Types of data collected
Data is collected on our site in a few different ways.
Each of our pages includes Google Analytics code. The manner of data collection and the type of data collected via Google Analytics is determined by Google and not by us. Information about how and what data is collected by Google Analytics can be found here.
Each of our pages includes Google Adsense code. The manner of data collection and the type of data collected via Google Adsense is determined by Google and not by us. Information about how and what data is collected by Google Adsense can be found here.
Our contact form does not require any personally-identifiable information. Since our contact form generates an email, any information that you choose to include in our contact form would be stored similar to any other email. Emails sent via our contact form are not encrypted, and therefore, confidential information should not be sent using our contact form.
Websites are run on web servers and web servers store logs. The logs stored by our web server may include data such as you Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system type, browser type, browser language, the website that referred you to our site, the time and date of any requests, and other information.
How the collected data is used
Usage of the data collected varies based on the method of collection.
We use the information collected via Google Analytics to understand (to a limited extent) what information readers find interesting and engaging. This helps us create higher-quality content that is more useful to our readers. We respect your privacy and do not connect information from Google Analytics to any personally-identifiable information.
Information on how Google uses data from Google Analytics can be found here.
As a Google Adsense publisher, we receive very limited information related to the advertisements displayed on our website. This information is used merely to gauge the effectiveness of Google Adsense as a monetization tool.
Information on how Google uses data from Google Adsense can be found here.
Any data collected via our contact form is used either to improve the content on our site or to respond to emails from users of our site.
We currently do not use the data in the server logs as most of this information is provided by Google Analytics, but may do so at any point in the future. Usage of this data would be similar to the information that we obtain from Google Analytics.
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Do Not Track signals
Our website does not respond to, or otherwise modify its behavior based on, "Do Not Track" signals or mechanisms.