We values the privacy of our readers. We recognize your right to privacy and work hard to protect your
at all turns.
show the newest update time. the website will only provide your data to law enforcement and other
when presented with a court order or subpoena and in response to law enforcement agency requests. website
illegal activities, suspected fraud and other forms on online mischief seriously and will provide data to
proper authorities when that type of mischief appears on our website.
When is your data collected?
We collect information from our users in several ways including subscribing to our newsletter, RSS feeds
and other opt-in
forms, sharing your information when emailing our writers, editors and other site-related email
sharing personal information via the site’s comment forms, and sharing information via Twitter, Facebook
other social media accounts and by following the website on Facebook, Twitter and other social media
How will the website use my data?
Information collected by the website will be used in a manner determined by the reason for collecting it.
Google Analytics, Parsley, Alexa, Quantcast and others
Information provided to the website from these platforms are collected outside of our regular scope
business and not collected at the direct request of the website. Typical information collected via
include operating system being used, internet browser used by our visitors and the screen resolution for
our website is being viewed among other user-specific data.
User contact info
Email addresses, social media accounts, cookies
Newsletter provided emails can be used to send daily the website newsletters to our readers upon our
For example, a “hot stories” email may be sent to collect user emails. In this case, our newsletter
will be emailed periodically after they opted-in to the newsletter. Users will be offered an unsubscribe
with each website newsletter sent.
The email address you enter into our contact form when contacting an editor, writer, member of our
team and other agents on the website will be used specifically for correspondence purposes only. The same
rule applies when you contact any of our staff outside of our general contact forms.
If you choose to comment through our system using Facebook Connect, Twitter or other social media
we do not collect your email information;
however, we do gain access to your username which can be used for correspondence when appropriate.
Information collected during surveys, giveaways and other on-site forms of engagement will only be
to contact contest winners, poll participants and other users as need permits.
On occasion, the website may provide email addresses and other information to third-party vendors for the
purpose of advertising
targeting and data analytics. Please note this information is used to provide you with the best possible
and not for the purpose of direct marketing by our third-party advertising and social networking
Our advertisers are not allowed to directly email our readers or use their personal data in a way that
Please note that our RSS feeds are often maintained by third-party sources who will store your
information; those RSS feed management and other user management systems will house your personal
Please note that some advertisers may place a unique cookie on your browser to identify your
account. Those cookies in some cases may provide tracking data to third-party advertisers. Other
on the website may also collect the same information about your personal site usage. If the website’s
Third-party access to your personal information
The website delivers ads through Doubleclick technology, with advertising offered through multiple
advertising networks and
other rotating partners. Those agencies often provide frequency capping on the number of ads each user
view each day, that technology requires our third-party advertisers to collect the number of ad views
geographical information and in some cases the operating system, screen resolution, computer OS and other
Our advertisers to the best of our efforts will not collect your name, address or other personal
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our
These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number)
your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites and
forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this
and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, check out
The website as a public forum
At the website we strive to protect your private information; however, please note that any public
comments you make are
not protected under our site’s policies. For example, Facebook comments are made available to the general
and, if chosen by you, will be displayed on your account.
The website comment policy
At the website, we do not believe in the censorship of comments based on political or ideological point
of view, however,
we do reserve the right to remove comments that we feel are spam in nature, abusive towards users,
foul language or appear completely off-topic from the story in which the comment is being left. In a case
a user “flames” the board with many comments left in quick successive order, we reserve the right to
The website reserves the right to delete a comment (it will, however, still show on your
Facebook page), remove a comment and ban a user, and simply ban a user from further comments.
The website does not remove comments by request. Users who left comments will need to log into their
social media account and remove those comments. the website, however, will remove comments based on legal
in response to law enforcement and when we feel a user is making a good will attempt to clear up a
or protect the privacy and safety of themselves and others.
The website does not tolerate hate speech, foul language, threats against users, spam and
comments related to a post.
All comments and other content contributed to the website shall adhere to the following
and may be edited or removed at the website’ discretion if it is deemed to be in violation of this
Facebook Open Graph Use Policy – the website Social News Reader and Facebook Connect
In certain cases, the website will ask for your permission to gain access to your Facebook account. If
you chose to use our
Facebook social news reader your personal Facebook account information will allow the website to post
stories you read from our website to your Facebook news feed. In general, the Facebook social graph
the website in certain instances to gain access to your Facebook account, however, under no circumstance
we use those permissions to post any information to your Facebook account outside of the scope of our
originally stated goals.
Facebook Connect will always ask permission to connect with your Facebook account. The window that
during your initial login will ask for certain Facebook permissions. By accepting those permissions, you
how and when the website can connect to your account.
In certain Facebook permission situations, users will be asked to approve certain information sharing
with the website such as “their likes, their basic information and their ‘about you’ information.