We collect information from you in two ways: information that is collected when you sign up for email updates or leave comments, and tracking information that is collected as you navigate this site.
Information Collected When Leaving Comments
When you leave comments on Empathize This, you are required to provide a name (this does not have to be your real name), and you have the option of linking to a website that you represent. This information is publicly displayed, and is a permanent part of that particular webpage.
You are also required to provide an email address to comment. This will not be visible to anyone outside of comment moderators at Empathize This. This information is collected to prevent spam. If you choose to opt-in to email notifications, an automated email will be sent to notify you of new comments. Email addresses collected in this way will never be used for any other reason. Any information collected for comment purposes will never be shared with anyone outside of Empathize This, or sold to another party.
Information Collected by Opting to Receive Updates
When you opt-in to receive email notices of new content, you are added to a mailing list. This list is private and cannot be accessed by anyone outside of Empathize This. We will never share this information or sell it to another party. We will also never use this list to send you spam – you probably get enough emails already.
Information Collected By Visiting Empathize This
This website utilizes Google analytics. As such, we are able to monitor anonymous visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser type, time of visit, operating system, and which pages of this site are being accessed. Google ensures that that this information remains anonymous.
This website also uses Facebook custom audiences, including tracking pixels. This enables us to serve Facebook ads to people who have visited our website, and people who are similar to our visitors as identified by Facebook. For more information, please refer to here: https://www.facebook.com/help/435189689870514/
Removal of Information
If you would like us to remove any non-anonymous information that we have collected, we are happy to do so. Please note that we will not be responsible for any consequences related to removing your information. If you would like to remove any information, please contact info(at)empathizethis.com from the email address you’d like removed, and we will remove your information within 30days of receiving the notice. If you would like to be removed from the email list, you can unsubscribe here.
Changes to This Policy
If you’d like to keep using our website but feel uncomfortable with any of the anonymous information we collect, try out ghostery to block tracking cookies and pixels: https://www.ghostery.com/en/