The short version…
The privacy of our visitors here at SaneCents.com is important to us. I hate spam just as much as you do. We recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Any information given on this website, such as your e-mail address or name, will not be used against you. It will not be plastered all over the internet for the entire world to see.
The long version…
As with most websites on the internet, every time you visit our website, data is collected and saved into what is called a “log file.” Information included in these log files is basic information such as your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider; eg. Charter, Quest, Comcast, etc.), the type of browser you’ve used to visit our website (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time in which you visited our website, how many pages you’ve visited, which pages you’ve visited, and more things along that line. Nothing overly personal is recorded. The reason these are recorded is simply for statistical purposes.
Cookies and Web Beacons
A web “cookie” is used to store your personal preferences while visiting our website. Some of these could include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago. They can also be used to allow you to log into some of our features, such as forums.
We also use third party advertisements on SaneCents.com to support our site. Web hosting and maintenance isn’t cheap these days! Some of the advertisers hosted on our webpage may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site. This information is sent to advertisers (such as Google). That information may or may not include your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and a few other things. This is generally used for specific targeting purposes. Say you’re viewing a cooking website. People most likely aren’t going to be interested in real estate in New York City on a cooking website. By collecting pieces of information, we can direct advertising to things you are actually interested in.
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting double click privacy
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.