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Privacy Policy - The Fort Worth Blog

Privacy Policy for The Fort Worth Blog and TheFortWorthBlog.com

At The Fort Worth Blog, accessible from thefortworthblog.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by The Fort Worth Blog and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at privacy (at) thefortworthblog (dot) com

How We Use Your Data
The Fort Worth Blog uses your anonymized data and your personal data:

  • to manage any registered account(s) that you hold with us.
  • to verify your identity.
  • to improve our website content and usability.
  • to display useful advertisements during your visit.
  • for crime and fraud prevention, detection, and related purposes.
  • with your agreement, to contact you electronically about promotional offers and products and services which we think may interest you.
  • to enable The Fort Worth Blog to manage customer service interactions with you
  • and where we have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your information (for example in relation to an investigation by a public authority or in a legal dispute).

Advertising
We use various advertising networks including Google’s Adsense, to display advertising on our website. These advertising networks, including Google, use cookies to display advertising based on your visits to this website and other websites.

  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visits to our site and/or other sites on the Internet making your experience more personal.
  • You can opt out of Google’s personalized advertising by visiting their Ads Settings page here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads
  • Alternatively, you can opt out of third-party advertising cookies from many networks by visiting this URL: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

Log Files
The Fort Worth Blog follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, The Fort Worth Blog uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Email Communications
As part of our media offerings The Fort Worth Blog offers various newsletters sent to users via email. We use MailChimp to administer these email newsletters. MailChimp offers various tools to help give users control over what emails they receive from The Fort Worth Blog and to manage the data held by The Fort Worth Blog via MailChimp. Those tools include an unsubscribe option compliant with the CAN SPAM Act and GDPR tools.

Protecting Your Privacy
The TheFortWorthBlog.com website is committed to protecting your privacy. Our website uses Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL) to encrypt all data sent between your computer and our website. We use a Domain Validated SSL certificate which is automatically updated and handled by Let’s Encrypt. You can learn more about Let’s Encrypt and how their SSL certificate works here: https://letsencrypt.org/how-it-works/

The Fort Worth Blog is committed to web privacy and we’ll continue making updates and upgrades that allow our users to understand and protect their privacy.

Third Party Privacy Policies
The Fort Worth Blog’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here:

Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Google Adsense: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Children’s Information
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

The Fort Worth Blog does not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13 nor do we create content designed to attract children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will promptly remove such information from our records.

Accessing Your Personal Information
While most information we gather is not attached to personally identifiable information, you are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to us at privacy (at) thefortworthblog (dot) com

Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.