At Pressbyte, your privacy is our number one concern. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by Pressbyte.com (The Site) and how it is used.

Personal Information

Pressbyte.com does not require any information which can be traced back to, and identify a unique user. Certain features of the site, however (like comments for example) , do require a valid email address to verify legitimate users. We guarantee that the information provided to The Site would never be used for any other purpose.

Log Files

Like many other websites, Pressbyte makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and a number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. All of the data recorded is not linked to any information that could personally identify a unique individual.

– Cookies and Web Beacons

This site itself does not use any cookies to store information. Third party service providers, however, may store information on your computer. Refer to the following sections to understand what information is collected and how to opt out of the process.

– DISQUS Comments

Pressbyte uses Disqus Comments system to collect and manage comments on the blog. Disqus, as a third party service provider, uses cookies to maintain your Disqus profile. You may easily opt out of the process by not posting a comment on the site.

– DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Pressbyte.com. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to Pressbyte.com and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Advertising Partners:

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:

Google AdSense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on Pressbyte.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Pressbyte.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Pressbyte.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Note: Pressbyte.com also uses other ads networks such as Kontera, TribalFusion, Infolinks, and so on as other alternative ad networks.

External Sites

Pressbyte may often link to content on external websites. The Site has no control over the nature of content on these external websites or their policies regarding information and privacy. For further information, please review the individual policies of these websites.

Policy Changes

Pressbyte reserves the right to make any (major or minor) change to this privacy document without any prior warning. The site may or may not notify the users regarding any change made to the policy, however, we will always reflect the latest policies and their effective dates in this document.

Further Information

If you require any further information about the policy or clarification on any of the clauses, please feel free to contact hi[at]pressbyte[dot]com.