Privacy Policy

The Blue State Conservative (“The Blue State Conservative“) operates The Blue State Conservative and may operate other websites. It is The Blue State Conservative’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Blue State Conservative 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. The Blue State Conservative’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Blue State Conservative’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Blue State Conservative may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Blue State Conservative also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on The Blue State Conservative blogs/sites. The Blue State Conservative only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Blue State Conservative’s websites choose to interact with The Blue State Conservative in ways that require The Blue State Conservative to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Blue State Conservative gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at The Blue State Conservative to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Blue State Conservative are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Blue State Conservative collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Blue State Conservative. The Blue State Conservative does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Blue State Conservative may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Blue State Conservative may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Blue State Conservative does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Blue State Conservative discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Blue State Conservative’s behalf or to provide services available at The Blue State Conservative’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Blue State Conservative’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Blue State Conservative will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Blue State Conservative discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Blue State Conservative believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Blue State Conservative, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Blue State Conservative website and have supplied your email address, The Blue State Conservative may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Blue State Conservative and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Blue State Conservative takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

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. The Blue State Conservative uses cookies to help The Blue State Conservative identify and track visitors, their usage of The Blue State Conservative website, and their website access preferences. The Blue State Conservative visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Blue State Conservative’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Blue State Conservative’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If The Blue State Conservative, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Blue State Conservative goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Blue State Conservative may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Blue State Conservative and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Blue State Conservative may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Blue State Conservative’s sole discretion. The Blue State Conservative encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a The Blue State Conservative account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.