Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
What Personally Identifiable Information is collected and how it is used
Rest assured your email and personal details are never ever sold, rented, or shared with any other third party. When you voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address), we may use your information for communicating back with you, such as answering your queries. We may use your information to track visitor usage of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide (only) aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but only showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.
You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive any communication from us, by letting us know that you do not wish to be contacted. At any rate, we will never initiate any unsolicited first contact with you.
Cookies and/or web beacons
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.
Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn’t cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.
RainforestJournal includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the RainforestJournal domain, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.
Controlling your personal information
Under per GDPR law (which governs people from the EU), you may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on a website or if you wish to make a comment on a post, you will always be given the opportunity to unsubscribe or be removed from any mailings or marketing (if any). IF you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for whatever purposes (although this is unlikely for a blog like this), you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.