The privacy of visitors to PirateFestivals.com is important to us, because your personal information is important.
Here's what types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit PirateFestivals.com, and how we protect your information. We never sell any of your personal information to any third parties. As with most other websites, we collect and use the data accumulated in log files on our server.
Log file information includes: your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit the site (ie: Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited, and which pages you visited.
Some advertisers may use technology like cookies and web beacons when advertising on this site, which will also send these advertisers (ie: Google through the Google AdSense program) non-personal information including your IP address, ISP, the browser you used to view this site, and perhaps whether you have the Flash player installed.
Cookies are used for geotargeting purposes (showing ads relevant to your location) or for showing ads based on specific sites you previously visited (car-related ads to those who've vistited car websites). We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick. A cookie is placed on your computer while browsing the web while at a site using DoubleClick advertising This may include some Google AdSense advertisements.
These cookies enable interst-based advertising, where you receive ads based on your interests. The ads served are targeted from reading your browsing history This explains why you may see ads for a cruise line on unrelated websites if you've previously visited a site about travel.
It's important to remember that DART uses "non-personally identifiable information". No personal information about you- your name, email address, street address, phone number, social security numbers, account numbers or credit card numbers are tracked or collected. Nevertheless, you can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can control the leaving of cookies in your browser setting. Other programs may help control cookies, such as Norton Internet Security. Be aware that this can affect your interaction with websites. You may be unable to login to forums or accounts. Deleting cookies is not the same as opting out of any advertising program. You must have settings that do not permit cookies, or a new cookie will be added the next time you visit a site running the ads.