Last Updated: May 2, 2020
The list of services used on this site from time-to-time may include:
- Googe Analytics: audience insights
- Google Doubleclick: advertising
- Substack: email newsletter (current newsletter)
- Stripe: payments
- WuFoo: contact form
- Cloudflare: DNS, web caching, load balancing, security
- HelloBar: analytics and site status notifications
In the interests of transparency, the following services have been used in the past:
- Admiral: ad block tracking
- Quantcast: audience insights
- Linked In Ads: audience insights/advertising
- Twitter Analytics: audience insights
- Inspectlet: audience insights/session recording/heatmaps/UX insights
- Twitter Conversion Tracking: advertising
- Dexter: customer service/bots/Facebook Chatbot
- MailChimp: email newsletter (old newsletter)
This site has embedded widgets and services from companies such as:
- Linked In
The above list is not exhaustive and may be changed from time-to-time.
If you don’t want to accept these services you can opt-out from most of those used for advertising by going to the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) Opt-Out form.
If you are not satisfied with the effectiveness of the NAI Opt-Out, you may want to consider a browser plugin like Ghostery. It can block a lot more but may limit features on this and other websites.
As a courtesy, I also list additional ways to protect your online privacy on this and many other sites on this Tips page.
If you contact me using the contact form, I may use the details you provided to contact you. I do not sell, license, or otherwise use your email for any other purpose.
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This site uses Google AdSense as part of the Last Week in Digital Media blog search function. Ads served are powered by Google and I may receive a commission/fee for any ads you click on. I do not control the content of advertisements and if there is a problem or concern, you should contact Google.
There may be affiliate links to Amazon or other sites if I recommend a book, some software, hardware, etc. I may receive a commission/fee for any items you buy or services you sign up for.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When contacting us on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site.
Provide us with feedback on our products or services
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
- To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
- We never ask for credit card numbers.
- We only provide articles and information.
- We use regular Malware Scanning.
- Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
- We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
- You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
- If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
This site seeks to comply with CCPA requirements. Although, to be clear, this site does not satisfy any of the revenue or data collection thresholds specified by CCPA.
Notice of Changes
Can change your personal information:
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13? No. Never.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
Should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
To be clear though, this site does not collect, store, or use any of your data.