Privacy Policy

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Who We Are

Hello, I'm David Alexander and I run Mazepress with the help of a few guest bloggers and contributors.

At Mazepress we respect your privacy and want to champion a new era of the internet where spam is outlawed and you maintain full control over your personal information, even if it's an old free Hotmail address you don't even care about.

This is a revised version of our privacy policy to bring us in line with GDPR EU Regulations and the ePrivacy regulations that are still being ironed out and due to come into effect in 2019.

The purpose of this document is to be as transparent as possible about how we use your data, what data is recorded and for how long.

Mazepress collect the bare minimum when it comes to personal information however certain information is useful in helping us offer the best possible service.

We collect information for different purposes in several ways.

  • When receiving correspondence via email (Google G Suites)
  • When you sign up for our newsletter (MailChimp)
  • When you visit our website (Google Analytics)
  • WordPress Comments (Siteground)
  • Facebook Pixel Tracking for helping us better serve our audience (Facebook)

We are the data controller and to offer the services we provide we work with several data processors.

It's worth noting no more than one data processor is used for handling any one specific type of data.

We require multiple data processors for unique purposes.

These data processors are:

  • Google because our email services run through G Suites.
  • MailChimp as they manage our newsletter service and autoresponders.
  • Google again because we have their Google Analytics Cookies installed so we can report on which content is performing well and which isn't so we can factor this into future work.
  • Siteground, who host our website. The only data we store on our website database is WordPress comments.
  • Facebook who provide us advertising and marketing services.

Cookies

Cookies are a piece of code that allows us to report on a users behavior on a website.

We currently have the following cookies on our website. By using our website you accept to us using cookies however you can turn off cookies on this website in your browser.

Cookies don't store personal information that can identify you and simply give you a pseudonymous user ID.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics data collection with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You may also wish to refer to this website for additional information about disabling cookies from your browser: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Revoke non-essential cookies by clicking the button below.
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Cookie declaration last updated on 19/05/2018 by Cookiebot:

Necessary (4)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
__cfduid [x3] codepen.io
embed.ly
onesignal.com
Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year HTTP Cookie
CookieConsent mazepress.com Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year HTTP Cookie

Statistics (13)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
__qca [x2] gfycat.com
giphy.com
Collects anonymous data on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content. 1 year HTTP Cookie
_ceg.s mazepress.com Used by the service Crazy Egg to register where the visitor clicks on the website. The cookie enables the service to recognize the visitor on returning visits. 3 months HTTP Cookie
_ceg.u mazepress.com Used by the service Crazy Egg to register where the visitor clicks on the website. The cookie enables the service to recognize the visitor on returning visits. 3 months HTTP Cookie
_ga [x3] gfycat.com
giphy.com
mazepress.com
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years HTTP Cookie
_gat [x2] giphy.com
mazepress.com
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session HTTP Cookie
_gid [x3] gfycat.com
giphy.com
mazepress.com
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session HTTP Cookie
vuid vimeo.com Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read. 2 years HTTP Cookie

Marketing (9)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
collect google-analytics.com Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session Pixel Tracker
fr facebook.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months HTTP Cookie
GPS youtube.com Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Session HTTP Cookie
mc quantserve.com Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads. 13 months HTTP Cookie
PREF youtube.com Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. 8 months HTTP Cookie
r/collect doubleclick.net Unclassified Session Pixel Tracker
tr facebook.com Unclassified Session Pixel Tracker
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE youtube.com Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days HTTP Cookie
YSC youtube.com Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session HTTP Cookie

Unclassified (18)

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
__asc [x2] gfycat.com
giphy.com
Unclassified Session HTTP Cookie
__auc [x2] gfycat.com
giphy.com
Unclassified 1 year HTTP Cookie
_stc gfycat.com Unclassified Session HTTP Cookie
_utc gfycat.com Unclassified 2 years HTTP Cookie
atrk.gif certify.alexametrics.com Unclassified Session Pixel Tracker
mcwidget mazepress.com Unclassified Persistent HTML Local Storage
s gtrk.s3.amazonaws.com Unclassified Session Pixel Tracker
tl_3714_3715_1 mazepress.com Unclassified 29 days HTTP Cookie
tl_3714_4094_23 mazepress.com Unclassified 29 days HTTP Cookie
tl_3726_3726_11 mazepress.com Unclassified 29 days HTTP Cookie
tl_3943_3943_14 mazepress.com Unclassified 29 days HTTP Cookie
tlf_1 mazepress.com Unclassified 13 days HTTP Cookie
tlf_23 mazepress.com Unclassified 3 days HTTP Cookie
trk.cetrk.com/s s3.amazonaws.com Unclassified Session Pixel Tracker
tve_leads_unique mazepress.com Unclassified 29 days HTTP Cookie
u gtrk.s3.amazonaws.com Unclassified Session Pixel Tracker

Google Analytics

When someone visits mazepress.com we use Google Analytics a third party to collect standard internet log information and details of your visitor behavior. We do this to find out how many pages a person visits, which pages perform best and other critical verticals that help us to constantly improve.

This never logs personal information such as your name or anything that can be used to identify you.

MailChimp

We use Mailchimp for our mailing list and this service also uses cookies to help us determine things like the open rate of emails we send out and the number of clicks on links in our emails.

We only collect your email address and use this service to keep you up to date with new content we are sharing and services we recommend.

Facebook Pixel

Conversion tracking helps us measure the return on investment of Facebook Ads by reporting on the actions people take after visiting this website after clicking on an ad.

We create pixels that track website conversions, add them to the pages of our website where the conversions will happen, and then track these conversions back to ads that are running on Facebook.

No personal information is contained in or collected as a result of using these cookies or pixels.

GDPR

We take your privacy seriously and want to celebrate GDPR because we believe it is actually good for business.

While the implications of GDPR are still not 100% clear, we are doing everything in our power to make sure we comply and go beyond to ensure our visitors are satisfied with the user experience and their privacy when using the website.

Access to your personal information

Under GDPR the data subject (you) has the right to access and amend any of the personal data being stored.

As such you can contact us at any time to request information on your data and request it's removal from our systems.

How do we use your information?

Google Analytics collects anonymous information that helps us understand how our website is performing. This allows us to see which pages people spend the most or least time on.

As you can imagine this information is highly valuable to us in helping us to continually craft the best possible experience for our readers.

If you sign up for our email newsletter then all we collect is the email address you provide and the IP address.

We use this information to keep you up to date with any new content we are sharing on our website and to send the occasional marketing message when we have something to promote.

Please keep in mind, we have never promoted anything we don't actually use ourselves.

Do we exchange information with others?

We do not share or sell your personal data to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide the products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission or if we need to comply with law enforcement authorities.

Other than the data controllers we use which are all listed above we will never ever and I mean ever share as much as the first letter of your email address with another living soul or robot for that matter.

There is only one situation where we are bound by law to share data with the authorities if requested, though the chances of this happening are slim to none since this is an educational resource, not the darkweb.

We believe it's always good to plan ahead.

Can I find out what information you have about me?

If you believe we have any personal information stored you can contact us via our contact page to request it's deletion.

If we can locate any of your personal data we will delete it as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours though please allow up to 7 days.

We are also working toward an automated method for allowing users to remove their data.

If you signed up to our email list then you can already opt-out yourself by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each of our emails.

IP Addresses

An IP address is an ID used by your computer when you connect to the internet. This is a number that is used by other computers on a network to identify your computer. IP addresses are collected automatically by our web server and Google Analytics.

Email Information

We store email addresses if you:

a) Contacted us via email. In which case your email address and the contents of any messages you have sent us will be stored in our email server. This is managed by Google. This is separate from our mailing list and does not mean you have opted in to receive automated messages from us.

b) You have signed up for our newsletter and Mazepress insiders free content. In this instance our data controller is Mailchimp and they are the custodians of the data.

If you wish to remove your email address and other data from either of the above all you have to do is ask and we will make sure it's taken care of with the utmost urgency.

Email Policies

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential at all times.

We do not sell, rent or lease our email list to third parties and never will.

Email is purely used as a method to keep our insiders up to date and share great content in a timely manner.

We are storing all information in accordance with the GDPR which is the strictest regulations to date.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act all emails we send will clearly show who is sending them and make it easy for you to contact us.

Also, all emails will contain information on how to quickly and easily remove yourself from the email list to avoid receiving any further correspondence.

Opt-Out

At any time you can opt out of our email list either by opening one of the emails and following the unsubscribe link or by contacting us and we will happily remove you from the list ourselves.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We periodically review this policy and will be keeping it up to date as the practical steps required by both the GDPR and ePrivacy regulations become clearer.

Thank you for your time and understanding.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to discuss.