the data at any time.
Correcting, Updating, and Deleting Personal Data
Users who subscribe to our print or digital publications may correct or change their subscription information. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with updating information, or who have any questions about how our services work, may contact us here. If you do not want your personally identifiable information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by letting us know by e-mail. Currently, there is no means which to completely delete personal information submitted to any website, including this one.
How Long We Retain 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.
For users that register on our Website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Other Information Regarding Your Privacy
Whenever you voluntarily disclose any information online in any forum, that information can be collected and used by others. If you post personal information online that may be accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. It is important to be responsible and careful whenever you are online. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If, for any reason, you believe that this site has not adhered to its Policy, please notify us by sending an e-mail message here. We will try to respond to your concerns and, where appropriate, attempt to correct the issue.