Privacy policy

This is the web site of Shallow Nation.

We can be reached via e-mail at info [at] shallownation [dot] com

Summary

This site collects no more data about you than most other websites.

Comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks are published, and except in very limited circumstances, will be a permanent part of this site. If you decide to comment, link, or pingback to a post, you must keep this in mind.

This privacy policy will be reviewed, and may be revised, from time to time. You may wish to revisit it regularly.

Public data and publishing

Browsing this site doesn’t reveal your identity publicly, though see Private Logging later in this document for more information.

Author identification

When posting a comment, a name and email address are required. You do not have to select your real name. Your email address will not published.

Comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks will be identified by your IP address. These numbers could potentially be traceable to identifying information about you, whether it is your home ISP or the University or Work account where the IP address is registered. Your IP address could potentially be used in conjunction with other data to identify you.

If you are concerned about attempts to match your IP address to your identity, you may wish to use an anonymous browsing service or attempt some means to obfuscate your real IP address.

If so, you might like to try Tor, an anonymous browsing service. Please see http://tor.eff.org/ for more details.

Cookies for commenters

WordPress, which this site runs, uses cookies if you comment on the blog. This is a convenience for you so that you do not need to type in the same information the next time you comment. For more information, see the WordPress Codex.

You may wish to clear these cookies and the browser cache if you wish to refrain from revealing any identifying information, especially if you are using a public or shared computer.

Private logging

Any time you visit a page on the internet, you send quite a bit of information to the server. The webservers that host this site maintain access logs with the information that you send. This information is used to provide site statistics and to get an idea of popular pages and what sites link here. We do not intend to use these logs to identify legitimate users.

The data logged may be used by us to solve technical problems with the site and, in cases of abuse of this site, to investigate the abuse.

Again, if you are concerned about attempts to match your IP address to your identity, you may wish to use an anonymous browsing service or attempt some means to obfuscate your real IP address.

Data release policy

Our policy is to only release the data we collect in the following circumstances:

* As required by law, such as in response to a valid request from law enforcement.
* To designated third parties to resolve or investigate abuse complaints.
* When the information is related to spiders or bots, usually when investigating technical issues.
* For abusive users, we may release information to assist in attempting to block the abusive user or to complain to that user’s Internet Service Provider.
* If necessary to defend legal claims against us by third parties.
* When we deem it necessary to protect the property or rights of the user community, or this website.

No selling of information

We will not sell information collected via this site, such as your email address, to third parties.

Information security

We make no guarantee that the information that you provide us will be secure.

Email

You are required to give your email address when you post a comment.

If you are concerned, you may wish to get a free email account or attempt to use a remail service.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Our site does use cookies though the intermediation of partners to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or 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.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on our site send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Our site has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. You can opt out of third-party advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative. Our site’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Links
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated privacy policy, you may contact us at the above email addresses or The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.

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