Disclaimer, Disclosure Notice and Privacy Info

Disclaimer: This blog is maintained by founder and editor-in-chief, Michael Simmons. He is not a licensed legal, medical, or financial expert (nor are any staff writers or guest writers unless specified in their articles) nor should anything in the content of these website be taken as certified legal, medical, or financial advice. Information provided is purely for education and entertainment purposes. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the authors’ own, and geekSerious.com/IS World Media does not claim to endorse any opinions voiced by staff or guest writers or commenters. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Disclosure Notice: geekSerious.com/IS World Media accepts advertising, affiliate marketing, and other types of sponsorship. We are sometimes compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and other topics. Even though we receive compensation for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The compensation received does not affect the opinions given.

Privacy / Information Collected: Like many web sites, geekSerious.com/IS World Media makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes IP addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable (we cannot identify your name, address, email address, or telephone number).

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website.  These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

geekSerious.com uses cookies to store information about visitor preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. Some of our advertising partners may use cookies, JavaScript, and web beacons on our site to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Our advertising partners include Google Adsense, Commission Junction, Amazon, and others and are due to change without notice. These third-party ad servers or ad networks automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

geekSerious.com/IS World Media has no access to or control over cookies, JavaScript, and Web Beacons that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. geekSerious.com/IS World Media’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

You may be able to opt out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI and DAA websites.

Your California Privacy Rights: Notice to California readers – California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code section 1798.83. requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors:Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Since HomeEverAfter.com allows you to connect with other sites and services in order to share content and information, you should consult the other sites’ and services’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties or their use of your information.

geekSerious.com may offer giveaways, promotions, editorial features or other activities or offerings that are sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. By virtue of your participation in such activities or offerings, your IP address and the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit may be provided to both geekSerious.com and the third parties. geekSerious.com has no control over the third parties’ use of this information.

geekSerious.com may use reputable third parties to present or serve advertisements, including online behavioral advertisements, that you may see on the web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This privacy notice does not cover any use of information that such third parties may have collected from you (e.g., type of browser, operating system, domain name, day and time of visit, page(s) visited) or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs).

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