Your privacy is our first priority. MK’s Guide is a simple blog website where we ask for minimum information from users as possible.
What third-party services do we use?
Google Analytics is a tracking service from Google. Google Analytics helps us see:
- Active users on the site
- Total number of daily visitors
- Average time spent on page
- User’s location
Apart from above, Google Analytics also offers many other tracking features. You can read more about Google Analytics policies here.
Mailchimp is a service which offers subscriptions. We use Mailchimp to request users to subscribe to our mailing address. The collected information is:
- Email address
All the above details are shared with Mailchimp and by subscribing you consent with Mailchimp policies found here.
When you comment, a set of string (email) is sent to Gravatar to check if you are using their services. Your profile image is changed to your Gravatar profile if you are using their services.
AdSense is an advertising platform by Google. We use AdSense to display ads on our website. This helps us earn some money to cover the cost of the site and the equipment we use. You can read about their policies here.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
When you comment on a post or a page, below information is recorded.
- Name (public)
- IP Address (admin)
- Email (admin)
- Website URL (public)
- Comment (public)
We use a spam checking tool, which makes sure that the writing does not contain any spam links or words. After that process, the comment is sent for approval, which one of the admins approve.
On some pages, the embedded content is published to enhance your experience. The embedded content from other websites may also store cookies and/or track your data. We don’t have any control over it.
What security measure is in place?
We use an SSL certificate which encrypts your data travelling back and forth from the server.
Anything missing? Please send me a message on [email protected], and I’ll clear your question. I thank you for understanding and hope you have a great experience on MK’s Guide.