CFanatic, is a community of Developers and this "Privacy Statement" discloses the privacy practices for the entire CFanatic website and CFanatic respects your privacy. Below is an outline of the information that CFanatic gathers, how its used, and how you can "opt-out".
We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us.
CFanatic respects your right to privacy. Because we gather certain types of information about our users we want to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather and how we use it.
What Information does CFanatic collect ?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services. Because we derive revenue mainly from advertising, collecting information is essential to keep our services affordable to users.
We collect personal information about our users during usage of the CFanatic service, from our use of 'cookie' technology as you use the service and during sending or viewing a thread or an article through CFanatic or while subscribing to our forums section for email notifications.
Whenever you request a page through your browser, navigation and click stream data such as:
The email addresses collected from the forums are not sold, or disclosed to any third parties. These addresses will only be used by our business to send out whatever you request us to send. You will not receive any mailings you did not request.
What is CFanatic's practice regarding cookies ?
Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies" which stores small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to Internet websites. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit CFanatic. Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information which we may use to enhance your services in the ways described below. You may choose not to allow cookies to be collected by adjusting your settings on your browser.
Cookies on this site are used by ourselves, our ad management system, and occasionally by advertisers who use 3rd party ad serving solutions. Cookies are used for:
How does CFanatic use the information it collects ?
The information collected during the registration process for the CFanatic Community is used to:
How does CFanatic share this information and with whom ?
We aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. We do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. For example, we may tell our business partners how many customers in certain demographic groups access some articles.
What is CFanatic's practice regarding IP addresses ?
We collect and analyze traffic though Google Analytics on our website by keeping track of the IP addresses of our visitors. IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers that are assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to identify the computer originating a message.
CFanatic uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secured. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties which receive the information. CFanatic also links to a wide variety of other websites. We are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat information about their users.
How does CFanatic handle 3rd Party Advertising ?
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. Our third-party advertising companies also separately places or recognizes a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to and other websites 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, please visit their respective privacy policies.
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