Metaphysicality Inc blog complies with the terms of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Our management of this Site is conducted with the utmost concern for integrity and privacy for all Site visitors, no matter where they reside.
This Site collects the necessary information to provide an optimal online experience for our users, and additionally the data is used to help us in marketing, and monetization via ad services. All device information (information relative to your device) is gained through cookies and related files. We do not handle the information ourselves (but for newsletter subscriptions [not obtained from cookies]), but rather the companies we use the services of, collect and store it for us. We work with the end product, which does not provide us with identifying information. We do not have direct access to your browser files. Information is collected by Google and Amazon.com, which is relative to the advertising services that this Site uses, provided by each of them.
In addition there may be cookie information accessed concerning which YouTube videos you watch, and information that will assist Facebook to target you with their advertising services (if you use YouTube or Facebook they will, this is not directly relative to your visit to the Site). Know that at any time you can opt out of such processes by following the proper channels (links are provided further down the page).
DEVICE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED USING THESE TECHNOLOGIES:
Cookies: data files that are placed on your device or computer; they hold information specific to you. To know more about cookies, including how to disable them, go to All About Cookies.org.
Log files: track actions taken on the Site, and collect data that includes your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring & exit pages, and time & date stamps.
Web beacons, tags, and pixels: digital files used to collect information about how you browse the Site.
HOW WE USE YOUR DEVICE INFORMATION
We use the Device Information that we collect to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by allowing Google Analytics to generate stats about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Information collected can tell us generally where you are located, and a bit about what your Web activities consist of, such as the pages you are most interested in and the items you shop for. It also tells us whether or not you are first time visitor, and which site referred you to our Site. And though you are not personally identified, there may be an identifier token present that is specific to you.
To opt out of Google targeted advertising (YouTube as well), visit this url. To learn more about how Google uses and protects your information, read below, under "Advertising Disclosure," and "Analytics Disclosure."
To opt out of targeted advertising by Amazon.com, use this page url.
We do not use Facebook advertising, but Facebook may target you with ads while you are here. To opt out of Facebook targeting you, sign into Facebook and click on “settings,” then on “ads.” Once there you click on “ads based on my use of websites and apps,” and press the “choose setting” button, and then click “off.”
Once the above is done you may still see ads, but they will in all likelihood be less relevant. Facebook will still be tracking you, but their information won’t be used to show you targeted ads. We will direct you to a site that will show you how to block cookies; read below, under "Your Rights."
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Device Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information in the ways described above. We share it only with the advertising platforms we currently use (Google, and Amazon.com). Read on for more information on this topic.
This Site uses Google advertising technologies. As such we disclose how we use any information obtainable through Google marketing applications. Visit this page to see how Google uses your information.
OUR GOOGLE-RELEVANT ADVERTISING POLICY IS AS FOLLOWS:
Through this Site's use of Google advertising technology, your information is used to serve AdSense targeted advertising (unless you opt out). We at Metaphysicality Inc blog, will not support the merging of information that can identify you with information that cannot identify you, that was previously gained through Display Advertising features (based on the DoubleClick cookie), unless we have properly timely notice of and the user's prior consent to such a merger.
- If you click on a Google Adsense ad on our Site, it is possible that a DoubleClick cookie may be placed on your browser.
- Google and third party vendors may serve targeted ads to you, using information obtained from cookies stored on your device, unless you opt out.
Here is Google's url providing the link by which you can opt out of targeted ads, through your Google user account.
The Google Analytics features we at Metaphysicality Inc blog have implemented provide us with all technical information accessible through Google Analytics statistics. This does not include identifying information nor does it include contact information of Site visitors. We at Metaphysicality Inc blog and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services, are related to visits to our Site.
Metaphysicality Inc blog uses statistics gained through Site visitor information, supplied through Google Analytics (such as gender, interests, location etc), to build a more targeted and effective Site, as well as to optimize Site advertising revenues and improve our marketing strategy.
How Google Safeguards your Data
It is possible that we could be forced to use obtained information, to respond to a subpoena, a search warrant, or other lawful request for information on hand, or to otherwise protect our rights.
If you leave comments on our pages using a user ID that personally identifies you, you are advised to use due discretion when making posts. At any time you are free to delete comments you have left. If you cannot, feel free to contact us; and if you provide us with the user ID you made them with, we will delete them for you.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to request deletion of information held about you. As it pertains to this Site, you must block and delete your information via the appropriate channels, as we do not store your information ourselves thus cannot do it for you. Know more about cookies and deleting them by visiting All About Cookies.org; or visit Google's opt out Portal; or visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal. If you have also signed up for our newsletter, please unsubscribe if that be your preference.
When you visit this Site, your device information is held on our behalf by Google, Amazon.com, and other advertising entities referred to above. The data should be assumed to be held without an expiry date (indefinitely), until such a time as you request its deletion--via visiting one or more of the sites referred to above, that will enable you to delete it.
NEWSLETTER MAILING LIST
This Site's administration will at no time have any idea of who you are, unless you sign up for our newsletter and use identifying information in the process. [Information supplied by your newsletter subscription cannot be correlated to information collected from cookies.] If you do subscribe to our newsletter, your sign up information will only be accessed by entities essential to us in creating and sending our newsletter; as well it will not be used for any other purpose. Metaphysicality Inc blog's newsletter will discuss our other projects too, which include our store, forum, and Facebook pages; and will potentially refer to sales we have live on other sites at any given time.
We make it very simple to unsubscribe from our newsletter--there is an opt out link on the newsletter email. Note: you are not automatically unsubscribed from our newsletter when you block yourself to advertising from the entities referred to above and/or when you block cookies, as there is no way to achieve that. You must unsubscribe separately. If you prefer you may contact us and request deletion of your newsletter subscription; you must supply the email address you signed up with for us to do this.
The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. In browsing here it is understood that the visitor is 18 years of age or older.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a request concerning your own information in our care, please contact us via our contact page.
The Below Information Serves Exclusively as a Placeholder for Such Time that this Site May Ever Utilize the Google AdWords Program (to remind the Site owner to update this page at that time). If at any time we choose to use the Google AdWords advertising program (which we have not yet done), we at Metaphysicality Inc blog will:
- Use Google Analytics to advertise online.
- Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet.
- We and third-party vendors, including Google, will use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our Site.