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The privacy of personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Map Happy, and how we safeguard this information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
And we’d like to be as transparent as possible, so below is a basic rundown of how we use the information that we do collect.
Basic log information
Like many other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include the IP (Internet Protocol) address, ISP (Internet Service Provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), how long you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
This is generally used for basic demographic and audience reporting and used to inform the editorial staff what stories may be of interest, and may also be provided to our advertisers.
Email privacy is always protected
The only e-mail sent from our websites is in response to an inquiry that you may send us or as a result of joining our double opt-in e-mail list. We will never add your email address to a mailing list without explicit permission. If anything comes to your attention which could potentially be a violation of this policy, please inquire immediately so that we can correct the problem.
Cookie usage on the site
Third-party advertisements are used to support the site, including programmatic and sponsored posts. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on Map Happy, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through Google AdSense) information.
This might include information such as the IP address, the ISP, the browser used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether Flash is installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing specific ads based on sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
Cookies can be disabled or selectively turned off in most browser settings or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this may affect site interaction as well as other interactions on other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about visits to Map Happy and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may interest you.
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