Any personal information requested from visitors is used solely to complete the task at hand. I will never ask for any information that I don’t need in order to successfully conduct business with you (that was initiated by you) or allow you to enjoy the site’s features.
– Your personal information (name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) is never stored on my server or shared with any third party for any reason except when you choose to leave a comment on one of my posts and opt to have my site store your name, email address and IP address so you can leave additional comments in the future without having to enter that information again.
– I never send unsolicited commercial email (SPAM) to the visitors of RicksInfoblog.com.
– In short, your personal information is completely safe and confidential when you visit and interact in any way with RicksInfoblog.com.
Detailed privacy information:
The privacy of the visitors to RicksInfoblog.com is important to me…
I recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on the types of personal information collected when you visit RicksInfoblog.com, and how I safeguard your information. I will NEVER sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, RicksInfoblog.com collects and uses the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit my site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited my site and which pages you visited throughout this site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
I also use third party advertisements on RicksInfoblog.com to support the site.
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program and the Amazon Associates affiliate program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit the site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
I also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx.
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with this site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
RicksInfoblog.com generates advertising revenue via paid posts, reviews and advertisements of various types.