This is the website of awn.org
We can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
What personal data we collect, and why we collect it
The information we collect is used for internal review, and is used to improve the content of our Web page, may be used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.
For each visitor to our website, our web hosting server, and content management software (WordPress) automatically attempts to recognize the consumer’s domain name or IP address. This information is used to analyze website usage, as well as to troubleshoot issues with the website, and to detect and manage hacking/spam/abuse.
Separately, we may partner with third parties to serve advertising and to offer analytical usage data. Additional details on those matters can be found below.
Comments, spam and abuse management, and comment policy
Leaving comments on the website is entirely optional. Comments that are posted to the site become visible to the public (unless flagged by moderation, spam, or abuse filters), and remain public indefinitely.
Abusive, spammy, and/or off-topic comments may be deleted, moderated, and any comments containing certain derogatory, inflammatory, offensive, inappropriate, or spammy words or links are automatically flagged and may be deleted or moderated as deemed appropriate by website administrators and/or moderators. Repeated attempts at spam, abusive, or unhelpful comments may be blocked by whatever means can be used to detect and prevent such abuse.
Any and all comments submitted to the web site may be filtered, edited, or modified as deemed necessary to be appropriate for the service. Discussion is encouraged, but any inflammatory, offensive, inappropriate, promotional, or nonsensical comments may be removed or modified as necessary and as deemed appropriate.
You may choose to opt-in to receive an email newsletter, which consists of an email containing updates and/or information related to the website content and/or relevant material.
Subscribing to the email newsletter is entirely optional and requires a double opt-in, meaning you enter your email address to subscribe to the newsletter, then you must manually confirm your email subscription by clicking an approval link within an email that is sent to the email address you provided. Only then will you receive an email newsletter from us.
Currently we use Feedburner to send automated email newsletters to subscribers. Feedburner, operated by Google, therefore has access to the email subscribers list, which is where it is controlled and operated. The newsletter service is automated, when you sign up and confirm your subscription, you will get a daily newsletter of whatever was posted that day to the website – that’s it.
To subscribe to the email newsletter for awn.org, you can visit (none available yet).
To unsubscribe from the email newsletter for awn.org, you can simply click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email newsletter subscription, in which case you will be instantly unsubscribed from receiving further emails from the newsletter.
To change an email address from one address to another with the newsletter subscription, you must unsubscribe the old email address first, and then re-subscribe and opt-in again with the new email address. We cannot manually change emails enrolled in the newsletter, this is an anti-spam prevention mechanism.
Using the contact form to reach out to site administrators is optional. If you fill out the contact form and submit it, that message and data gets transferred to us by email.
If you use a contact form on the website to contact the website administrators and/or website staff, your IP address and other user-provided information, including name and/or email address, and the content of your communication, may be collected in this process. This information is gathered to prevent spam and abuse, as well as to respond to users using the contact form.
Contact form submissions and information is relayed through WordPress and then emailed to us automatically where it is processed and managed by Google Gmail service.
Cookies for general commenting: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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 as long as your browser stores them or however long the WordPress system issues them for, which can be one year.
Cookies for site administrators, authors, and contributors: If you have an account on awn.org 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. Generally speaking, the only people with accounts on this website are administrators, contributors, and authors, and this does not apply to readers or visitors who are not participating in the management of awn.org.
Advertising, and advertising cookies
Google: We use Google advertising services to display advertising to readers, and cookies are used to display Google Adsense and Doubleclick DART information. For visitors in the EEA / EU region, Google Adsense does not use personalized ads on this particular website. You can learn more about Google Ads policies here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads and additionally you can adjust your Google ad settings here: https://adssettings.google.com
Additional information may be found at https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=100557 and http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
We may use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our website. These companies may use the information outlined above about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, or if you want to opt-out of those type of advertisements, you can opt-out of that interest-based advertising by using the following links:
Note that if you use multiple web browsers and multiple devices (for example, Safari and Chrome, iPhone and Android) then you might need to opt-out in each browser.
Whenever possible, we will specify any special endorsements, advertisements, or sponsorships.
Affiliates and affiliate links
Like most websites, we use affiliate links from time to time.
When appropriate, awn.org will include links to products or services with ‘affiliate’ codes attached to them, this gives awn.org a small commission on sales through those links. This commission goes to supporting the production and maintenance of the site.
AWN.org may be a future participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Purchases made through these links may offer small commissions to awn.org.
Social network and social sharing cookies
Social networks and social sharing functionality may use third party cookies, web beacons, or other technology that enables those social sharing tools to function as expected, thus interacting with a social network, or a social sharing tool, may use those technologies as set or defined by the respective third party service.
ShareThis (social sharing buttons): https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/
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.
A practical example of this would be watching an embedded YouTube video, or reading an embedded tweet, or looking at an embedded Instagram picture or Instagram video.
This website uses web analytics to identify and monitor website usage and visitor behavior, this is a very common practice on the web and most websites use analytics. These analytical services allow us to make decisions on website management and even editorial direction. For example, web analytics software is used to determine if a particular topic is interesting to our readers or not, how many people visit the website, or if the people accessing the website are using an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows PC, or another device to access the material.
You can read more about Google Analytics policy here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
You can read more about WordPress policy here: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/
Media, images, etc
If you upload images to the website, or you submit images or information to this website by email or otherwise, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS and other metadata) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website if such data exists, which is why it is recommended to remove beforehand.
How long we retain your data, and your data rights
If you leave a comment on the website, which is entirely optional, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve or deny any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Some of the handling of comments and their attached metadata are automatically by Akismet as outlined further above, and some may be moderated directly.
For users that register on our website (if any, usually only authors, administrators and partners), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All such registered users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username) by logging into the WordPress site with your given login information and modifying it as you see fit. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site because you are an author or an administrator, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
Typically this would be your author name and author email address, which you would be otherwise using to login to access the website.
If you have have left comments that were approved on the website, you can view your approved comments at any time by visiting the location in which you left the respective comment(s). If you decide that you do not want these comments to be visible any longer, or you want your name removed from the comment, you can contact us to request the removal of your provided name and/or email address from the comment, and when possible we will do so. To make such a request, please provide us with information relating to the comment in question, including a precise link to the comment, the name associated with the comment, the email address associated with the comment, and proof that the comment is in fact your comment – this is necessary because you have no rights to request the modification or removal of another persons comments, but only your own. You can also request that we erase any personal data we may hold about you through your comments left on the site, following the same protocol. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes, nor does it include any data that we do not have access to or control over. Keep in mind that visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection and abuse detection services and then flagged, deleted, or removed automatically by those spam or abuse detection systems, in which case it is impossible to locate or modify such comments because typically abusive or spammy comments are automatically removed by those detection systems. EU and EEA readers can also request their comments data removal or export in compliance with European rules, when applicable and when possible. Such requests can be made to email@example.com with the subject “EU DATA REQUEST – COMMENTS”, and should provide an email address or IP address to search for. Note that if a comment was deleted, moderated, or automatically flagged by spam or abuse mechanisms, such data requests would be impossible because the comment data would no longer exist.
How we protect your data
We take standard industry precautions to have a secure web presence.
We rely on highly skilled third party web hosting services to secure and maintain the availability of the website.
Additionally, we use various services that help to mitigate and prevent any unlawful or abusive access to our website.
Usage of this web site is offered without any guarantee.
This site contains links to other sites. AWN.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, nor their third party services.
From time to time, we may use information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our web site to notify you of these changes. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our web site periodically.
We may use log or analytical information in aggregate to gather and publish stats about our readers, to improve the site, or make management decisions.
We offer visitors no guarantees, nor any guaranteed ability to have factual inaccuracies, opinions, or other information corrected in information that we maintain about them or our content. Whenever possible we will make an attempt to adjust or amend information deemed inaccurate provided on our site that we have control over (eg: editorial content).
If a visitor has a complaint about content or anything else contained within AWN.org, please email us.
Updated: November 21, 2019