At History Fangirl, I’m committed to providing a trustworthy, helpful atmosphere for all my visitors. That’s why I’m going to explain how and why this site collects personal data, how it is used, and how it is kept secure. Here are a few different sections if you’d like to skip around.
FTC regulations require me to disclose my financial relationships with all companies – plus, it’s just good to be open. I will always disclose if I am receiving compensation for a post, including freebies, comped stays or activities, or financial compensation/sponsorship.
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Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
What information do we collect?
Information You Voluntarily Submit: We collect personal information from you that you submit to the site, such as your name or email address when leaving a comment, submitting a contact form, or subscribing to the Website’s newsletter.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use History Fangirl, we will log your IP address, operating system type (Mac or PC), browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked and time spent on page. Please note: all your information has been anonymized in Google Analytics and only is viewed aggregately.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
How your information maybe be used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
1) To operate and maintain the Website
2) To identify you as a user of the Website and customize the Website for your account;
3) To send you promotional information, such as newsletters, provided that you have opted into subscribing to a newsletter by voluntarily signing up. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt out of future e-mails (unsubscribe);
4) To respond to your comments or questions;
5) To provide you with user support;
6) To track and measure advertising and user statistics on the Website;
7) To protect, investigate, and deter unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third-party use of personal information
The Website uses third-party service providers to operate certain functions of the Website. Every third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics –This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as time on page, referring websites, and user actions on the Website. We collect standard details of visitor behavior, such as the number of visitors on certain pages, the number of visitors from specific countries, the gender of visitors, the length of visit, and so on. All Google Analytics data is anonymized and used in a way as not to identify anyone. No attempt is made, on the part of History Fangirl or Google, to find out the identities of those visiting the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is provided or captured by Google Analytics. All data is anonymized and viewed in aggregate. Here is Google’s privacy notice. Google Analytics says they are GDPR compliant.
Drip – This service is used for the delivery of newsletters and updates. We store your name and email address for the purposes of delivering such communications. We collect information such as open rate and link clicks to make the emails you receive better. Your email address will never be bought, sold, given away, or traded for any reason. You can opt-out (unsubscribe) at any time. For more information, please see Drip’s privacy notice. Drip says they are GDPR compliant.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone but is aggregated with all other users of the Website. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing. Examples of this anonymous data may include statistics from Google Analytics or information collected from cookies.
Users may prevent cookies by using changing the settings on their internet browser to deny the setting of cookies. Also, cookies may be deleted anytime by clearing the cookies in your web browser. However, by disabling the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, some functions of our Website may work as intended.
History Fangirl has a newsletter, which collects personal information such as name and e-mail address, which must be provided voluntarily. Your email will never be added to a list without your consent. Should you choose to provide your email for my mailing list, please know that your email will never be sold, marketed, or traded to any other business. Some History Fangirl communications may contain marketing, such as affiliate links, which will always be disclosed in the context of the e-mail.
You can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link or by emailing me at email@example.com.
Rights related to your personal information
Opt-out – You may opt out of future email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe links in our emails and confirming your intent to unsubscribe. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to 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.
Sensitive personal information
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website.
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.
If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information about a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
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This policy was reviewed on April 10, 2023.