What data we collect from you and why we collect it
Email CommunicationsIf you choose to identify yourself (or otherwise provide us with personal information) by contacting us using the email addresses published on this site:
Cookies"Cookies" are a type of file placed on your device to help websites remember who you are. This site does not use any cookies of its own, but the Google Analytics service and Amazon Associates program may place their own cookies on your device when you visit our site (see below).
Google AnalyticsLike the majority of websites on the internet, we use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they came to our site from. This helps us to learn more about who comes to our website, what they do on it, and how we can make the website better and help more people find it.
Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information, and does not provide your IP address to us. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.
Amazon AssociatesThis site is a participant in the Amazon Associates affiliate marketing program, which means that we may receive a commission for any purchases you make on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.ca within 24 hours after clicking a link on our website. The Amazon.com company may place a cookie on your device when you visit our website even if you don't click on any links, and may be able to identify you by connecting you with an Amazon account you have previously signed into on your device, or one you sign into after following one of the links. Data collected and processed by Amazon is subject to the rules of the Amazon Privacy Notice.
Amazon also shares some anonymous information with us about people who click the links on our site, such as which products people click on links to, how many people click on them, what they end up purchasing on Amazon, and how much they spent. For example, we may be able to see that ten people clicked on a link to the book Star Wars: Tales from Jabba's Palace, and that two of them bought it, one of them bought Yoda: Dark Rendezvouz instead, and one bought an iPhone and an $80 case of wine. However, Amazon does not tell us who any of these people are, and does not provide us with their names, contact information, or IP addresses.
We may use this anonymized data to track and optimize our earnings, which helps the site's creator to make a living.
Our Host's ServersJust like almost every website on the internet, we assume that if you visit our site your web browser automatically sends the servers that host our website information such as the:
Other Third PartiesBesides those listed above, this site does not allow or help any other third parties to collect information from you or place cookies on your device. For example, we do not allow Facebook to track your visits to this site (though if you follow a link from this site to Facebook another site that does allow Facebook tracking, Facebook might still be able to see where you came from).
Who we share your data withThis site does not sell your data or share your data with third parties for their own marketing.
How long we retain your dataInformation you provide to us through contact forms or emails may be retained indefinitely for our records unless you request that it be erased. Information collected by Google Analytics and Amazon Associates may be retained according to those organizations' own privacy policies.
What rights you have over your dataYou may contact us to request that we erase any personal data about you that is held within the control of this site. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes, nor does it include data held by third parties, over which we do not have control.
How to contact usYou may contact us with any inquires about your data or privacy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.