What is the wiseGEEK Privacy Policy?

We take our user's privacy very seriously. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

wiseGEEK is wholly owned and operated by Conjecture Corporation.

By using wiseGEEK content, you accept our Terms and Conditions which includes this Privacy Policy. If you do not want to be bound by wiseGEEK’s Privacy Policy, or Terms and Conditions, your only remedy is to stop using wiseGEEK’s content.

Information Sharing

wiseGEEK takes the privacy of our visitors very seriously. wiseGEEK does not share the information it collects, whether general or personal, in any specific way with third parties without visitor consent or as otherwise required by law.

wiseGEEK may collect (1) personal or (2) general visitor-related information:

(1) Personal Information Including Email Addresses

wiseGEEK will never sell, lease or share personal information, including names and email addresses, with any third party.

Visitors will not be required to provide personal information for ordinary use of the site. Visitors may have the opportunity to provide wiseGEEK with their personal information in response to specific services or tasks (e.g., signing up for wiseGEEK's newsletter). In order to receive additional services, visitors may be required to provide personal information such as names and email addresses.

(2) General Information

Like many other web sites, wiseGEEK tracks general information tied to our visitors to enhance our visitors’ experiences by analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking user’s movement around the site, and gathering demographic information. This information that is tracked, also referred to as log files, includes but is not limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), access times, referring web sites, exit pages, and click activity. This information that is tracked does not identify a visitor personally (e.g., by name).

One way wiseGEEK collects this general information is through cookies, a small text file with a unique identifying string of characters. Cookies help wiseGEEK store information about visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information about the pages users access, and customize web content based on a visitor’s browser type or other information that the visitor sends through their browser.

You can disable cookies in your web browser so that cookies are not set without your permission. Note that disabling cookies, may limit the features and services available to you. The cookies that wiseGEEK sets are not tied to any personal information. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Other Sites

wiseGEEK’s Privacy Policy only applies to wiseGEEK content. Other websites, including those that advertise on wiseGEEK, link to wiseGEEK, or that wiseGEEK links to, may have their own policies.

When you click on these ads or links, these third party advertisers or sites automatically receive your IP address. Other technologies, like cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons, may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

wiseGEEK has no control over, and is not responsible for, the ways these other websites collect or use your information. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more information on their practices as well as for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.

Google's DoubleClick DART Cookies

As a third party advertising vendor, Google will place a DART cookie on your computer when you visit a site using DoubleClick or Google AdSense advertising. Google uses this cookie to serve ads specific to you and your interests. The ads shown may be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART cookies only use non-personally identifiable information. They do not track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You may prevent Google from using DART cookies on your computer by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Policy Changes

Please note that we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Users can view our latest Privacy Policy at any time by visiting: /what-is-the-wisegeek-privacy-policy.htm

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, feel free to contact us by email, or in writing to the following address:

Conjecture Corporation
re: wiseGEEK Privacy Policy
PO Box 2130
Sparks, NV 89432
U.S.A.

This page was last updated in April 2013.