Privacy Policy

Does Etale collect any information on this site?

Yes. I collect any information that you provide when you make a comment, fill out a form, or subscribe to the newsletter. I try to collect only that information necessary to provide the requested communication.

How does Etale use that information?

The Short Answer: I mainly use it to reply to your comments or requests via email, and/or to provide occasional newsletters via email.

The Long Answer:

– To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

– To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

– To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

– To process payments
We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

– To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

– To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they may do so by contacting us via our Site.

How does someone unsubscribe from email newsletters?

When you subscribe to the newsletter, you will receive a follow up email asking you to confirm that you truly do want to subscribe. If you want to unsubscribe at any time after that, you can do so by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every/any current or past newsletter. Or, you can email me with the request to unsubscribe at bbull [at] etale [dot] org.

Does Etale use cookies?

Yes. This site runs on WordPress, which uses cookies for user accounts, login, when you make a comment, and to benefit from other such features. I also use a variety of plug-ins to add new features and functionality to the website. Some of these plug-ins may also use cookies to help me optimize your experience on the website. This is also the case when/if you subscribe to the newsletter, as I use MailChimp to manage that service.

I also use advertisements from Google on the website which uses cookies for advertising/marketing purposes.

More generally, this site may use “cookies” to enhance user experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. You may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

Does Etale share any information to outside parties?

Etale shares your information to outside parties in the following instances:

  1. With integrated services that provide functionality to the website (like the use of MailChimp to manage the mailing list),
  2. In order to comply with law enforcement,
  3. To protect my rights and safety, or the rights and safety of others,
  4. Or to enforce website policies.

Third party links

I frequently include links to other websites which have their own policies. Please be sure to review those website policies. My linking to other sites is not an endorsement of all content or policies on those sites.

I include links to books on Amazon or similar sites that sometimes includes financial compensation when/if you buy something.

I use Google Ads, like what you see on the side of many pages/posts.

So, you may find advertising or other content on this site that link to the sites and services of partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to this site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Content, products, or services are directed to people who are 13 years or older.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to this privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

When any changes are made to the privacy policy, I will make those changes on this page and include a last updated date at the bottom of this page.

Contact Information

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact me at bbull [at] etale [dot] org.

Last Updated – 5/24/2018