Data & Privacy

Privacy Policy

At BYGROOTS, we recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important.

Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit our Web site and how we safeguard your information.

We will never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

Like most other websites, we collect and use the data in log files.

The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

When you visit our site, We use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences.

This could include only showing you a popup once during your visit or the ability to log in to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on bygroots.com to support our site.

Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information, including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.

This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when browsing the web and visiting a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).

This cookie serves ads specific to you and your interests (interest-based targeting).

The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as a site about hockey).

DART uses “non-personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security number, bank account number, or credit card number.

You can opt out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting DoubleClick.

You can disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.

However, this can affect your interaction with our site and other websites. This could include the inability to log in to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you permanently opt out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, a new cookie will be added the next time you visit a site running the advertisements.

Our site does not share personal information with third parties, nor do we store any information about your visit to this site other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through cookies.

You can turn off the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this site on other sites or websites without our permission.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site.

These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

If you would like more information about this practice and your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see NetworkAdvertising.org.

Contact Us

If you have any inquiries or concerns about this privacy policy, please get in touch with us at hi [at] bygroots.com.