Comedic-Genius Media Privacy Policy

The following disclosure covers all sites owned and operated by Comedic-Genius Media, such as this one you’re viewing today, and is intended to make clear to our visitors exactly how any personal information you provide may be dealt with around this website.

Although it is our own policy to never share or sell your information for any reason, we do partner with 3rd party sites to provide some of the services you experience, so our goal here is to be as open as possible to ensure that everyone is comfortable with how these relationships may affect you and your personal data.

Website Comments
Your name, e-mail address, and website (if provided)  are collected with any comments left on our sites – the name and any website given will be made publicly available alongside your comment. Your e-mail address will not be shared publicly, but may be used to correspond privately with you regarding your comment.

All comments are submitted to Automattic’s Akismet service for spam filtering – their own privacy policy can be found here (link).

Posting a comment does not count as consent to receive other marketing communications – any such newsletters or other announcements will require separate consent which would be solicited only via a dedicated, double opt-in page.

We use an industry standard, 3rd party logging software called Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistics about your visit to our site to help us better understand which regions of the world our readers come from, which pages they read the most, and so forth. This data is collected by means of tracking cookies that are placed on your device, however please note that no data that is captured and provided back to us can be traced back to any single user.

For more information about Google’s own policies in this regard, you may wish to review their own privacy policy.

A number of 3rd party advertisers supply the ads viewed throughout our sites, and some of them may collect data regarding the sites that you browse to provide more relevant ads that you’re more likely to enjoy. In no case is this data ever shared with us – they simply analyze it on a case by case basis before serving the ads you see around our websites.

Below is a list of our current advertisers who collect targeting info, as well as links to their own corresponding privacy policies:

  • Google Adsense (link)
  • Amazon Affiliates (link)

Product Orders
In the event that you order print books, e-books, or other materials through one of our websites, obviously we need to collect certain information from you in order to fulfill those orders. The following 3rd party companies are currently utilized to help facilitate these orders – please see the provided links for more specific details to their own actions, however know that we will only use your information to process your order and will not contact you for any other reason unless you consent to this in advance.

  • PayPal – payment processing (link)
  • – shipping calculations (link)

If an order for one of our products is placed directly through another website (i.e., iTunes bookstore, etc…), no personal information whatsoever is provided to us, so please see those individual companies for any concerns.

Updates to This Policy
Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be updated at this page, with a summary of the historical changes notated below:

  • November 15, 2012 – Updated Website Comments to include Akismet anti-spam filtering.
  • June 3, 2012 – Uniform policy for all Comedic-Genius Media sites created.