Privacy Policy

Okay, so I need to have a privacy policy page in order to use Google Analytics to track user data. Why am I using google analytics?
1.) I use statistical data to figure out who my demographic is and whether they are interested in purchasing my books. Boy/Girl/All of the above/None of the above2.) I also use this data to make sure my website has a consistent flow of traffic. I would hate to find out that I paid thousands of dollars on my website only to have 1 or 0 visitors.Thankfully a few of you are visiting, so thank you for that!

  • Am I sharing your personally identifiable information? No, and I’m not sure how I would find that anyway.
  • Am I planning to sell your information? No.
  • Do I store your information? No. I can’t afford the storage.

 

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, thesilverninja.com 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. Thesilverninja.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how thesilverninja.com’s visitors use its website.

Thesilverninja.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on my blog or when you send me an e-mail. Thesilverninja.com 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 only to me, the administrator.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to thesilverninja.com choose to interact with me in ways that require thesilverninja.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that thesilverninja.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive thesilverninja.com updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, thesilverninja.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with thesilverninja.com. Thesilverninja.com 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. (Translation: You can’t leave a comment on the blog.)

 

 

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. Thesilverninja.com uses cookies to help me identify and track visitors, their usage of thesilverninja.com website, and their website access preferences. Thesilverninja.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using thesilverninja.com website, with the drawback that certain features of thesilverninja.com website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Ads

Ads appearing on my website (if any, ever) 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 thesilverninja.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. (Affiliate links to Amazon and such.)

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, thesilverninja.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in thesilverninja.com’s sole discretion. Thesilverninja.com 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.

Want to learn how to OPT OUT of sharing information? Google has you covered here: Google Opt Out information |