We at Forging Soul believe that privacy is important enough to explain in terms so clear that even someone who is not a lawyer can understand.
For a typical visit to our site, we do not collect any information for the purpose of personally identifying you.
The information we collect on Forging Soul is anonymous and aggregated into statistics that tell us how people are using this site. What we collect does not go from us to any third parties and none of it ever will. We do not set any “cookies” or in any other way attempt to identify you.
In fact, we have a minimalist approach to information collection and take steps to limit the collection of information. For example, half of the script that logs visitors to this site for traffic analysis is dedicated to making exceptions so that we do not store even the ip address for visitors that have the “Do Not Track” header in their browser turned on. We removed the built in WordPress “Jetpack” visitor statistics package from the site since we don’t need it.
One more example? Adsense and Amazon both have tracking mechanisms built into their advertisements. For now, we have removed all such advertising from Forging Soul to limit our impact on your privacy.
If you submit a comment on the site, your ip address is logged along with the e-mail address you type in, and the link you type in to submit to us. This is information you voluntarily share in order to comment, and could falsify if you chose to–nothing we do checks to see if the e-mail address is a real one. Our advice is to not include personally identifiable information in your comments, but you are solely responsible for what you post in the comments area.
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Third Party Impact on Privacy
There are third parties that have access to some information that may be generated as a result of your visit to Forging Soul. We have thoroughly reviewed their privacy policies and found them to be in line with our commitment to user privacy. Here is an explanation of these:
AddToAny Social Sharing by Lockerz
Forging Soul is not intended for, or directed toward, individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals not provide personally identifying information.
Forging Soul has taken every reasonable and industry-standard precaution available to us to safeguard the very limited amount of information that we do collect.
What you can do to increase your privacy
For those interested increasing overall browsing privacy, there are software plugins and extensions that can block or delete internet “cookies,” as well as using other measures to increase your privacy in browsing. One example of this is the option to include a Do Not Track tag in the information the browser sends to each website as you visit–this is in major browsers now, and is gaining traction. One plugin that block an amazing number of tracking mechanisms, available for all of the major browsers, is called Ghostery.
The Ultimate Opt-Out
If the terms on this page are not acceptable to you, we’d appreciate an e-mail to explain any ideas you have to improve it. In the meantime, use of Forging Soul will be considered proof of your acceptance of these terms.
We reserve the right to disclose any information we may have as required by law, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website or operators.