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Privacy Policy

Your privacy IS critically important to me

Calm Carl is located at:

carlchamberlain@hotmail.co.uk

It is Calm Carl's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information that may be collected while operating this website. This Privacy Policy applies to calmcarl.uk. I respect your privacy and I am committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide through the Website. I've adopted this privacy policy to explain what information may be collected on this Website, how this information may be used, and under what circumstances I may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information I collect through the Website and does not apply to collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of this Website. Depending on your activities when visiting this Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Calm Carl collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Calm Carl's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Calm Carl's visitors use the website. From time to time, Calm Carl may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the website.

Calm Carl also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on any of the Website's pages. Calm Carl only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Calm Carl's websites choose to interact with Calm Carl in ways that require Calm Carl to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Calm Carl gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, you can use your Facebook account to leave comments and the Facebook integration will ask you to log-in with your account credentials.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links To External Sites

This website contains links to external sites that are not operated by me. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Aggregated Statistics

Calm Carl may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Calm Carl may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Calm Carl does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, Calm Carl uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Calm Carl uses cookies to help Calm Carl identify and track visitors, their usage of http://calmcarl.uk, and their website access preferences. Calm Carl visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Calm Carl's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Calm Carl's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate this website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Calm Carl's use of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Calm Carl may change his Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Calm Carl's sole discretion. Calm Carl encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

The Long and the Short of it

Look, that's clearly a lot of legal-speak - every website is required to have a privacy policy, which is actually a good thing; except of course they're mostly box ticking exercises; a way for governments and corporations to pretend they're doing something about this critically important concern (cosy capitalism) but really just covering their arses so when something truly awful happens they can blame YOU.

None of the software that I've created to operate this website stores your information. I do integrate with facebook for the 'like' and 'comment' features, which of course means Facebook cookies get created so they can track you. I also use Google Analytics (so I know how successful my content is) and Google Custom Search Engine (so I don't need to create my own search engine for the website) - and God knows what Google might get up to with that data.

Facebook and Google, I don't personally think they're to be trusted - but I don't think we have a great deal of choice on the Internet as things stand; you of course do have a choice, and at least you know exactly where this site stands. I do hope you continue to browse and enjoy the content.

Oh, yeah, I have a link to PayPal for Donations too; you know. Just in case...

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