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My site includes use of the Facebook pixel which can be used to serve you ads on your social media based on your browsing behavior. Facebook’s pixel also helps me be better about any advertising I send out to make sure it only goes to people who are interested in what I have to offer. Neither Facebook, nor I, want to spam anyone, of course. Again, like other tracking software, I never get individual information or data, just group data to see trends.
Also, though I use Facebook’s ad services, I am not an employee of Facebook nor do I have any affiliation with their company. They also have no affiliation with the content on this site.
If you want to opt out of Facebook ads, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and manage the companies you receive advertising from. You will need to do this, though, for each browser.
I also use Twitter Ads and tracking cookies to make sure campaigns I purchase there are accurately billed. They collect 3rd party data from links clicked on Twitter and from the use of my site. If you’d like to opt-out of Twitter ad tracking, you can do so at https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads
At times, my site uses Google Forms and other applications to collect information from visitors, such as email addresses, mailing addresses, and names for giveaways or mailing lists. I take every precaution I can to protect this information and I do not share it with other authors or services. Please know you can trust your information that you give to me, and if you are ever concerned about how your email is used by me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.