Older Privacy Policy Revisions

Note: This is NOT the Privacy Policy — this is a summary of older changes to that policy that were implemented prior to January 1, 2020, listed in reverse order by date. For a summary of more recent changes, please see the Recent Revisions section at the bottom of the Privacy Policy page.

(Portions of our Privacy Policy were adapted from the Automattic Inc. Privacy Policy (which you can also find at their Legalmattic repository) under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, so the entire Privacy Policy is offered under the same license. Automattic and Legalmattic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Automattic or Automattic’s licensors. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.)

  • December 31, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Piriform (CCleaner) to include a link to their Data factsheet and clarify that their products include security and maintenance tools (rather than just security tools). Renamed the CCPA Information Collection and Disclosure Notice section “CCPA Information Collection and Sharing Notice” and adjusted other references to that section accordingly. Reordered and clarified some of the categories of personal information listed in that section (taking some cues from the latest update of Automattic’s Privacy Policy). In Definitions, changed “personal identifiers” to just “identifiers,” clarified that that term can also include device identifiers, and amended the item about IP addresses to note that the IP address typically also reveals the Internet service provider or mobile carrier you are using.
  • December 30, 2019: In the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information bullet point regarding independent contractors, employees, agents, and business partners, struck the parenthetical phrase “(e.g., on our content, our other writing/editing work, and/or other creative endeavors)” after “collaborate with us.”
  • December 29, 2019: Extensive revamp, adding a table of contents, definitions, several new sections (including one on the possibility of personal data being captured by software/device telemetry), and additional information and disclosures related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); reorganizing and/or renaming some sections (including integrating most of the data retention info into the applicable sections); reorganizing/updating the third-party service provider examples (including restoring some items that had been inadvertently deleted and adding others); making many minor corrections; and revising substantial portions of the text to better explain how and why we collect personal information. Moved older entries in this Recent Revisions list to a separate page. Assorted stylistic adjustments.
  • December 28, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Bitdefender to include both the Bitdefender Mobile Security and Bitdefender Central apps and note that they use Google’s Firebase Crashlytics crash reporting service. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to provide an example of how the NetGuard firewall app provides information about the IP addresses or domains to which our mobile apps connect or try to connect. Added this to the description of NetGuard under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information.
  • December 26, 2019: In California Privacy and Data Protection Rights, updated the description of the proposed verification requirements to include the verification standards that may be required for data deletion requests.
  • December 25, 2019: In Data Retention, amended the bullet point about our customary retention of photos and other images to change “it is our customary practice to indefinitely retain” to “we typically retain indefinitely” and note that we may also delete specific images if they are duplicates, if we deem them unusable, if they are damaged or corrupted, if we have some legal reason to delete them, or if we elect to not use them (or to discontinue using them) for some other reason. Changed the phrase “including our associated work files and editing stages” to “including, where possible, our associated work files and editing stages.” Added Yahoo!® to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information. In that same section’s description of Google, added their well-known search engine to the listed examples of their services. In Online Tracking, changed the phrase to “how often specific Google search keywords lead visitors to this website” to “what specific search keywords lead visitors to this website” (because these analytics results aren’t necessarily limited to Google search results) and struck the word “necessarily …” in the phrase “such as (though not necessarily limited to) …” in the description of the information the analytics service may collect.
  • December 24, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Startpage.com to note that we also use Startpage’s associated proxy service. Updated the reference to libraries and archives to add links to the privacy policies of two local public libraries we use. Following the bullet-pointed list, changed the sentence “In general, we do not sell or rent information about individual site visitors (or users of the site’s related services)” to “In general, we do not sell or rent the non-public information we collect from individual site visitors or users of the site’s related services.” In GDPR and State Law, struck the parenthetical phrase “(starting in 2020, California residents may request this up to twice per year)” after “Request portability of your personal data” (to avoid contradicting the Your California Privacy Rights section). Further updated the text of the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights section.
  • December 22, 2019: In Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us, changed “… and wish to submit a privacy-related request under the CCPA, please use one of the contact methods …” to “… and wish to exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), please contact us using one of the contact methods …” Further adjusted the description of rights under California Privacy and Data Protection Rights and Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed the phrase “Photos we use on Ate Up With Motor” to “Photos we collect for publication on Ate Up With Motor or elsewhere.”
  • December 21, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Cloudflare to note that websites and online services we visit/use may use Cloudflare’s CDN and/or DDoS protection services. Also fixed a typographical error in that language and corrected the links to the Cloudflare privacy policies that apply to each service. Made some clarifications and updates to the list of rights under California Privacy and Data Protection Rights.
  • December 19, 2019: In Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests and Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Flickr to clarify the wording and indicate that the service is now on an Amazon Web Services platform (making Amazon Web Services a principal Flickr subprocessor).
  • December 11, 2019: In Notice to Parents Regarding Children Under 16, changed “if you are a parent and believe that Ate Up With Motor may have collected personally identifying information about your minor child …” to “if you are a parent or legal guardian and believe that Ate Up With Motor may have collected personal information about your minor child …”
  • December 3, 2019: Added EFF to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. In the GDPR and State Law section, changed the sentence “EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority, as will California residents beginning in January 2020” to “EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to the applicable government data protection authority. (California residents will have a similar right beginning in January 2020.)” Added a link to the European Commission’s directories of national data protection authorities to that section.
  • December 1, 2019: Revised the Data in Submitted Images section to arrange the text in more logical order, add a subheading, note that it applies to other media files as well as images, clarify a number of points, and add an internal anchor link to the contact section. Fixed a typo in this list.
  • November 27, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “Examples of such third-party vendors/service providers …” to “Representative examples of our third-party vendors/service providers …” Updated Embedded Content to note that only some versions of the Yoast plugin use Algolia search functions (which have reportedly been removed in newer updates), changing “The Yoast SEO plugin incorporates some search tools …” to “Some versions of Yoast SEO plugin have incorporated search tools …”
  • November 25, 2019: Further adjusted the language of the Information-Sharing Disclosures (Shine the Light Law) section for greater clarity. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to change “videos and/or recorded audio interviews” to “videos, audio interviews, and/or podcasts.”
  • November 24, 2019: In Security Scans, changed the phrase “flag the phone numbers of certain incoming voice calls …” to “flag certain incoming voice calls and/or text messages …”
  • November 23, 2019: Completely overhauled the Information-Sharing Disclosures (Shine the Light Law) section to more accurately describe the law’s requirements, better explain how to make a request, and clarify how we respond to such requests. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that the security components of the Microsoft Windows operating system may also supply blacklists and/or other security-related data, and added the words “via the” before the reference to Safer-Networking in the same paragraph for grammatical flow.
  • November 22, 2019: Under Information We Receive from Other Sources, changed “… looking up names and other relevant personal details in online or offline electronic resources such as search engines and library catalogs” to “… looking up names and other relevant personal details in sources such as (without limitation) books; magazines; newspapers; films or other videos; audio recordings; and/or online or offline electronic resources such as search engines, library catalogs, websites, and/or databases.” Updated the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information item regarding information that is/was already publicly available (changing “For example, if you are or were involved …” to “For example (but without limitation), if you are or were involved …”; adding “critique or otherwise comment on your published works” to the enumerated examples; and changing “or mention …” to “and/or mention …”).
  • November 20, 2019: Further updated the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights language regarding verification requirements (noting the restrictions the proposed regulations impose on our use and retention of any additional data we may request to verify your identity; clarifying that the term “reasonable degree of certainty” is as the applicable regulations may define that term; changing “may permit certain exemptions” to “may provide certain exemptions”; changing “the law and it associated regulations” to “the law and/or its associated regulations”; and changing “or, if you act through an agent or representative” to “and/or, if you act through an agent or representative”). Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, amended “For instance, if you are an automotive stylist, engineer, or executive, your name and certain biographical and professional details …” to “For example (but without limitation), if you are an automotive stylist, engineer, or executive, your name, certain biographical and professional details, and/or other personal information &hellip” and change “… perform content for third parties …” “… perform content, independently and/or for third parties …
  • November 19, 2019: Updated the language in Online Tracking about the Google Ads Data Processing Terms (which from January 1, 2020, also apply to data subject to new California privacy laws as well as to data subject to European data protection rules), separating it into its own paragraph for readability and fixing a technical problem with one of the existing hyperlinks. Added a note to that section indicating that the Your Rights (GDPR and California Privacy Rights) section contains more information about these privacy laws. Added links in Online Tracking and the Embedded Content bullet point on YouTube videos to Google’s “Businesses and Data” pages, which contain further information on how Google handles data from business customers (and what data they may provide to YouTube content creators/publishers). In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, made some minor adjustments to the passage regarding Google services, for greater clarity. Updated the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights section to clarify the language about identity verification, note that we may be unable to respond to a request if we are unable to adequately verify your identity, and emphasize that (in addition to any other exemptions the law and associated regulations may permit) we may be unable to delete certain types of information for technical reasons. Updated Data Retention to note, “For compliance purposes, we must retain information pertaining to privacy-related requests, to the extent required by applicable law and/or regulation.” Revised Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us to note that privacy-related requests for California residents should be submitted through the form on the Do Not Sell My Personal Information form rather than the regular Contact Form.
  • November 18, 2019: Updated Embedded Content to note that when you access embedded content, your browser may also contact a certificate authority to check the validity of the embedded content provider’s encryption certificate. Updated the reference under Disclosure to our certificate authority to add “(and/or other certificate authorities we may use or access).”
  • November 17, 2019: Further clarified the language about service/software/app/device telemetry in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information (changing the phrase “that could gather personal information through telemetry” to “that could gather personal information related to Ate Up With Motor and/or its related services through telemetry”). Updated the bullet point about situations where we may be legally required to disclose information (changing “in connection with an audit or other official investigation or proceeding” to “in connection with an audit, civil or criminal trial, or other official investigation or proceeding”). Updated the bullet point about disclosures to protect rights, safety, and/or property (changing “to protect our property, rights, and/or safety, or the property, rights, and/or safety of third parties or the public at large” to “to protect our property, rights, and/or safety, and/or the property, rights, and/or safety of third parties and/or the public at large.”). Clarified the language in the preamble about California privacy rights (changing “or jump to” to “For more information about California privacy rights, jump to …” and making the latter a separate sentence). In the Disclosure section, changed “we may disclose, publish, license, and/or sell it in that context” to “we may share, publish, license, sell, and/or otherwise disclose it in that context.”
  • November 16, 2019: Fixed the capitalization of Online Certificate Status Protocol. Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed the phrase “the makers of software/apps and/or electronic devices we use that incorporate information-gathering telemetry or other surveillance features, some of which cannot be completely disabled without simply ceasing to use that software, app, or device” to “services, software, apps, and/or electronic devices we may use that could gather personal information through telemetry and/or other integrated information-gathering and/or surveillance features, some of which cannot be disabled without simply ceasing to use that service, software, app, or device.” Further refined the language of the Certificate Authority Service section. Updated the reference to our Internet service provider in the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section from “Spectrum/Time Warner Cable®” to “Spectrum Internet® (formerly Time Warner Cable®).” Updated the description of our mobile carrier in that same bullet point and rearranged its order. Also updated the description of Bitdefender Mobile Security in the same bullet point to note that this includes the app’s associated services.
  • November 15, 2019: Further updated the Certificate Authority Service section to define OCSP requests. Added Bitdefender to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Under Embedded Content, clarified the language about Google Hosted Libraries to better match the description of Google Fonts in the same bullet point.
  • November 14, 2019: Renamed Information We Gather Automatically “Information We Collect Automatically. Added a new Certificate Authority Service subsection to that section and added Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Updated the reference to Signal in Disclosure to note that Signal uses subprocessors/service providers that may include (without limitation) services provided by Google and/or Amazon Web Services, and added links to the relevant privacy information pages. Further refined the Certificate Authority Service language and added another example to Other Information You Provide to Us, refining some language in that section (changing the phrase “Our use of these or other types of personal information you provide to us …” to “Our use of personal information you provide us in such ways …”). Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that our firewall software and/or router(s) may provide us with information about any online servers or resources to which our devices connect or try to connect.
  • November 13, 2019: Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that we may sometimes look for your contact information so we can ask you questions related to our content, request an interview, and/or let you know about a content in which you were mentioned. (This is not a new practice, but we thought it worth stating more expressly.) Updated Other Information You Provide to Us to add “in connection with this website and/or its related services” after “you may provide us with personal information.” Also revised the first example presented, added “(but obviously without limitation)” after “for example,” and changed “these or other types of information” to “these or other types of personal information.” Added the manufacturers of our wireless routers to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Added an internal anchor link in the preamble to the California section of this policy.
  • November 12, 2019: Updated the Embedded Content section to note that the option to hide the PayPal button in the Support Ate Up With Motor box is new and still an experimental feature. (If you have any problems with this feature, please let us know!)
  • November 11, 2019: Updated Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests to note the closure of our Yahoo! account (although we retain our Flickr account) and updated Data Retention to clarify that our retention of email and/or text messages generally also includes files/file attachments (other than spam or suspected malware), change “some outstanding reason to do so” to “some ongoing need for them,” and add “but without limitation” to the example given in the SMS/MMS language. Added OsmAnd as an example of mapping/navigation services in the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that we may receive personal information about the developers of software/apps/services/themes/add-ons we install for use in our work and/or the management of this website. Added bookstores and/or other retailers or vendors through which we may search for and/or purchase research materials and/or other site-related materials to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. In the same section, changed “libraries and/or archives” to “libraries, archives, and/or databases.” Added Perishable Press and the Mozilla Firefox browser to the examples of sources of third-party security-related data under Information We Receive From Other Sources.
  • November 10, 2019: Updated the reference in Disclosure to TCL Communications to note that they make not only the BlackBerry device, but also its suite of associated BlackBerry apps and services. Added OpenKeychain (and/or other encryption software/services) and Open Camera to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • November 9, 2019: Added libraries and archives (including librarians/archivists/their staff) and providers of public computers and/or wireless networks we may periodically use to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Fixed some typos in that section and changed “Examples of our third-party vendors/service providers may include” to “Examples of such third-party vendors/service providers may include …” In the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights section, changed “starting in January 2020” to “starting January 1, 2020” and “will give” to “give.” Also in the Your California Privacy Rights section, changed the heading “Information-Sharing Disclosures” to “Information-Sharing Disclosures (Shine the Light Law).” Restored the internal anchor link for “Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us,” which had been accidentally deleted. Under Disclosure, revised the language about information we may be required by law to disclose in order to streamline the language and better reflect the range of possible scenarios. In Data Retention, changed “contact information or other relevant data” to “contact information and/or other relevant data”; noted that we normally also retain indefinitely any research notes and other information related to our other freelance writing and editing work; and changed the phrase “Any other type of data we may gather on visitors to this website …” to “Any other type of data we may gather through or in connection this website …”
  • November 8, 2019: Updated Disclosure to note that third-party service providers may include the makers of software/apps and/or electronic devices we use that incorporate information-gathering telemetry or surveillance features, rearranging the text of that bullet point to make it easier to decipher and emphasize that the examples listed are not an exclusive list.
  • November 7, 2019: Fixed a typo in Data in Submitted Images: The phrase “the phone may include …” was supposed to read “the photo may include …” Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources and Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information sections to note that the information we gather during our research may also include other media such as audio interviews or video and may be included in bibliographies as well as articles and metadata. (This is already indicated elsewhere in that section, but we want to be as clear as possible about this point.) Updated Data Retention to change “we believe the message/attachment came from a child under age 16” to “we believe the message/attachment came from a child under age 18” and remove a confusing reference to a now-deleted section of the preamble. Fixed a typographical error. Made some adjustments to the list under Embedded Content to fix some grammatical issues, clarify the text, and arrange the items in a slightly different order. In Financial Transactions Policy, changed “on the webpage” to “on this website” for clarity. Added the Google Play Store and its related services to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • November 5, 2019: Further updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to clarify that we may not always be aware of having gathered information about a site visitor in some other context. Fixed a spelling error in this revision list. Revised Online Tracking to updated the possible means of reopening the banner and opting out of analytics tracking. Revised Security Scans to update description of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework in that section to match the reference under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information and slightly clarified the description of the Sucuri Security plugin’s functions. Updated Data Retention to indicate that we have deleted our backups of the pre-WordPress site database from October 2013. Updated Comments and Personal Information to change “you can choose to save …” to “you may have the option to save …” (regarding saving the information you enter for future comments, an option that may not always be offered), change “URL” to “website,” and change “each time a reply or follow-up comment is posted” to “each time a reply and/or follow-up comment is posted.”
  • November 4, 2019: Updated Financial Transactions Policy to note that the transaction-related information we disclose may also include tax documents and/or shipping records (if any) and remove part of that subsection’s preamble. Attempted to fix a technical issue with the bookmark/anchor links throughout and added an internal link from the top of the page to the Financial Transactions Policy section. In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “de-identified or aggregated” to “de-identified, anonymized, redacted, and/or aggregated.” Changed several instances of “… and as otherwise described” to “… and/or as otherwise described.” Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that we also get blacklist information via Spybot. Updated and simplified the preamble and revised the text at the beginning of the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to correspond to the revised preamble. Also, in the paragraph following the bullet pointed list in Disclosure, changed “individual site visitors” to “individual site visitors (or users of the site’s related services).” Made some clarifications to the language in Disclosure (the paragraph following the bullet pointed list) about information we publish or disclose as part of our professional work
  • November 3, 2019: Added TinyWall to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure and updated the Information We Receive from Other Sources section to add the MVPS HOSTS file to the examples of third-party blacklists we may use and note that we may also use that information to block access to our system and/or devices as well as the website. Updated the Your California Privacy Rights section to enumerate the list of CCPA rights rather than referring to the GDPR section, changing the “Other California Privacy Rights” heading to “California Privacy and Data Protection Rights,” and making some minor clarifications to the language of that section (including noting that California Civil Code § 1798.83–84 is known as the “Shine the Light” law). Updated the GDPR section wording to refer to the Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us section rather than just “below” and updated the internal anchor links to that section. Updated Contact and Image Authorization Forms to also note that it applies to the Do Not Sell My Personal Information Opt-Out Form. Updated Notice to Parents section to clarify that the references to children refer to minor children and that parents have the right to request the removal or deletion of information about their minor children. Fixed a couple of very minor grammatical issues and inconsistent spelling of “acknowledgment.”
  • November 2, 2019: Added HP to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure, noting that they comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Fixed an accidentally repeated hyperlink in that section and reordered several items, also adding the word “other” to “printers/print services” and placing it immediately after HP. Updated Security Scans to note that security/anti-spam scans of messages we send or receive may be performed on text messages as well as email, and that security scans may include submitting the messages, file attachments, and/or other relevant data to third-party services such as cloud-based malware-detection services.
  • November 1, 2019: Fixed the date formatting and a capitalization problem in the previous entry on this list. Added Piriform (CCleaner), a subsidiary of Avast, to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • October 31, 2019: Added Artifex (maker of the SmartOffice app), Mozilla (maker of the Firefox web browser(s)), and Safer-Networking Ltd. (maker of Spybot) to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Added Google Safe Browsing to the list of examples of Google services we may use/offer.
  • October 30, 2019: Added the Guardian Project’s Orbot and Tor Browser to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Added NetGuard firewall/traffic monitor to the same list, which was accidentally deleted. Clarified the description of Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 in that section, adding links to the applicable privacy policies in addition to the privacy statement links. Updated Online Tracking section to note that Google Analytics may also identify what types/models of device visitors are using, certain device settings, their operating system, their browser version (as well as the type), and their Internet service provider (especially for mobile devices). Added link to the Google Analytics “Safeguarding your data: Information of Visitors of Sites and Apps Using Google Analytics” page and clarified some wording.
  • October 27, 2019: Added trademark notice language for the Google services specified herein, adjusting some adjacent language for readability. Clarified the wording of the reference to Gmail in Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests, and added Google Hosted Libraries to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure in addition to the existing description under Embedded Content. Added a link to the Google Ads Data Processing Terms in the Online Tracking section.
  • October 25, 2019: Added Cloudflare’s WARP service (associated with the Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 service already listed), NetGuard firewall/traffic monitor, and CompanionLink to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Fixed some incorrect punctuation in that section.
  • October 19, 2019: Added TCL Communication Limited (current owner of BlackBerry) to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • October 17, 2019: Moved Effective Date to the top of the document to make it easier to see. Reworded the Privacy Policy Changes section, preamble, and License for This Policy text accordingly, also fixing a capitalization inconsistency. Added a new heading, “Recent Revisions,” for this list and updated the description of this list for clarity.
  • October 16, 2019: Updated the description of Yoast under Embedded Content to indicate the presence of the Yoast SEO plugin’s Algolia search functions.
  • October 14, 2019: Updated the description of Epic Privacy Browser in the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure to reflect that the browser also has an associated Epic Search Engine (which submits anonymized queries to Yandex) and to change “in connection with their …” to “through our use of their …” for greater clarity.
  • October 9, 2019: Updated the Cookie Policy section to include a link to the Cookie Notice, which is now a separate page as well as being incorporated into the privacy preferences tool. Slightly adjusted the description of that list to note that these are cookies we may use.
  • October 3, 2019: Fixed the effective date (which had incorrectly described October 2, 2019, as a Tuesday rather than a Wednesday). Added data and/or document destruction/shredding services to the examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • October 2, 2019: Amended the Your Rights (GDPR and California Privacy Rights) section to note that we may ask you to verify your identity and/or residency before processing data-related requests and that you need not be present in California to exercise your CCPA rights provided that you have a current California residence. Made few minor wording adjustments in that section to accommodate the new language and changed the phrase “… and its associated regulations” to “… and/or its associated regulations.” Revised the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” and preamble text wording to match the wording on the Privacy Tools page.
  • September 29, 2019: In the list of examples of third-party service providers, changed several instances of the phrase “we may use or offer” to “we may use and/or offer” (since in some instances we may do both). In the language about Adobe in that section, changed the phrase “may collect data about such use” to “may collect related and/or associated data” to avoid confusion. Update the Your California Privacy Rights and added links to the Do Not Sell My Personal Information page. Added Hidden Reflex’s Epic Privacy Browser to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • September 27, 2019: Under Disclosure, changed “Most of the photos we use on Ate Up With Motor were taken in public places, not always by us, and may include visible bystanders and/or potentially personally identifying information about them …” to “Photos we use on Ate Up With Motor — many of which were taken in public places, and which are not necessarily created by us — may contain visible bystanders and/or potentially personally identifying information about individuals …” and changed the sentence, “It is not always possible for us to completely obscure bystanders or potentially identifying information in photos, either for technical reasons or because we don’t have the legal right to modify that image” to “For various reasons, it is not always practical or even feasible for us to completely obscure visible bystanders or potentially identifying information in photos (for example, the license terms under which we use photos owned by others may not permit us to modify those images in such a way).” Removed some doubled HTML tags in that list item.
  • September 15, 2019: Added website speed testing services/tools to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • September 14, 2019: Added Adobe to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • September 7, 2019: Added printers/print services, photo development, photo processing, video conversion, and other audiovisual material processing services to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. In the description of the WAVE accessibility tool in that subsection, changed “are using” to “may use.” Struck the phrase “as we have no employees” from the Information-Sharing Disclosures section.
  • August 24, 2019: In the Data Retention paragraph regarding SMS/MMS retention, changed “… are typically retained for up to 60 days” to “… are typically retained for up to two months.”
  • August 11, 2019: Under Disclosure, clarified that third-party service providers may use their own subcontractors, data subprocessors, or other third-party vendors or partners, who may be located in other countries or regions. Under Embedded Content, struck the phrase “in the United States” in the bullet point regarding BootstrapCDN/Stackpath.
  • July 25, 2019: In the Financial Transaction Policy, amended the Refund Policy section to note that we may opt to provide a refund on advertising purchases after five days at our sole discretion, to match the language of the rest of that section.
  • July 8, 2019: Under Disclosure, added transcription and translation to the examples of independent contractors/employees and added translation, transcription, mapping, and navigation services to the examples of third-party service providers.
  • June 20, 2019: Clarified that the section of Data Retention dealing with log data refers specifically to logs for this website.
  • June 8, 2019: Minor amendments to the updated Financial Transaction Policy’s refund/return language, changing “Other Purchases and Services” subheading to “Other Purchases” and added an additional subheading for “Other Types of Transactions.” Updated text to change “decline” to “refuse” purchases/transactiosn, to avoid confusion, and noted that in most cases, we must retain transaction-related information even if we refuse and/or refund the transaction.
  • June 7, 2019: Corrected an inadvertent duplication of part of this page and updated some formatting. Updated Financial Transactions Policy, including adding information about refunds/returns and clarifying terms and conditions. Added subheadings to that section for easier reading. Further updated the description of “browser fingerprinting” under Embedded Content. Added Malwarebytes to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure, updated the description of Avast in that list, and corrected a formatting error in that section.
  • June 3, 2019: Updated Online Tracking to indicate that we’ve discontinued the use of the Majestic service as of this date. Made some updates to the wording of Embedded Content to better explain what other information third party content providers may be able to detect (the process of so-called “browser fingerprinting”) and add a link to the EFF’s Panopticlick website.
  • April 9, 2019: Under the updated Disclosure language, changed “snippets or keywords” to “snippets and/or keywords.”
  • April 5, 2019: Updated Disclosure to note that information released/disclosed as part of our content may also be contained in metadata such as snippets and keywords intended to help search engines find and index that content, and clarified that images in which you may be visible may sometimes contain personally identifying information in their metadata (adding a link to Data in Submitted Images for further explanation).
  • April 2, 2019: Updated Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information to add the item about protection of vital interests (taken directly from the latest version of Automattic’s Privacy Policy). Made a minor amendment to Browser Tests to note that such tests are primarily but not necessarily exclusively conducted via the Modernizr plugin.
  • March 25, 2019: Updated Security Scans to make clearer that some Sucuri data and logs may be processed and/or stored by Sucuri as well as by us.
  • March 24, 2019: Under Comments and Personal Information; Contact and Image Authorization Forms; and Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests, changed the wording about using, recording and crediting you for suggestions or permissions to “… use, record, manage, and where applicable appropriately credit you for any corrections, suggestions, information, and/or permissions you offer to us …” for consistency.
  • March 23, 2019: Under Online Tracking, struck the sentence, “This information does not include users’ names or email addresses.” (Google Analytics does not provide that information to us, but we don’t know whether or not they can determine such things from the analytics data and would prefer not to speculate.) Further updated Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests, rearranging and making minor amendments to the text for clarity and adding references to the Data in Submitted Images section and image use terms. Made a corresponding wording change to Contact and Image Authorization Forms regarding the publication of inquiries or excerpts thereof. Added a bullet point to Disclosure about publishing images you submit to us for that purpose. Rearranged some of the text of the Comments and Personal Information and Contact and Image Authorization Forms sections for consistency and logical flow.
  • March 22, 2019: Made a minor change to the preamble, changing “information we gather through this website and its related services …” to “information we may gather about visitors to this website (and/or, where applicable, users of related services …” and changing “Please read this policy before using the site. By using the Ate Up With Motor website …” to “Please read this policy carefully. By using the Ate Up With Motor website and/or its related services …” for consistency. Amended Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests to clarify that that section is referring to personally identifying or potentially personally identifying information. Under Data in Submitted Images, changed “EXIF information and other metadata” to “EXIF information and/or other metadata.”
  • March 18, 2019: Tinkered further with the paragraph under Disclosure regarding licensing or selling information as part of our licensing of our work, changing “your image and/or information is” to “you and/or your information are.”
  • March 17, 2019: Tinkered further with the paragraph under Disclosure regarding licensing or selling information as part of our licensing of our work, changing “similar or related work” to “content”; striking the word “certain” ahead of “areas of automotive history”; and changing “a video” to “audiovisual productions.”
  • March 15, 2019: Further updated the paragraph under Disclosure about licensing or selling information as part of our licensing of our written work to note that this may also include work created by us for others and/or in other media.
  • March 14, 2019: Added some more ® symbols. Amended “Dreamhost, LLC” to just “DreamHost” (removing duplicate text were applicable) and the second instance of “T-Mobile USA, Inc.” to just “T-Mobile.” Throughout, slightly clarified the descriptions of what user agent information may include. Made various wording changes and clarifications to the paragraph under Disclosure that begins, “In general, we do not sell or rent information about individual site visitors …” (in particular to replace the word “articles” with “writing” or “written content” and change “… we may provide it to others in that context” to “… we may license it to others in that context”).
  • March 13, 2019: Added some ® symbols and fixed the capitalization of “Facebook® Page.”
  • March 10, 2019: Under Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests, clarified the bullet point about information associated with an email message to better explain what sort of information (metadata) that may include. Under Information We Receive from Other Sources, added The Spamhaus Project as another example of where we may obtain block lists for spam and malware prevention, and added links to that and HackRepair.com.
  • March 4, 2019: Fixed some punctuation issues and tag closings. Under Data in Submitted Images, struck “from device to device” after “vary widely” for clarity (since the sentence is talking about both software and devices). Under Privacy Policy Changes, changed “the terms have changed” to “the policy has changed” for clarity.
  • March 3, 2019: Updated Contact and Image Authorization Forms section to add information about automatic filtering and spam prevention measures. Updated Embedded Content to note that you may be able to selectively disable some forms of embedded content. Fixed some inconsistent usage of “administrator dashboard” vs. “administrative dashboard.” Added the contribution button to the site function examples under Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information and changed “financial transactions or image usage rights” to “financial transactions and image usage rights.”
  • February 27, 2019: Moved the first references to DreamHost and the link to the DreamHost privacy policy from the Server and Error Logs section to the Who We Are section, adding a note that DreamHost also hosts our email servers.
  • February 26, 2019: Updated Online Tracking to note that Google Analytics also compiles information such as (without limitation) visitors’ landing pages and keyword searches that led visitors to this website. Updated Server and Error Logs to add the phrase “(as applicable, but without limitation)” before the listed examples; change “accesses the site” to “accesses the site and its content”; add “that uses certain site features, such as the Contact Form”; add the following text after the list: “(These examples are a representative sampling, but not an exhaustive list; we may also use or add other logs not specified here, and not all logs are necessarily in use at any given time.)”; delete superfluous uses of the word “that”; and split the rest of that paragraph into a separate paragraph for readability. Moved the language about logging privacy consents and acceptance of terms to a new subsection under Information You Provide to Us called “Consents and Agreements.”
  • February 22, 2019: Under Comments and Personal Information, changed “we may email you at that address to respond to your comment (or the associated comment thread, if any), particularly if it includes a question or offer of assistance, or if we need to clarify some aspect of your comment (for example, if you have posted two very similar comments, we may email you to ask which one you want us to publish)” to “we may respond via email in addition to or instead of publishing the comment on the Ate Up With Motor website, particularly if your comment includes a question or offer of assistance or if we have questions about any pertinent details — for example, if you have submitted two very similar comments, we might email you to ask which one you want us to publish” to match the language in the Terms of Use.
  • February 19, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “If we have received your authorization to do so” to “If you have asked or authorized us to do so.”
  • February 18, 2019: Added Cloudflare DNS resolver services to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Fixed some link relationship errors in that section and noted that Cloudflare also complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Under Online Tracking, changed “… partially anonymize visitors’ locations by removing the final octet of each IP address” to “… partially anonymize the data it gathers by automatically omitting a portion of each visitor’s IP address” and then changing “each visitor’s IP address” to “each tracked visitor’s IP address” for clarity.
  • February 14, 2019: Made an editorial revision to the previous item on this revision list to better explain what we changed (i.e., the language about looking up public information on site visitors). Made a further amendment to Information We Receive from Other Sources to add another example of looking up public information on site visitors and reiterate that the examples presented in this section are not an exhaustive list. Changed the wording of the WHOIS lookup services item under Disclosure to make it more generic. Fixed a punctuation error in Data Retention in the item about retaining financial transaction records and amended the text to emphasize that these records may include some user personal data.
  • February 13, 2019: Added spell-checking to the listed ways we may use personal information we collect from or about you and updated Data Retention to note that we typically retain indefinitely names we add to our spelling dictionaries; that to understand your comments or inquiries/messages, we may use information you submit to seek additional information from third-party sources; and that we may seek additional third-party information on submitted images and/or the subjects they depict. Added ICANN and other WHOIS lookup services to the third-party service providers under Disclosure and inserted a note about WHOIS lookups under Information We Receive from Other Sources, also amending the subsequent paragraph of the latter section (about looking up public information about site visitors) for clarity. In the latter section, changed “For example, an Ate Up With Motor reader might provide us with the contact information of an individual or firm that could assist us …” to “For example, an Ate Up With Motor reader might provide us with your contact information as an individual or firm that could assist us …” for clarity.
  • February 7, 2019: Updated the Sucuri description in Security Scans to add the phrase “(without limitation)” after “such as,” since the listed examples are not an exhaustive list. Added data in user-supplied images as another example of areas where the Sucuri service might collect users’ personal data, including a link to the “Data in Submitted Images” subsection for further explanation of what information submitted images may contain.
  • February 6, 2019: Added Google Hosted Libraries to Embedded Content (in the same bullet as Google Fonts, since they operate similarly), revising/restructuring that bullet point’s language accordingly and adding a link to the Google Developers Google Fonts page.
  • February 3, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, revised the item on information that was already public, changing the first word of that bullet from “If” to “Where”; changing “was or is” to “is or was”; changing “e.g., …” to “such as — but without limitation — …”; and adding to and clarifying the listed examples.
  • February 2, 2019: Updated Cookie Policy section to note that some accessibility features may use cookies to save your settings/preferences, striking the word “those” from the following sentence to avoid confusion. At the beginning of that section, also replaced the words “each time” with “when.” Added a new section under Information We Collect Automatically called Browser Tests, describing the function of the Modernizr plugin we use. Under Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests, changed “may also be subject …” to “are also subject …” Under Disclosure, changed the example “… mention that we once met you at a car show or other event” to “… mention that we once saw you speak at a car show or other public event.”
  • February 1, 2019: Fixed some typos, updated text styles, and edited link titles and anchor text on this page for better accessibility. Added WebAIM to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • January 31, 2019: Under Data Retention, amended “Most site-related email, excepting duplicate messages, obvious spam, malware, and automated notification and alert emails …” to “Most site-related email and form submissions, excepting duplicate messages, obvious spam, malware, and certain automated notification and alert emails …” Under Online Tracking, deleted the bullet point about turning off the Google Analytics tools via the Privacy Tools, as that function is not working properly at present. Reworded the bullet point about deleting the cookie through your browser for greater clarity.
  • January 27, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “If that information otherwise was or is already publicly available, such as information published on your website or in news articles about you” to “If that information otherwise was or is already publicly available (e.g., information that’s available on your website; that you included in public comments or public posts on this or other websites; or that appears in published interviews, books, or news articles about you),” adding boldface for emphasis. Updated Embedded Content to note that the Google Fonts servers may be operated by Google’s subprocessors as well as Google and that they may not necessarily be in the U.S., adding a link to their list of subprocessors. Clarified the preamble by changing “information we gather on this website and how we use it” in the first paragraph to “information we gather through this website and its related services (such as the ateupwithmotor.com email addresses) and how we use that information” and changing the provision about other websites to: “Your use of any third-party websites or services, including those linked from Ate Up With Motor or on which we may have accounts, is subject to the individual privacy policies and terms of use, if any, of those sites or services.” Put the following sentence in parentheses and changed “has” to “had.” Under Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests, changed “we collect” to “we may collect; changed “as part of your message” to “as part of your message or its attachments”; and changed “via email and/or as SMS/MMS text notifications” to “via email, SMS/MMS text, or other message notification systems.” Added “messaging services, apps, and/or clients” to the list of third-party providers under Disclosure.
  • January 25, 2019: In the California Do Not Track Disclosure section, under Your California Privacy Rights, added spaces to “Do Not Track.”
  • January 23, 2019: Updated Online Tracking to clarify what kind of information the Majestic SEO service may gather.
  • January 22, 2019: Updated Financial Transactions Policy and Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information language about legal requirements to clarify that we may disclose information where we deem it reasonably necessary to ensure our compliance with applicable law or regulation, even if the specific disclosure isn’t expressly required (e.g., to look up a tax rate for your address). Added common carriers/shipping agencies to the list of third-party service providers. Added additional language to Financial Transactions Policy about taxes, common carriers/shipping agencies, and legal compliance, and added customs inspections as an example of government reporting or disclosure requirements. Clarified Other California Privacy Rights by putting “subject to any exemptions provided by the law” in parentheses and moving that phrase to earlier in the applicable sentence. Clarified the description of our research in Information We Receive from Other Sources, borrowing some of the language from that bullet point in Disclosure (we also added the phrase “As noted in ‘Information We Receive from Other Sources’ above” to that bullet point to acknowledge the repetition).
  • January 15, 2019: Updated Online Tracking to note that Google may have servers and/or third-party subcontractor data processors outside the U.S. and that Google may transfer analytics data to third parties for subcontracted support and data processing as well as troubleshooting and service improvement. Added a link to the list of Google’s subprocessors. Rearranged some text for clarity.
  • January 3, 2019: Updated Financial Transactions Policy and Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information to clarify that the circumstances under which we may be legally required to disclose information may include (without limitation) providing certain information to relevant government agencies (e.g., tax or customs agencies) for compliance purposes or in connection with audits or official investigations, as well as in connection with a subpoena or court order. Further clarified Financial Transactions Policy by striking the phrase “personal and financial” (making the text simply “… disclose information associated with …”); changing “and for our legal protection” to “and/or for our legal protection” in the first bullet point; moving the text about banks and financial institutions to the second bullet point and adding “or as otherwise required by our legal agreements with the applicable payment processor and/or bank/financial institution” to that bullet point; changing the fourth bullet point to “As otherwise required by law (e.g., to comply with applicable government reporting or disclosure requirements; in connection with an audit or official investigation; or if we have received a subpoena or court order requiring us to disclose certain information) …”; and adding boldface to the bullet point leaders.
  • December 30, 2018: Added Startpage.com and DuckDuckGo to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information. Minor editorial corrections to fix some typos in this list.
  • December 29, 2018: Updated Financial Transactions Policy to change the phrase “our bank” to “our bank(s)/financial institution(s), other applicable payment processor(s) …” and change “To the applicable payment processor and/or their legal counsel, auditors, and/or fraud protection services …” to “To the applicable payment processor and/or bank/financial institution’s legal counsel, auditors, and/or fraud protection services …” Fixed a typo in that section (a missing colon). Updated third-party service providers list under Disclosure to include our bank(s)/financial institution(s), and/or other applicable payment processor(s), and changed “Facebook and/or Twitter” to “Facebook, Twitter, and/or other social media services,” also fixing a typo involving the parentheses. Added “our bank(s)/financial institution(s)” to the bullet point on contractual obligations, fixed a minor wording issue (it should have said “… or as otherwise described under ‘Financial Transactions Policy’ above”), and inserted the phrase “(without limitation)” ahead of the list of examples (since the examples shown may not be an all-inclusive list). Minor editorial correction to remove some unnecessary spaces.
  • December 19, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to note that WordPress may gather information in the course of installing, removing, or updating plugins, themes, and add-ons from WordPress.org. Updated Disclosure’s list of third-party vendors and service providers to include Microsoft and WordPress.org. Slightly amended the description of our mobile provider to change “emails and texts sent to and from … to “emails, texts, and other messages sent to and from …” Updated the preamble to note that the Ate Up With Motor Facebook page is currently deactivated. Updated Data Retention to note that we have downloaded our Facebook data, including data from the Ate Up With Motor page, for archival purposes, although we are deleting that account. ETA: Amended the Microsoft description from “software, apps, and tools” to “software, apps, tools, and services” and the Spectrum/Time Warner Cable description from “and thus has access to …” to “and thus has information about …”
  • December 10, 2018: Clarified the first bullet point under Disclosure, changing “… may also include corrections, clarifications, or additional details …” to “… may also include information, corrections, clarifications, and/or additional details …” Added a link to the locally archived version of the policy for the Ate Up With Motor Facebook page under Disclosure and in the preamble, whose text we rearranged for greater clarity (and to restore the language about text style variations, which was inadvertently dropped). Fixed a typo in this list.
  • December 9, 2018: Made a minor clarification to Data Retention regarding consent logs: changed “… after which we may retain some logs for audit and compliance purposes” to “… after which we may retain some related records for audit and compliance purposes” and put that phrase in parentheses.
  • December 5, 2018: Removed the links to our Facebook-specific privacy policy, as for the time being we have deactivated our account and the page on that service.
  • December 2, 2018: Updated Information We Receive From Other Sources to clarify what kind of information we may receive in connection with security and anti-spam measures and how we use it (adding email filtering as an additional example).
  • November 29, 2018: Updated the Disclosure text regarding licensing articles/photos to change “However, we do sometimes license our articles and/or images to third parties” to However, we do sometimes license our articles and/or images to third parties (and/or offer images or other content we have created or modified/adapted under a Creative Commons or similar license).”
  • November 27, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to add Vimeo to the list of content providers and updated Disclosure to add our Internet service provider with a link to their customer privacy policy.
  • November 25, 2018: Clarified Data Retention regarding the retention of email and messages we receive via third-party services like social media.
  • November 19, 2018: Fixed a typographical problem with the previous Effective Date. Updated Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests and Disclosure to clarify our periodic use of Gmail, which is a service owned by Google.
  • November 17, 2018: Minor wording adjustments in Disclosure: changed “their own, comparably strict confidentiality policies” to “their own, comparably strict (or stricter) confidentiality policies.”
  • November 15, 2018: Clarified the preamble and Data Retention section regarding our work separate from the Ate Up With Motor website. Updated Data Retention to further clarify our retention of log data. Under Notice to Parents of Children Under 16, amended “if complete deletion is not possible …” to “where complete deletion is impossible or not practically feasible …”
  • November 13, 2018: Changed references to Google LLC to just “Google” to avoid confusion with their shifting corporate usage. Updated Data Retention to clarify retention of privacy/consent logs. Updated Online Tracking; Server and Error Logs; Security Scans; Comments and Personal Information; Contact and Image Authorization Forms; and Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests to make clear that we may also use the data to troubleshoot technical problems and improve the functionality of the site (and if applicable our accounts/pages on third-party sites/services). Added Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure and added “website development/improvement” to the list of possible functions of independent contractors. Updated Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests with links to some third-party privacy policies and to note that Flickr was previously owned by Yahoo! (now part of Oath). Fixed a minor formatting error, clarified an item on this entry of the revision list, and made a capitalization change to the Google Fonts description under Embedded Content.
  • November 11, 2018: Updated Server and Error Logs to note that access to the FTP folders may be logged. Updated Data Retention to clarify that logs of some administrative functions (which contain no user data) may be retained for longer periods, as may records of FTP access.
  • November 9, 2018: Updated the first bullet pointed item in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information to indicate that the research for our articles may involve sharing or discussing relevant personal information with third parties. Minor wording adjustment to the item in that section on bystanders in photos: changed “… or of associating the photos in which they appear …” to “… or associate the photos in which they appear …” for clarity.
  • November 8, 2018: Moved the reference to displaying specific notifications or content based on IP address or user agent from the WordPress section of Embedded Content to Server and Error Logs, since that function appears to mostly be performed locally (i.e., by this website rather than an external one). Added notes to Server and Error Logs, Security Scans, Embedded Content, Comments and Personal Information, and Contact and Image Authorization Forms sections indicating that your IP address may reveal your geographical location and in some cases also your Internet service provider.
  • November 7, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to better describe information gathered by WordPress. Added an item to that section about FeedBurner blog feeds on the administrative dashboard.
  • November 5, 2018: Updated Disclosure to change “… the property, rights, and/or safety of Ate Up With Motor, third parties, or the public at large” to “… our property, rights, and/or safety, or the property, rights, and/or safety of third parties or the public at large.” Fixed typographical errors in this revision list (corrected the inadvertent substitution of em dashes for ellipses).
  • November 4, 2018: Updated Comments and Personal Information, changing “… record and use information in and associated with your comment … ” to “… record and use personal information in and associated with your comment … “; “record and, if applicable, appropriately credit you … ” to “use, record, and if applicable appropriately credit you … “; and “… it can be found using the website’s search function” to “… it appears and/or can be found using the website’s search function and other internal indexing tools.” Updated Contact and Image Authorization Forms, changing “… record and use information in and associated with your form submission … ” to “… record and use personal information in and associated with your form submission … ” and “record and, if applicable, appropriately credit you … ” to “use, record, and if applicable appropriately credit you.” Updated Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests to change “record and, if applicable, appropriately credit you … ” to “use, record, and if applicable appropriately credit you.”
  • October 22, 2018: Updated this page’s hyperlinks with “rel=noopener” or “noopener noreferrer” attributes for security purposes.
  • October 19, 2018: Clarified Data Retention language regarding photos and other images and intellectual property, including noting that we customarily retain our work files and editing stages, if any. Also, clarified some cumbersome wording about retention of anonymous or de-identified log data. Rearranged the order of the Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information, changed “… to safeguard the integrity of this website” to “… to safeguard the integrity of this website and its data,” and changed “to better understand how many people access our content” to “to better understand how (and how many) people access our content.”
  • October 16, 2018: Fixed some inadvertently deleted text in the Online Tracking section and adding a note inviting users to contact us for assistance in opting out. Updated the Who We Are text at the beginning to emphasize that we’re based in the U.S. (and a U.S. citizen). Fixed some broken navigation links on this page.
  • October 14, 2018: Updated Data Retention to mention archival backups of the defunct Ate Up With Motor LiveJournal blog and the pre-WordPress version of this website. Updated Embedded Content to change “… that loads the embedded content” to “… that loads and/or interacts with the embedded content”; “and/or include other mechanisms that allow the third-party hosting site to gather certain information about you” to “and/or use other mechanisms that enable the third-party site to gather information about you”; and “geographical location” to “your geographical location” for clarity. Updated the YouTube description in that section to note that YouTube players may check whether you are logged into a Google account and added an extra link to their privacy policy.
  • October 12, 2018: Updated Embedded Content and Disclosure to indicate that we may also use or offer other Google tools or services. Fixed a problem with this revision list not having been updated properly when we first posted this change.
  • October 10, 2018: Clarified Disclosure section to note that our web host also hosts the mail servers for our associated email addresses.
  • October 7, 2018: Further clarified Disclosure provisions about contractors/employers and third-party vendors/service providers. Minor editorial correction to this revision list. Revised Data Retention language to clarify the retention of anonymous or de-identified log data. Clarified Other Information You Provide to Us and Disclosure language regarding information related to photos or other images. Clarified Disclosure provisions regarding business transfers. Updated Comments and Personal Information to note that special characters, HTML/PHP code, and emojis in comments may be removed.
  • October 4, 2018: Minor change in the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section, changing “and its associated social media pages” to “and/or, where applicable, its associated social media pages/accounts (except where we have created separate privacy policies for such pages/accounts, in which case the disclosure provisions of those policies will apply instead).” Added a note about T-Mobile’s scam warnings to Security Scans and noted in Disclosure that our mobile carrier also, obviously, processes our phone calls.
  • October 3, 2018: Amended the independent contractors/employees and third-party vendors/service providers language in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information for greater clarity, including explaining that the purposes for which we may share information with such contractors/employees/vendors/service providers may also addressing technical and/or legal issues (as well as the other purposes already specified), noting that some independent contractors may have their own comparable confidentiality policies, repeating some of the links to third-party privacy policies, and fixing some awkward punctuation. Inserted “(see “Other California Privacy Rights” below)” to the text of GDPR and State Law. Minor change to Server and Error Logs, changing “We, or where applicable our web host …” to “We, and/or where applicable our web host …” Made some minor clarifications to the language in the Cookie Policy section, including reordering two paragraphs.
  • October 2, 2018: Several minor formatting and punctuation changes to Data in Submitted Images, Other Information You Provide to Us, and Acknowledgements of User Assistance to improve readability. Minor clarification in Data Retention regarding text message retention.
  • October 1, 2018: Clarified language about ban lists/blacklists, noting that some may include email addresses and which we may use to protect our system and devices as well as preventing spam and protecting the site and its data.
  • September 30, 2018: Renamed Cookies section “Cookie Policy” and added a hypertext anchor to it. Updated Comments and Personal Information and Information We Receive from Other Sources sections to note that we may obtain/receive ban lists of IP addresses and/or user agents commonly associated with spam and/or malware.
  • September 29, 2018: Updated the Comments section to note that published comments may appear in search results made using the website’s search function and that we may index them for that purpose. Clarified Disclosure and California Information-Sharing Disclosure sections to note that embedded content providers may use the information they gather for advertising/marketing purposes.
  • September 28, 2018: Updated and clarified the Comments section (and the Comments item in Disclosure) to reflect recent updates to the Terms of Use, including hopefully clearer language about email notifications and modifying/deleting comments.
  • September 26, 2018: Updated the Comments and Personal Information section to mention the Recent Comments widget, rewording some of the adjacent text for clarity.
  • September 25, 2018: Further adjusted wording of Information We Receive from Other Sources. Updated Server and Error Logs and Data Retention to clarify the types of data the logs include and how long we retain it. Minor wording change in Other California Privacy Rights. Amended Disclosure to fix a readability problem with the item on business transfers. Updated Comments section to include a note about the Recent Comments widget.
  • September 24, 2018: Updated Other Information You Provide to Us and Information We Receive from Other Sources to describe information we may receive about the owners of cars we photograph (where we know who they are, which we often don’t!). Made some minor clarifications to those sections for readability with the new text.
  • September 21, 2018: Under Data Retention, changed “other, similar non-voice direct messages we receive on our phone” to “other, similar non-voice direct messages we send or receive via our phone”; “specific messages” to “certain specific messages”; and “if they contain some vital information” to “if we have some outstanding reason to do so” for clarity. Integrated California Privacy Rights information here, adding a hyperlink anchor to it and rearranging some headings and other text in the Your Rights section for ease of reading. (Also, updated the point about data portability to note (starting in 2020, California residents may request this up to twice per year).”) Under Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us, changed “would like to remove your data” to “would like to amend or remove your data.”
  • September 20, 2018: Changed “SMS” to “SMS/MMS” and, under Data Retention, changed “other, similar direct messages we receive on our phone” to “other, similar non-voice direct messages we receive on our phone” for clarity. Under Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information, struck “Under European Union (EU) data protection law.”
  • September 18, 2018: Added information about SMS texts to Data Retention and added link to Your California Privacy Rights page to Your Rights section, changing the heading of that section accordingly. Added subheadings to that section and rearranged some text.
  • September 17, 2018: Updated Your Rights section to note that some of these rights apply to residents of some U.S. states, including California. Updated Disclosure section regarding security measures. Updated Financial Transactions Policy to better describe the information in transaction reports.
  • September 16, 2018: Amended Embedded Content to change “The third-party host may also detect …” to “In some cases, the third-party website may also be able to detect …” and “This information is collected and processed …” to “Such information is collected and process …” Fixed error in link tags.
  • September 15, 2018: Added links to Gravatar and their TOS under Embedded Content and noted that Gravatar may now be integrated with WordPress.com. Noted that Embedded Content providers may also test for the presence of cookies or certain add-ons present on your device/browser, added the phrase “without limitation” to the examples of information those providers may gather, and noted that user agent information often reveals what type of computer or device you’re using.
  • September 14, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to include Gravatar and note that Google Fonts may cache data on your device browser as well as gathering certain information about your device.
  • September 13, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to note that there may be PayPal-served content on the administrative dashboard. Struck the item in that section about Google Drive and Amazon Web Service embedded graphics, which have now been removed. Clarified WordPress data-collection language, including noting that back-end content may be loaded from several domains owned by WordPress.org (e.g., s.w.org, ps.w.org, and ts.w.org).
  • September 12, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to include remotely served Google Drive and Amazon Web Services graphics. Clarified that some back-end administrator components also embed YouTube videos.
  • September 10, 2018: Amended Financial Transactions Policy to better describe the payment button, which is no longer actually called the “Contribute” button. Added link to AboutCookies.org under Cookies. Updated links to Google Privacy Policy, added YouTube to the list of Embedded Content, and rearranged the order of the Embedded Content list.
  • September 9, 2018: Further clarified Cookies section to better explain cookie duration. Updated Embedded Content and Financial Transactions Policy to clarify how the payment button is served, some of the ways it may gather information, and how to find more about PayPal policies (and added a note that those policies may differ depending on your location). Updated Cookies and Online Tracking to better explain how to change your mind about Google Analytics.
  • September 8, 2018: Updated Online Tracking to clarify that the opt-out cookie applies only to tracking on Ate Up With Motor, not any other site using Google Analytics. Renamed the button to access privacy/cookie settings from “Change Your Privacy Preferences” to “Access Your Privacy and Cookie Preferences” for clarity and added that button here rather than simply a link to it. Updated Comments section to include note about saving your information with cookies for future comments.
  • September 7, 2018: Further amended Cookies and Online Tracking to clarify cookie durations.
  • September 6, 2018: Amended Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests to change “we will typically forward …” to “we typically prefer, where possible, to forward …” Added a link to Yoast’s GDPR page to Embedded Content. Updated Cookies to better explain how you can find out about the specific cookies the site uses and fixed an embarrassing typo. Added WordPress to Embedded Content.
  • September 5, 2018: Updated links to external privacy policies/statements (including adding links to the Google Privacy Policy); updated the ownership descriptions for BootstrapCDN/MaxCDN (which are now part of StackPath), DreamHost, and T-Mobile; added a smattering of ® symbols throughout; hyphenated “back-end” for editorial consistency; and fixed some inconsistent capitalization. Clarified the duration of some cookies in Cookies section.
  • September 4, 2018: Further clarified Data Retention section about retention of messages received via third-party websites/services. Updated Embedded Content to indicate that some backend (administrative dashboard) features may be served by Yoast.
  • September 2, 2018: Updated Data Retention to clarify retention of messages received via third-party websites/services such as social media.
  • September 1, 2018: Updated Disclosure item about sale of the website and its assets to note that also applies if we transfer control of the website and/or in the event of our death or incapacity, in which case visitor information would be among the assets transferred to the acquirer or our applicable heirs, successors, and/or assigns. (Some of the updated language is again borrowed from the Automattic privacy policy noted in the preamble.) Updated the item under Data Retention about financial transactions and legal agreements to clarify that it includes records related to payments or purchases we make, such as phone bills or buying research materials.
  • August 31, 2018: Minor wording changes to Financial Transactions: changing heading to “Financial Transactions Policy”; changed “applicable payment processor and their legal counsel, auditors, or fraud protection services” to “applicable payment processor and/or their legal counsel, auditors, and/or fraud protection services”; changed “any applicable tax auditor or investigator” to “any applicable tax auditor or other government investigator”; added “otherwise” to “As described in ‘Disclosure …'”; and struck “specifically” from “… to address questions related to your transaction(s) with us.” Changed contact email to admin (at) ateupwithmotor (dot) com throughout.
  • August 18, 2018: Added additional information to Cookies and Data Retention regarding cookie duration. Noted under Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests that some third-party contact methods (such as trying to reach us by commenting on a photo we’ve posted on a third-party website) may be publicly visible. Minor revisions to Disclosure to clarify the item about providing information to third-party service providers investigating a dispute, and to amend the language about disclosing information if we are required by law to do so: “(such as, without limitation, if we receive a subpoena, court order, or other government order requiring us to disclose certain information, or in connection with a tax audit or other official investigation).”
  • August 17, 2018: Updated Your Rights section to note that the data retrieval tool can’t presently retrieve feedback form submissions.
  • August 15, 2018: Updated Security Scans; Comments and Personal Information; Contact and Image Authorization Forms; and Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests to note that those communications may also be scanned by our security tools for spam or malware. Added a note to Disclosure about Avast, the current provider of some of our security, antivirus, privacy, and administrative tools, including a link to their privacy policy. Minor tweak to Security Scans to note that Sucuri “can detect security vulnerabilities and some forms of malware by scanning the files and public areas …” Fixed a formatting error.
  • August 14, 2018: Updated Data Retention to clarify retention of log and scan result data, email alerts, and notifications. Further clarified the point in Disclosure about releasing information that is already publicly available (such as information in news articles or on your website).
  • August 13, 2018: Updated Server and Error Logs to note that the website also keeps logs to record your consent to the Privacy Policy, other legal terms, and/or to our gathering certain types of personal information. Added “where applicable” to the use of information (making it, “We, or where applicable our web host, may use …”). Also added a note about retention of consent logs to Data Retention. Updated Security Scans to note that we also use various measures to secure our local and/or offline systems, devices, and data against malware and other security threats.
  • August 12, 2018: Updated Comments and Contact and Image Authorization Forms to add “without limitation” to the examples following “… the information in and associated with your comment” and drop the definite article (making it “… use information in and associated with your comment (including, without limitation …”). Also noted that comment notification emails to other users may sometimes include the website/URL you entered with your comment, and added a mention of the email notifications to Disclosure. Updated the language about the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on to emphasize that separate conditions may apply to its use.
  • August 11, 2018: Added a point to Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information section about personal details that may be implicit in the nature of the assistance provided. Updated Security Scans to note that security measures may automatically block certain suspicious actions or queries. Added anchor to Data in Submitted Images header, linked to it from the Comments section for easier reference, and amended the sample copyright line text slightly. Updated Cookies section to clarify that embedded third-party content may use cookies and noted in Embedded Content section that the PayPal button may place cookies. Minor edit in Disclosure section: changed “third-party vendors” → “third-party vendors or service providers” (and “vendors/service providers”) and added “(without limitation)” to the list. Updated Comments and Personal Information and Data in Submitted Images to say clearly that we can’t control how others may use personal information you include in a publicly visible comment or submitted image and clarify the description of what metadata an image file may contain.
  • August 10, 2018: Updated Comments section to explain that the website may perform automated tests on comments to filter spam and comments left by bots. Rearranged and made some minor amendments to the text of that section for clarity, and changed “By posting a comment …” to “By submitting a comment …” Updated both Comments and Contact Form sections to explain that we may use data associated with comments and contact form submissions to record your acceptance of the Privacy Policy and other legal terms, that the feedback forms record the date/time of your submission, and some other minor clarifications. Updated and expanded Data Retention section. Updated Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests section to better describe the information gathered and to clarify when we will respond via the same account or service. Clarified language about email scanning in Security Scans and added related notes to the Comments, Contact Forms, and Other Inquiries sections about our web host and/or mobile carrier scanning email for spam or malware. Added links to the DreamHost and T-Mobile privacy policies to the Disclosure section for ease of reference. Made some minor tweaks to Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information. Clarified the info in the Disclosure section about publicly available information about public figures and people in the auto industry and added a stipulation about disclosing information where we are required to do so by an applicable third-party service in connection with a dispute or investigation. Updated and expanded Information We Receive from Other Sources. Added a note to the preamble at the top stressing that this policy doesn’t apply to business or professional relationships with the site’s proprietor independent of Ate Up With Motor. Changed the order of the Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information section for better logical flow. Fixed a typo in Disclosure: “potentially personally identifying formation” was supposed to read “potentially personally identifying information.”
  • August 5, 2018: Updated Disclosure section to indicate that we may share already publicly available information about people in the automotive industry and/or public figures with other writers, researchers, journalists, etc.
  • July 26, 2018: Minor editorial revision: changed “Google” or “Google Inc.” to “Google LLC” where applicable.
  • July 18, 2018: Minor editorial revision to Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests wording about Gmail and Yahoo Mail (saying “Google® and Yahoo!® webmail accounts” first and “Gmail and Yahoo Mail” second rather than the other way around for better usage).
  • July 17, 2018: Updated Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests to note that some older site-related email may be contained in our personal Gmail or Yahoo Mail accounts. Minor editorial corrections.
  • July 16, 2018: Updated description of user agent information and that it typically includes browser settings such as language preferences.
  • July 15, 2018: Clarified Data in Submitted Images to explain that if we modify one of your images after it has been published on Ate Up With Motor, the original, unmodified version may linger for a while in cached pages as well as in backup files. Streamlined Embedded Content section to make it clearer and less repetitive.
  • July 12, 2018: Further clarified log retention periods based on update from Sucuri and made other minor adjustments to Data Retention. Restored Notice to Parents and updated the How to Reach Us section.
  • July 11, 2018: Clarified how long we retain logs and that some security audit logs may be retained by us or Sucuri for longer than 30 days. Added notes about our web host and mobile carrier conducting security and anti-spam scans of email. Clarified Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information to note that (obviously) our mobile carrier may manage site-related texts as well as emails sent to or from our phone or phones, that PayPal processes certain financial transactions, and that the piece about publicly responding to support requests is further explained in Contact and Image Authorization Forms as well as Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests.
  • July 10, 2018: Clarified that if we license one or more of our photos or other images to a third party, it’s conceivable that they may include personal info that “is somehow visible in certain of our images or present in their metadata.” Also clarified that, obviously, our and our web host’s security scans look for the presence of potentially malicious code, and corrected a minor editorial error in this list. Noted that the admin login page sets cookies and made minor clarifications to the Security Scans section.
  • July 4, 2018: Clarified some of the ways we may use personal information from comments, contact forms, and other communications. Changed “metadata and EXIF information” to “EXIF information and other metadata” for clarity and noted that we may add or alter filenames and metadata to indicate the provenance and attribution of an image or other content (as well as retaining any personal information that might already be contained in the content). Minor punctuation and formatting corrections.
  • June 24, 2018: Clarified that comments and contact form submissions may record your browser’s user agent information (browser and operating system type/version) as well as your IP address. Changed description of user agent info from “browser type/version and operating system” to “browser and operating system type/version” throughout for clarity.
  • June 21, 2018: Noted in Comments; Contact Forms; and Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests that we may use information associated with your message to verify your identity as well as determining whether or not you’re a bot. Clarified Data in Submitted Images to indicate that we may be able to remove information upon request. Provided a more representative example under Information We Receive from Other Sources.
  • June 20, 2018: Added link to Majestic-12 GDPR Compliance Statement to Online Tracking section.
  • June 19, 2018: Added comments to Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, for completeness.
  • June 18, 2018: Clarified throughout that we may use information from our logs, comments, forms, and email submissions to prevent spam and electronic attacks directed at our system, devices, and accounts as well as the website itself (for example, by blocking email or IP addresses used to send us spam or viruses). Fixed a typo in the Contact Forms section (it should have said “associated with your submission” rather than “associated with your comment”).
  • June 16, 2018: Clarified Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information: Changed “To appropriately credit you for the use of your photos or other content” to “To appropriately credit you for the use of your photos, fonts, themes/plugins, or other content or intellectual property.” Also, changed “we do sometimes license our articles and/or photos” to “we do sometimes license our articles and/or images” and noted in Data Retention that we typically retain all information related to disputes or suggestions related to articles. Added note at the top clarifying that this policy does not apply to any third-party websites linked here and changed “the website” to “this website” in preamble and in Information We Collect. Fixed a few typos.
  • June 11, 2018: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information and Information We Receive from Other Sources sections to note that information we gather publish regarding people who are subjects of articles may include images such as publicity photos and official portraits. Corrected date error (June 10 update was accidentally dated June 11).
  • June 10, 2018: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to explain how we use information about people who may be the subjects of our articles, rearranged and made minor clarifications to the rest of the text of that section, and added a note about licensing articles or photos that may contain personally identifying information.
  • June 8, 2018: Revised Inquiries, Submissions, and Support Request section to clarify what information we gather and include contacts with us via third-party websites. Renamed that section Other Inquiries, Messages, and Support Requests. Corrected formatting error. Clarified Other Information You Provide to Us section. Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to clarify that it refers to information about website visitors and to add note about people in photos. Minor editorial corrections.
  • May 30, 2018: Minor editorial clarification in Security Scans: “That alert would typically include the unauthorized visitor’s IP address, browser type/version, and possibly their operating system …” –> “That alert would typically include the unauthorized visitor’s IP address and possibly their user agent information (browser type/version and possibly operating system) …”
  • May 26, 2018: Updated Security Scans and Disclosure sections to reflect current Sucuri terms. Minor clarification to Google Analytics section. Clarified Embedded Content wording. Added link at the top to this revisions list.
  • May 25, 2018: Updated Google Analytics opt-in/opt-out language.
  • May 24, 2018: Various minor clarifications, including revised Cookies, Security Scan, Data Retention, and Revisions language. Updated Comment policy to clarify procedure for deleting comments.
  • May 23, 2018: Clarified Security Plugins section and renamed it Security Scans. Minor amendments to Server and Error Logs to correspond with these changes.
  • May 22, 2018: Clarified that PayPal transaction reports may be send to us via email, added name of mobile carrier, other minor clarifications.
  • May 21, 2018: Clarified third-party embedded content language and added note about Sucuri scanning. Clarified cookie language.
  • May 20, 2018: Further minor clarifications regarding GDPR compliance, including the use of logs and data from third parties. Added “Who We Are” header for clarity, noted that submitted photos may include identifying information, and noted that Google Fonts records your IP address.
  • May 19, 2018: Extensive clarifications and some rearrangement of text for ease of reading. Added GDPR information (based in part on latest Automattic terms effective May 25, 2018).
  • May 10, 2018: Updated age restriction from 13 to 16.
  • April 11, 2018: Updated Online Tracking section to note that as of May 25, 2018, Google Analytics will automatically delete user and event data after 26 months. Also clarified that we have NOT enabled the User-ID tracking settings and that as of April 11, 2018, we have disabled the Users metric in our Google Analytics reports.
  • April 4, 2017: Updated links from http to https.
  • February 11, 2016: Further clarified Contact and Image Authorization Forms section: changed “and/or appropriately attribute images you have provided for use on Ate Up With Motor” –> “and/or appropriately attribute images and/or factual information you have provided for use on Ate Up With Motor”.
  • February 10, 2016: Clarified Contact and Image Authorization Forms section: changed “We may record and use this information to …” –> “Ate Up With Motor may record and use the personally identifiable or potentially personally identifiable information associated with your submission to …”>; added “… ensure accurate records of our image usage rights and/or any related business transactions; and/or appropriately attribute images you have provided for use on Ate Up With Motor” to the list of uses; added note that “This information may also be stored in archives and backup files created by us or our web host”; and changed “we will not release that information except as described in “Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” below” –> “we will not release personally identifiable information related to your submission except as described below” for clarity.
  • January 13, 2016: Added note to preamble clarifying that variations in text style have no legal significance.
  • January 11, 2016: Amended Contact and Image Authorization Forms to note that excerpts of inquiries may also be published on our associated social media accounts to respond to requests or support other users, and may include your name or pseudonym.
  • January 9, 2016: Added new Privacy Policy Changes language noting the new Policy Update Minder on the front page of the site.
  • January 8, 2016: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section, moved “Discounting Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information (as described above)” to a bullet-point item. Rearranged wording of item regarding contractors, service providers, and business partners for clarity. Changed the last paragraph of that section to: “Ate Up With Motor takes all reasonable and appropriate measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.” Added to Acknowledgments of User Assistance and Information section: “This acknowledgment will be limited to your name/username and the nature of your assistance and will not include your email address or other personal information unless you expressly request that we publish such additional information.” Changed “or other means” to “or by other means” and changed “replace a username” to “replace a username or pseudonym”. Minor editorial corrections.
  • January 7, 2016: Added BootstrapCDN info to Embedded Content section. Updated Server and Error Logs: “(such as, but not limited to, the IP address and in some cases the browser type and referring site, if any)” –> “(such as, but necessarily not limited to, the IP address; the user agent information supplied by the browser, including browser type/version and operating system; and in some cases the referring site, if any)” and added “to improve the functionality of the site” to the list of uses.
  • January 6, 2016: Clarified revision list. ETA: Editorial corrections. ETA: Slight rewording of Google Analytics information (“and the date and time of each visit” –> “and the date, time, and length of each visit”). Moved the link to the Google Analytics opt-out plugin from the Opting Out section to the Online Tracking section. Reworded Opting Out text (“Users may consider …” –> “However, users may wish to consider”) accordingly. Amended Server and Error Logs: “such as the IP address” –> “such as, but not limited to,”. ETA: In Embedded Content section, changed “Ate Up With Motor does not collect, receive, or have access to any user data related to these fonts” –> “Ate Up With Motor does not collect or receive any user data related to these fonts” and changed “to learn more about how Google uses this information” –> “to learn more about what information Google collects and how they use it”. Struck the word “layout” in that paragraph.
  • January 2, 2016: Clarified Comments and Personal Information section to note that we will assume you are authorizing us to publish any information you actually include in a comment you post (ETA: including the name/screen name you supply). (This should be obvious, but we note it here for the record.)
  • December 31, 2015: Editorial corrections.
  • December 29, 2015: Editorial corrections. Clarified that this entire policy is available under CC BY-SA 4.0. Amended Financial Transactions Policy: “We will not otherwise disclose your information … –> “We will not otherwise disclose personally identifiable information associated with your transaction …” Amended Contact and Image Authorization Forms: “we will NOT publish or release personally identifying information …” –> “we will NOT publish or release personally identifying information associated with your message …”
  • December 28, 2015: Added note about Automattic revision history.
  • December 26, 2015: Editorial correction.
  • December 25, 2015: Editorial correction.
  • December 24, 2015: Added link to Automattic Inc. main site. Reworded Server and Error Log language: “automatically generate access and error logs that include certain information” –> “maintain various logs that collect certain information”.
  • December 23, 2015: Minor change in Server and Error Log: “to block spam and unauthorized “hotlinking” to … –> “to block spam and hotlinking or other unauthorized use of …”; editorial corrections.
  • December 22, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes; added more detailed recent revision list. Clarified licensing notes for this policy.
  • December 19, 2015: Updated language regarding use of information related to comments and form submissions. Updated language clarifying that log information may be used to prevent hotlinking and/or electronic attacks.
  • December 10, 2015: Clarified that Google Fonts servers are located in the U.S.
  • December 9, 2015: Clarified Server and Error log information. Editorial changes, including rearranging some sections.
  • December 3, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes, including editorial and formatting changes to Financial Transactions Policy section.
  • October 23, 2015: Added “and/or” to Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information stipulations; editorial changes to Financial Transactions section.
  • October 10, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes; editorial changes to Financial Transactions section. Clarified Online Tracking section and noted that Google Analytics servers are located in the U.S.
  • August 24, 2015: Added Server and Error Logs information; editorial changes. Changed “court order” to “court order or other government order” in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information. Added bankruptcy to Ownership Transfers.
  • August 10, 2015: Changed the order of the Embedded Content section. Updated license from BY-SA 2.5 to 4.0.

Please contact us if you need information on earlier revisions.

Updated: July 22, 2020 — 4:24 pm