By using and visiting StrangerDimensions.com, you agree to this policy. Keep in mind that most websites contain similar policies, and that this is standard practice on the Internet.
Collection of Information
When voluntarily submitted, such as via an email, comment, or contact form, your personal information (including name and email address) is used to fulfill specific requests, such as subscribing to and receiving our email newsletter, submitting information via a contact form, or submitting a comment via Disqus, our comments platform.
We never sell your personal information to third parties.
Log Files & Tracking Technology
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Comcast Cable), the browser you used to visit our website (such as Chrome or Firefox), the time you visited our website, and which pages you visited throughout our website.
Basic visitor tracking services, such as Google Analytics, compile this information to allow webmasters to effectively manage their websites.
Cookies & Web Beacons
We may also use third party advertisements on StrangerDimensions.com to support our website. Our advertising partners include Google and Disqus.
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our website, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our website, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific websites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking websites). Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to be tracked in this manner, you may disable cookies by modifying your web browser settings.
StrangerDimensions.com has no access to or control over the cookies used by third-party advertisers.
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a website using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing websites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related website, such as on a website about hockey).
DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
You may opt-out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the following url: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
You may opt-out of Disqus targeting by visiting the following url: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/1657951
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our website as well as other websites. This could include the inability to log in to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a website running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
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Posting Comments on Our Website
As these comments will be publicly available and accessible on the Internet, you should not submit private information or information you do not wish to be viewed by others. You are solely responsible for the comments you submit to our website.
Also note that, when you submit a comment, we will have access to information including your email address and IP address, although this information will not be accessible to the public.
Distribution of Information
We do not share or sell personally-identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, information may be shared with government agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud protection or investigation. This may occur when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place.
Commitment to Data Security
Your personally-identifiable information, including information obtained via log files, email addresses submitted via our subscription form, and other data is secure, although we cannot guarantee against unauthorized access.
If you wish, you may unsubscribe to any subscription-based emails you receive from StrangerDimensions.com by clicking the appropriate link in the email. You may also request any previously-submitted personal information, including comments, to be removed from our website, although we are at no obligation to do so.