TheNextPost blog is committed to protecting your privacy and providing an honest, pleasant reading experience. The policies and disclosures are provided so that you may understand how this blog operates and how your privacy is protected.
Here is information on what types of personal information this site receives and collects when you visit www.thenextpost.com and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties. We can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with most other websites, this site collects and uses the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout the site.
This data does not allow for the specific identification of any particular user, but is aggregated with all other visitor information. The information is used to help improve the site, analyze trends and provide a better experience for our readers.
To try and bring you online offers that are of interest to you, this site has relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads on www.thenextpost.com. As a result of your visit, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, IP address and clickstream information.
No personal information is collected from visitors without their knowledge and consent. Email addresses are collected from visitors who choose to communicate with the owner of this site via email, contact form or leave comments on the site. Visitors may also provide links to their websites, responses to reader polls or other information when using the site. Personal contact and financial information may be collected from visitors who make purchases on the site or register for additional access or services. Any financial information provided by the user will be transmitted through a secure server.
Cookies and Web Beacons
TheNextPost also use third party advertisements on www.thenextpost.com to support this site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on this site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Singapore real estate ads to someone in Singapore, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing vacation ads to someone who frequents vacation sites).
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 Kaspersky Internet Security or 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.
Third-Party Vendors and Interest-Based Advertising
Update April 8, 2009 :
This website/blog uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when visiting this site. These third parties may collect and use information (but not your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, you can visit Google's Advertising and Privacy page.
If you wish to opt out of Advertising companies tracking and tailoring advertisements to your surfing patterns you may do so at Network Advertising Initiative.
Google uses the Doubleclick DART cookie to serve ads across it's Adsense network and you can get further information regarding the DART cookie at Doubleclick as well as opt out options at Google's Privacy Center.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.