Privacy is important to me (Privacy Policy for my blog)


Because I’m relying on advertising and affiliations in order to generate some revenue for my blog, I believe that I need to incorporate a Privacy Policy to inform my readers of their rights.

First and foremost, I, the owner of this blog, do not collect any information about you (the readers of this blog). However there are third party entities that may generate and collect information about you.

The FeedJit tool on the right shows the information that they collect about you. It’s a location based upon a “WHOIS” of your IP address, which means it may or may not reflect your true city/location. And it checks the headers that your browser submits to it, in order to determine how you arrived on my blog, and where you left to (if you leave via a link on my blog).

FeedJit’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service can be found here.

I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit my blog. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

The ad-serving sites that I use are Google’s Adsense which include the following information about Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie:

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Also, I use Amazon Associates, which supplies the following link to their Privacy Policy. Their policy applies to the widgets on the side and any links to books that I’m reading and recommending in my posts and comments.

Finally, I’ll be using ScribeFire for ad serving when they resume their program. At that point in time, I will obtain and publish the information regarding their privacy policy.

I have not researched into whether the use of “Ad-blocking” software on your (the readers) systems or browsers will prevent the third-party advertisers from getting the information that they use. I would suggest checking with your Ad-blocking software to determine whether or not it prevents this collection of information.

If you don’t see your location (or a nearby location to you) in the FeedJit widget, then it may indicate that your ad-blocking software does prevent this—however it’s not a guarantee.

Your privacy is very important to me. If you find that your information is being collected regardless of whether you opt-out or your ad-blocking software is supposed to prevent this, let me know what advertisers are collecting the information. I will determine what actions I can take, and will take them as appropriate.

Thank you.

Patrick.

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