Privacy policy

Your privacy is important. Therefore, this policy is for you to understand how your personal data is collected, used and communicated.

When accessing the website, certain information about you is collected during your visit.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.

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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Data collection

Similar to other websites, this site uses ‘cookies’ (see below) and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. The information collected through these methods may include:

  • date and time of visits,
  • time spent on the site,
  • pages viewed,
  • the sites visited just before and just after,
  • the brower used
  • your IP address (which may help identify your service provider and your geographical location)

This information cannot personally identify any specific visitor, but is used for the the administration and maintenance of the site.


Cookies are small text documents, which are stored on your computers hard-drive in a location specifically for these types of files.  When visiting a website it will ask permission from your computer to store a file in the specific location.

Your browser will only permit a website to access a cookies which it has already sent and not cookies of other sites.

Advertising/affiliate partners and other third parties may use cookies or other means to track visitors for the purposes of displaying advertising or fulfilling their business purposes.  This tracking is performed by the third party using their own servers and is fulfilled under their own privacy policies.

If you do not want cookies to be used on your computer you can change your browser settings.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a unique number specifically used to identify a computer on a network.  Each time you connect to the internet you will have an IP address.  IP addresses are collected automatically and used in the operation of the site.

E-mail Information

There is no requirement for you to correspond with me through e-mail.  However, if you choose to with us in that way, we may retain the content of the messages along with your name, email mail address and content.

We will not sell, rent or lease your e-mail address to third parties and will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.

Your e-mail address will be used solely to provide information about which you have shown interest, or we believe will be of interest to you.


By subscribing to any newsletter offered by the site you are consenting to receive any communications the site owners believe will be of interest to you, based on the topic of the site.  The communications will be issued by an e-mail service provider.

Signing up to Newsletters is voluntary.  But by signing up to receive these communications the following information is collected:

  • date and time of sign-up:
  • time spent on the site,
  • your name
  • your e-mail address
  • your IP address (which may help identify your service provider and your geographical location)

The details collected via this route are passed through into a third party, email provider system. These third parties are subject to their own policies.

We will not sell, rent or lease your e-mail address to third parties and will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.

For the purposes of administration and improving communications, we may track Newsletter communications when they are opened or by when links are clicked.

You can remove yourself from the Newsletter disbribution list at any point by clicking “unsubscribe” on any of the communications.

How your personal information is used

Your personal information is used for the purpose of administering the site and its activities.

No personally-identifying information about you is collected when you visit the site unless you choose the provide this information.

Information may be disclosed when legally compelled to do so, or when it is believed the law requires it for the protection of the site owner’s legal rights.

If legally compelled to do so, or where it is believed the law

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

External links

The site may include links to other websites.  Such links do not constitute and endorsement nor provide any assurances of the accuracy of the information.  These sites are not in anyway included within the scope of this privacy policy.

Credit Card and payment details

The site does not collect credit card or payment details.  Any such details are provided directly to third parties which are specifically for the purposes of administering the payment process.

Through the third party system I have visibility of the transaction details, i.e. Product purchased, purchaser name, e-mail address etc, but do not have visibility of any payment information.

These third parties are subject to their own policies.

Policy Changes

The site owners reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.


If you have any questions, you can contact Excel Off The Grid by using the contact form