What we collect
This website automatically collects log files of visitors' activity. These log files hold information including your IP address, which browser or operating system you're using, any plug-ins your browser has, the address of the site which referred you here [which can include search queries], and which pages or files you view on the site.
Geo-location data from your IP address is also collected. This is usually your country and city, although in most cases is only accurate to a state/county level. This information does not typically reveal your exact location. We may display this location publicly on the site.
Interactive areas of this website may collect personal information, which can include your name and your e-mail address. Interactive areas of the site may provide additional guidance on how the data will be used.
When you interact with our website, for example by submitting a quote, we will record information about your action on our server. We also collect information about you.
Quote Ratings: When you rate a quote on our site, we will record your IP address along with your rating.
Quote Submissions: When you submit a quote to our site, we will also record your IP address with the quote.
Quote Searches: When you search for quotes on our site, we will record your IP address along with your search query.
Contact Form: When you use our contact form, we also collect your name, e-mail address, IP address, and your country and city from geolocation data. We will only use this information for the purpose of dealing with your request.
How we use this information:
Log files are only used to analyze traffic to this website and protect our server. We may also rely on outside parties to collect information on visits made to this website.
Personal information we collect will be not shared with anybody outside of this site except where directly noted, unless we are required to share information by law. When you provide information in an interactive area of the site, your information will only be used for the purpose you provide it [eg. voting in a poll, contacting us]. We will not use this information to build a profile of you. We will not use this information to advertise or market to you or assist any third-party in doing so.
You may, in the process of using this site, provide your information to third parties acting on our behalf. In all instances it will be made clear who is operating the service so you can consult their privacy policies.
How we share this information
We do not share personal information with anybody outside of this website, except when required to by law or where it is otherwise noted that the data will be shared.
The following companies are able to collect data through scripts on this website: Google Analytics (analytics), Google Adsense (advertising) and its ad technology partners, ShareThis (social/analytics), Amazon.com (advertising), Amazon.co.uk (advertising). They may use non-personal information related to your visits to this and other participating sites to target advertising based on your generic interests ("behavioral advertising").
You can opt-out of behavioral advertising at the Network Advertising Initiative website. This will stop behavioral advertisement targeting by Google and other listed publishers. You may also opt-out of Google's program on their website.
Where the data is held
All data submitted to this site is held on our server in the United States of America. Backups and copies of this data may exist elsewhere in other competent jurisdictions.
By using this site you consent for your data to be stored & processed in the United States of America, where the data protection laws may offer lesser protection than the laws of your country.
How long we keep data
We keep two months' of server log files. This means that January's log files will be deleted at the start of March.
We will remove your IP address from our records thirty days after the interaction [eg. quote rating, search]. We will keep the anonymized record of the interaction for a further 60 days, after which the entry is removed from our database.
Companies who provide services to us may also place cookies on your computer. These cookies track viewing behavior across this site and other sites in their network for the purposes of advertising or analytics. The information they collect through this website is not personally identifiable.
No part of this site is targeted at minors under the age of 13 years. We expressly prohibit use of this site by people under the age of 13 without their guardian's consent.