Privacy Policy

Sprucenews does not personally share any visitor’s information with third parties. All information taken through competitions is held in strict confidence and then disposed of once the winner(s) has been selected and announced. I do not store any information about your visits to this blog other than to analyse and optimise content I produce for you based on you, and your reading experience through the use of cookies.

The privacy of the people who visit my blog is of course, incredibly important to me. Within this Privacy Policy, you can find details on the types of personal information collected and recorded along with how it's used.

The types of personal data that my website collects, by itself or through third parties, are as follows: Cookies and usage data. This personal data may be freely provided by the user, or, in case of usage data, collected automatically when using this website.

The data requested by my website is mandatory and failure to provide it may make it impossible for this website to provide its services.

The use of Cookies or other tracking tools such as Google Analytics, by my website or by the owners of third party services used by my website serves the purpose of providing the service required by the user.

My website allows for a content commenting services enabling visitors to make and publish comments on my website. Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the personal data provided by the user, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Please not that all users are responsible for the content of their own comments. If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

The tools I use on Sprucenews are as follows:

Disqus (Big Heads Labs Inc.)
Disqus is a content commenting service provided by Big Heads Labs Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies, Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

This is the data that is collated through Sprucenews to monitor and analyse web traffic that can be used to keep track of the behaviours of users.

Blogspot Stats (Google Inc.)
Blogspot stats are the analytics service provided by Google for hosting my website.  Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on user activities and shares them with other Google services. 

Please do not republish content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. My contact details can be found here.

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