Dolores is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we treat the information we collect from site visits. We do not collect any personal identifiable information about you.

What type of information do we collect?

The information the Dolores-Maxwell site collects and/or uses when you visit our site is limited to the following: information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including the country code of your IP address, geographical location (if available), browser type and version, operating system, screen size, referral source (if you used a link to visit our page), length of visit, and page views.

We may collect and store any other information that you choose to send to us.

What do we use your information for?

The information we collect from you may be used in the following ways:

  • To give you a better experience on our website. For example we tailor our content presentation according to your viewing screen size. We hope that our website offers an attractive design and readability whether you see our site on a wide-screen monitor as well as on a mobile phone. We also take into account the browser you are using in order to insure that we are able to serve design and content that works for your specific browser.
  • To improve our website and to make decisions regarding allocation of development resources. For example, based on the aggregate of our visitor's browsers, we no longer support legacy browsers such as Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and to a lesser extent 9 and 10.

Do we use cookies?

For sure. In fact, it is very hard to find a website that doesn't.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use cookies to provide ease of navigation on our site. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer an improved site experience and content in the future, based on our visitors' site use.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We may release information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with a court order, or if someone's life is in danger. Those are the only conditions we would ever release any information that we gather.

What about social media?

Social media icons and buttons have become ubiquitous on websites: Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, etc. We avoided implementing those on our website for a long time. We then incorporated a Facebook Like button and a Tweet This Page button.

The problem with that (in our view) is that whether you are signed in to the service or not, these services collect information on you as a visitor to any site that has them. It didn't sit right with us, and yet we felt it important at this time to avail of the advantages of social media as we strive towards our goals for this website as expressed in Why This Site.

So building on prior work by Heise Online we have implemented a system that allows interaction with social media, but ony if you activate the service yourself by clicking the button next to it. We think it is a good thing.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any updates or changes to this privacy policy will posted on this page.

This policy was last modified on 27 March, 2013

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