What information do we collect?
We collect information from you if/when you subscribe to our newsletter (if I ever get around to creating one), the blog(s), or our RSS feed, or anything else that is delivered to you via email or otherwise.
When commenting, submitting a form, ordering, and/or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, website URL, address, or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information which is collected from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To send periodic emails
- To send you information
- Respond to inquiries, other requests or questions.
Like many other websites, WordPress.com makes use of log files (the blog itself does not*). The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable†.
How do we protect your information?
The WordPress.com platform utilizes a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure, and on occasion, such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically. Sending such information is entirely at your own risk†.
Cookies and Web Beacons
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- Oldfossilwrites.wordpress.com, as a blog-site that is hosted on WordPress.com, does have cookies enabled on it. Through our website, WordPress may automatically receive and record information on their server logs from your browser by using a cookie. This includes information including your IP address, cookies, visitor preferences, and user-specific information on which pages the users access or visit. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This information may be used to customize Web page content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that visitors send via their browser. However, we do not link such information to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information†.
Third party links
The Old Fossil Writes participates in Affiliate marketing as a means to fund this blog. Hovering your mouse over images/highlighted text will identify the links to these businesses (for a list of companies with which we are affiliated, please scroll down to the end of this page). 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, as we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites, we highly suggest that you read the privacy policies of each one.
Don’t neglect Internet Safety Practices:
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