This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. Note the deliberate emphasis of anonymous, as no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information on this website.
The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to Google – not fourthkind.com. This information is processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for this site only. Fourthkind.com uses these reports to evaluate aggregate visitor usage to optimize the content, and its marketing, to better meet your needs. This is essential to operate this website as a free to use service. Fourthkind.com does not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others.
In summary, your anonymity is safe here. This is fourthkind.com’s commitment to you as a valued reader.
founder of Fourthkind.com
When Personal Information is Submitted
Fourthkind.com will not link, or seek to link, any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information. If you have submitted a blog comment or asked to be notified of updates, it is requested you provide your name and email address and potentially other non-specific demographic information. For example, your language preference, gender and location.
This is done firstly to ensure you are not a robot or spammer, and secondly because the more information I have on actual people (as opposed to cookies), the better I can understand what content is of interest to readers. If you wish your personal information to be removed from this site, simply contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do this at the earliest opportunity. Note, that in removing your personal details, all your associated content is deleted – such as blog comments you have made.
3rd Party Tracking
Embedded content from other content providers may track your interaction with my content. For example, if a video from YouTube is embedded in our content, Google will track your interaction. Similarly a click on a social “share” button will result in a third party tracking that activity – such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.
Furthermore you may opt out of Google Analytics tracking by adding this extension to your web browser, see: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/