Privacy Policy

At MachineLounge, accessible at machinelounge.com, one of our number 1 priorities is to protect your privacy.

This privacy policy publication contains details about the types of information collected and recorded by machinelounge.com and how it’s used.

 

Consent

By using our web-site, you hereby fully consent to this Privacy Policy statement and agree to the terms.

 

Information we collect

The personal details that you’re asked to supply, and the reasons why you’re asked to supply it, will be explained at the point we request you to supply your personal information.

Please note that if you get in touch with us directly, we might receive additional data about you, for instance, your name, phone number, email address, the contents of your message, and other kinds of information you might choose to provide during the communication.

Also, when you create an account, we could ask for your personal contact information, including name, address, email address, company name, and telephone number.

 

How we use the information we collect from you

We use the information collected in various ways, including but not limited to:

  • Expand, improve, and personalize our website to give you a better experience.
  • Analyze and understand how you this website to help us serve you the most relevant information.
  • Communicate with you, directly or through any of our partners to inform you about new products, services, or provide you with useful updates.
  • Send you promotional emails about special offers, etc.

 

How we use Cookies & Web Beacons

Like with other websites, MachineLounge.com uses ‘cookies’, very small text files which often include a private unique identifier..

These ‘cookies’ are used for safely storing information such as your preferences and the pages you access/visit on the website.

The information really helps us optimize users’ experience by tailoring our web content based on your browser and/or related information.

Cookies in no way provide us access to any other information about you but what you have chosen to share with machinelounge.com.

 

Third party Cookies, JavaScript, and Web Beacons

We serve third party advertisements on machinelounge.com to support our website.

Some of these third parties also use cookies, JavaScript, and web beacons to serve ads on our site in order to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns as well as personalize the ads you’re served.

Google is one of these third-party vendors and uses cookies, referred to as DART cookies when serving ads to our visitors based upon their activity on www.machinelounge.com and other websites on the internet.

However, you can choose to decline the use of the DART cookies by visiting Google ad’s and content network Privacy Policy here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.

Each of our partners has their own Privacy Policy setting their policies on user’s data.

For ease of access, we hyperlinked their Privacy Policies below:

Meanwhile, you can chose disable or turn off our cookies/third-party cookies in your web browser settings, or by managing user preferences in programs like Norton or Kaspersky Internet Security.

Another way of doing this is by visiting www.aboutads.info and opting out of the third-party vendors who use cookies for personalized advertising.

This could, however, affect how you’re able to interact with our website and other websites too.

Note that, overall, MachineLounge.com has no access to/control over the cookies used by all third-party advertisers.

 

Advertising

We serve third party advertisements on machinelounge.com to support our website.

Specifically, the following advertisements are served on our website:

1.   Display Ads

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

Machinelounge.com uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website.

Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, and may use first and third-party cookies.

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting.

A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting.

Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising.

Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache.

The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache.

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features.

Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising.

You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic- You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo- You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint- You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp- You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne– You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M– You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo– You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project– You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services– You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus– You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX– You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath– You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out pageto opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift– You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange-You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out pageto opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn– You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum– You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy– You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid-You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out pageto opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policythrough this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.euor https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here

 

2.   Retargeting Ads

This Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies like Google, Facebook, or Pinterest to market the Website.

These companies use data processors like Facebook Pixel or the Pinterest Tag to serve ads based on the audience’s past visits to the Website.

This means, after visiting the Websites, you may see an ad for our services.

However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any remarketing service other than to present you offers from the Websites.

3.   Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website.

This means that if you use an affiliate link to make a purchase, the Website will receive a commission on that purchase.

All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC.

Machinelounge.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.

As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

 

CCPA Privacy Policy

Under the CCPA (among other rights), California users have the following rights:

  • Request that any business that records consumer’s personal information disclose the categories and the specific pieces of personal information that the business has collected about users.
  • Request that the business deletes any personal information about the consumers that the business has collected.
  • Request any business that sells consumer’s personal data to not sell the user’s personal data.

If you make this request, we have 1 month to respond. If you’d like to exercise these rights, please get in touch with us.

 

Analytics

We might use third party service providers to analyze and track the use of our web services.

These include Statcounter, a web traffic analytics tool.

Please read their privacy policy here: https://statcounter.com/about/legal/

 

Links To Other WebSites

Our site could contain links to other websites that aren’t operated by us.

You’ll be directed to such third party’s sites on clicking on third party links we may have hyperlinked in our content.

It’s advisable to go through the privacy policy of each website you visit.

Meanwhile, we don’t have any control whatsoever and we’re not responsible for the content, practice, or privacy policies of such third party websites or services.

 

Children’s Information

Another essential part of our priorities is introducing protection for children as they use the internet.

We strongly encourage guardians and parents to keep an eye on children, participate in, and/or guide their online activities.

To be clear, MachineLounge.com doesn’t knowingly collect any Private Identifiable data from children and you should contact us without hesitation if you suspect that your child supplied this type of data on our website.

We will try our best to promptly delete such information from machinelounge.com records.

 

Changes to this Privacy Statement.

The contents of this privacy policy statement may be changed without prior notice at our discretion.

We therefore urge you to keep reviewing it from time to time.

 

How to contact us

If you have any additional questions or need more information about this privacy policy, write to us at admin@machinelounge.com