Our community is of the utmost important to us, as without it, this blog would just be empty words.
Here at Technology Bloggers we believe in fair and honest practise, therefore we take your privacy and security very seriously. We are human, and we respect that you are too.
This page details how Technology Bloggers tries to ensure your privacy, security and experience are always maximised.
Technology Bloggers is a community blog, therefore we are built on democracy. Should any user have any questions, or believe that amendments need to be made to our policies, they should contact the admin team.
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- Content – Information on the stuff we write
- Biased – Opinions, and how you should interpret them
- Ads – Details on advertisements that may be shown from time to time on the blog
- Third Party Cookies – Other cookies potentially in action
- Your Data – A description of how we treat your personal information
- Sponsored Content – Details on how and why we may publish sponsored material
- External Content – Our liability regarding external content
- Amendments – Dates when our policies have been updated
All content published on Technology Bloggers must be approved by a member of the community with author status or higher. People with such privileges, are people which the community feel can have our trust invested in them, in the respect that they will not act in such a way that could put the blog or any members of the community at risk in any way.
Should you believe someone with such rights is not taking the safety and privacy of the blog or any member of the community seriously, please contact the admin team as promptly as possible via the contact page.
All written content on this blog is original, and copyright remains with the admin team. Once content is published, the admin team hold the rights to the content, so were a dispute to arise, as to whether the content should be changed or removed, the admin team are the only people with the rights to choose. The admin team will always strive to act with the best interests of the blog and community at heart.
If you post a comment on Technology Bloggers, the admin team reserve the right to use that comment for any purpose they see fit. Comments may be republished on the blog, elsewhere on the internet or in other forms of publication.
Images, videos and other media may be sourced from other sites. In such cases, writers are (and should always be) careful not to publish material which may lead to dispute or prosecution for any reason. If material is explicitly labelled as ‘do not copy’ material, writers will not reproduce it.
We ask that writers use the 3 and 1 rule when producing content, to ensure that their information is reliable. Whilst most writers and commenters will try to make sure that what they state is true, we advise that you always independently verify facts.
Views of different members of the community are just that, and only that individuals opinion. Writers views in their articles do not necessarily represent the view of the blog as a whole. Likewise comments do not represent Technology Bloggers stance, merely that individuals.
The Technology Bloggers brand may not be used without prior permission from the admin team. Commenting or writing on the blog does not give users the automatic right to use the brand.
Technology Bloggers content may be referenced and linked to at will.
The Technology Bloggers logo design remains the property of Christopher Roberts. If your avatar is used in the logo and you do not want it to be, please contact the admin team and it will be removed.
Occasionally pages on the blog may display Google AdSense – or other – ad units, in order to help fund the blogs hosting – authors may however generate revenue from ads specific to their article(s).
Neither Technology Bloggers nor any of its writers which choose to display ads, control the content displayed by Google AdSense. The content of ads is specifically targeted by Google, in order to try to maximise user experience.
If a Google AdSense ad poses a security threat, or presents offensive material, please press the ‘i’ button (AdChoices) in the corner of the ad, which will take you to a page where you will be able to report the ad in question. Please ensure you report the ad and not the blog, as it is Google’s choice of ad at fault, not Technology Bloggers.
Other than WordPress, we do not use any other cookies – be aware that third parties may.
We used to use a cookie to implement the What Would Seth Godin Do plugin, (which shows a message to new users) however this is no longer active.
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Sensitive data that you leave on the blog when you comment, subscribe etc. (such as your email address) will never be made public without your prior permission, and it will never be sold to third parties.
Unfortunately, blogging is not always free. In order to create a good blog, you often have to purchase a domain name, rent hosting, buy plugins and themes etc. Technology Bloggers is a community blog, however the admin team pick up these costs.
In order to help fund such costs, from time to time we may host sponsored content. This may be in the form of a competition, editorial, video or other means. Should you ever see content on the blog declaring it is sponsored, then it has been done so in order to contribute to maintenance costs.
Technology Bloggers is not responsible or liable in any way for the content of external sites. We may choose to link to external sites, however we accept no liability for them. If writers recommend products or services (including software) then that is the recommendation of that individual writer alone, and not the admin team, or the community as a whole.
The policy was:
- First introduced: 28th of January 2012
- Amended on: 13th of March 2012
- Amended on: 12th April 2012
- Amended on: 29th of April 2012
- Amended on: 14th of May 2012
- Amended on: 18th of May 2012
- Amended on: 19th of May 2012
- Amended on: 15th of June 2012
- Amended on: 11th of July 2012
- Last amended: 17th of February 2013