Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION STUFF4® GATHERS AND TRACKS
STUFF4® gathers two types of information about users:
-Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and to email a friend. -Information STUFF4® gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to our readers and users. Under no circumstances does STUFF4® divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
STUFF4® Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users: Electronic newsletters policy (Dispatches) We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. STUFF4® gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
"E-mail this to a friend" policy
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
STUFF4® tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. STUFF4® does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
STUFF4® sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Remarketing with Google Analytics
Stuff4 uses Google analytics data and cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website. If you wish to opt out of this please read: Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines and Restrictions.
USE OF INFORMATION
STUFF4® uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. STUFF4® never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
STUFF4® creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for our own use. This allows us to advertise more effectively. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
STUFF4® uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience's demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
STUFF4® operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
-Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters. -Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users