SoftwareHow operates the https://www.softwarehow.com/ website or Service (hereinafter known as “owner”, “we” or “the site”).
Your privacy is very important. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. If you require any more information or have any questions about this policy, please contact us.
The following outlines specific policies for this site.
When accessing this website, the owner will learn certain information about you during your visit. Similar to other commercial Web sites, the site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how this website is used. Information gathered through cookies and logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this site.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
If you choose to correspond with the site through email, the owner(s) may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. The owners provide the same protections for these electronic communications that they employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for this website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by this web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Use of Testimonials
In accordance to with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:
Testimonials that appear on this site are actually received via text, audio or video submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used the mentioned products and/or services in some way. They are individual results and results do vary. The site owners do not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our products and/or services.
The testimonials displayed in any form on this site (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. SoftwareHow.com is not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted on the site.
How The Site Owners Will Use Them
The site owners may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To help create and publish content most relevant to you.
- To provide feedback in an online survey.
- To participate in promotional offers.
- To deliver services that you request or purchase.
- To alert you of special offers, updated information and other new services.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
About Policy Changes
If you have any questions about these policies, please address them to the site owner at jp [at] softwarehow [dot] com.