Privacy and Cookie Policy

This policy was written by a marketer and not a lawyer. It’s meant to be informal and not a legal agreement or contract. Where an agreement is implied below, it’s understood as user consent through their web browser settings.

Some important data points have been highlighted to make the text more readable.

Topics in this document
Servers and logs
Analytics (third-parties)
Advertisement (third-parties)
Web feed syndication service
Email address sharing (discontinued)
Secure communications
Additional notices for third‐party content (third-parties)

Servers and logs

This website is hosted on network and physical servers from TSO Host. As the service provider, they will have access to all data stored on their computers. Please refer to TSO Host Privacy Policy for details.

Your connection to this website may pass through a content delivery network from Cloudflare by Cloudflare. Cloudflare only keep short-lived logs with standard information (as described below) for accounting, security, and network optimization purposes. Please refer to Cloudflare Privacy Policy for details.

Every request to the server is logged by Onpage.Rocks for no longer than 100 days. User data from the old logs are removed on the 1st of each month. These logs contain standard information like the IP address, kind of software and device used to access the site (“User‐Agent”), time of access, and the status code returned by the server (was the request successful or not).

 

These logs are retained for service operation, quality assurance, troubleshooting, and security audits. The automated software may temporarily refuse service to IP addresses in response to unusual, disruptive, or hostile usage patterns as determined by software algorithms looking at these logs.

Logs may also be inspected by hand or used for aggregate data statistics or research purposes such as investigating security and technology trends. Occasional data in aggregate may also be published; for example through articles detailing what the most popular smartphones or web browsers are.

Analytics

The website uses the Google Analytics services from Google, Inc.. It is a platform for gathering and tracking tracking aggregate data about which webpages and devices are popular. Google Analytics as used on this site always use the “anonymize ip” option; what this means is defined by and at the discretion of Google, Inc. Please refer to How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps for details.

A Google-unique identifier is stored on your web browser or device by Google Analytics to identify return visits (when you return to this website in the future).

A secondary statistics system also collects information about which pages you view and for how long. This data is used to track the popularity and interest in pages over time and is only shared in aggregate numbers. You can see an example of how this data is used in the popularity sparkline graphs on the Topic index.

Advertisement

Onpage.Rocks 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 linking to amazon.com. Advertisements for Amazon that affect your privacy without you leaving this website will include a privacy policy link. Amazon may display you ads based on your interest profile. Advertisements that require you to click them (links) will have a privacy policy for Amazon on the page you land on.

Within the European Economic Area (EEA): The website displays non-personalized advertisements through the Google AdSense services from Google, Inc.. AdSense may display you ads based on the topic of the page you’re viewing or general geographic location. The cookies used by AdSense are there to allow for frequency capping (not showing you the same advertisement repeatedly), aggregated ad reporting (statistics), and to combat fraud and abuse. Please refer to How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services for details.

Rest of the world: You may opt-in to the same policy as the EEA (above) by enabling the Do Not Track (DNT) option in the Advanced Settings or Security and Privacy settings section in your web browser. The website may display personalized advertisements through the Google AdSense services from Google, Inc.. AdSense may display you ads based on profiling of your online activities as recorded by Google, or based the topic of the page you’re viewing or general geographic location. You can opt-out of personalized ads if you prefer contextual advertisements (ads based on the contents of the page or general geographic location). The cookies used by AdSense are used for preference profiling, to allow for frequency capping (not showing you the same advertisement repeatedly), aggregated ad reporting (statistics), and to combat fraud and abuse. Please refer to How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services for details.

This website also hosts a secondary advertisement system which doesn’t use cookies, track users, or do anything other than display advertisement banners in device-appropriate sizes. Visitors who send the “Do Not Track” preference signal through their web browser will see these advertisements more often than other visitors.

Web feed syndication service
The web syndication service (“RSS”) at “feed.onpage.rocks” is governed by the same policies as the main website with two exceptions:

it doesn’t use any Google services (AdSense, Analytics),
and visitors’ IP addresses may be matched against logs on the main website in order to prevent automated “web scraping”/article theft.

Email address

Visitors who signed up for the weekly email news letter the data is stored using a third party. The third part is MailChimp service. Please refer to the MailChimp’s privacy policy for details.

 

Secure communications

This site is only loaded over an encrypted connection with the server (HTTPS) providing added protection against surveillance and interference by third‐parties.

Additional notices for third‐party content

Efforts have been made to reduce the amount of third-party embedded content and data minimization techniques have been deployed to reduce data sharing with any third-parties where third-party content has been embedded.

This website usually hosts all resources that are included on its pages on its own web servers out of principle. Their use on this site is limited so it should only concern a small minority of pages, however occasional third‐party content (like a video or graph) may be embedded and loaded as part of specific pages. The terms and conditions as well as privacy policies of these third‐party embedded contents are provided by the service provider. Please refer to the privacy policies of these services to learn more about their use on this websites.

This privacy policy can change without notice. Changes will appear here on this page.

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