Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY

Some websites have really comical privacy pages. I thought about writing one just for fun, but decided against it.

Privacy is a serious matter. The privacy of visitors to valwrites.com is of utmost importance to me.

I guarantee that I will never sell, rent or give your personal information to any third party. Respecting your privacy is of paramount importance to me!

Here is information on what types of personal information this website receives and collects when you use and visit valseath.com and how I safeguard your information.

As with most other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

I use third party advertisements on valwrites.com to support the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit the site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited, such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites.

DoubleClick DART cookies

I also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).

The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with this site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Affiliate Links

Occasionally I will promote a product by a business or company on this website in the form of a text or graphic ad. If you purchase a product from my affiliate link, I earn a small commission. The affiliate site places a cookie on your computer that enables them to track the link that you used to access their site and complete your purchase.

Other

This privacy policy is in effect as of January 1, 2012. I reserve the right to make changes to the policy on an as-needed, ongoing basis. Your use of this site means that you are in agreement with this privacy policy.