Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for withoutthesarcasm.com, including the blog (www.withoutthesarcasm.com) and the wiki (wiki.withoutthesarcasm.com). This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • What third-party networks may collect information during your visit to our site.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Except where otherwise noted, we are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, comments, feedback forms, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Unless you specifically request for us to do so, we will not contact you via email for any reason.

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.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or social media contact given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Third Party Advertising Networks

Our website uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, go to: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. To control the use of your information in this manner, visit Google’s Ad Settings page.

Third Party Analytics

In addition to advertising, our site utilizes analytics services to give us information about the users who visit our sites. These services also use “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to the analytics providers. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for our internal use.

We may also share this general audience information with other companies who wish to advertise on our site. For instance, we might say our audience is generally a certain age, gender, education level, or has certain interests. This enables advertisers to place advertisements on our site that we believe will be of interest to our visitors.

If you wish to contact or control the collection and use of your information, the analytics companies provide ways to do so. The analytics services we use are:

  • Google Analytics. In addition to the basic Google Analytics tools, Google Analytics may also gather information about demographics (ie, age and gender) and interests based on the data that Google has collected about you via the use of advertising cookies. Google maintains a privacy policy for the Analytics tool on this page. You can opt-out of Google’s Analytics tracking using the tools on this page.
  • Quantcast. Quantcast’s privacy policy is on this page and you may also opt-out of their tracking from this page.
  • Jetpack for WordPress by Automattic. Automattic’s privacy policy can be found on this page.

Third Party Comment System

Our site uses the Disqus comment platform for managing comments left on our articles. In order to leave a comment, you may be required to create an account with this third party comment system. You can find Disqus’ policies, including their Privacy Policy at this URL.

Information collected by Disqus may also be used by authorized agents of this site, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. As an example, you may be required to provide your email address, and we may use that information to contact you should you request it. We may use information about your Disqus account for purposes of comment moderation as well.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email or social media.