Privacy

Welcome to Derrydemocrats.org, this Privacy Policy applies to any information that is collected while you are on the Site and our hosted discussion forum at bbs.boingboing.net. Our goal with this policy is to be transparent about the information we collect, how we use it, and how it is shared.

This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the Site you agree to both. Terms with initial capital letters used in this Privacy Policy shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Terms of Service.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We collect limited information when you browse the site

When you visit the Site we collect log data, for example: the type of browser and operating system you are using, the address of the external or internal page that referred you, your IP address and pages on the site that you visit in association with your IP address. This information is recorded even if you do not have a Discussion Forum account, or even when you are logged out of your account. We mostly use this information to diagnose issues with the site. We only retain it for three days.

We Collect Information Using Cookies

Advertising pays our bills so we use a lot of cookies. You should know how cookies work. You should know what cookies we use. You should support cookie reform efforts if you choose.

We collect information when you use our Discussion Forum

You should also remember that anything you post on the forum is public and therefore is not covered by this privacy policy– it is viewable by everyone on the Internet.

We Collect Information When You Suggest A Link

When you use our form to suggest a link, we request (1) a title for the item you’re suggesting; (2) an URL of the suggested website; and (3) a description of the suggested site. We use this information to assess your suggestion. We also ask for your name, email and your URL. These fields are optional and we use them to give you appropriate credit. If you ask to remain anonymous, we will not publish your name in association with your suggestion, should we choose to use it. We will never spam your email. We maintain this information indefinitely and use it to evaluate submissions quickly.

We Collect Information When You Sign up

When you subscribe to receive the Derrydemocrats.org, we require your email address so that we can send you the day’s headlines and excerpts. It is optional to provide your first and/or last name and we only use it to personalize the message. We do not use your email for any other purpose than to send the Blast. You will remain on this list until you unsubscribe, which you can do at any time. We partner with MailChimp to provide email list services. Their privacy policy can be found here.

If you email us or send other communications to us directly, we will retain your email or address and correspondence so that we may respond to your request. We retain this information indefinitely so that we have a history of our past communications.

We DO NOT Collect Information when You Use the Derrydemocrats.org Store

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?

It is generally our policy not to share or sell your personally identifiable information with any third party. We may, however, share information under the following circumstances:

If we receive your informed consent;

If it is necessary for a third party provider to perform tasks on our behalf (as described in this policy);

If we believe doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or valid legal process. If we are going to release your information, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance, if we have a means to contact you, unless we are prohibited by court order from doing so; or

If we are acquired by or merged with another company. This Privacy Policy would continue to apply to any data collected while it was in place.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: this website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, unless we have specified them in this document.

DATA SECURITY

We have adopted commercially reasonable technical, physical and administrative procedures to protect the confidentiality of the information that we collect on our site. However, the Internet is not a vault and data can be lost.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

This Privacy Policy may be revised. If we make material changes to this policy, we will make them available to read in a revised privacy policy page.

COOKIE POLICY

We use a lot of cookies on this site. Online publishing is primarily supported by advertising and so is Derrydemocrats.org. Until there’s a better way, we’re stuck with cookies, all of us. What we can do, however, is inform you about the cookies that we use and how you can opt-out from using them, if you choose. Just remember, cookies power the advertising and the advertising pays for the Site.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small data files that websites store in your hard drive. They create a unique id that is associated with your browser. We use first-party cookies for analytics, which tell us about user activity on our site. We use third-party cookies to collect information about your habits across multiple sites and to provide advertising that is targeted to your interests. Our third-party advertising partners also use third-party cookies. More information about each is provided below.

Social Media Widgets

 

We display sharing buttons so you can use social networking to share items from our site. This includes Rune, which allows us to understand what content you thought was worth sharing.

It also includes the Facebook recommend button and other interactive mini-programs that run on our site that collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and sets a cookie to enable the widget to function properly. Your interactions with these Widgets are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them, not by this Privacy Policy.

Google FeedBurner for RSS

Our content is syndicated and distributed through Feedburner, owned by Google. When you subscribe to the RSS feed, your account is controlled by Google Accounts, and we have no access to the personal information you share with them.  Read the Google Privacy Policy.