NewMedia.report Privacy Policy

Updated May 25, 2018

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used on our website. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

The only information we collect on Newmedia.report is through Google Analytics, a data processor that automatically collects certain information from visitors to this site, and makes it accessible to us in aggregate form. We do this to better understand how people reach this site, and to improve the services and design of this site.

There are no other tracking software beyond what is collected through Google Analytics. Please see the Q&A below for more specific details on the types of information collected and how it is used.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
We do not directly collect any information from visitors of our site, such as name, e-mails, or credit card information.
We do collect semi-anonymous information through third-party Google Analytics services when you visit our site.
We only provide articles and information on this site. We never ask for personal or private information like email addresses, or credit card numbers. We do not have user accounts or ways to log in on this website.
Google Analytics collects visitors IP addresses, which can be traced back to your Internet connection and report to us the general location or region in which you access our site. We have taken the extra step to anonymize this information, so that IP addresses of our visitors are never fully revealed to us. However, they may be still be collected by Google and subjected to their privacy policy.
How do we use your information?
We use demographics and interest reporting data by Google Analytics services to better improve our site's reach.
We use data regarding user interactions with our site to better improve our site's function and usability.
How do we protect visitor information?
We use an SSL certificate (HTTPS) to encrypt your connection to this website.
We have taken an optional extra step to anonymize Internet Protocol (IP) address reporting information, so that IP addresses of our visitors are never fully revealed to us.
Do we use Cookies?
We do not directly send cookies for tracking purposes from on our own domain.
In a few cases, we have tutorials that are protected with a passcode. These are designed to be accessed by only authorized individuals. When using a passcode to access restricted content, we set a cookie with an encrypted hash of this code so you don't have to enter it each time you visit the site. All logins are done on the client-side, so no information is ever transmitted to our server. This cookie is never used for tracking purposes.
We use Google Analytics services, which may use its own cookies. Please refer to Google's privacy policy for more information.
Opt-out of Cookies
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 (like Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
Note: If you disable cookies, some features on other websites will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. Disabling cookies should not erode the experience on this site, however.
How to Opt-out of Google Analytics Tracking Software
You can opt out of certain Google advertising services via their website, or use a browser plugin to opt out of Google Analytics tracking software.
Another third-party plugin is uBlock Origin, which is a Chrome plugin to block many types of web tracking software, including Google Analytics.
You can also opt out from various tracking services through the Network Advertising initiative opt out page.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
Note that we do not host any ads on this page. Google Analytics is a third-party service that collects data that may or may not be used for profiling users to better serve ads on other sites. Please refer to Google's Privacy Policy for more information.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not collect, sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may mention, recommend, or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously;
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website;
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above;
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.
How does our site handle "do not track" signals?
We do not directly collect user data, therefore when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place, our site's services are unaffected.
Because we use Google Analytics software, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy page for additional information about how your data is used.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
NewMedia.report
121 North Gate Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
USA
contact [at] newmedia.report