Here we cover all the juicy details about the terms and conditions on TechDetective. We’ll journey through the magical world of information we collect about our lovely readers on this website (‘the site’), and we’ll also touch on how we store that information (mostly on old floppy discs, but also online) and how we use it.
That being said – don’t worry. We’re not out to get you. Other than get you help with your Tech problems.
Let’s dive into the juicy details.
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Here’s the legal:
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
As much as we love you – our audience – we don’t gather any personal information without asking you first (we swear!). We may ask you to sign up to an email list, in which case we’ll store your email, name, and any IP data provided (which pretty much just tells us what country you’re from – so we can imagine the tasty food you might like to eat). We don’t collect any other information that could identify you.
Thanks to the magical world of Google Analytics, we do collect some non-personal information about our visitors. This may include things like your demographic details (gender, device, age, etc), location, access information (i.e. when you used the site and what pages you visited), and what you searched to find our website on Google or other search engines.
Unfortunately, we can’t get Google Analytics to tell us your horoscope sign, your favorite takeout order, or who your secret crush is.
The smart lady also advised us to say that TechDetective isn’t targeted at children under 13 years old, and we don’t intend to collect any information from children.
I mean, why would we? They just like to get all messy and make your phone all greasy with their dirty fingers. So rude!
If you are under 13 and reading this, we have a carefully translated message for you:
“Hey fam, u should like totally ditch this site and come play Roblox. Who even reads TechDetective LOL, just adults with jobs and rezponsiblites. Check this lit banger on YouTube instead“
Here at TechDetective, we want to create content that helps you out. After you’ve read it, we’d love to hear your feedback – so we turned on comments after every post. Please use the comments to tell us what you thought about the post, what you ate for breakfast, and who you think is really running the world.
When leaving a comment, please remember that it will be public. Everyone on the entire internet could end up reading what you write! So make it good. We’ll ALL be watching.
If you are receiving any form of contact from us, we only want that to happen if you want it to. If you need us to stop contacting you, please use our Contact Page to demand that we cease all communications with you. This will make us very sad, but we will respect your privacy and will only continue to watch you from afar.
Hey dude, Cali’s civil code makes us disclose any of your information we share with other parties. We totally don’t share any of your info (and never will man), but if you like want to check and make sure, just hit us up over on our radical Contact Page and we’ll scope that out for you man. Stay awesome.
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