Postcards from the Ridge found at https://postcardsfromtheridge.com/
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of
information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only
applies to this Website.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email
address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website
by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may
link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user
profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google
accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and
profile picture associated with that account.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device
with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we
will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring
website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the
Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using
the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log
information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser
by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close
your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until
deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly
authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service
various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of
your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy
The Website currently uses the following third-party service
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides
information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.
Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal
information is captured by Google Analytics.
MadMimi – this service is used for delivery of email updates and
newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other
third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the
Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your
email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however,
we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the
Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which
may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a
portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or
reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you
alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous
data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other
uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information
collected from cookies.
user-specific information on what pages users access or
visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same
banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or
other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by
third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by
using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus
permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies
may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software
programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if
users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all
functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and
From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts
with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order
someone’s past visits to the Website.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding
tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate
partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for
purposes of commissions.
Postcards from the Ridge is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC
Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a
means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to
Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website
will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to
their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the
purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for
advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The
pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online
marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and
when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also,
this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the
interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the
unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at
email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by
submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amend – You may contact us at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget
your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for
recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website.
This includes your social security number, information regarding race or
ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information,
criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable
information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian
believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child
under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately
at email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information
from our records.
Last updated: May 4, 2018.
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