We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
Registering Your Account
In order to become a Akonter member, you must first register for an account on the Site. To register for an account, you are required to provide a chosen username and password and your email address which we use only to track your account or communicate with you. We do not make your email address and password publicly available and we strongly discourage you from doing so. registering using a service Facebook or Google allows the adfty to make a request for data about you such as picture and your email address. We do not marketing or sell or share your email address with anyone else.
Once a member, you may provide additional publicly accessible information in various areas of the Site, including the “Profile” area, comment areas, bookmark submissions, etc. This includes describing yourself, your opinions and your personal contact information. Providing this type of personal information is entirely optional, and because we are unable to control how others may use such personal information, you do so at your own risk.
In order to share story information with people you personally know who are not Akonter members, you may enter their email addresses into our tell a friend. This information will be used by us to send a link directing them to this Site, including a message that you write. The email addresses of people that you invite will be used only to send your invitation.
All profiles on Akonter are public. If any real user has an active profile with a few exclusive articles in addition to the interaction with other articles by "likes or comments" on them, his/her profile will be fully public. To delete your profile, go to the profile settings and click the "delete" button. Remember, all your data and articles will be deleted, keep in mind you can not undo the deletion.
Like many other Web sites, http://www.akonter.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Akonter.com uses diverse services from the American Google Inc and Twitter Inc and AddThis.. These services include Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Google reCaptcha, Google Fonts, Google and Twitter plugins, Addthis Share Buttons.
http://www.akonter.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
We use social sharing buttons from AddThis, kinds of visitor data does AddThis receive
AddThis provides with tools that collect information from visitors. This information does not directly identify an individual and is instead designed to identify the devices used by your visitors. However, in certain circumstances, the visitor may opt to share their email address with AddThis to facilitate the services. These email addresses are not used for online behavioral advertising. you can prevent this information from being transferred using the AddThis opt out. This opt out will prevent advertisers from receiving any data about the opted-out visitors.
Notification of Changes
This Privacy Statement may change from time to time and any changes will be published on the Site. The revised version will be effective as of the date and time it is published. Please check back periodically to be informed of any changes.
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