Data We Collect: Types and Uses
There are two types of data we collect from our readers: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is a type of information that can be used to identify you. In this category, we include your full name and e-mail address.
We mostly need this information to stay in touch and communicate with you. Whenever you leave a comment, you will be asked for your full name and e-mail address. The same goes for when you send us a message. We may also require personal information to verify your identity.
Personally identifiable information is highly sensitive and, as such, we are extremely careful about how we collect, store, and use this information. You are under no obligation to use your real name and e-mail address, if you do not wish to share that information with us. When leaving a comment or sending a message, you can always use an alias, if that is what you prefer.
We will delete your comments and personal information if you send us an e-mail requesting so at firstname.lastname@example.org. All the information we collected from you will be deleted in no longer than 30 days following your request.
Non-personally Identifiable Information: Log Files
Unlike personally identifiable information, non-personally identifiable information cannot be used to identify you. Data that falls within this category includes IP, browser type, information about when you accessed our website, and where you accessed it from (general geographic area).
This information is recorded using log files. We use log files, and the information contained therein, for statistical purposes. They allow us to understand our main audience better. By knowing more about our audience, we can adjust our content to better suit your needs. Log files let us know when we should deliver content, what content you prefer, and how we should deliver it.
We do not share any of the information we gather from our users with third parties. We only use the information according to current laws and regulations, and we respect our user’s legal rights.
Cookies and Third Party Ads
You can turn off cookies at any time from your browser’s settings or options tab, depending on your browser type. Bear in mind, however, that certain website features may require cookies to work properly, so by disabling cookies you may no longer have access to these features.
Never disclose personal information to someone you do not trust. Avoid offering personal information if you do not understand the purpose for which you are offering this information. Do not post personal information in the comments section of the website, or on social media. These spaces are public, and anyone will have access to your personal info.