Your privacy is critically important to us. At BayesianSpectacles, we have a few fundamental principles:
- We only collect a bare minimum of data necessary to provide the best possible experience to existing and prospective readers.
- We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.
- We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.
Who we are and what This Policy Covers
Information We Collect
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to learn which other websites our readers come from, or to learn which kind of blog posts are most popular. We collect information automatically through operating our blog.
- Log Information. Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you visit our blog–for example, when you visit bayesianspectacles.org.
- Usage Information. We collect information about the actions that visitors perform on bayesianspectacles.org. We also collect information about what happens when you use our blog (e.g., page views, newsletter opens, button clicks) along with information about your device (e.g., mobile screen size, name of cellular network, and mobile device manufacturer). We use this information to, for example, to get insights on how people use our blog, so we can make it better.
- Location Information. When you visit bayesianspectacles.org, we may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our blog from certain geographic regions. However, note that we anonymize these data as far as possible.
How We Share Information
We do not sell our users’ private personal information.
We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
Information Shared Publicly
Information that you choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on your website, and your “likes” and comments on other websites that use Bayesian Spectacles, are all available to others–and we hope you get a lot of views! We provide a “Firehose” stream of public data (like posts and comments) from sites that use our blog to provide that data to Firehose subscribers, who may view and analyze the content, but do not have rights to re-publish it, publicly. Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share.
While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so.
You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
- Set Your Browser to Avoid Tracking and to Reject Cookies: We aim to fully respond to “do not track” signals and select the appropriate privacy settings wherever possible. For instance, our website analytics software will not track you in case your browser indicates that you do not wish to be tracked. Furthermore, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before visiting our blog, with the drawback that certain features of Bayesian Spectacles may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Other Things You Should Know
Bayesian Spectacles is a worldwide product. By accessing or using Bayesian Spectacles or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, which may have rights and protections that are different from those in your home country.
Third Party Software
If you’d like to use third party software like plugins with our blog (such as your Browser, or certain social media sites), please keep in mind that when you interact with them you may provide information about yourself to those third parties. We don’t own or control these third parties and they have their own rules about collection, use and sharing of information. You should review their rules and policies when installing and using third party software.