The privacy of our visitors is important to us. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit SkinnyGossip, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
Just like almost every other web site in the world, we collect and use data contained in log files to review and understand our site traffic. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as Verizon or Time Warner Cable), the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site, and which pages you visited. We only use this data for our own purposes and we never provide it to anyone.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also display third-party advertisements to help offset the cost of running the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they display advertising on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google via their AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, your browser, and technical information about your configuration. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
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 site 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 sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as a site 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 can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in various software programs or browser plugins. However, this will affect how you are able to interact with our site (as well as other web sites). Restricting cookies will also limit your ability to login 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 site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
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