This site (the “site”) is operated by Bayview Strategies LLC (“we”, “us”, “our”). Although we do not request any personal information from our users, there are data collection processes inherent in any website that we need to inform you about.
Any data we collect as a result of your use of the site are used only for the purposes of providing and improving the site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to the collection and use of data according to this policy.
Like all websites, we utilize server logs to record the activity on the site. Each time you visit the site, we collect basic information about that visit in our server logs. The information includes items like your IP address, the time and date of your access of the site, and whatever information the browser on your computer is set to provide to sites you visit, such as the type of browser you use, the version number, and the operating system or device you are using to visit.
For those who don’t want even this minimal level of tracking, Google also offers a complete opt-out tool that you can install in your browser. You can find it here.
Google Analytics Demographic Tracking
In addition to the basic Google Analytics setup, this site utilizes Google’s tracking of user demographics. This uses Google’s technology to gather and share with us aggregated data about our users, such as the percentage of visitors who are male or female, the average age of visitors to the site, and similar data. None of this data available to us from Google is targeted at specific individuals, but is instead an aggregate total that allows us to better understand our audience.
We do not provide any personal information about our users to Google or any other advertiser. The data provided is only that which is generated by your browser through your visits to our site. Additionally, the same Google-provided opt-out mechanisms are effective for preventing their collection of demographic data.
Facebook and the other social networks have been in the news frequently of late, for allowing companies to abuse the data they collect from across the web. You will be pleased to hear that our site does not provide any data to Facebook or the other social networks. The network share buttons that you see on our site are passive links that do not transmit any data to the social network unless you click on them to share information about our site. This is in stark contrast to the many sites on the Internet that communicate with Facebook every time a visitors arrives at their site.
Having said that, we would love to have you recommend our site to friends via the social networks links that we provide. If you like our services, this is one of the best ways that you can support our efforts. But it’s completely up to you, our user. We do not register visits with any social network without your explicit action to do so.
If our site delivers any cookies in addition to those provided by Google Analytics, the purpose is solely to improve the user experience of the site and remember user preferences.
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