Privacy Policy

Information was last updated: 15th June 2020

Who we are

Xtar.net is a digital publisher. Here at www.xtar.net your privacy is important to us. We provide this notice explaining our online info practices and the choices you are able to make about the way your info is collected and used in order to better protect your privacy. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available at the bottom of any page or post on our website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We dislike unrequested marketing, probably just as much as you. But sometimes it happens because of different things. When you use our website, our servers automatically record info that your browser sends whenever you visit a site (it’s called log data). This log data may include info such as your IP address, the domain from which you are visiting us or your browser type. It also may collect the info about the web-pages you visit on the website, the search terms you use, and any ads on which you click.

We only collect and store on our database the minimum of info we need in order to provide you with the service you choose to use. We may use all this data as a statistic only. We have never sold user data to anyone at all.

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 anonymised 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.

Cookies

Like many websites, we also use this cookie technology to collect some additional site usage data and in order to improve our website. What does it mean ”cookies”? A cookie is a tiny data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk. We use a few cookies here: session cookie, google analytic cookie and sometimes social media cookie.

We don’t use cookies to collect personally identifiable information. Xtaro.net may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our website and to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our website.

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.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Analytics ans Ads

From time to time we cooperate with third party companies in order to improve our free tools and services. These organizations may collect information from you automatically. Among these companies are advertising networks and content providers. So these may set their own cookies when you visit xtar.net. For instance, we use third-party analytics providers including Google Analytics.

We also partner with some ads companies to support our marketing efforts and this also help us to maintain performance of this website. So these companies may set and read their cookies and similar technologies in order to gather info about your online activity across sites and services.

Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, also uses cookies to serve ads on xtar.net. The use of cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this site as well as other sites on the internet. If you want to learn more about how Google manages data, please go to: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html . Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies. And you can view more info on Google Ad Partner WebSites here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

Changes to this privacy statement or updates will be posted here – to this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of xtar.net then you may contact us at admin@xtar.net.

Social sharing

We use Google Analytics in order to track social shares made at our site. Google automatically collect and store certain information in their server logs which includes device event information such as crashes, hardware settings, system activity, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

We also embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see “like/share/recommend” our web pages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget, if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

We use Reddit Badge widget at our website which may log information when you interact with the widget. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), the requested URL and hardware settings, in accordance with their privacy policy: https://www.redditinc.com/policies/privacy-policy.  

We also use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our web pages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update.

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