Bits Lovers or third parties may collect information from our users at several different points.
Comment Service, Email Subscription, and Account Information – To further enhance the user experience, Bits Lovers allows users to comment, enabling users to discuss and contribute to topics posted on www.bitslovers.com.
You may link your account to certain third-party services and, to do so, may be required to provide your login information for those services. Since you log in via a third-party service, we will receive an identifying token from that service, which will allow us to access some information from your account on that service to send you a message through that service. Bits Lovers does not receive or store passwords from your third-party service and will not pass information provided when you register via a third-party service to any other organization.
For those who subscribe to receive emails when new articles are posted, Bits Lovers collects email addresses, including personal data. Such data is used by a third party, Feedburner, to operate its email update service. Feedburner also provides an RSS feed of blog posts and related information on Bits Lovers to provide that information to those who wish to access blog information via an RSS reader or similar program. Here is a link to the Bits Lovers RSS feed.
Emails are collected for those who post comments or subscribe to new comment notifications.
Feedburner is operated by Google, while new comment notifications by Disqus.
Bits Lovers has no control over these tools, is not affiliated with Google, Feedburner, or Disqus beyond using its services as described, and does not collect any data as a result of their use. Google and Disqus may collect and process your data in these circumstances. If you have any concerns regarding Google’s use of your personal data following the use of these tools, you may read Google’s policy here and here and Disqus’ here.
In addition to this, some blog posts or comments may include personal data such as the names of people who wrote blog posts, posted information elsewhere online, made comments, or similar. These posts are often shared on social media, including Bits Lover’s Twitter, Google+, and Facebook pages. The privacy policies of Twitter, Google+, and Facebook will apply to information posted on their websites.
Bits Lovers respects your personal data and takes care to maintain its confidentiality.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once the user closes the browser, the cookie terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following the user’s internet browser help file directions.
Surveys & Contests: From time to time, our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Log Files: Like most standard website servers, we use log files to log certain information about how you use Bits Lovers. Since this website is hosted on Google’s Blogger, this information is stored on third-party servers and may be used by third-party service providers to provide site personalization and assess general user interest in various internal and third-party products and services. We do not, however, collect IP addresses or log IP address information.
Ad Serving: The ads appearing on these websites are delivered to you by a web advertising vendor and Bits Lovers’ own proprietary advertising delivery software. We may use information collected during your searches or visits to our websites and information that we specifically acquire from third parties to serve ads to you.
Advertising and Cookies: Some of our third-party advertising partners may distribute cookies to users in advertisements that are provided to us. Bits Lovers has no access to or control over these cookies once we have received the advertisements. Some of these advertisers and services we use to deliver advertising may be engaging in online behavioral advertising as defined by the Digital Advertising Alliance and FTC.
Bits Lovers currently uses Google Adsense and Ezoic to serve ads. You may read about how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and Ezoic here: https://g.ezoic.net/privacy/bitslovers.com.
Bits Lovers does not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to third-party advertising companies.
Opt-out – We provide the following links to opt-out of cookies provided by both our first-party ad server and many third-party advertising partners who may be engaging in online behavioral advertising:
First Party Opt-out – Please visit this link to opt-out of cookies from our first-party ad serving vendor, Google: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/; Third Party and Online Behavioral Advertising Opt-out – Please see this link to opt-out of cookies from over 50+ major third party behavioral advertising providers: https://www.aboutads.info/choices/. You may also change the cookie settings for Bits Lovers by clicking here.
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