The privacy of our visitors to athensguide.org is important to us.
At Athensguide.org, we recognize that privacy of your personal
information is important. Here is information on what types of
personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit
athensguide.org, and how we safeguard your information. We never
sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained
in log files. The information in the log files include your IP
(internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider,
such as AOL or Tiscali), the browser you used to visit our site
(such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our
site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing
you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of
our features, such as forums.
We also use third party advertisements on athensguide.org to support
our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as
cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will
also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google
AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP ,
the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether
you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting
purposes (showing Chicago hotels ads to someone in the US, for
example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited
(such as showing diving ads to someone who frequents diving sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s
DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are
browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising
(including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used
to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based
targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous
browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about
visiting Karpathos, you may see Karpathos hotel advertisements when
viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about submarines).
DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does 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 can
opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or
third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing
preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However,
this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well
as other websites. This could include the inability to login to
services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any
advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies,
the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new
cookie will be added.
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