Below is some information on the types of personal information received and collected when you use and visit this site, what it’s for, what it’s collected, and how we safeguard your information.
We never sell any personal information collected first-hand to third parties.
As with most other websites you visit online we collect data contained in log files.
The information in the log files includes 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.
Although we rarely ever log at the log files in question (they’re theoretically useful for tracking down bot attacks and the like) we’re obliged to tell you we do.
Cookies & Web Beacons
Cookies are used on this site to store information for analytics (seeing how many people visit the site, what pages they read, etc), social interaction (buttons to share on Facebook, etc), advertisements, and any additional features used on an individual articles (e.g., polls, quizzes, feedback forms).
- Google Analytics for analytics
- Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube for social interaction
- YouTube, Vimeo, Vine and Instagram embeds
- MailChimp for mailing list
Some advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. These cookies are generally used for geo-targeting purposes (like showing Wisconsin real estate ads to someone in Wisconsin, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.
However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.