You may notice that the WorkforceDevelopments.com blog now has ads. The third party providers that create that ad content may be collecting a bit of info about you from your computer, and you have a right to know what that is.
Your humble blogger does not collect information from you. I don't have any need for it. That said, you may be interested to know that if you subscribe to my blog via email, I will see your email address through Feedburner (now owned by Google). If you subscribe through an RSS reader, I won't.
When you comment on my blog, I will see your email address and your IP address. I don't save that information anywhere. Again, it's not something I have a use for.
The advertising companies I partner with provided me with some legal-ese that sort of explains the kind of info they may collect from your computer. Please note: I don't see any of this info. Here what they say:
A "cookie" is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can be used to target advertisements relevant to your interests, based on your visits to different Web sites, to provide traffic measurement and other analytics and to conduct research.
A "Web beacon" is an electronic file on a Web page that allows a Web site to count users who have visited that page, to access certain cookies and to provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.
When your browser requests a page that displays advertising from one of the Advertisers, the Advertiser may view, edit or set its own cookie through your browser. In addition, the Advertiser may place its own Web beacon in the page, which may be triggered by your browser's request.
Advertiser Privacy Policies
If you would like to contact the Advertisers to learn more about their privacy policies and what options (if any) they offer to opt out of their data collection and use, please follow these links to their Web sites:
Six Apart Ltd.
Six Apart Media third party advertising networks and advertisers
Some of these third party advertising networks are participants in the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"), a cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. You can learn more about NAI and how you may "opt out" of targeted advertising delivered by NAI member ad networks here.
If you have any questions or privacy concerns about your visit to WorkforceDevelopments.com, please feel free to contact me.