Engineer Seeking FIRE does not collect any personal information about its visitors except standard traffic logs automatically generated by the web server, and anything deliberately left as a comment by the visitors. We will never sell or voluntarily disclose personal information or email addresses.
By using this site, you are agreeing to all of the following policies and beyond, including GDPR for EU users.
1. Email Addresses
If you signed up via the subscription form to receive emails from us, then we will have your email address. Other than the name provided and email address, we do not retain any other information about the individuals on our email subscriber list. We have no way of knowing your location from that email address.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
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We feature ads from Google Adsense to help with the costs of running this blog. In order to run Adsense ads, Google places a third-party cookie on this site to track click-throughs. On its own, this data can tell Doubleclick how many times you have seen an ad and, for example, whether you need to see the UK or US version. It cannot find out any personal information about you. Click here for more info.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
4. Contact Forms
When visitors to the website utilize our contact form, a name, email address, subject line, and message are used to create an email which is sent to the administrator of this website. Other than the created email, the data is not recorded in any other way.
5. Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
6. Google Analytics
We use this analytics data (Google) to learn more about our readers and what kind of content they enjoy.
Other than Google Analytics and all public blog comments, we do not share your data with anyone. If this policy ever changes, it will be reflected here.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against the unauthorized or illegal activity.
Publicly Visible Information
If you create a user profile on the website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly.
At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website. Other users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google accounts.
Rights Related to Personal Information
Opt-out: you may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.
- Access: you may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request.
- Amend: you may contact us to amend or update your personal information.
- Forget: in certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Other third-party companies which place advertising on our site may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of their cookies or other tracking technologies, which may include delivering targeted advertisements and marketing messages based upon the third party websites that you visit, or other purposes. We cannot control this collection of information and are not responsible for the privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices of these third party advertisers.
Affiliate Program Participation
The website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through these links. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Every effort will be made to disclose affiliate links within the posts they appear in.
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