Privacy policy

E-mail privacy policy. Stellpower (operated by Zatz LLC) will generally only send you an email if:

  1. You register for the discussions. In this case you will get an email asking you to verify your identity. If someone else is entering your email address repeatedly, please contact us and we will blacklist your email address to stop this. (It has never, to our knowledge, happened.) If you do verify your identity, you may be notified of certain events by email, unless you opt out using the forum settings. Removal instructions are provided with each message.
  2. You join our mailing list. Removal instructions are sent with each email. If you contact us via other means, we will remove you from the list manually, on request.
  3. You write to us. 
  4. We want permission to reuse a post or image or some such.

You may get spam with our return address which is not sent by us. Spammers often supply someone else’s email address or name on their mailings.

General Privacy Policy

Stellpower (Zatz LLC) collects some information but does not share this information with anyone. A small number of staff or volunteers have access to information entered into the forums including e-mail addresses, real names if supplied, IP addresses used, and postings made. We will never ask you for your social security number, password, or other sensitive information. We may ask for your age or birthdate to ensure that you are over 18. We also collect basic information through our logs and analytics software. Third-party advertisers collect some information; we can’t control what they do. We may disclose any information in our possession to authorized law enforcement personnel when needed to prevent or counter fraud or violent crimes, or when the aforementioned law enforcement personnel demand it with reasonable legal backing. This has never happened. Use our contact form to reach us.

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Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

Avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies yum

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after two days. We have tried to minimize our own cookies; those we have are used only for a better user experience (mainly, to keep you logged in) or to separate returning people from new people.

Embedded content from other websites and advertising

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by our partners and advertisers (Google Ads, Ezoic, Inc.; various partners, such as marketing and analytics; Google for analytics; and our web host), affiliates, or analytics or service providers). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. Our partners may also use such technologies to deliver advertisements to you as described below.

We use cookies to remember users’ settings, authentication, preferences and analytics. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features, ads or areas of our site may be limited.

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page on our Service. When you access the Service, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Flash LSOs: We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 and Flash to collect and store information. 

How We Share Your Information

We will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. Our advertisers may store personal information in locations outside our direct control. 

If you want to opt-out of some sharing, please change your settings by going to Google’s Ad Settings page.