At MachineLounge, accessible at machinelounge.com, one of our number 1 priorities is to protect your privacy.
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.
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.
We serve third party advertisements on machinelounge.com to support our website.
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.
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.
We serve the following ads on our website:
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which 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.
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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver
targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from
Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device
information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website.
Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website
to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
This Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies like Google, Facebook, or Pinterest to market 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.
- Click here to find out more about Facebook Ad settings
- Click here to find out more about the Google Ad Settings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We therefore urge you to keep reviewing it from time to time.
How to contact us