Effective Date: June 7, 2021
Your privacy is important to me
- Website visitors
- Personally-identifying information
- Links to external sites
- Google AdWords for remarketing
- Protection of certain personally-identifying information
- Aggregated statistics
- Affiliate disclosure
- Contact information & credit
1. Website visitors
Like most website operators, I collect 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. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, I may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the website.
The website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like IP addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blog posts. I disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that I use and disclose personally-identifying information as described below.
2. Personally-identifying information
Certain visitors to the website choose to interact with me in ways that require me to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that I gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who leave a comment at https://etiennemahler.com to provide a username and email address.
The security of your personal information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.
5. Links To external sites
I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
6. Google AdWords for remarketing
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin like uBlock.
7. Protection of certain personally-identifying information
I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of my employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on my behalf or to provide services available on this website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using the website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. I will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to my employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations, as described above, I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of myself, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://etiennemahler.com and have supplied your email address, I may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new articles, features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with my website, services or products. I primarily use the blog to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via one of the feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. I take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
8. Aggregated Statistics
The website may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors. I may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, I do not disclose your personally-identifying information.
9. Affiliate Disclosure
This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, this website uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalised content, appropriate advertising, and store your preferences (such as your login) on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with me by purchasing me services or products (such as the paid subscription), are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, I collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor's interaction with this website. I do 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.