Privacy

Privacy Policy

Apparently I need a privacy policy for this site...

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for GayNewsBits.com

GayNewsBits.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site; except as noted.

Important Note: This site is currently hosted by blogger.com / google -- As such, there may be privacy issues in addition to my own personal site policies that you might be interested in. Please consult their privacy policies for further information.

Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We currently don't use cookies on this site.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers and affiliate merchants). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information gathered from your browser about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. We have no access to or control over these cookies or your browsing habits.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example: amazon.com Google Adsense, Google and Blogger). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. (For further details on Google's policies please see the Google Ads privacy policy.)

I am a participant in Google AdSense, an affiliate advertising program for publishers.

Order: We do not sell anything. Anything that you might be able to order from this website is done through sites that either advertise with us or with sites that we are affiliated with. Their privacy, security and merchant practices are their own. We have no control over their practices nor do we have any access to their records.

I am 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 linking to amazon.com and endless.com.

Email / Newsletters / Email Lists: We don't have any newsletters or email lists. If you email us, your email will probably be retained for our records; especially if it would be of interest to law enforcement agencies or your ISP, or webhost, in the case of abusive or spam emails. Ordinarily though we don't share this information with anyone for any purpose.

When you send email or other communications to GayNewsBits.com, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. We may also use those communications in blog posts or articles, and publish them on or offline. Any information you disclose voluntarily via email, mail, phone or on our comments pages becomes public information. We cannot control the actions of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. Those communications or comments may also be used by us in future blog posts or articles and publish them on or offline.

We use Gmail.com for our email services.

We have an "email this" link on many of our pages. The script is controlled by Blogger/Google -- we have no access to the data it collects.

Links: This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we at GayNewsBits.com are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Log Files: We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement on our site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Other information we collect includes the operating system you are using, the internet browser you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider, and the web sites you visit directly before and after your visit to GayNewsBits.com. IP addresses, Browsers and OS's are not linked to personally identifiable information. We sometimes share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. (In practice this is usually limited to things like, which countries our traffic is coming from.) It's doubtful that we'd be asked, but if we were ordered to by a Canadian Law Enforcement Agency or Canadian Court then we'd give said information to them.

Web bugs / Invisible Gifs: A Web bug sometimes known as a "Invisible gif" is a transparent, (usually 1x1 pixel) gif file stored on the user's hard drive that has a number attached to it which corresponds with an advertisers media. It helps to verify who commissions are due to as well as track the effectiveness of ad media. Usage of a web bug or invisible gif is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.

Some of our business partners use web bugs on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these web bugs.

Other Privacy / Legal Issues: This site and business is located in Canada, and is governed by any other applicable laws made by the Provincal Government of Nova Scotia and the Federal Government of Canada.


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Terms of Service:
In addition to the above privacy policy you should know this:

This is a Gay News site -- it deals with mature Gay content.

Legality: This site and all its content is legal in Canada; it may not be legal in your country though as (sadly) homosexuality is illegal in some countries still. Should you stay; I accept no liability for your continued access.

Minors: Although this is not an "Adult" site it does provide mature topics that may make your parents/guardians uncomfortable. Should you stay; I accept no liability for your continued access.

The information on this site is provided as is.

I try to provide accurate information but there are no guarantees that it is. There are also no guarantees that any of the services that I provide or link to is available error-free or uninterrupted.

By accessing this site and/or using the information on this site you agree that any damages to yourself, anyone else, or any property, is your own responsibility.

Damages to your body or mind. Anything that you do to your own body or someone else's body because of what you read or view on this site is done at your own risk. If you hurt, maim or kill yourself or anyone else because of something that you read or download then that's your fault and I'm not responsible for that nor do I accept any liability for that.

Downloads. Anything you download from this site is done at your own risk. I scan all of my documents and files for viruses, Trojan worms, etc… That however, doesn't mean that the documents and files on this site couldn't get infected with a virus. Therefore, you download and view at your own risk.

Other damages to your computer. If for any and all reasons that your computer is damaged somehow by accessing my websites, or sites I link to, or downloads, I'm not responsible and accept no liability.

Other Websites. I link to and recommend other websites, products and services. What you access or try to access from them, buy from them, and how they treat you isn't under my control. Their business practices, rules, terms of service and privacy policies may be different from mine. So, naturally I accept no responsibility or liability in this matter.

Important Note: This site is currently hosted by blogger.com / google -- As such, there may be privacy and TOS issues in addition to my own personal site policies that you might be interested in. Please consult their privacy policies for further information.

Posted/Modified: April 2010

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