Privacy Policy

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If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at hello@scoutofmind.com

At Scout of Mind, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by www.scoutofmind.com and how it is used.

This policy may change without notice. You should periodically check this page to stay up to date with the latest policy. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Log Files

Like many other web sites, www.scoutofmind.com 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. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies & Tracking Technologies

www.scoutofmind.com does use cookies & tracking technologies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user accesses or visits, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Types of cookie used

Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is anonymous.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.scoutofmind.com.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.scoutofmind.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

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

Google Adsense
Amazon

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.scoutofmind.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.

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

www.scoutofmind.com uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.

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. www.scoutofmind.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

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.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies, law enforcement agencies, or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Disclosure

In 2009, our friends at the Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials, we felt it was important to disclose the following to you, our readers:

  • The content of our blog is a source of income for us and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses.
  • We will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that we have, in fact, used and that we feel will be beneficial to our readers.
  • Products provided to us by our advertising partners for our review are given to us free of charge with no cost to ourselves. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way.
  • You can trust us. We will always give our genuine opinion about a product or service whether or not we are partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment to do so.
  • Our number one priority is accuracy and fairness to our readers, and we would never compromise the truth just to make a buck. Ever.
  • Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of our blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and strive to deliver interesting, helpful, and encouraging content while generating a small profit to compensate us for our time, research, and ideas. We love and appreciate our readers and make it our goal to be up front and honest with every post we write.

Contact

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about this disclosure or our privacy policy, you may contact us using the contact form in the top navigation. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.