Effective Date: 12-09-12
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Blog Nation does not own or control, or to people that Blog Nation does not employ or manage.
WHAT INFORMATION BLOG NATION COLLECTS
Blog Nation collects personal information when you directly provide it, such as when you register or claim your blog on the Site’s directories and maintain a profile associated with such blog.
Blog Nation also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, your computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website and your activity on the Site. Blog Nation may use log files, IP addresses, and browsing history and information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Some of this information may be shared with third parties. These third parties (except for the entity which "anonymizes the data") will only use or have access to the information in anonymized form.
Blog Nation may also collect certain information through the use of “cookies” and “pixel tags” as discussed below.
COOKIES AND PIXEL TAGS
Like many other websites, certain information may be automatically collected from you through the use of "cookies" or "pixel tags." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie may be linked to personal information. Pixel tags (also known as clear gifs, web bugs or web beacons) are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Site or in emails relating to the Site to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the Site. Advertisers and other third parties may also place cookies, clear gifs or other devices on your computer to collect nonpersonal information.
Cookies and pixel tags may be used, among other things, to enhance the user experience, serve advertising targeted to your interests, to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site and to gather information. For instance, by setting a cookie, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while accessing the Site. Cookies can also enable Blog Nation or third parties to track and target the interests of users to enhance the user experience. Nonpersonal information collected through cookies and pixel tags may be shared with and disclosed to third parties, who in turn may share and disclose such nonpersonal information.
If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, some portions of the Site and the Service may not function properly. For example, you may not be able to sign in and may not be able to access certain Site features or services
LINKS TO WEBSITES
The Site contains links to other websites. Blog Nation is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website to learn how such website collects and uses personally identifiable information.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY BLOG NATION
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SITE
Newsletters: We will use your name and email address to send the newsletters and promotional offers to you. If you wish to no longer receive these communications you may follow the unsubscribe mechanism in each of the emails you receive.
Service-Related Announcements: We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occassions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspected for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, whic hare not promotional in nature. If you not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactive your account.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Blog Nation may share your personal information, as well as a record of any transactions you conduct on the Site or offline with us through a third-party advertising partner and its service providers such as Google Mail, Outlook, Mad Mimi, Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, which will merge that information with information gathered from other sources in order to deliver to you advertising tailored to your interests when you visit certain websites. Our advertising partner will make the data we provide it anonymous and will only use the data in its anonymized form. Only the intermediary data provider which anonymizes the data comes into contact with any personal information. To choose not to have this information used by our third-party advertising partner, contact us here.
Blog Nation may also disclose or transfer information about our users, including personal information, as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of Blog Nation.
Blog Nation may disclose any of your information (including personal information and browsing information, to the extent available) to law enforcement, in response to a subpoena, or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is lawfully authorized or required, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property or safety of Blog Nation, our users, our employees or the public.
ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delate/deactivate it by making the change in your member information page or contacting us at email@example.com. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS
Your password is protected for your privacy and security. Blog Nation uses commercially reasonable steps to protect data transmission, but no system is perfect. Therefore, you should carefully safeguard your user name, password, and any log-in information.
Blog Nation stores all personal information on restricted database servers.
If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.