This Website utilizes industry standard analytics packages (currently Google Analytics) that gather limited information on visitors to the Website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. This information does not identify individual users; it is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of Website usage and trends.
We may collect personal information you provide by voluntarily interacting with the Website, such as providing your name or email address to subscribe to a newsletter or leaving a comment on our blog.
Cookies are very small text files that are stored on personal computers for reference purposes. Cookies may be used to provide easier and faster access to Website features such as repeat visits. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you have submitted while on our Website. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when your browser is closed, and a persistent cookie may stay on your hard drive for an extended period. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Website. Persistent cookies can perform such activities as storing your password for blogs so you do not have to sign in every time you visit those areas, and/or may be used to enable us to track and target the interests of our users so as to enhance the overall experience of using our Website. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website experience by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter or publication. If you choose to submit content for publication such as a comment to a blog post or otherwise, we may publish your name, screen name, and other information you have provided to us.
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. The Lost Geographer may participate in some affiliate advertising network programs for products, services and other offerings we believe are of interest and value to our Website visitors. These affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for websites like ours to earn commissions on products sold through introductions created by advertising and links from the Website. As part of these affiliate programs, the Website will post customized links, provided by the affiliates, to track the referrals to our Website. These programs utilize cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commissions on these sales.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our emails and newsletters, which may be used for advertising purposes. All emails and newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to best meet the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
If you are an affiliate or other member of our community, we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or for as long as necessary to provide you with our services.
You have certain rights regarding your personal information. These include the rights to:
1. Opt-out. You may opt out of receiving communications by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email we send to you, or by replying to any email we send you and entering the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. We will use personally identifiable information to verify the accuracy of information provided with regard to transactions. If you provide a testimonial we may choose to post it on our website.
2. Access. You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to us at email@example.com.
3. Amend. You may contact us at contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to amend or update your personal information.
4. To Be Forgotten. In certain situations, you may request that we erase your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to us at email@example.com. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore, as is the case with any organization – we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information? You should not submit any highly sensitive information including information about your religious or political beliefs, private health status or information, your social security number, race, ethnic origin, criminal background information or other such sensitive information. You may submit any questions you may have about our security procedures by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and entering “Security Procedures” in the subject line.
You can log in to the Website using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Website, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Website. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
This Website is intended for use only by adults and does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not enter information on this website or use our services. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or the Website.