The privacy of our visitors to OaklandMofo.com is important to us.
At OaklandMofo.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit OaklandMofo.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never collect or sell your personal information to third parties. This is simply for Google Ads and Amazon Ads which are common on all sites.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. This is to see which pages are of interest to our readers and help us improve our content in the future.
We also use third party Google advertisements on OaklandMofo.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program and Amazon Affiliates) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Oakland real estate ads to someone in Oakland, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). This is all stored by Google and not by us.
DoubleClick DART cookies We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Oakland, you may see Oakland dinning establishments when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
Links to third party Websites. We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Users might be asked to subscribe to our newsletter by providing an email address to receive communication from OaklandMofo. We use a secure op-in subscription system and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.
Changes to this Privacy Statement. The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.