Privacy Policy

Effective 7/2/2019

Changes to this Policy

As new website features are added and existing features are modified, the manner in which data is collected and used may change. As such, please note that this privacy policy may be subject to change at any time. Notices of such changes will be included in a prompt on returning visits to etsocialum.com.

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for etsocialum.com. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 

Personal data may be collected to and used to improve user experience by monitoring site quality and user demographics for analytics. This information is necessary to maintain the quality and relevance of the content hosted on etsocialum.com. We may also share this information with third-party advertisers, including Google.

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

 If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Links 
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or 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 any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests 
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Cookies 
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to etsocialum.com or other websites.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics and Jetpack Site Stats to obtain analytics information from our users. This allows us to monitor site traffic and understand our audience. We use this information for market research and internal benchmarking. We may also use this information to develop marketing kits and other materials for advertisers and investors.

 

Opting Out

Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. Alternatively, users can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email at social@etsocialum.com.

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