At the time of writing, myecogeek.com is operated by an individual as myecogeek.com. For simplicity now and in the future, the plural pronouns “we”, “our”, and “us” are used in this document.
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the myecogeek.com website and the myecogeek.com applications and services for iPhone, iPad, Kindle, and other devices and platforms, hereafter referred to as simply myecogeek.com.
myecogeek.com occasionally needs to collect information for convenience, practicality, or technical requirements. This information includes:
Your chosen username, which may be your email address or name. A username is technically required so you can log in from multiple computers and devices. We encourage you to use your email address to make “forgot password” functionality possible.
Your chosen password, which is empty by default. A hash of your password is stored in the myecogeek.com database, and the plain-text password is only used for hash comparison to the stored value.
The titles, URLs (addresses), and selected text of the pages you save to myecogeek.com with the Read Later bookmarklet, folder-specific bookmarklets, myecogeek.com applications, third-party applications using the JebRiordan.com API, and any other means with which to add pages to myecogeek.com.
The HTML contents of the pages you save to myecogeek.com when recognized as a known login-requiring site. This is technically required to generate the Text view and other indexing features for sites that require logins or accounts, such as some major newspaper publishers. When HTML is saved for a page, it is only used within your account and is not revealed via social or sharing features.
Your Amazon Kindle email address, if you have enabled automatic delivery to your Kindle. This is technically required to send your content to your Kindle.
Like most Web sites, myecogeek.com also collects and stores information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, and information provided by and about your Internet browser. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather similar information through other means.
The Way We Use Information
We use the information you provide to operate myecogeek.com’s features. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish myecogeek.com’s functionality.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design myecogeek.com, to suggest popular content to users, and to share with advertisers and publishers. For example:
We may tell an advertiser or publisher that X number of people visited a certain area on our website
We may tell an advertiser or publisher that X number of people bookmarked Z stories from a particular site or topic.
We may aggregate the most popular stories during limited time periods or from certain websites in order to suggest stories for myecogeek.com’s Editor’s Picks or for users who have also saved pages from those websites.
When information is used in this or a similar manner, we do not disclose anything that could be used to identify the individuals on whom the information is based.
We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.
We may disclose your information when we believe it necessary or desirable in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our policies, and/or to protect our rights and property.
In the future, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.
Publicly Accessible Information
myecogeek.com contains social and sharing functionality, including:
Others can view your most recent Starred articles if they know your username.
Others can view your Unread, Archive, Starred, or folder contents if you reveal or share their associated RSS-feed URLs.
External services beyond myecogeek.com’s control are integrated with myecogeek.com where necessary, such as The Deck for advertising and Google Analytics for traffic measurement and tracking.
myecogeek.com makes reasonable efforts to ensure that all integrated external services are trustworthy and reputable, but myecogeek.com cannot be held responsible for data collection and usage by such services.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging into your myecogeek.com account on the myecogeek.com website at https://www.myecogeek.com/.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by changing or deleting the erroneous information in your member profile, or by deleting your entire myecogeek.com account, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Due to the nature of backups and logs, deleted data may persist in backups and logs until they are deleted.
How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please email JebRiordan@gmail.com. At this time, we only have the ability to receive and send English-language communications.
Changes To This Policy
myecogeek.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of myecogeek.com following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.