Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

*Disclaimer: I follow the Roger Rabbit school of comedy. "Only when it [is] funny." By this I mean to say that anything goes on this blog within the confines of the law under the assumption that I, you, and everybody you know understand that this is a comedy blog of questionable veracity at any point in time. By commenting on this blog you agree to have a sense of humor and be civil, unless that's not funny.*

Privacy Policy (Supplamental)

I take your privacy seriously because I have to, apparently. This policy describes what personal information is collected and how it gets used. Personally, I moderate all comments to TSADM, by both registered and anonymous users, as site traffic is low. Any and all comments made are then open to response by other users as well as myself. The only restriction to an on-topic post will be free speech as directed by the U.S. Constitution.

(This privacy policy is applicable to websites falling under the primary holder The Sound A Doggy Makes as a blog hosted by Blogger in addition to Blogger's own Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.)

Routine Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor's preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to dzucker1 (at) gmail dot com for further clarification, though most likely he will barely understand it himself.

Terms of Use

I maintain the same terms of use as Google's Blogger service, which can be found again here, so no hate speech or graphic content just for shock value. Make it funny.