Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 20, 2024.

Tell Tales Online (TellTalesOnline.com) provides this Privacy Policy to inform users of how their personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit our website.

We respect your privacy and value the importance of protecting your personal data when you visit our site. We do not store or process any personal data without the user’s consent. 

We do, however, use certain third party services for the purpose of delivering a better user experience, more suitable adverts, and helping us with performance tracking and general site analysis. Tell Tales Online does not sell or trade your personal data to these third parties. 

How and why we collect your data as well as details of the third party services we utilize are mentioned below for full transparency.

Collecting your Personal Information

Analytics Tracking

When you visit our website, we automatically collect certain information about you such as your web browser, IP address, time zone or the referring website from which you are visiting. 

We also collect information about the web pages you visit on our site, how you interact with our site, and what websites or search terms referred you to our site. 

Tell Tales Online uses cookies (see Cookies) and third party services, such as Google Analytics (see Third Party Services) to collect this data.

Comments / Contact Forms

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us directly, such as when you leave a comment on our site or contact us through our contact form. 

Tell Tales Online only collects the data shown in the forms (Name, Email address), the user’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam and bot detection.

We do not store or use your name or email address for any other purpose.

Cookies

Using web cookies, our website is able to perform analytics tracking and collect information about the user. Cookies are installed on the device through which you accessed our site.

Types of cookies we use:

Required Cookies: essential for the navigation and basic functionality of the site.

Functional Cookies: required for remembering the user’s site preferences and choices they make on the site.

Advertising Cookies: provided by our third party partners (see below). Enabled to provide personalized ads to the user on our site.

Your browser settings enable you to disable or delete individual cookies. For more information about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Sharing Your Personal Information

Third Party Services

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. (“Google”). Learn more from their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Opt-out: Download the browser plugin “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” here.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Social Media

Our website uses social media features (e.g. share, like buttons, embeds) provided by third-party social media platforms including X, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok. We do not hold any responsibility over the privacy practices of these platforms and encourage users to read the privacy policies of every platform when leaving our site.

Links to Other Websites

Tell Tales Online contains links to other websites. We do not hold any responsibility over the privacy practices of these sites, and encourage users to read the privacy policies of every site that might collect personally identifiable information when leaving our site.

Affiliate Programs

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.

Further, we use Skimlinks, an affiliate service which is also designed for us to earn revenue if you buy one of our recommended products. You can learn more about Skimlinks, at Skimlinks.com.

We are also participants of the RedBubble Affiliate Program, which helps us earn commission when you click and buy one of the recommended products on our site. 

Age

We acknowledge the importance of protecting the privacy and safety of children using the Tell Tales Online website. 

This website does not target users below the age of 13. You hereby warrant that you are 13 years of age or older or are visiting the website under parental supervision. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with their personal information, we will take priority to remove such information as soon as possible.

Purpose of Data Collection

We collect users’ personal information to:

  • Administer our site for troubleshooting or data analysis;
  • Improve and optimize our site for user experience;
  • Share with our third party services for targeted advertising and social media features.

Changes Notification

If we change our privacy policy at any time, we will post these changes to this page, and other places if required. This is so that our users are constantly aware of what personal information we acquire and how it is utilized by us.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about how our site uses your data, you can reach out to us via our Contact page or at [email protected].