Privacy Policy

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Black Belt Coder recognizes that the privacy of your personal information is important, and is committed to protecting that information. This document explains data collection and use practices of the Black Belt Coder website. Please note that we may occasionally update this Privacy Policy.

1. Selling Personal Information to Third Parties

 Black Belt Coder will never sell your personal information to third parties.

2. Information Made Public

When you register an account on the Black Belt Coder website, you provide several bits of personal information including your email address, country, time zone and display name. The email address you provide when registering an account is kept private. The country, time zone and display name information will become part of your public profile, which can be visible to anyone on the Internet.

Our website also allows you to provide optional information for your personal profile. Any optional information you provide for your public profile can also be visible to anyone on the Internet.

In addition, the Black Belt Coder website also allows you to enter optional information by submitting articles, posting article comments or posting discussion comments. Such information will also be public and can be visible to anyone on the Internet. (Note that articles submitted to the site are governed by the terms and conditions set forth in our Contributor Agreement.)

3. Use of Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data stored 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 type of browser you used to visit our site (such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), the time at which you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

4. Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences, in order to improve your experience on our site. This could include storing your login information so you do not need to login each time you visit the site, or your ability to use other advanced features on the site.

We may also use third party advertising services to display advertisements on Black Belt Coder, such as Google through the Google AdSense program. Some or all of those advertising services may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will send these advertisers information about your visit 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. Geo-targeting is sometimes used for the purposes of matching advertisements with visitors based on certain attributes that visitor has. An example of this type of geo-targeting would be showing Idaho movie theatre ads to someone located in Idaho, or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited, such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites.

5. DoubleClick DART Cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick service, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve 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 Miami, you may see Miami hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on 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 numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. 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 may choose to 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 how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to log in to your account or access other features on the site.

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

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us.