WiseGEEK is wholly owned and operated by Conjecture Corporation.
WiseGEEK takes the privacy of our visitors very seriously. WiseGEEK does not share the information it collects, whether general or personal, in any specific way with third parties without visitor consent or as otherwise required by law.
WiseGEEK may collect (1) personal or (2) general visitor-related information:
(1) Personal Information Including Email Addresses
WiseGEEK will never sell, lease or share personal information, including names and email addresses, with any third party.
Visitors will not be required to provide personal information for ordinary use of the site. Visitors may have the opportunity to provide WiseGEEK with their personal information in response to specific services or tasks (e.g., signing up for WiseGEEK's newsletter). In order to receive additional services, visitors may be required to provide personal information such as names and email addresses.
(2) General Information
Like many other web sites, WiseGEEK tracks general information tied to our visitors to enhance our visitors’ experiences by analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking user’s movement around the site, and gathering demographic information. This information that is tracked, also referred to as log files, includes but is not limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), access times, referring web sites, exit pages, and click activity. This information that is tracked does not identify a visitor personally (e.g., by name).
One way WiseGEEK collects this general information is through cookies, a small text file with a unique identifying string of characters. Cookies help WiseGEEK store information about visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information about the pages users access, and customize web content based on a visitor’s browser type or other information that the visitor sends through their browser.
You can disable cookies in your web browser so that cookies are not set without your permission. Note that disabling cookies, may limit the features and services available to you. The cookies that WiseGEEK sets are not tied to any personal information. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
WiseGEEK has no control over, and is not responsible for, the ways these other websites collect or use your information. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more information on their practices as well as for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.
Google's DoubleClick DART Cookies
Affiliate Program Participation
WiseGEEK is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Through Amazon Associates Program, the Website will provide customized links provided by Amazon to track referrals to their website. Cookies are used by this program to track visits so that commissions can be assigned on sales.
WiseGEEK is a participant in other affiliate advertising programs through such companies as Share A Sale, CJ.com and others. Through these affiliate programs, the Website will provide customized links provided by the affiliate programs to track referrals to their websites. Cookies are used by these programs to track visits so that commissions can be assigned on sales.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.
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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
PO Box 2130
Sparks, NV 89432
This page was last updated on January 20th, 2023.