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Conservative News and Views values your privacy and has no wish to invade it. This page lists a few things that we thought you ought to know, and have a right to know.

E-mail alerts and messages

We will never “spam” you. We send e-mail only to subscribers. You may subscribe by either:

  • Registering as a user, or
  • Using the public subscription form.


 

Public subscribers (those who subscribe with the form) receive one e-mail for every post we create, regardless of category. They will receive their alerts in plain text.

Registered users may choose to get e-mail alerts of new content in any categories, or no categories. Registered users may also choose to receive their alerts in HTML format if they wish.

We may, in future, create a subscriber newsletter. Registered users may opt out of that.

Registered users or public subscribers may opt out totally, at any time. Public subscribers may always unsubscribe. Registered users may manage their subscription(s) through their user profile.

Advertising

We carry advertising through these networks:

  • Amazon.com
  • Commission Junction
  • Google AdSense
  • Google Affiliate Network

We will never serve an ad to you that is Not Safe For Work. If you see any such ad, please notify us at once, and we’ll block it. We also will block any ad that causes technical problems for most users. If you ever see an ad that causes a crash or any other technical headache, tell us. We will look into it, and if we find that it creates a problem, we’ll ask the advertiser for better code.

These networks place small text files, called “cookies,” on your computer to serve ads to you based on your previous visits to our site. The Amazon Product Cloud is a cookie-based widget; its content follows your interest. In addition, we will place ads on each post for products from Amazon that we believe relate to what the post is talking about. Google AdSense and the Google Affiliate Network use the DoubleClick DART cookie to track the ad preferences of all visitors to our site and to other sites that publish ads from these services.

As a publisher, we do not collect information from any of these cookies. In addition, the vendors and advertising networks we use pledge never to collect personally identifiable information (the kind that would give them your phone number or any tax or credit-card or bank-account identifiers) through cookies. If they want information of that kind from you, they have to ask for it from you.

You may opt out of cookie placement at any time:

For a giant economy-sized opt-out, use this page by the Network Advertising Initiative. (Commission Junction will respect the NAI opt-out.)

To opt specifically out of Google cookies, follow this link.

To read the specific end-user privacy policies of our networks, follow any of these links:

  • Google (AdSense and Google Affiliate Network). In addition, Google offers this excellent End-user Ad Preferences Manager that lets you decide what sorts of ads you want to see. (We reserve the right to make sure that you never see certain types of ads that we consider Not Safe for Work or otherwise less than proper.)
  • Commission Junction
  • Amazon.com

Featured image: an illustration of an end-user’s concern about his privacy while browsing. Credit: user o5com/Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 Generic