Terms of use

On this page, you’ll be able to read the terms of use that apply to you if you use the information on this blog.  It’s a long page and it looks a little complicated. However, because I want to be transparent and want all intentions to be on the table, it is here for you to read.

Table of contents

  1. Agreement
  2. Copyright
  3. Professional advice
  4. Disclaimer of warranties
  5. Limitation of liability
  6. External links
  7. Linking to lexgabrees.com
  8. NO LICENSE; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF lexgabrees.com AND OTHERS
  9. INDEMNITY AND RELEASE
  10. Limitation of action
  11. Fair use
  12. Arbitration, Governing law and forum for disputes
  13. Changes in terms of use and changes to this website
  14. Merger
  15. Non-waiver and separability
  16. No resale, assignment, or sub-licensing
  17. Successors and assigns
  18. Termination; Survival
  19. Communications with visitors email subscribers and users
  20. Submissions of ideas
  21. Submitted content

1.AGREEMENT

By using this website, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms and Conditions and any other posted guidelines or rules applicable to any individual lexgabrees.com related website and web page.

2. COPYRIGHT

All information contained on this site is copyright (c) 2017, 2018 by lexgabrees.com. All rights reserved. The information contained on this site may not be copied, published, distributed, broadcast or otherwise used for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of lexgabrees.com.

3. PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

No information on this site is intended as or shall be construed as, legal, financial, medical or expert advice of any kind. lexgabrees.com and its licensors, publishers, and owners are not responsible for typographical errors, editing errors, or news source errors. lexgabrees.com STRONGLY SUGGESTS THAT YOU SEEK ADVICE FROM A COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL REGARDING ISSUES IN ANY PROFESSIONAL FIELD.

4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, lexgabrees.com DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, lexgabrees.com DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE. lexgabrees.com SIMILARLY DISCLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY WARRANTIES FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT lexgabrees.com DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY, OR OPERABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION OR MATERIAL IN THE WEBSITE. lexgabrees.com DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. lexgabrees.com DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR HARM CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. lexgabrees.com MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE RELIABILITY OR ACCESSIBILITY OF WEB PAGES OR ANY STORAGE FACILITIES OFFERED BY lexgabrees.com.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS IN THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL lexgabrees.com, ITS OWNER(S), LICENSOR(S) AND PUBLISHER(S), ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, WRITERS, CONTRACTORS, OR PRINCIPALS BE LIABLE TO ANY USER’S USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF lexgabrees.com OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES).

SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MERCHANDISE THAT APPEARS ON, OR IS LINKED OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO, THE lexgabrees.com. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL lexgabrees.com OR ITS LICENSORS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACTS OF NATURE, FORCES, OR CAUSES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET FAILURES, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FAILURES, OTHER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, ELECTRICAL POWER FAILURES, STRIKES, LABOR DISPUTES, RIOTS, INSURRECTIONS, CIVIL DISTURBANCES, SHORTAGES OF LABOR OR MATERIALS, FIRES, FLOODS, STORMS, EXPLOSIONS, ACTS OF GOD, WAR, GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS, ORDERS OF DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN COURTS OR TRIBUNALS, NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES, OR LOSS OF OR FLUCTUATIONS IN HEAT, LIGHT, OR AIR CONDITIONING.

In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

6. EXTERNAL LINKS

lexgabrees.com may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources located on the World Wide Web by allowing a user to leave the lexgabrees.com to access third-party material or by bringing the third-party material into this site via “inverse” hyperlinks and framing technology. lexgabrees.com has no control over such sites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that lexgabrees.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that lexgabrees.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the lexgabrees.com Products and Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that lexgabrees.com shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Product and Services.

lexgabrees.com encourages you to exercise discretion while using the Products and Services to browse the Internet. lexgabrees.com may produce automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. lexgabrees.com makes no representations concerning any effort to review the content of any of the sites listed in automated search results, or of any of the sites otherwise linked to the lexgabrees.com web site and pages. lexgabrees.com shall not be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in the lexgabrees.com search results or otherwise linked to the lexgabrees.com web sites or provided to the lexgabrees.com by third parties.

7. Linking to lexgabrees.com

The lexgabrees.com offers a non-assignable, non-transferable, and non-exclusive license to link to the lexgabrees.com web sites, using the lexgabrees.com logos and search boxes, subject to the following provisions. The lexgabrees.com logos and search boxes may be placed on a Web site for the sole purpose of creating a link to the lexgabrees.com and allowing users of your site to access the lexgabrees.com The lexgabrees.com logos and search boxes may not be used for any other purpose, including, among other purposes, to suggest sponsorship by, or affiliation with, or endorsement by the lexgabrees.com. The lexgabrees.com logos and search boxes may only be used in accordance with the instructions found here, and may only be used in the exact size, shape, colors, design, and configuration as found on those web pages. Thelexgabrees.com logos and search boxes may not be altered in any manner. The lexgabrees.com logos and search boxes must appear by themselves, with reasonable spacing (at least the height of the logo) between each side of the applicable logo or search box and other graphical or textual elements. The lexgabrees.com logos and search boxes may not be used to disparage the lexgabrees.com, its products or services, or in a manner which, in lexgabrees.com’s reasonable judgment, may diminish or otherwise damage lexgabrees.com’s good will in the lexgabrees.com.com logos. By using any such lexgabrees.com logo or search box, you acknowledge that the lexgabrees.com has exclusive rights to the logo or search box, and that all goodwill generated through your use of the logo or search box will inure to the benefit of the lexgabrees.com. lexgabrees.com.com reserves the right to revoke this license or to alter its terms from time to time, for any or no reason, with or without notice. lexgabrees.com reserves the right to take action against any use that does not conform to these provisions.

9. NO LICENSE; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF lexgabrees.com AND OTHERS

Except as expressly provided, nothing within any of the WEBSITE shall be construed as conferring any license under any of the lexgabrees.com  or any third party’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, waiver, or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that certain Content available through and used to operate the lexgabrees.com and the WEBSITE is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights of lexgabrees.com and its affiliates, licensors, and service providers. Except as expressly provided to the contrary, you agree not to modify, alter, or deface any of the trademarks, service marks, or other intellectual property made available by lexgabrees.com in connection with the WEBSITE. You agree not to hold yourself out as in any way sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by lexgabrees.com, any of lexgabrees.com’s affiliates, or any of lexgabrees.com’s service providers. You agree not to use any of the trademarks or service marks or other Content accessible through the lexgabrees.com to users by lexgabrees.com. You agree not to defame or disparage lexgabrees.com, the trademarks or service marks of lexgabrees.com, or any aspect of the WEBSITE. You agree not to adapt, translate, modify, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the WEBSITE or any software or programs used in connection with the WEBSITE or the lexgabrees.com Network.

10. INDEMNITY AND RELEASE

By using the lexgabrees.com website and related web pages you agree to indemnify lexgabrees.com, and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, and licensors and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising from your use of the lexgabrees.com’s  web sites and pages, your use of the WEBSITE, or your submission of ideas and/or related materials to lexgabrees.com or from any person’s use of any account or password you maintain with any portion of the lexgabrees.com, regardless of whether such use is authorized by you. By using the lexgabrees.com, using the WEBSITE, or submitting any ideas and/or related materials to lexgabrees.com, you are hereby agreeing to release lexgabrees.com and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, and licensors from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs, and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or to the WEBSITE or to any disputes regarding use of ideas and/or related materials submitted to lexgabrees.com. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES

” A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IS KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

11. LIMITATION OF ACTIONS

You acknowledge and agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action you may have arising out of, or relating to, your use of the lexgabrees.com or the WEBSITE must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arises, or forever be barred.

12. FAIR USE

The lexgabrees.com publishes excerpts and summaries from copyrighted works under Fair Use, which allows the use of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism for the public interest. lexgabrees.com transforms summaries of the original copyrighted work into a new format and adds new information and value in the form of commentary or criticism.

lexgabrees.com has no intention to compete with the original copyrighted content. Rather, it is lexgabrees.com’s intention to promote such content and deliver readers to such content. Accordingly, when lexgabrees.com cites a copyrighted work for commentary or criticism, lexgabrees.com acknowledges the original source and places a clickable link that offers users the opportunity to click directly to the original source of such information. The original publishers benefit from such links in terms of delivered audience, attention and potential advertising revenues, for which lexgabrees.com requests absolutely no payment or consideration.

14. ARBITRATION, GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM FOR DISPUTES

Unless expressly stated to the contrary elsewhere within the WEBSITE, all legal issues arising from or related to the use of the WEBSITE shall be construed in accordance with, and all questions with respect thereto shall be determined by, the laws of Taiwan, R.O.C. applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within said state. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or any user’s use of the WEBSITE shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Taiwan, R.O.C., and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into in any state or federal court in Taiwan, R.O.C. having jurisdiction thereof. Any party seeking temporary or preliminary injunctive relief may do so in any state or federal court in Taiwan, R.O.C. having jurisdiction thereof. Except as set forth above, the state and federal courts of Taiwan, R.O.C. shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or any user’s use of the WEBSITE. By using the WEBSITE and thereby agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, users consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Taiwan, R.O.C. with respect to all such disputes.

15. CHANGES IN TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND CHANGES TO THIS WEBSITE

The lexgabrees.com reserves the right to modify the WEBSITE from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate the WEBSITE. The lexgabrees.com reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time, without notice. Please review these Terms and Conditions from time to time so you will be apprised of any changes.

16. MERGER

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes any other agreement, proposals and communications, written or oral, between lexgabrees.com’s representations and you with respect to the subject matter hereof; except that any other terms and conditions located on any individual lexgabrees.com web site or in connection with the WEBSITE are incorporated herein by reference to the extent they do not conflict with these Terms and Conditions. To the extent that any other terms and conditions or terms of service conflict with these Terms and Conditions, those other provisions shall control with respect to the use of the particular web site and any information available on or through the web site or the respective content location at which those other provisions may be found.

17. NON-WAIVER AND SEPARABILITY

lexgabrees.com’s failure to exercise any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of these Terms and Conditions to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and agree that the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect.

18. NO RESALE, ASSIGNMENT, OR SUBLICENSING

You agree not to resell, assign, sublicense, otherwise transfer, or delegate your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions without prior express written authorization of lexgabrees.com.

19. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

Without in any way limiting the prohibition on your resale, assignment, sublicensing, or other transfer of rights or obligations, these Terms and Conditions shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns.

20. TERMINATION; SURVIVAL

These Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect for as long as you use the WEBSITE, unless specifically terminated earlier by lexgabrees.com. All provisions of these Terms and Conditions which impose obligations continuing in their nature shall survive termination of these Terms and Conditions.

21. COMMUNICATIONS WITH USERS

You consent to receive communications from lexgabrees.com concerning your use of the WEBSITE (“Communications”). The Communications may be those that lexgabrees.com is required to send to you by law concerning the WEBSITE (“Required Communications”). The Communications may also be those that lexgabrees.com sends to you for other reasons. You consent to receive Communications electronically. lexgabrees.com may provide these Communications to you by sending an email to the email address you provided or by posting the Communication on the lexgabrees.com Network. You also consent to receive Communications by telephone or by postal mail sent to the postal address you provided in connection with your account, if any. You may change the email or postal address to which lexgabrees.com sends Communications by visiting your account information page.

23. SUBMISSIONS OF IDEAS

The lexgabrees.com is always improving its WEBSITE and developing new features. If you have ideas regarding improvements or additions to the lexgabrees.com, we would like to hear them — but any submission will be subject to these Terms and Conditions. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY DISCLOSURE OF ANY IDEA OR RELATED MATERIALS TO lexgabrees.com BE SUBJECT TO ANY OBLIGATION OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR EXPECTATION OF COMPENSATION. BY SUBMITTING THE IDEA AND/OR ANY RELATED MATERIAL TO lexgabrees.com, YOU ARE WAIVING ANY AND ALL RIGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE IN THE IDEA OR ANY RELATED MATERIALS AND ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING TO lexgabrees.com THAT THE IDEA AND/OR RELATED MATERIALS ARE WHOLLY ORIGINAL WITH YOU, THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS ANY RIGHTS IN THE IDEA AND/OR MATERIALS AND THAT lexgabrees.com IS FREE TO IMPLEMENT THE IDEA AND TO USE THE MATERIALS IF IT SO DESIRES, AS PROVIDED OR AS MODIFIED BY lexgabrees.com, WITHOUT OBTAINING PERMISSION OR LICENSE FROM ANY THIRD PARTY

23. VIOLATIONS OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Should you violate these Terms and Conditions or any other rights of lexgabrees.com and the lexgabrees.com, lexgabrees.com reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you, including, without limitation, terminating any and all access and or user accounts on any and all of the lexgabrees.com web sites.

24. SUBMITTED CONTENT

You hereby agree that all content you submit to lexgabrees.com, via web forms, email to the editor, email to employees, phone calls, faces or other forms of communication shall become the sole property of lexgabrees.com and may be used by lexgabrees.com in any way whatsoever, without limitation.

We hope your enjoyment of lexgabrees.com’ WEBSITE will be enhanced by the application of these Terms and Conditions. It is our belief that your understanding of the guidelines we have set forth will allow the lexgabrees.com community to continue to be a place where each of us can prosper, grow, and enjoy ourselves within an open and non-threatening environment. Thank you for taking the time to read these Terms and Conditions and we hope you enjoy our WEBSITE.

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Privacy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from. It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my website.

How to objectively read a privacy policy (what I feel you should know)

  • In my experience, people don’t fully understand what opting out of cookies means. Cookies are usually harmless and if you opt out of cookies in order to avoid seeing ads on other sites (being followed around), this will not stop you seeing any ads. It will only make sure that the ads you see are less relevant to your interests. it’s up to you to choose what’s more annoying: ads which are relevant to your interests, or ads which are irrelevant to your interests.

Summary

  • I do not store any privacy-sensitive data about you unless you give consent to do so. For example: if you subscribe to one of my email newsletters.
  • I do not collect any personally identifying data in my web server logs.  Actually, I don’t hold any logs at all, meaning I do not store your IP address on my server(s).
  • Whenever I work with partners who store IP addresses, I make sure they comply to EU privacy law.
  • I only work with partners who comply with EU and Global privacy laws and/or directives. You can find a list of my partners and links to their privacy and cookie policies further down this page.
  • You may opt-out of the cookies I use at any time, however, this might have an influence on the operation of the website or the personalized experience I try to deliver.
  • You have the right to opt-out of email subscriptions whenever you want. There is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email send you.
  • I use analytics tools, tracking services and advertisement services, which are compliant with the EU privacy law and are registered with the US-EU privacy shield. I select my partners to be of the highest quality in regard of their service as well as their privacy and security policies.
  • If you subscribe to any of my email newsletters, I will send you updates about my content, send you important notifications (updates to the site), messages about my services, and commercial messages in which I promote products and/or services, which I feel could be of interest to you, my reader. I will always keep my brand mission in mind while doing this.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Personal Information I collect
2. How I use the personal information I collect
3. Cookies/Tracking Technologies
4. Social Network and Platform Integration
5. How I share information
6.Anonymous Data
7. Transfer of data from the EU to the US
8. How I respond to ‘do not track’
9. Advertising
10. Choice and Opting-Out of Communications
11. Retaining, modifying, and erasing your information
12. EU data subjects rights (cookies)
13. Security measures (US – EU privacy shield)
14. Changes to this policy
15. Contact us

PERSONAL INFORMATION I COLLECT

When you visit the Site, I automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, (anonymized) IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site, I collect information about the individual web pages you view, which links you click, what websites or search terms referred you to the site, and information about how you interact with the site.

From this point on I will refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

My purpose in device information is to better understand how my visitors use this website so that I can make better choices about the content I serve my audience(s) and optimize my advertising message(s). For example: if I notice that a certain topic (or article) on the site is more popular than others, I might serve my audience more similar content. In regard of advertising messaging, I make choices based on device information in order to make my message(s) more interesting for new audiences and more relevant to existing audiences.

 I collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” – these are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org. You may also opt-out of cookies by using an online tool or my consent mechanism. Please visit our cookie policy to learn how.
  • “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” – these are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. These are little pieces of JavaScript code which I place on my pages. They are harmless and only tell us that someone visited that specific page. That data is then aggregated into my analytics tool, so I can analyze it.
  • “Email subscription forms” – these are used in order to collect your name and email address when you decide to sign up to one of my newsletters.  I use EU privacy law compliant forms and store the information with compliant and trusted partners.

HOW DO I USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

 I use the information which I collect to make a better choice about the type of content I serve my audience. This means that I analyze the aggregated information I collect and determine which articles, videos, email articles, product offers and so forth, my audience(s) are most engaged with. Based on the conclusions I draw from this information this I decide which new content to add to the site.

Additionally, I use the device information that I collect to help improve and optimize the functioning of my Site. For example, by generating analytics about how my customers browse and interact with the site, I can redesign the user experience to better suit the needs of my visitors (think about better and more clear navigation to certain parts of the site).

 I also use the information I collect from cookies to assess the success of my marketing and advertising campaigns. In some cases, I use the information in the cookies in order to set up advertising and where applicable retargeting campaigns. Retargeting campaigns are advertising campaigns which allow us to serve you relevant and personalized advertisement or commercial messages on other sites.

COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

 I use tracking technologies, such as cookies and pixel tags on this site.

Cookies are small pieces of text that are placed on your computer. They hold simple information for various different reasons. Cookies can be deleted at any time. There are different types of cookies, for different tools and they all have different functions. These cookies have a specific lifetime set to them. This means that after this time passes, the cookie deletes itself.

 I place cookies because the bits of information that the cookie holds make it possible for us to:

  • improve the way the site works,
  • serve you better content, because it’s more relevant to your interest(s),
  • increase my reach by using targeted advertising and retargeting advertising. This means that if I run advertising through one of our trusted partners, you might see advertising messages that are relevant to your interests, instead of irrelevant ads on other sites. In this case, the messages will be relevant to your interests. If you opt-out of cookies, you will still see advertising on other sites, however, the chances are bigger than the ads will be irrelevant to your interests.

You can read about cookies and the different types of cookies I place in my cookie policy.

SHARING OR TRANSFERRING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

I share your personal information with EU privacy law compliant partner to help us use your Personal Information, as described in the paragraphs above. Whenever my partners are not located in the EU, I make sure that my partners are registered members of the US-EU Privacy Shield, to ensure the security of your personal information.

As described above, I use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications I believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) educational page.

Finally, I may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information I receive, or to otherwise protect my rights.

OPTING OUT OF TARGETED ADVERTISING

 I use targeted advertising technologies in order to improve the relevance of the advertisement message for my audience and in order to increase our reach. You can opt-out of the cookies that make this possible in several ways, however, you this does not mean that you will suddenly not see ads. It means that you will not see my advertisements messages, which are tailored to your interest and might see relevant messages from other companies that use the same advertising services as I do.

You can read how to opt-out of cookies that make the above possible in my cookie policy.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that I do not alter my site’s data collection and use practices when I see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EU CITIZEN

As noted above, I do not keep any web server logs. However, my partners such as email list hosts, analytics services, and some tracking services do. As stated, I work with EU privacy law compliant partners and the data retention time they adhere to is listed in their policies. You can find a list of all our partners and links to their policies in our cookie policy.

Retaining, modifying, and erasing your information

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information I hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the form on the contact page.

Additionally, if you are a European resident I note that I am processing your information in order to fulfill contracts I might have with you (for example if you make an order through the site), or otherwise to pursue my legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States to our trusted partners.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

 I may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to my practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US

For more information about my privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact me by email at lex[at]lexgabrees.com or by the form on this page.

Cookies

I place cookies when they are necessary for the site to function properly, to show you targeted advertising messages on other sites, and to improve my service to my visitor. Improve my  services to my visitors’ means that I am able to assess which content is more popular so that I can focus my energy on delivering better suiting web pages to you (my reader) and serve you advertisement messages which are relevant to my interest(s) instead of showing you ads which are irrelevant to my liking(s).

Table of contents

1. What are cookies and why I use them
2. Different types of cookies I use
3. How to remove/delete placed cookies
4. Analytical cookies I use
5. (re)targeting and advertising cookies I use
6. Changes to this cookie policy
7. Contact us

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHY DO I USE THEM?

Cookies are small pieces of text that are placed on your computer. They hold simple information for various different reasons. Cookies can be deleted anytime. There are different types of cookies, for different tools and they all have different functions.

Cookies have a specific lifetime set to them. This means that after this time passes, the cookie deletes itself.

I place cookies because the bits of information that the cookie holds make it possible for us to:

  • improve the way the site works,
  • serve you better content, because it’s more relevant to your interest(s),
  • increase my reach by using targeted advertising. This means that if I run advertising through one of my trusted partners, you might see advertising messages that are relevant to your interests, instead of irrelevant ads.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES AND WHAT THEY’RE FOR

  1. Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that are deleted once you end your session. Session Cookies make sure that you remain recognized when you move from page to page within one site, and this way you are not required to e.g. log in.
  2. Functionality Cookies – these enable using the basic features of sites (e.g. remembering information about sites visited in order to enable ‘recalling’ them upon visitor’s request).
  3. Analytical Cookies – these provide analytical and statistical information about your site use.
  4. Targeting and Advertising Cookies – these allow measuring the effects of my advertising campaigns and personalizing advertising messages for individual users on this and other sites. Using these cookies enables us to show you advertising messages which are tailored to your interests, instead of serving you ads which are unrelated to your like(s) and interest(s).

Below you can find the list of third-party Cookies and outline of the purposes for which I use them on my Site. You can be sure that I work with renowned and trusted vendors, who ensure a transparent approach to privacy. Such vendors have their own privacy policies in respect to the protection of Personal Data and using of Cookie technology. I recommend that you read their privacy policies so that you can understand the manner in which your Personal Information will be handled by these providers.

Analytical Cookies I use

Google Analytics

Google Analytics allows us to measure and thoroughly analyze the traffic on my Site. With this information, I can make informed decisions about what content is relevant for my audience and which content is less relevant. I basically use Google Analytics to optimize the choices I make about the type of content I publish on this website.

More info:

  1. Google’s Privacy Policy
  2. Types of cookies placed
  3. Opt-Out of Google Analytics

Google Optimize

Google Optimize allows us to test my site solutions and personalize them in order to deliver engaging content to Visitors and End Users. With the Google Optimize service, I are able to test different web pages against each other and determine which of the two are more interesting to my readers (A/B split test). Based on the results I will continue adding more content to the site that is of more interest to my audience(s).

  1. Types of cookies placed

Hotjar

I use Hotjar to personalize my Site, collect your feedback and analyze site traffic. This enables us to make choices about the content I deliver. It allows us to analyze which content is most popular with my readers so that I can give them more or that type of content.

  1. HotJar privacy policy
  2. Opt out of HotJar

Targeting and Advertising cookies I use

Adroll

Adroll is a service that enables us to extend my reach around the web. It allows us to make advertising messages more relevant to my audience. This means that on certain (3rd party) sites, my readers might be served relevant (and hopefully for them interesting advertisement messages), instead of non-relevant ads.

  1. Adroll Privacy Policy
  2. Opt-Out of Adroll

DoubleClick

As a Google Company, DoubleClick allows us to extend my reach while delivering relevant advertisement messages on certain (3rd party) sites to my readers. My aim is to serve advertisement messages that are relevant to their interest(s) instead of showing irrelevant ads.

  1. DoubleClick Ad Policy
  2. Opt-Out of DoubleClick

Facebook Pixel

I have embedded a Facebook pixel on my site. This allows us to serve relevant messages across Facebook to my readers. Furthermore, it helps us make advertising messages more relevant to my audience and lets me analyze some site statistics, such as a number of conversions.

  1. About the Facebook pixel

Google AdWords

I use Google Adwords, to extend the reach of my advertisement messages and campaigns. The service allows us to serve relevant advertising to my readers as well as introduce them to my newest content.

  1. Google Adwords Ad Policy
  2. Opt-Out of Google Adwords

OPTING-OUT AND REMOVING COOKIES

Cookies can be removed at any time, and there are several ways of doing so. You can:

CHANGES TO MY COOKIE POLICY

I reserve the right to make changes to this cookie policy at any time I see fit. Though the policy changes will usually be minor, I do encourage MY visitors to re-visit this page periodically.

For more information about cookies, you may also visit this link.