The Motherload® (TM) takes your privacy seriously. We only collect data when we need to, either because you want to be a contributor to our blogzine, because you have opted to keep in touch with us via our email updates, or because you have bought merchandise from our store. Importantly, we never sell your data to any one else.
If you’d like to know what data is held by us, on you, email [email protected] with your request. If you would like us to remove you from our mailing lists, you can email us, or click to unsubscribe on any of our mailouts.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE MOTHERLOAD
TM may collect certain information from you as described below. TM uses the information it collects for authentication purposes, to customize the advertising and content you see, to fulfil your requests for products and services, to provide aggregated, anonymous reporting for TM or third parties, to improve our services, and to communicate with you as part of the TM service.
Registration – Required Information
When you register for a TM account, TM requires you to provide the following information:
• Name – Your real name, a nickname or handle that acts as your primary identifier to other TM users and visitors, or viewers of TM material on other systems (e.g. search engines, RSS readers, cell phones, etc.). It is always publicly displayed, so please choose carefully.
• Password– required for signing into your TM Your password provides access to all of the information in your account, so never share your password with anyone except a parent or guardian.
• Email Address– an email address is required so that TM can contact you about your account. Your email address is never publicly displayed on TM.
Other Information Collected by TM
Every time you visit a page on the Internet, your web browser sends specific information to the web site you are visiting. TM’s servers automatically collect and store this information, including your IP address, specific type of browser software, the pages you visit at TM, and information from TM cookies (see below). This information is also collected by third-party tracking companies that provide traffic analytics to TM.
TM may set and access TM cookies on your computer.
Some third-party advertisers may also set and access their own cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.
Most browsers come with the ability to restrict cookies from specific or unknown sources. Please review your browser’s documentation for more information. Please be aware, however, that many TM features will not be available to you if you block the placement of our cookies on your computer.
If an error occurs in TM’s systems while you are using the service, TM’s servers may automatically collect and store information relating to that error, including your browser information, information from TM cookies, and other information that you may have input at the time the error occurred (e.g. information you had written into any web forms). TM uses this information solely to investigate the error and help prevent future errors.
MANAGING AND PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
Your Email Address
TM requires that you provide an email address when registering for a TM account. You can edit this email address by using the controls inside your TM account, but it must always be an email address that belongs to you and is controlled by you.
Your email address is never publicly displayed by TM.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
TM does not share, sell or rent any of your information, except as follows:
• Information that You Share– Any information that you submit to any public area of the TM system as a contributor to the blogzine is potentially accessible to the entire world. Please keep in mind that the moment you share your information with anyone, copies of that information can be made, stored, and shared outside of the TM
• Aggregate Information– From time to time, TM shares aggregated, anonymous data about its users with third parties, for example statistics from Google Analytics. This data does not contain personally identifiable information.
• Legal Proceedings– TM may share your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights and obligations or defend against legal claims.
• Merger, Acquisition, or Change of Control– TM may transfer your information in the event TM is acquired by or merged with another company.
INFORMATION TM RETAINS
When you delete information submitted through your TM account, that information will no longer be accessible.
When you shut down your TM account, or when your TM membership is terminated, the posts you’ve made to the site will continue to be accessible.
When you delete information submitted through your TM account, when you shut down your TM site, or when your TM membership is terminated, TM may retain a copy of your information (including browser information) for archival purposes. Archival copies are not posted publicly on the TM system; they are maintained solely so that TM may recover content and restore accounts (in case of errors or system failure) or cooperate with law enforcement in order to make the TM service safer.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
HOW OTHERS USE YOUR INFORMATION
Links to Third Party Sites
Third Party Search Engines & Syndication Feed Readers
Any articles which you publish publicly on TM blogzine may be indexed by third party search engines (e.g. Google or Yahoo) and appear in the search results provided and controlled by those third parties. TM does not control the search indexes or results of those third parties. For help with removing your information from any third party search engines, please visit the websites of those third parties.
Information you publish publicly on TM is made available through a publicly available syndication feed. Your syndicated information may be collected, stored, copied, and redistributed by any third party with access to this syndication feed. TM does not control the information collected or stored by any of those third parties. For help with removing your information from the systems of any of those third parties, please visit the websites of those third parties or contact them directly.
CONFIDENTIALITY & SECURITY
Your TM account is protected by a password you create. TM implements features reasonably designed to protect the security of any non-public information that is stored in our database, such as your password. Hacking, software or hardware failure and other unauthorized access to our premises and systems may compromise the security of TM members’ information.
AFFILIATES AND DISCLOSURES
The Motherload® Ltd participates in various affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links. This revenue goes towards keeping this site maintained and active.
Effective: May 29th, 2016. Updated May 22nd 2018. Revised August 25th 2020