Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described 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 OGAB collects, uses, protects or otherwise handles your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the website.

When does OGAB collect information?

Information is collected from you when you submit comments or fill out a form. (Note: this is separate from any information that may be collected by third-party advertisers, something over which OGAB has no control).

How does the blog use your information?

Information submitted through contact and submission features are typically used in the following ways:

• To personalize your experience and to better improve the quality of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

How does the site protect your information?

The blog is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to Odie Got a Blog is as safe as possible. The blog owner is VERY concerned about website security and considers this a top priority for all involved.

OGAB uses regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

This site uses a series of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Does OGAB use ‘cookies’?

Yes. 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.

For instance, the blog uses cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. 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. It also uses cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that the blog owner can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

The blog use cookies to:

Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Odie Got A Blog may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

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 every 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. However, it shouldn’t affect the user’s experience that makes your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

This blog does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, Odie Got A Blog may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. The blog owner, therefore, has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, OGAB does seek to protect the integrity of this site and welcomes any feedback.

Google

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

OGAB uses Google AdSense Advertising on this website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

I have implemented the following:

• Remarketing with Google AdSense
• Google Display Network Impression Reporting
• Demographics and Interests Reporting

The blog owner, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to the website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.

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 any 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 or companies with whom it is being shared.

See more at:

http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • A regularly updated Privacy Policy exists and is easily locatable.
  • Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified immediately of any changes to this blog’s Privacy Policy, through the page itself.
  • If you submitted personal information that you would like to change or omit, you can accomplish this by submitting an email to hello@odiegotablog.com.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

Odie Got A Blog honors Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

Yes.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

OGAB does not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

Contacting The Admin

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the email privacypolicy@odiegotablog.com with the subject “Question About Privacy Policy on OGAB.”