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We provide a contact form on MeaningofLife.tv so that site visitors can communicate with us. Users of this optional service provide a name as well as an email address where they can receive a response when one is needed. We do not use this information for any purpose other than responding to inquiries and we do not share this information with third parties.
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We may occasionally look up an email address of a commenter via the administration panel available to us as Disqus moderators, in order to communicate privately with the commenter. We do not use these email addresses for any other purpose and we do not share them with outside parties.
When you visit MeaningofLife.tv, we automatically gather and store some bits of nonpersonal information about your visit, so we can track the use of our website and make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only—no data is stored about your own individual visit that can be linked to you personally. The collected information includes:
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We also use the following Google services on MeaningofLife.tv, all of which employ cookies to collect nonpersonal information:
We use a third-party vendor, Google Analytics, to store and analyze cookies in order to make MeaningofLife.tv more interesting and useful to you. Information that we collect from these cookies is not used to create profiles of individual users and is used only in aggregate form. You may opt out of Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
AdSense is an advertising service provided by Google. We use this service to display ads on MeaningofLife.tv, which entails using the DoubleClick cookie to track user behavior concerning ads. The DoubleClick cookie enables Google and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to MeaningofLife.tv and/or other sites on the internet. This cookie does not track personal information about you such as your name or email address. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.
We sometimes use the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third-party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. Such ads could appear on the Google search results page or on a site in the Google Display Network. We also use the “similar audiences” feature of AdWords, which targets our ads to people whose browsing patterns are similar to those of the MeaningofLife.tv audience.
This document was last updated on 18 March 2015.