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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.
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Privacy and Security
It is entirely your choice whether or not you provide Personal Data to us. We take reasonable precautions to protect our customers’ Personal Data against loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk. You hereby acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
We engage certain third-party service providers to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. We may also participate in affiliate advertising and allow affiliate links to be encoded on some of our pages. This means that we may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links.
Our advertisers or the ad networks that serve advertisements may utilize Cookies or other similar technologies (including within the ads) to collect anonymous information from you, such as your device identifiers, advertising IDs, IP address, web browser, actions you take relating to the ads, any links you click on, and conversion information. This information may be used by us, our service providers, and their clients in aggregated, anonymous form to, among other things, analyze and track aggregated data, determine the popularity of certain content or products, measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns, determine the proper amount of repeat views of a given ad, and deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Platform and outside of our Platform on other websites (also known as “interest-based advertising”). These service providers are prohibited from collecting any Personal Data from you, and we do not share any of your Personal Data with them.
You have a choice about participating in interest-based advertising. If you wish to opt out of such participation, you have a few options:
- On your mobile device, you can visit https://youradchoices.com/appchoices to learn about and download the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out app, which allows you to opt your mobile device out of interest-based advertising from participating companies.
- Your mobile device settings may allow you to limit the use of information from your device in interest-based advertising through a “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (on an iOS device) or an “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” setting (on an Android device).
- You can learn more about advertising networks and interest-based advertising and your ability to opt-out by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.aboutads.info/choices or the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
In providing you with transparency and access to choice regarding interest-based advertising, we are acting in accordance with our commitment to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principals. To learn more about these Principals, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers.
The Site contains links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites, and any services that may be accessible through them, have their own privacy policies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. In the event we make changes to this Policy, such policy will be re-posted in the “Privacy” section of our Platform with the date such modifications were made indicated on the top of the page. Therefore, please review this Policy from time to time so that you are aware when any changes are made to this Policy.
If you have any questions about the changes that were implemented, please contact us and include “Information Regarding Updated Policy” in the subject line. In any event, your continued use of the Platform after such change constitutes your acceptance of any such change(s), and if you do not accept any changes, you may choose not to use the Platform or opt-out by sending us an appropriate notice.