Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. At MacAutomationTips I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • There’s no reason I should have to share any information with law enforcement and other similar agencies, so I don’t. 
  • I don’t access or store personal information on my website unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is MacAutomationTips’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating this website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, MacAutomationTips collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

MacAutomationTips’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MacAutomationTips’s visitors use its website.

MacAutomationTips’s data collection service, Google Analytics and my website service, SiteGround, collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. MacAutomationTips only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to MacAutomationTips’s websites choose to interact with MacAutomationTips in ways that require MacAutomationTips to gather personally-identifying information such as signing up for a course or blog site membership. The amount and type of information that MacAutomationTips gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive MacAutomationTips updates via email, I collect their emails using a newsletter service. In each case, MacAutomationTips collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MacAutomationTips. MacAutomationTips does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. I absolutely do not sell or share names and email addresses of my subscribers. 

Aggregated Statistics

MacAutomationTips may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MacAutomationTips may monitor the most popular pages for spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. MacAutomationTips does not share this information publicly or provide it to others.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

MacAutomationTips discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on MacAutomationTips’s behalf or to provide services available at MacAutomationTips’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. MacAutomationTips uses cookies to help MacAutomationTips identify and track visitors, their usage of MacAutomationTips website, and their website access preferences. MacAutomationTips visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using MacAutomationTips’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of MacAutomationTips’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If MacAutomationTips, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MacAutomationTips goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MacAutomationTips may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by MacAutomationTips and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, MacAutomationTips may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in MacAutomationTips’s sole discretion. MacAutomationTips encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions

As you probably can see, the above policy is based a template I found on the Internet. If you have any questions or suggestions for changes and additions, feel to write and let me know.

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