Privacy Policy

My Privacy Policy:
Your privacy is important to me. To better protect your privacy I am providing this notice explaining my information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Anti-Spam Data Collection For Anonymous And Non-Validated Users:

My blog proudly uses the “Akismet” Anti-Spam system.  By leaving a comment, you agree that your message and other details such as your IP address may be analyzed and stored for anti-spam and quality monitoring purposes, in accordance with Akismet’s privacy policy.

Disqus:
My blog uses Disqus for comments.  The Disqus privacy policy may be found here: Disqus Privacy Policy

IP Addresses In Posts & Comments:

In order to ensure personal responsibility when submitting comments, all IP address are recorded.

Cookies, ‘Web Beacons’ and Visitor Data Tracking

A ‘cookie’ may be placed on your computer or create a unique “session id” for purposes of remembering your preferences, pages viewed, etc.  My blog does not use cookies or session ID’s for ‘tracking’ purposes or for gathering any personally identifiable information about you. If you choose, you may disable cookies in your web-browser to prevent use of such cookies.

This blog uses a combination of web-server logs and third-party analytical data gathering tools for the purposes of aggregate visitor traffic information which may also set a cookie on your computer. The data collected by these third-party services may include information such as your IP address, type of web-browser, and computer operating system.

Currently I use the following third-party visitor tracking tools:

This blog does not use “web beacons” of any kind with the exception of third-party links or advertisers (see next section).  To confirm this privacy policy please use a free service such as www.PrivacyTest.com.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
I allow other companies, so-called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements on my blog. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on here. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

Me or my blog do not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of my blog, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.  This privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Currently, this blog has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:

** Kontera Network Advertising cookie:

  • If you would like more information regarding Kontera’s practice or would like to learn more about your choices in not having this information used by it’s associated companies, click here for the NAI universal user opt-out.

 *DoubleClick DART cookie:

  • Google, one of my third party vendors, uses the DART cookie
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors of my blog based on their visits here and other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Contact Information:

All queries may be directed to: MrRandBWilson@gmail.com