Leaktown.com recognizes the importance of the privacy of your personal information. Here we elaborate, what types of information we receive and collect when you use and visit Leaktown.com, and how we safeguard your information. Your personal data is never shared with third parties.
To provide you with best content we monitor your areas of interest. We collect and use data such as IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Chrome or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
The data we collect is used only for web analytics purposes. We use Google Analytics to track analytics of our website. Your IP address is set to be anonymous when you visit our website, which means your full IP address is not recorded. The data associated with your anonymized IP address is retained in Google Analytics only for a period deemed necessary for monitoring our website’s analytics, after which the data associated with your usage of the website will be removed.
To provide you with best experience, we may at times place a small piece of data known as a cookie on your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a text file stored by a web server on a computer or mobile device. The content of a cookie can be retrieved or read only by the server that creates the cookie. The text in a cookie often consists of identifiers, site names, and some numbers and characters. Cookies are unique to the browsers or mobile applications you use, and enable websites to store data such as your preferences or area of interest.
Advertising Cookies and Web Beacons
Leaktown.com is supported by advertisements (including third parties). Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is mostly used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). DART uses “non personally-identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email, telephone number, social security numbers, address, physical address, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can always opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting the link below.http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be stored. This is only used for sending you the newsletter. You can always opt out of this newsletter simply by clicking the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of each email. Once unsubscribed, your email address deleted on all of our records and you will not receive any further newsletter emails from our website. We do not provide or sell your email address to third parties.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.