To make myself sound more pompous, I will refer to myself as “we” or “us”.
If this does not amuse you, please solemnly state, “We are not amused.”
– The Management
The privacy of our visitors to ericshefferman.com is important to us.
If you provide your email address so we can contact you, we will contact you in the manner that you expected us to. We’re not selling or sharing your email address in any way.
As with all modern websites, features such as cookies and IP tracking, etc. are in use so that we and our advertisers can provide you with a better experience and hopefully make enough money to eat whilst doing so. If you don’t like that, you are free to either
- not visit this site
- disable cookies in your browser
- contact all of the advertisers on this site and opt out of their cookies
We are not (currently) practicing any form of mind control or gravity beams to bend you to our will. You are browsing the web totally of your own volition (especially if you are wearing a tin foil hat). Tin foil hat not included.
At ericshefferman.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit ericshefferman.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
We use the information you provide about yourself only to complete a specific request, for example, to post a comment on our blog or to subscribe to our email feed. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on ericshefferman.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You’d think with all this technology and beacons and stuff that we’d be “swimmin’ in the dough” but somehow that just ain’t so.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.