Privacy Policy

We do our best to protect your privacy. This site is primarily composed of articles written by the authors, user-submitted reviews and comments, and advertisements. When this policy was first written a while back, the internet was a simpler place and there wasn’t much of your information out there to collect. The world has changed, and although the goal of this site is to limit the information we collect, it looks like there are a few ways that your presence here is noted due to the various widgets and gadgets on the site.

The following uses screenshots from a typical page on this site to describes to the best of our knowledge what goes on in terms of information that is created or collected during your visit.

FB Like Button

FB Like button

At the top of the page is the familiar Facebook Like button. This widget counts the number of people who have clicked to indicate they like this page. If you are logged into Facebook, this widget uses Facebook’s API (programmer’s interface) to tell you if you any of your friends have liked this page. However others only see the number of people who’ve like the page, and which one of their friends have like the page. In general, we have no idea who has clicked the Like button or shared the page via the Send button.

There’s a another set of buttons at the bottom of most pages that allows you to give your opinion and share it on Facebook:

love claw widget

We only know what button has been clicked and how many times. We don’t know who has clicked them, nor do we know the user says in the share message.

Google Search Box

Google search box

Using the search button on the site takes you to a search results page which contains advertisements followed by search results from pages on my site. While we don’t know who has performed the searches, we can see some of the search terms that were used:

This helps us determine what information should be added to the site, such as which phones to review next.

User Submissions

Many of the pages have a facility for visitors to submit their own reviews and questions:

user review form

Visitors can enter their name and email if they wish to receive updates on further comments left by other visitors. The email addresses are not exposed to other visitors. In addition, we will not send additional promotional material such as offers to emails associated with these forms unless the same email is also used to sign up for an electronic newsletter or contest.

Giveaways

Occasionally the site has a giveaway:

Entries require an email address for notifying the winner. We may send notifications of further contests and other offers to these emails. There will be an opt-out link on all these emails.

Surveys and Polls

We may conduct user surveys or polls to find out what visitors want. No information about specific individuals will be shared.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage Tracking

We use Google Analytics and other software to track traffic to this website. We do not receive data about individually identifiable users.

We use this information to determine to try and improve the site.

Cookies

The various items mentioned above may place "cookies" in your web browser to perform their function. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.

One common use of cookies is for advertisements.

Some areas (Europe) have some regulations regarding cookies. By using this site, you consent to the use of these cookies. The user can choose to block cookies from this site. In that case, it is possible that some features of the site may not work, but most of the information should still be accessible.

Use of Information

We don’t share any personal information that we collect with third parties.

We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

If the site is sold, the email subscriber list will probably be included in the sale, but only to continue to deliver the information that the user agreed to receive.

Opt-Out Policy

Users can opt-out of any email notifications they sign up to receive from the site.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information as described above by us.

Changes to the privacy policy will be noted on this page.

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