Privacy


We are at a time when ‘big data’ is a bonafide buzzword and a lot of companies are out there trying to get as much information on you, your online habits, shopping habits, etc. I was raised to treat others the way I would like to be treated so here is the privacy policy for AndroidExplained.com. I respect your online privacy and you shouldn’t have to guess about what things the website you visit are doing with your privacy/data.

Below you will find out exactly what 3rd party services are used on this website and what type of information that might have on you.

 

Cookies

Wikipedia tells us that a cookie, is also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, Internet cookie, or browser cookie. It is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.

I use the blogging software called WordPress and it uses cookies to find out if you have signed into an account. When you donate/support to Android Explained, you submit a username and password along with your email address. When you are logged into your account you will not see the three Adsense ads that are embedded inside the posts/tutorials.

Speaking of Adsense, that is the advertising platform I have chosen for this website. Adsense is an advertising platform run and own by Google. They use something called the DART cookie that allows it to show you ads based on your browsing history. You can opt out of this ‘service’ by signing into your Google account and disabling that feature.

Another 3rd party service that I use, called Disqus, uses a cookie to tell whether or not you are logged into a Disqus account. I use Disqus to handle the entire comment system or Android Explained.


 

Logs

WordPress, much like all websites and web hosting companies, keep logs of your IP address, your referring and exit pages, the time and date that you visited and which links within Android Explained that you are clicking on. I use Google Analytics for the statistics and analysis features. All of the data is anonymized and cannot be tied directly to you. I may give certain statistical data like the total number of uniques and page views to various 3rd party companies during negotiations for advertising(aka the more traffic the higher the ad rates are). This is all standard and very basic information and again, it is all anonymized and none of it can be tied to a particular person.

 

Data

I will never sell any data to 3rd party companies. Certain pieces of data like IP addresses and email addresses are kept secure and will never be sold, given, traded, etc to anyone. I am grateful to every single email subscriber I get and I would never take advantage of that type of trust. As I said before, I will treat you, and your data, with the amount of respect I hope others are doing with my data when I visit the various Android blogs on the internet.

 

Newsletter

Speaking of email addresses. At this time I am using Word Chimp as a newsletter distributer. They have their own privacy policy and they abide by it. The entire system is automated by them and I never sell, trade or give away any of the names or email addresses collected. The only thing these names and email addresses are used for is to send a weekly newsletter email to you so that you can stay up to date with the content here without having to visit every day.

 

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy or your data, please feel free to contact me via email. You can send it to contact [at] androidexplained [dot] com, or you can click here to fill out the online form. The form sends an email straight to me and I will get in touch with you as quickly as pos