By accessing, reading, or otherwise using the site and Services (“platypusplatypus.com” and “https://platypusplatypus.com” and “http://platypusplatypus.com” and “website” and “services” and “site” and “Site” and “Services” and “PlatypusPlatypus” and “Platypus Platypus” and “PlatypusPlatypus.com” and “we” and “We” and “us” and “Us” and “Website”) in any way, you agree that you have read and abide by both documents. Please read both carefully.
The following is data we gather from you (“You” and “users” and “Users”) in order to improve our Services and your experience:
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We collect and use information about your interactions with the Service in a manner and format that does not identify you as an individual (“NPII”). We may collect, use, and disclose NPII. This data does not identify you personally.
Analytics: We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including the web pages you visit, your approximate location, your operating system, your browser add-ons, your browser’s width and height, display resolution, device identifiers, and other technical information that assists us in improving the Service. This information is anonymized and can’t be used to identify you.
Some cookies collected and stored may be from the following entities on the Service (List A):
- Google Analytics
By using the site, you agree to have cookies placed, sent, and received on your device, data sent from the above list of entities (List A)- but not limited to this list.
Personal data/Comments: We do not store any personal data on our servers, unless you provide them in the first place. You’re free to read articles, comments, and other data without signing up for an account, posting a comment, or using the contact form.
However, some Services allow you to enter your personal details, such as commenting forms, contact forms, and other forms which may ask you for your name, email, and message body. Cookies may be placed on your device to store your name, email, or other information for commenting purposes only. This is not used for marketing and only used to save you time for follow-up subsequent comments. These cookies can be deleted by clearing your browser’s cookie cache.
Some third-party analytical services or advertisers may collect, transmit, or store personal trackers or unique IDs to identify you. They may also place cookies on your device.
Your IP, browser user agent, approximate location, or other NPII may be collected by third-party analytical tools or the Service. This data may be stored on our servers or third-party servers. Some other data may also be collected by our analytics capture, however this is NPII.
All personal details that can be used to identify you are provided only by your consent. We do not force you to provide personal details. However, personal details may be required to use some Services, namely leaving comments or filling out our contact form. Cookies may also be placed on your device by using these Services. This is your responsibility and by providing these details, you assume all risk and liability. If you don’t want to provide your personal details, please don’t use these Services.
Data erasure: Upon your request, we will erase your personal data from our servers and database. If you want to delete your data, please put in a request.
By signing up to our newsletter:
- You consent that you agree to receive marketing or informational emails from us through MailChimp’s delivery system
- You agree to have your information stored on our servers, MailChimp’s servers, and other third-party servers.
- You’re at least 13 years of age
- You can opt-out anytime by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in our emails
You agree that you’ve read, understand, and agree to abide by their policies and terms by signing up for our email list. You can find out more details at Mailchimp.com/legal.
II. Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
Your information may be collected and shared with other third parties, such as analytic services and third-party advertisers. These parties may use personalized tracking identifiers. You can learn more or opt-out by using the links in Section II. Advertising cookies may be placed on your device by third-parties when using the Site or Service.
IV. Your Information
We store and process your information on data centers located within the US, however, third-party entities may transfer your information to other jurisdictions around the world.
Note that other countries may have different laws regarding privacy. We use commercially available methods to safeguard your information, though we cannot guarantee that your information may not be accessed by an illegal act.
Our site uses secure sockets layer “HTTPS” and is regularly audited for security to protect your information.
Although users can’t create accounts on the Site, they’re able to dispatch personally identifying information through the use of comment forms or contact forms. We take measures to protect this information reasonably.
Protecting your information
Here are some best practices to protect your information when using our Site.
We’ve tried to reasonably make it as flexible as possible by allowing Users to use the Site without giving away their information.
We’re always available if you have feedback for us to improve our Site/Service. Please contact us to let us know!
For more security, use fake names or emails if you wish to hide your identifying information.
We provide the ability to input fake names and emails to protect our User’s identities.
We also allow blank name entries, which will be defaulted to “Anonymous” as the name for those who wish to hide their identity.
We also allow the email input to be completely optional to submit a comment. In other words, Users don’t need to enter their email to post a comment on the Service.
Website contact form
Our contact form requires a name and email for all inquiries.
However, we allow fake names and encourage throwaway (junk) emails on our contact form to further protect our Users’ information.
We also require User consent and agreement before sending the contact form to us.
We also suggest the use of browser tracker blockers or ad blockers if you want to reduce the number of advertiser trackers on your browser. You may also tell your browser to send a “Do not track” request to advertisers.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users.
The Service, Site, and its contents are not directed or marketed to children under the age of 13.
If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information permanently as quickly as possible.
Please note: We allow any User to request for their information to be deleted. You can request this anytime for any reason. You can submit a request for deletion by contacting us.
VI. Data breach
Our site uses secure sockets layer (SSL) connections to establish safe data transmission to you from our server.
In the event of a data breach, we will notify Users by any of the following means:
- Email notification to all affected Users
- Site notices (banners, popups, in-text notifications)
- Official posts on the site in an obvious location (top of the page notification).
You may request to know what possible data may have been breached and we will provide these details to the best of our knowledge. We encourage that you follow best practices to safeguard your information. While we make reasonable attempts for our Users to hide their information, it requires cooperation on both sides.
You may contact us with any questions at our contact page.
IX. Changes and updates
This page was last updated 5/17/21.