Collection of personal information
How we use your information
The information IP Illustrated collects is used to comprehensively understand your needs and interests and permits IP Illustrated to deliver a more consistent and personalized experience. For example, IP Illustrated may use your information to:
- providing, maintaining, improving and developing our content, products, and services;
- communicate with you about new content, products, and services;
- analyze the effectiveness of our content, products, and services;
- provide service and support;
- provide personalized promotional offers;
- select content to be communicated to you; and
- contact you for market research regarding IP Illustrated content, products, or services.
Your information may be aggregated with other clients’ information on a purely non-identifiable basis to understand how our products are used to help make them better.
Policy on sharing your information
IP Illustrated will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others. However, IP Illustrated may share aggregate user information with companies working on our behalf and IP Illustrated-owned business entities for the purposes detailed above. In any such cases, however, we require that the companies or entities adhere to privacy standards and policies at least as restrictive as those I.P. Illustrated has in place.
In order to optimize our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how you use our website, including but not limited to the date and time of your visit, operating system, browser type, referring website, and pages viewed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We automatically enable IP anonymization on our website so that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the EU member states or EEA member states to prevent users from being identified. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transferred to Google on a server in the United States and thereafter be truncated.
You may also prevent the collection and processing of the data that was generated by the cookie (and that is related to the use of our website, including your IP address) by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
- P. Illustrated uses an email marketing service provided by MailChimp. Mailchimp collects email addresses from our readers when they elect to subscribe to email delivery from our website.
IP Illustrated partners with Amazon Services LLC Associates Program to promote or recommend products that this affiliate program provide. We embed customized referral links, provided by the affiliate program, into our website to track visits to our affiliate partners’ websites. If you click on an affiliate link, a small text file called a “cookie” will be stored in your browser by the affiliate program to track any sales for the purpose of assigning commissions. This does not change the cost to you, but supports the continued development of IP Illustrated.
We may use a third-party network advertisers to serve the advertisements on this website. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to this website and other websites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables us to financially support the website.
Keeping your information secure
IP Illustrated values your trust and takes it seriously. To prevent unauthorized access and disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of your information, IP Illustrated utilizes industry standard physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard any personal information we collect.
Sale of Website and Assets
In the event that our website is acquired or sold, or in the event of an insolvency or bankruptcy, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets merged or sold in connection with that transaction.
Changes to this policy
We value your opinions and suggestions. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.