Last checked/updated: February 15th 2020
EMULSIVE respects the right to privacy of its readers and is committed to protecting the information collected through this website and associated platforms – known as “EMULSIVE” from here on in.
First, here’s something so important it needs to be written in ALL CAPS:
THIS MEANS YOU PROVIDE EXPLICIT AND INFORMED CONSENT TO A CONTRACT WHICH INCLUDES THE COLLECTION, USE AND PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA AS DESCRIBED BELOW.
The following sections discuss what kind of data EMULSIVE collects, how it’s used and what you can do to protect the information you share online.
The kind of usage data that are typically tracked goes along the lines of:
“Today, X number of people came to the website and viewed Y number of pages. The average time spent reading an article was Z minutes. And most of the people who read article A came from country B using a tablet device”
This data may include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, web browser type, ISP (Internet Service Provider), the web pages you came from, operating system, date/time of your visit, and/or click data. As with the usage information, this data is anonymised at the source and used to analyze trends and administer the website.
Collection and use of personal information
Depending on what you do when you visit or use EMULSIVE, the platforms used to deliver the service may ask to collect your name, email address and social media details – but only with your explicit consent.
- …when you sign up for a newsletter: your name, email address and subscription preference will be requested
- …when you leave a comment on the website, you will have the option to use one of your social media accounts, or your email address to leave that comment.
Some article pages also contain links to forms or embedded versions of those forms (currently provided by Google). These forms are used by EMULSIVE to capture votes on specific community events, submit data and submit articles.
You have full control over what information you do and do not submit using these forms and their usage and privacy statements are available over at a dedicated hub at Google.
Authors and contributors to this website have dedicated user accounts, which contain their full name, email address and other social network links. This information is shared on each author profile page and at the foot of articles attributed to them.
Sharing your information
EMULSIVE may share your information with third parties in order to provide additional services to readers.
These companies are authorised to only use the information you provide as necessary to provide these services to us. A great example of this is email newsletters and EMULSIVE Secret Santa, which are both delivered through a third party.
Personal information: access, retention and choice
If you want to know what (if any) information about you is stored by EMULSIVE, just use the form at the foot of this page to receive a complete breakdown.
You can sign-up to receive newsletters and other email communications from EMULSIVE. If you would like to discontinue receiving these communications, you may update your email preferences by using the “UNSUBSCRIBE” link found in the emails (it’s at the bottom in the footer).
EMULSIVE shows advertising to all website readers unless they have opted-in to an ad-free patronage (it’s inexpensive, and every dollar supports building a better platform for you).
These third parties include: Google, Ezoic and Medianet. If you wish to opt out of Google’s “interest-based advertising” click here to find out more. Further details on Ezoic can be found here. You should be aware that other websites and social media platforms have their own “interest-based” advertising systems, so in this case, EMULSIVE can only offer you help for one part of a wider puzzle. That said, if you click on the small “x” found on each advert on the site, you can use the menu which appears to directly control your settings.
In certain situations, EMULSIVE may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, which could include a requirement to meet national/international security or law enforcement requirements.
The security of your personal information is super important. EMULSIVE follows generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received.
If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the Community Guidelines document for a detailed outline of what is deemed permissible when you leave comments on EMULSIVE.
Changes to this policy
This policy will be updated periodically to reflect the way your information is collected and handled, or when new services/partners are used who make use of it. Updates will be sent out to readers who have a newsletter subscription, and they will also be reflected on this page.
Questions and data requests
If you would like to request details on the data stored about you (based on the email address you use to leave comments on EMULSIVE), please use the form below to request them.
Additional options are provided on the data request link you will receive.