PRIVACY POLICY

Last Revised: April 17, 2016

I. PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE AMERICAN LIBERAL REVIEW—GENERAL:

At AmericanLiberalReview.com (“The American Liberal Review,” “ALR,” “Website,” or “Site”) the privacy of its visitors is of importance to the Site. Hence, please read the following Privacy Policy before accessing, using, or submitting  information or comment to The American Liberal Review, its social media sites at Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube (collectively, “ALR Social Media”), Amazon.com bookstore for ALR (“Amazon.com ALR“), or the third party PayPal site that handles and processes monetary contributions to ALR (“PayPal ALR“). ALR Social Media, Amazon.com ALR, and PayPal ALR are also collectively known as “ALR Online Services.”

This Privacy Policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by ALR and how it is used. The following Privacy Policy also does not limit the Site’s Terms and Conditions. If you require more information or have any questions about the ALR‘s privacy policy, please send an e-mail to The American Liberal Review.

Note: This privacy policy applies only to ALR‘s online activities and is valid for visitors to The American Liberal Review website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or through channels other than this Website. Additionally, The American Liberal Review and its owner, Gemelito Laluna (“Owner”), are not responsible for the privacy policies for ALR Social Media, Amazon.com ALR, PayPal ALR, or any they and The American Liberal Review link to.

A. CONSENT:

By accessing, using, or submitting any information or content to the Website, ALR Social Media, Amazon.com ALR, or PayPal ALR, you hereby consent to the Site’s Privacy Policy, and understand, acknowledge, and agree to its terms, including, without limitation, any and all disclaimers contained therein that does not limit, in any way, other legal provisions (that includes, but not limited to, disclaimers) as outlined in the Site’s Terms and Conditions.

B. MODIFICATION OF THE PRIVACY POLICY:

The American Liberal Review and its Owner reserve the right, with sole discretion, to change, delete, discontinue, edit, modify, remove, revise, update, or otherwise change, in part or in whole, any portion of this Privacy Policy at any time without prior and/or further notice. Your continued access or use of this Site, ALR Social Media, Amazon.com ALR, or PayPal ALR, after any modification to this Privacy Policy, will constitute your understanding, acknowledgement, and agreed acceptance of such change that binds you. The American Liberal Review and its Owner encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any modification(s) to ALR‘s Privacy Policy.

II. LOG FILES:

Like many other websites, The American Liberal Review 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 number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user’s movement around the Site, and gather demographic information. The log files may also contain other data or information other than those mentioned in Section II of the Privacy Policy. Finally, since The American Liberal Review and ALR Online Services are, respectively, a website and online services both intended for a general audience (since their founding, inception, and online debut, and thereafter), ALR and ALR Online Services‘ Owner does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

III. COOKIES:

The American Liberal Review does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. (To learn more about what cookies are, please here for information provided by WordPress.com. Also, please click here for information about cookies as provided by Microsoft.)

Additionally, because The American Liberal Review is a self-hosted website, powered by WordPress.org, that connects to the Jetpack service, cookies used by Jetpack are governed by its cookie policy as outlined here. (Note: WordPress.org, WordPress.com, and Jetpack are owned by the web development company, Automattic.)

Furthermore, on The American Liberal Review, there may be third-party cookies that may function similar to, or different from or beyond, the cookies used by the Website. (To learn more about what third-party cookies are, please click here for information provided by Mozilla Support.)

A. DISABLING COOKIES:

If you wish to disable cookies and third-party cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management for specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites, at other web-based resources that contain such information, or by clicking at either these online resource (here or here) from, respectively, USA.gov and wikHow, that provide detailed instructions on how to disable cookies in different browsers.

Alternatively, according to WordPress.com, it states the following:

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.

IV. GOOGLE ANALYTICS:

The American Liberal Review utilizes Google Analytics to collect information about use of this Site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this ALR, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. The American Liberal Review uses the information it gets from Google Analytics to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to those accessing ALR on the date he or she visits this Site, rather than his or her name or other identifying information. ALR does not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on the web browser of those who visit ALR to identify such visitor as a unique user the next time he or she visits this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about the visits by those who visit ALR is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. Users can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing them on their return visits to this Site by disabling cookies in their browser (Click here or here for detailed information on how to disable cookies in one’s browser.)

V. FACEBOOK DOMAIN INSIGHTS AND FACEBOOK SOCIAL MEDIA PLUGINS ON THE AMERICAN LIBERAL REVIEW:

The American Liberal Review uses Facebook Domain Insights and other Facebook social media plugins on this Site (such as Facebook “Like” and “Share” buttons). As such, those who visit the Site, that triggers the aforementioned Facebook features, are governed by Facebook’s Data Policy. As such, the information collected by Facebook include referral traffic to ALR from Facebook that includes when people link to the Website in their Facebook status messages, click on social plugins such as Like or Share button, and other information governed by Facebook’s Data Policy.

VI. CLICKY:

The American Liberal Review has installed a Clicky tracking code on its Website. As such, the following data of visitors to ALR is sent to Clicky’s tracking servers (as stated on its “Privacy” section under its “Terms of Use” page): “Page URL, Page title, Referrer, User agent, IP address, Language, Screen resolution, Tracking cookie,” and “x/y coordinates of mouse events.”

VII. LINKS:

The American Liberal Review may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that ALR and its Owner are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of other sites outside The American Liberal Review, and they encourage you to read their privacy and security policies before sharing your personal information.

VIII. EXTERNAL WEBSITES:

The American Liberal Review and its Owner are not responsible for the content, privacy policies, security policies, and implemented security protocols of external Internet websites (including, without limitation, ALR Social Media, Amazon.com ALR, and PayPal ALR, as well as third-party links posted to the Website). You are advised to read the privacy and security policies of such sites before disclosing any personal information.

IX. CONTENT OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMMENTS) SUBMITTED TO THE AMERICAN LIBERAL REVIEW:

Because The American Liberal Review is an non-encrypted site, the Site and its Owner does not guarantee the security and/or privacy of any content or information submitted to the Website (this includes, without limitation, e-mail address information that you submit to the Site when *following ALR by e-mail via electronic e-mail newsletters; submitting a name, username, e-mail address, website name, website url, password information, comment(s), and other types of information to the Site’s “Leave a Comment” section; submitting a name, e-mail address, website name, website url, comment(s) and/or other types of information to the Site’s “Contact” form; and/or submitting Material, as a Contributor, as defined, respectively in numbers 2 and 1 of Section III-A as outlined in the Terms and Condition, to ALR or its Owner). As such, you should be mindful of the risk before you submit such content or information to this Website.

(*Note: You may remove yourself from any or all of the electronic e-mail newsletters that you subscribed to, at any time, by following instructions for unsubscribing found at the end of every electronic newsletter e-mailed to you.)

Additionally, because The American Liberal Review is, as state earlier, a self-hosted website, powered by WordPress.org, that connects to the Jetpack service, which relies on WordPress.com servers, content or information that you submit to the Website will be stored on WordPress.com’s server.

Furthermore, bear in mind, that Automattic’s privacy policy states the following: “Automattic collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Automattic only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below [see its privacy policy], except that blog commenter IP addresses and e-mail addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.”

Moreover, because ALR utilises Automattic’s Akismet comment spam filter service on the Website’s comment section the following, as stated in Automattic’s privacy policy, applies: “Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.” Also, stated by Automattic’s Happiness Engineer, Jeremy Herve: “subscribers’ e-mail addresses are also stored on WordPress.com servers, since the e-mails are sent from there.”

Finally, The American Liberal Review and its Owner disclaim any and all damages, loss, harm, liability, or injury resulting from any submission of content or information, by you, to the Website due to the non-encrypted nature of the Site, or for any other reason or cause.

X. “DO-NOT-TRACK” COMPLIANCE:

Users of the Internet have the ability to implement a “Do-No-Track” preference. According to Microsoft, “‘Do Not Track’ is a preference that users can set in web browsers to inform websites that they do not want to be tracked, which may help protect them against forms of tracking on the web.” (Please note that Microsoft also points out: “Today, there is no single definition of what it means to be “tracked,” so expressing a preference does not guarantee users that they will be able to block all web sites and content that they may view as being associated with tracking behavior.”)

The American Liberal Review, again, is a self-hosted website, powered by WordPress.org, that connects to the Jetpack service that relies on WordPress.com servers.  In light of all of this, WordPress.com currently does not honor the “Do-Not-Track” preference (as stated here). As such, please be advised of the risk that by using the ALR, you may be tracked despite selecting the “Do-No-Track” setting on your browser.

As such, in light of what has been stated above (including a recitation of the risk involved), your use of this Website is an understanding, acknowledgement and acceptance of the risk that you may be tracked online, despite enabling the “Do Not Track” preference on your browser. And, as such, you further understand, acknowledge and agree that ALR and its Owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any and all damages, injury, harm, or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of the The American Liberal Review

Also, by using the The American Liberal Review, in circumstance where you do not enable the “Do-Not-Track” preference on your browser, your use of this Website is an understanding, acknowledgement and acceptance that you will be tracked online.

Finally, you further understand, acknowledge and agree that The American Liberal Review and its Owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any and all damages, harm, injury, or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of  the The American Liberal Review regardless of whether you choose or not choose to select the “Do-No-Track” preference on your browser.

XI. CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING, OF USER’S INFORMATION, IN THE UNITED STATES:

The American Liberal Review is operated in the United States. All users, including but not limited to, those in Canada, in the European Union member states, or those outside of the United States, by providing or submitting information to ALR, consents to, with full understanding of, the Privacy Policy outlined here. By accessing, interacting, and/or using ALR, or by submitting one’s information to the Website, the user consents to the collection, gathering, processing, recording, storage, and/or transfers of his, her, or its information to and in the United States. By doing so, the user also waives any limitations or restriction on such collection, gathering, processing, recording, storage, and/or transfer of his, her, or its information as delineated, outlined, or stated by laws, regulations, or legal acts of any nation outside of the United States.