Information that you provide
Visitors to PwrDown may voluntarily provide information themselves, such as names and email addresses. These will most commonly take place when you leave a comment on an article. Whilst this data is stored, it isn’t used in any way other than to let you know with an alert email that someone has replied to you (if you choose this option). Users may also subscribe to the site with their name and email to be informed when new articles are posted.
Automatic gathering of information
Some data is automatically gathered, which is a standard practice amongst most websites. Information will include an IP address, browser type, operating system type, website which you visited from, which pages you viewed and the dates/times of when you entered and exited the site. None of this data is identifiable to you, and is simply used to analyse the site and collect demographics.
Cookies are used at PwrDown, which are small data files stored within your browser upon visiting the website. Different types of Cookies are used, included session and persistent cookies. These will be used when you open and close the page, and some which stay until deleted/cleared. Cookies are used to give a more personalised experience. Cookies will be used to:
- Respond and manage comments on the website.
- Operate the website.
- Send emails, including comment replies and blog subscriptions.
- Track and display advertisements on the site.
- Manage pop-ups and notifications.
Third Party Services
- Google Analytics: Used to monitor traffic and the audience of the website. Information provided includes referring websites and which pages you visited. None of this information is personally identifiable to you.
If you choose to leave a comment on the article, you are required to use a name and email address. The name that you input is publicly visible on said article. However the email remains hidden and is only used to inform you upon receiving a response (if this option is checked).
PwrDown is a part of multiple affiliate programs. This is done by embedding traffic links into the site and its content. After clicking an affiliate link, a cookie will be stored within your browser to track information such as commissions, sale page and country of sale.
PwrDown is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This program will utilise cookies to track visits.
We are also a part of the Affiliate Groove program, where we promote IPVanish on relevant articles. We receive a commission on any sales made through our site, by clicking a tracking link. This program will utilise cookies to track visits.
Your rights & final information
At any time, you may request to see or have any personal information stored about you removed. To do so, contact us at [email protected] Furthermore, we can also amend this information upon request.
You can also opt-out of any email communications that you are receiving by choosing the unsubscribe button located towards the bottom of an email.
No personally identifiable information is collected nor shared from children under the age of 16. If you believe that information on a child is stored on our website, please contact us at [email protected] and we will remove it immediately.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
Last Updated 02nd June 2020.