Privacy Policy

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This Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices of butwhythopodcast.com

But Why Tho? A Geek Community is the joint effort of a team of writers from across the globe. We provide readers with sharp, entertaining writing on a wide range of topics in pop culture. ButWhyThoPodcast.com respects your right to the privacy of the personal information you provide us on our website. To that end, by accessing and using this website, you agree and consent (and your parent/legal guardian agrees and consents on your behalf if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this Policy.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us as indicated on our Contact Us page. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued access or use of this website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance (and the acceptance of your parent/legal guardian on your behalf, if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) of the Privacy Policy as revised. This Privacy Policy applies to our websites located at www.ButWhyThoPodcast.com and any of our other sites that link to this Privacy Policy. We refer to all of these sites as the “Website.”

How But Why Tho? Collects Information

We collect both personal information and anonymous information through the Website. We sometimes collect personal information and anonymous information by asking you to enter it into forms on our Website. For example, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we request your name and e-mail. We also collect anonymous information automatically as you use the Website—see the section below-titled Cookies and Analytics.

How Do We Use and Disclose Your Information

If we do receive your personal information, we will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use the personal information you provide to respond to your questions or comments; Administer our promotions and Website; to otherwise provide or improve our website and services; and/or to carry out other purposes which are disclosed to you and to which you consent.

We will not share your personal information with third parties unless you give us your express permission to do so; it is to your parent or guardian if you are a minor; it is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services for us; subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements; it is for any other purpose to which you consent; or otherwise as we are required or permitted by law.

We reserve the right to disclose any personal information as needed if such information is requested by law enforcement agencies or if we are requested to do so by law, regulation, court order, or by a government entity. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties if we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to: (I) conduct investigations of possible breaches of law; (ii) cooperate in any legal investigation; (iii) identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Use of this Website; or (iv) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property. In addition, we may disclose anonymous information to third parties for marketing and other business purposes. For example, we may provide anonymous information to advertisers and commercial partners about the size and demographic composition of our user base.

E-mail

We appreciate your e-mailed feedback, questions, and comments. Please see the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy. If you e-mail us, we will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns and may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it once it is no longer needed.

Links to Other Websites

For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites and web pages that we do not control. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any websites or pages not under our control and we do not endorse any of these websites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages. Other websites may collect and treat information collected differently, so we encourage you to carefully read and review the privacy policy for each website you visit.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track and analyze our web traffic. We do not have access to the information collected by Google apart from what is displayed in our Google Analytics portal.

We have implemented the following data collection features in Google Analytics:

1. Remarketing with Google AdSense

Enables data collection for Display and Search Remarketing. This includes data from Google’s signed-in users who have chosen to enable Google to associate their web and app browsing history with their Google account, and to use such information from their Google account to personalize ads. Google Analytics temporarily joins these identifiers to your Google Analytics data in order to support your audiences. When you enable this setting, you must adhere to the Google Analytics Advertising Features Policy, including rules around sensitive categories and the necessary privacy disclosures to your end users about the data you collect and share with Google.

2. Advertising Reporting Features

Enables Advertising Reporting features like Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting, DoubleClick Campaign Manager reporting, DoubleClick Bid Manager reporting, and Google Display Network Impression Reporting that help you better understand your users.

The information collected by Google may be linked to your Google account if you’re signed in. Google may also collect information relating to your: browsing device; location; operating system.

Please read Google’s Privacy Policy for more information on how your data is collected and used.

To opt out of Google’s data collection, you may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services.

Google Adsense

We display advertisement powered by Google Adsense. Google Adsense uses the information Google collects to display the most useful ads online. When you’re signed in to your Google Account, they will also collect information that they store with your Google account. We do not have access to any data collected by Google for the purposes of advertising.

You may choose to opt out of personalised advertisements by disabling cookies.

Affiliate Links

But Why Tho? is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links on MakeUseOf.com are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. You should assume that any links leading you to products or services are affiliate links that I will receive compensation. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers. We also receive compensation for sponsored posts and emails. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

We are also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Third Party Social Media Platforms

The Website integrates content from and links to social media platforms. We also maintain a presence on social media platforms. Please understand that these platforms are operated by third parties and that your use of the platforms is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies established by their operators. The information you post on these platforms may be depending on your privacy settings, be publicly visible. We urge you to carefully consider what you post. If you do not want your personal information to become publicly visible, do not post it on these platforms.

Social Features on this Website

Some pages on the Website contain social features let you publicly post photos or messages. The information you post can be collected and used by people you do not know. We may also use the information you post on these social areas of our Website for promotional purposes, and by posting material to these social features, you (and your parent/legal guardian on your behalf, if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) grant to But Why tho? a world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and unrestricted license to copy, reproduce, adapt, transmit, edit, modify, or otherwise use, publicly display, distribute, translate and create compilations and derivative works from, any and all such content (in any format or media) and waive all moral rights in and to all such content in favour of But Why Tho?. We urge you to carefully consider what you post in social areas.

Children

We are committed to preserving online privacy for all of the visitors to our Website, including children. Our Website is not designed for children and we do not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13 without the consent of their parent or guardian.

Security

We have taken reasonable steps and have in place appropriate physical, organizational, and technological security measures to protect your personal information, including keeping your financial information private and safe. You acknowledge, however, that no transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, despite our efforts. We cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third-parties. We retain personal information that we collect only as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards which meet these requirements. We destroy personal information when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.

Personal information may only be accessed by persons within our organization, or our third party service providers, who require such access to carry out the purposes indicated above.

Access and Rectification

You have a right to request access to your personal information and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted personal information to us and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it removed or corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases, we may not be able to allow you to access certain personal information in certain circumstances, for example, if it contains personal information of other persons, or for legal reasons. In such cases, we will provide you with a reasonable explanation of why it is not possible to grant access to your personal information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to learn more about how we protect privacy, please contact us.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 10, 2019.