Use and Privacy Policy

Is your inbox filling up with notices about sites you use updating their privacy policy? Mine too. I don’t know what to do about this Europe stuff. I’m not a lawyer and can’t offer any advice. But I’ve decided to spell out what the use/privacy policy is, what information we collect, and what we do with cookies. It will soon be on the site, with a link displayed on each and every widget. In fact, as soon as I can manage it, you’ll need to acknowledge the policy soon in order to continue using the site. Here’s a preview.

Use And Privacy Policy

Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets is a platform that allows its users to create widgets that may be embedded in blogs and other web sites. The service runs on servers located in the United States of America.

Widgets belong to and are controlled by the user that created them, and each user is responsible for the widgets they create.

Information displayed on Widgets belongs to the visitor that entered it, and each visior is responsible for the information they enter.

Widgets collect information optionally provided by visitors to its owner’s site. This is the sole purpose of the platform and the widgets it serves.

Use of cookies is described below. Widget visitors may use the cookie removal tool to remove any cookies created by the widgets. Registered users may log out to remove any cookies created by the site.

Mister Linky cannot provide legal advice, but if you are subject to laws that restrict your freedom to provide or collect information, you should probably not use this site or its widgets.

This policy is subject to change without notice, but will always be available to read right here and on Mister Linky’s Blog. This is version 1.

Visitors to sites using Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets

When you visit a site containing a widget, you may provide information to be displayed by that widget. This is completely optional, and by entering this information you consent to display it to other visitors.

Cookies are used to remember the last name and link you entered, so you don’t need to enter it again next time. Cookies also make it possible for you to delete or edit information you previously entered. Cookies even let your browser remember you’ve read and accepted this policy!

Information collected during visit: name, link, thumbnail image. This information is then displayed on the widget to other visitors, because that’s what the widgets are for.

Additional information collected is the browser IP address, in case of abuse. This information is available only to Mister Linky, not to the owner of the widget, and is not shared with anyone at any time.

Visitors may change their information or request to be removed from the system by filing a helpdesk request.

Mister Linky Registered Users

When you sign up as a registered user, you provide your registration information to Mister Linky.

Cookies are used to remember your Mister Linky user id, so you don’t have to log in every time you use the site.

Information collected at registration: name, password, e-mail address, site URL.

Information collected at membership upgrade purchase: PayPal transaction information.

Additional information collected is the browser IP address, in case of abuse. And of course, widget metadata and other site preferences are also stored. None of this information is shared with anyone at any time.

Registered users of Mister Linky’s magical widgets may change their information using the Options feature. They may request to be removed from the system by filing a helpdesk request.