Privacy Policy

Who are we?

We are a fan site dedicated to providing informational content on dinosaur media and paleontology news. We are not an official website and provide content for fair use and owe all credits to original content creators. Our website address is https://jurassicparkterror.net.

What personal data do we collect and why?

Personal Information

While using the site, the following information may be collected (not public):

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address (not public)
  • Geographical location
  • Browser type and version (not public)
  • Operating system (not public)
  • Referral source (not public)
  • Length of visit, page views, website navigation, and any other related browsing activity

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

We use an antispam service to moderate comments for spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.

View the Gravatar service privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

Visitors have access to forms that submit data, such as contact forms. This submission provides us with some of your data to prevent spam and in order to contact you per your submitted request. We use Google Forms, so reference their privacy policy.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our community.

Cookies are not required for many parts of our community such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. Some of our community features may not function properly if you disable cookies. We do not support the ‘do not track’ browser option.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Example Uses of Cookies:

  • Authentication – We use cookies to identify you when you visit our community. When you create a topic or post a reply as guest (not registered user) we store your name and email address in cookies. We use this information to detect current visitor content (topics, posts) and display it to you even if the content is under moderation (not approved by moderators). The name is used to display as topic/post author name. We store your name and email in cookies to keep filled these fields when you post a new reply or create a new topic (you don’t have to fill this information every time you post content). We recommend don’t use guest posting option on non-personal devices, or at least delete browser cookies when you leave it.
  • Status – We use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website and other factors.
  • Affiliate Links – Our affiliate links use cookies to identify qualifying purchases through our links if a user makes a purchase within the allotted time frame.
  • Security – We use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials and to protect our website and services generally.
  • Website statistics using visitor data to learn about site usage.
  • Advertisers may use cookes to track user behavior.

Embedded Content from Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Adsense Advertising

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on https://jurassicparkterror.net/.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to https://jurassicparkterror.net/ and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Statistics

We use Google Analytics to study the use of our website. This process gathers information about the visitor’s website use. The information is used to create reports about the users of our website. With this data, we can develop tailored content based on the feedback from past visitors.

With Whom Do We Share Your Data?

Site Use

Data is used only for our site by the features that we utilize. We never sell your data. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. You should be aware that any information you provide on our community – including profile information associated with the account you use to post the information – may be read, collected, and used by any member of the public who accesses these websites. Your posts and certain profile information may remain even after you terminate your account. We urge you to consider the sensitivity of any information you input into these services.

This site may be scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes privacy policy.

To request removal of your information from publicly accessible websites operated by us, please contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to and why.

Service Providers

We share information with third parties that help us operate, provide, improve, integrate, customize, support and market our services. We work with third-party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, analysis, and other services for us, which may require them to access or use information about you. If a service provider needs to access information about you to perform services on our behalf, they do so under close instruction from us, including policies and procedures designed to protect your information.

reCAPTCHA (by Google) – Protects internet users from spam and abuse wherever they go. View Google’s privacy policy.

Our community may include links that direct you to other websites or services whose privacy practices may differ from ours. If you submit information to any of those third-party sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies, not this one. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit. The services may include links that direct you to other websites or services whose privacy practices may differ from ours. Your use of and any information you submit to any of those third-party sites is governed by their privacy policies, not ours.

Some of our services contain widgets and social media features, such as the Facebook “share” or Twitter “tweet” buttons. These widgets and features collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the services, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Widgets and social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Log Data

We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our community, which we refer to as “log data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, participate in our community, interact with our email notifications, we may receive information about you. This log data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information.

We use the data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including log data and data from third parties, to make inferences like what topics you may be interested in and what languages you speak. This helps us better design our services for you and personalize the content we show you.

Law, Harm, and the Public Interest

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or controls we may otherwise offer to you, we may preserve, use, or disclose your personal data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to help prevent spam, abuse, or malicious actors on our services, or to explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services.

However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party, including a government’s, request to disclose your personal data.

How Long Do We Retain Data?

If you leave a post or comment, the material and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We use data hosting service providers to host the information we collect, and we use technical measures to secure your data. While we implement safeguards designed to protect your information, no security system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that data, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, is absolutely safe from intrusion by others. Security logs are retained for 60 days.

Are There Age Restrictions?

While we hope to provide content for parents to share with their children, we do not run a website for children. Our community is not directed to children, and you may not register or comment if you are under the age of 13. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).

What Are Affiliate Links?

Jurassic Park Terror is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by reviewing products and linking site visitors to the products on Amazon.com.

These links are a primary source of revenue for the website. Our product recommendations are selected by our own expertise. Companies do not pitch products for reviews.

When Do Changes Occur With This Policy?

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline. By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. We may update our privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this page. Please review this privacy policy periodically for any changes. Changes are effective as soon as they are posted on this page.

Contact Information

We use your contact information, such as your email address, to authenticate your account and keep it – and our services – secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. You can also unsubscribe from any email notifications.

If you contact us we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request. Please notify us should you have any privacy concerns or if you believe that we are doing something wrong. We value your privacy and will make it right.