Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Thacker Press collects, uses, stores, and discloses the information collected from users (“You”) through the http://thackerpress.com website (“Site”). This Privacy Policy only applies to information gathered through our Site and does not apply to information gathered offline.

The information we collect

We may require personally identifiable information in order for You to use some of the features on our Site including, but not limited to when You, create an account, make a purchase, fill out a comment form, or subscribe to a newsletter. Information we may require includes, but is not limited to, Your name, email, physical address, and credit card. There is also the option of interacting with the website using social media. However, You can visit our Site anonymously.

We get information about the type of device You are using in order to deliver a version of the website better suited for Your device.

We also collect Your IP address for tracking purposes. One of the uses for saving Your IP address is to help prevent comment spam.

We also use third party tools to collect information for advertising and analysis which can be viewed under the section labeled “Advertising and Analysis”.

Collected information usage

The information we collect may be used to:

  • Personalize our Site for You
    (Such as personalized ads, website settings, or to fill forms with previously entered form data for Your convenience, etcetera.)
  • Improve our Site
    (There are many ways in which we improve our Site based on user statistics.)
  • Attract relevant advertisers
    (This information is limited to data which is not personally identifiable such as totals, percents, and averaged data.)
  • Provider better customer service
    (For example, we may reply to emails entered in our contact form.)
  • Fulfill orders
    (For example, emails with information or updates regarding Your order, or delivering physical products. We never sell, trade, or rent Your information.)
  • Notify and deliver prizes to contest winners
    (If You enter a contest, survey, or use another Site feature we may use that data to notify winners and deliver prizes. Other privacy polices, terms of service, and rules may also apply to the promotion please refer to them for more information.)
  • Deliver our eNewsletter
    (You will not receive our eNewsletter unless You double opt in, or sign-up offline. If at any time You would like to unsubscribe from the eNewsletter there is an unsubscribe link and instructions at the bottom of each email.)

Protecting Your information

When handling sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our Site we use industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. If You use a third party checkout such as PayPal all the sensitive information is entered on their site which is also protected with SSL technology. After a transaction, credit card numbers are not stored on our servers.

Personal information sharing

We never sell, rent, or trade Users personal information. As stated under “Collected information usage” The information we share is limited to data which is not personally identifiable such as totals, percents, demographics, and averaged data, this information is not linked to any personally identifiable information. The only exception is when You give Your consent for personal information to be shared, such as in the use of social media integrated with our Site.

Third party links

We do our best to not link to any malicious sites, but we can not control the content and links on those sites, so we can not be held responsible for any other sites, nor the practices they employ, even those to which we link. The content on those sites may be constantly changing and they may have there own terms and privacy policies which You will need to agree to in order to brows or interact with those sites.

Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

In order to comply with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) we have not designed our Site for children under the age of 13. This website is not targeted at children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect or keep information on our Site from people we know are under 13. Please contact us using our contact form (with the subject line including the word privacy) if You suspect we have information in our database for anyone under the age of 13, so that we can delete it as soon as possible.

Compliance with California’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Since we value Your privacy we have taken the time to ensure our privacy policy complies with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. This means we will not distribute any Users personal information to third-parties without the Users consent.

If You signed up to receive emails from us, You may make changes to Your email by visiting the “Edit your subscription” link at the bottom of Your emails. To change other personal information such as Your name, email or address associated with an order please visit the “My Account” page or use our contact form and include the word privacy in the subject.

Our Site does not behave any differently when your browser is set to “Do Not Track” However, the only way our Site tracks You is through AWStats and Google services. AWStats uses log files to create its reports, but none of this is personally identifiable information. Please see Google’s privacy policy for more information regarding their treatment of the “Do Not Track” browser settings.

Advertising and Analysis

AWStats

AWStats collects information which includes but is not limited to, the Users: date and time of visit, country, host, authentication status, Robot/Spider status, visit duration, file types accessed, visited page URLs, operating system, browser, search key phrases, keywords, HTTP error codes received. As well as where the connection to our Site originated from.

Google

Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics to collect traffic data. You can learn more including how to opt out of Google Analytics at http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Google Analytics for Display Advertisers

This Site also uses Google Analytics for Display Advertisers and the features used may include, but are not limited to, Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. You can opt out by using the Ads Settings at https://www.google.com/settings/ads.

You can also install Google’s Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Remarketing with Google Analytics

This Site uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show this Sites ads on sites across the Internet. This Site and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on User’s past visits to this Site.

Google Display Network Impression Reporting and DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration

This Site and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our Site.

Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

Our Site also uses Google’s Interest-based advertising and/or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics. This information is used to analize the type of traffic our Site is attracting and to get a better understanding as to how well our Site is reaching its intended market, as well as helping us determine what changes we should make to improve our Site.

AdSense

Google and other third party vendors use cookies to serve ads on our Site. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to deliver ads based on Your visit to our Site and other sites on the internet. You may opt out of the use of DoubleClick and other third party vendor’s cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info

Other third-party ads

We use the following third-party advertisers Google Adsense, Commission Junction, Clickbank, Chitika, and Amazon. These third-parties obtain Your IP address when the ad is show on our Site. These ad servers and ad networks may also use technologies such as cookies, JavaScript, and web beacons, to measure the ads success and to personalize the displayed ads.

You should refer to the privacy policy of these third-parties for more information as well as how to opt out. Our privacy policy does not apply to these third-parties since we have no control over the policies of these sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page, and update the policy, as well as changing the last updated date.

This policy was last updated on 3/18/2014

Your acceptance

By using our Site in any of it’s forms, You consent to our privacy policy.

Our contact information

If You have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy You can contact us by using our contact form. For any matters regarding this privacy policy, please put the word privacy in the subject field.