Last updated on June 5, 2023
What Type of Information We Collect
At HistoryBehindNews.com, we believe that our site provides a highly informative content to its viewers and are delighted to share it with you. So you are welcome to visit and enjoy our site without providing any Personal Information about yourself.
When you become a subscriber or interact with our website, you may voluntarily share some Personal Information. Also, when visiting our site, we may collect some Navigational Information.
There are cases in which you voluntarily provide us directly identifying Personal Information, which include your name, email address, username and examples of other identifying information in this section, such as “likes” and comments.
If you subscribe to our free newsletter, you will be opting in for us to collect your name and email address. Also, you will submit your name and email address if you decide to contact us. We do not request that you share your company or school name, address or phone number. So please, do not share this information on our site or on our social media accounts. Also, since we do not sell anything, we do not request that you share any financial information with us. So please, do not share this information on our site or on our social media accounts.
Also, if you "comment" or take action on a comment (such as "like" to a comment) in the comments section of a post at HistoryBehindNews.com (sometimes we refer to an article posted on HistoryBehindNews.com as a "peel"), please note that your comment, action and username will be displayed and will be available to the public, and may be collected and used by others.
Similarly, if you are signed into your LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram or Facebook accounts (collectively “Social Media”) and you take an action (such as "like") or "comment" on content posted by History Behind News or content and comments posted by others about the History Behind News, your own content, your username, comment and action (such as a "like") will be displayed and will be available to the public, and may be collected and used by others.
By commenting in our site and interacting with our Social Media content, you agree that your username, likes, comments and other directly identifying information will be available to the public. So please be careful when deciding to disclose any personal information on the comment section of our posts or on our Social Media.
We may use tools (such as those provided by Google) to help us better understand the number of visitors to our site, their general geographic location and their times of visits. We use such information to better understand how our visitors use our site, such as analyzing trends, administering the website, preventing fraud and gathering broad geographic and demographic information.
Information About Children
HistoryBehindNews.com is not intended for or targeted at children under the age of 16. Therefore, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect any information about children under the age of 16.
If you are not sixteen-years-old yet, please do not share your Personal Information with us and do not visit our site without permission from your parent or guardian. Also, if you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will our utmost to delete that information from our databases.
Our Use Of Collected Information
We use the information we collect, including Personal Information and Navigational Information, in the following ways:
to create an informative website that is customized to our viewers preferences and use trends;
to provide a safe, smooth and customizable experience for our viewers;
to constantly measure and improve our site;
to email you newsletter and promotional information that we believe may be of interest to you;
to provide other entities with aggregate, non-identifying statistical information about the behavior of visitors to our site;
to provide customer support, troubleshoot problems and prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and security problems; and
to meet legal requirements.
Security of Collected Information
We use commercially reasonable steps to protect the information we collect, including your information, from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Regardless of these and other security measures, online transmissions and storage is not a 100% safe. Therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to HistoryBehindNews.com or guarantee that your data stored on our site or the sites of our third party service providers, such as MailChimp.com, may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by some sort of breach.
Finally, please note that your emails to us may not be secure. So take caution in the type of information you include in your emails to us.
Third Party Service Providers
We do not sell, rent or lease your Personal Information to third party service providers.
We incorporate the use of third-party service providers (such as contractors and affiliated organizations) in our site for its proper function and experience. We select third parties that are widely used by other websites and developers. GoDaddy, MailChimp.com and Google Analytics are examples of such third-party service provider.
In the course of incorporating the use of third party service providers, we may disclose Personal Information that (i) are needed to process information on our behalf or to provide services available at our site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of these third-party service providers may be located outside of the United States. By subscribing to HistoryBehindNews.com and also by visiting our site, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Legally Mandated Disclosure of Information
Other than to our employees and third-party service providers, we disclose Personal Information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HistoryBehindNews.com, third parties or the public at large.
If you are one of our subscribed users and have supplied your name and email address, we will email you our weekly newsletters, and also occasionally email you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with us and our products.
You can opt-out of your subscription at any time by emailing us at email@example.com or clicking the “unsubscribe from this list” link at the bottom of the newsletter.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.
Our site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
No Spam or Spyware
We do not tolerate spam. Spamming is explicitly prohibited it on our website. If you would like to report an incident of spamming or other unauthorized communications, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We maintain the right to investigate such incidents and take suitable action.
If HistoryBehindNews.com, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of HistoryBehindNews.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.