Your privacy is my priority. MKs Guide is a simple blog website where I ask for as minimum information from users as possible.
What third-party services do I use?
- Google Analytics
- WordPress Gravatar
- Microsoft Clarity
Google Analytics is a tracking service from Google. Google Analytics helps me see the following:
- Active users on the site
- Total number of daily visitors
- Average time spent on page
- User’s location
Apart from the above, Google Analytics also offers many other tracking features. You can read more about Google Analytics policies.
Mailchimp is a service that offers subscriptions. I use Mailchimp to request users to subscribe to our mailing address. The collected information is as follows:
- Email address
All the above details are shared with Mailchimp, and by subscribing, you consent to Mailchimp policies.
When you comment, a set of strings (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.
Mediavine is an advertising platform that I use to place ads. MKs Guide is reader based, and to survive, I place ads. This is the only way to provide content for free.
To improve the website experience, I use Microsoft Calrity occasionally to see my visitor’s movements on the website.
This includes what buttons and links the users are clicking on, what sections they are reading, and what pages they are browsing.
With Clarity, Microsoft can collect this data and use it. By using this website, you agree that Microsoft can collect this data.
Clicky is a privacy-friendly visitor tracking tool to track the total website visits. The program collects geolocation and medium data to help me see where the users are coming from.
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, the below information is recorded.
- Name (public)
- IP Address (admin)
- Email (admin)
- Website URL (public)
- Comment (public)
I use a spam-checking tool to ensure the writing contains no spam links or words. After that process, the comment is sent for approval, which one admin approves.
To support our work, some links on this site are affiliate links. An affiliate link is a referral link that, if you use to purchase something, I get a commission.
The information you use to buy the products is not shared with us.
On some pages, the embedded content is published to enhance your experience. The embedded content from other websites may also store cookies and track your data. I don’t have any control over it.
What security measure is in place?
I use an SSL certificate that encrypts your data traveling back and forth from the server.
Anything missing? Please message me at [email protected], and I’ll clear up your question. Thank you for understanding, and I hope you have a great experience on MKs Guide.