Privacy

Here, at Constellationmag.com, we value your privacy. However, it is still among your responsibilities to know in which ways we gather, use, and trade the information you provide. It is for that very reason that we came up with this Privacy Policy. Please read and understand everything on this page before exploring our blog.

We Collect Your Data in Three Ways

The first time we collect your information is during the sign-up process. Simply put, as you provide us with your preferred username and email (you’re may also be asked to provide your name and location, but doing so isn’t required), we collect such data to add you to our database of members. Once you’re logged in, your data may once again be collected when you post a comment. The third instance where we collect your information is actually a continuous process. As you read the posts on our blog and explore the many features available to be accessed, you may be tracked through the use of cookies. In this data collection though, we do not gather anything that’s personally-identifiable. We’re just monitoring trends in user action to better understand the things we should work on and to get an overview of what today’s readers are interested in.

Yes, We Make Use of Cookies Here

Just like any other blog, we utilize cookies to gather information from users. It’s possible to prevent us from collecting your data through such means though, and you will only have to choose the appropriate settings in your browser. Typically, the option to disable cookies can be found under the Privacy tab of a browser’s preferences or settings page. However, keep in mind that we use cookies to make the necessary changes and improvements to our site. It is through these cookies that we gain a better understanding of our readers’ preferences and demographics. Cookies also help us track the traffic that we generate on a continuous basis. We may also provide cookie-based information to your advertising partners, although no personally-identifiable data will be given.

Collecting Info to Prevent Abuse

There’s another reason why we collect user data, and it is to prevent abusive actions from being done on our blog. With sufficient information (which includes IP), we may track and identify users who engage in any of the following:

  • Posting sexual or pornographic content
  • Harassing other members with hate speech
  • Adding links that redirect to malware or phishing sites
  • Impersonating an admin or contributor

This is not an exhaustive list and we may terminate access if we deem it necessary to do so. While any additions or deletions to this list may not be announced publicly and explicitly, we will do our best to provide members with a heads up if ever major changers are indeed made.

About Third-Party Advertisements

Once again, our blog is similar to others in the sense that it features ads from third-party companies. As mentioned, we may provide information to these firms, albeit never the kind that would allow them to personally identify a member or user of our blog. As for the matter of advertisement or link quality, we do spend time to filter the ones posted on our website. Still, we cannot ensure the safety of ever link, popup, or advertisement that shows up while you’re browsing the pages of Constellation Mag. If you or your computer ends up getting harmed upon clicking on any of these third-party ads and URLs, we will not be held responsible for such. It is among your duties and responsibilities as a knowledgeable netizen to be careful before clicking the things you seen on any webpage.

On Mailing Lists and Updates

We may also use the information you provide to send you updates and offers. This will be done through your email, and it may contain promotions from our partners. If you do not wish to receive updates and offers through your inbox, you may simply click on the appropriate link to unsubscribe (this is not a one-step process, given that you may be asked to confirm your action). It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter while you’re logged on through our blog. Simply search for the option to do so under the personal preferences page. We would like to remind you, however, that while we allow our partners to send offers to our members, all these offers or messages are filtered and viewed by the blog’s administrators. To be fully certain, we test each link and URL featured on every offer, for the sake of preventing mishaps that could compromise the privacy of our users.

Answers to All Your Questions

While we’ve made sure that this Privacy Page is sufficiently detailed, we know for a fact that it will never cover everything – and it will not be able to answer all questions. It is for this very reason that we’re encouraging you to send us your queries (either by sending us an email or posting on the comments section). Rest assured that we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Likewise, if you have any suggestions that could help us improve the privacy on our blog further, do not hesitate to tell us about it. As a matter of fact, some of this blog’s current features have actually been the result of readers sending in their suggestions. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us.