Site policies

Membership Policy

Basic membership to PWNTestPrep.com is free, and you can cancel your membership at any time. There are some additional membership privileges for owners of my books—details of those privileges can be found here.

Billing policy

Billing on this site is handled securely by your choice of three services: Stripe, PayPal, or Amazon Payments. Your credit card information is not stored on PWN Test Prep’s server; I never see it. I do see your billing address and, if different, your shipping address. You can view Stripe’s terms and policies here, PayPal’s terms and policies here, and Amazon Payments’ terms and policies here.

You can view the Sales Tax policies for the PWN Test Prep online store here.

Comment policy

Comments on PWNTestPrep.com are handled by Disqus. Comments that come from unverified email addresses get stuck in moderation before they’re posted to the site. If you want your comments to appear instantly, either create an account with Disqus and verify your email address, or use your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account to comment.

If you really value your anonymity and want to make your email qwerqw@qwer.com or whatever, that’s fine, just know that you’re going to have to wait a bit for me to get around to approving your comment.

Please note that I value the integrity of this site more than I value your feelings, so if I feel that you’re being abusive, trolling, or spamming, I will ban you. If you’re not sure that a comment is appropriate, don’t post it.

Privacy policy

I totally respect your online privacy, and I’m fully committed to safeguarding your online privacy while you’re here at PWNTestPrep.com.

That’s precisely why I’ve decided to include the following, which discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

How I use your email address

I occasionally email members things I think might be useful (e.g. links to important resources on the site). If you’d rather not receive these emails, each one email contains an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

If you subscribe to multiple email lists (e.g. you sign up to receive new blog posts in your email, and also new Essays posted to the Essay Guide Owners Area), you have to unsubscribe from each list individually when you want to stop receiving them.

I will never, ever, ever sell your email address to anyone else.

Usage Statistics

I use Google Analytics to track the usage of this site. Stats collected include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

I also use AddThis to track usage of this site. AddThis is responsible for the share buttons at the bottom of each post, and tries to track how often people link their friends to my site. Again, no personally identifiable information is collected. You can read AddThis’s privacy statement here.

Web Cookies

Web cookies (also known as HTTP cookies, or just cookies) are parcels of text that are sent by a server to a Web browser, and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. In other words, a cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer that is tied to information about the user. WordPress, the engine on which this site is built, uses some cookies. For example, if you are a member of this site and you log in on a Monday, the server might use a cookie remember you when you come back on Tuesday so that you don’t have to log in again.

PWNTestPrep.com has in the past and might someday again use one other cookie, which is why you may see Google Advertisements for the PWN the SAT Math Guide more frequently for the days immediately following a visit to this site. This doesn’t give me any access to any information about you. The cookie is designed by Google Adwords.

Advertisers and widgets on this page might use cookies of their own. See a few lines below for more information about that.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Please check your browser’s help section for instructions on how to do this.

Advertisers

I use outside advertising networks and companies in order to display ads on this site. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons in order to collect data in the ad serving process. These such cookies and/or web beacons are collected by the companies and/or advertising networks, themselves. I do not have any access to this information.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on pwntestprep.com. Google’s use of the DoubleClick DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to pwntestprep.com 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 here.

I also participate in the Amazon Affiliates program, which means I might receive a small commission if you purchase something from Amazon that I linked you to. The Amazon Affiliates program uses cookies, and you can find out more about that use here.

I have no access to, or control of advertisers’ web cookies.

Widgets

In addition to the ads served on this page, there are a number of social media widgets that will check to see if you are logged into their respective services when you load this page. You may also choose to create an account on this site by logging in with your Facebook, Google, or Tumblr account. If you do that, you agree to share the information your service tells you it will share. By becoming a member of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc., you have agreed to their privacy policies, but I encourage you to review them at those sites if you have questions about this.

As mentioned above, the comment system on this site is powered by Disqus. You can read Disqus’s privacy policy here.

Links

This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. I encourage you, when you leave this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each website you visit, as this particular privacy policy applies solely to this particular website.

Webmaster Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding PWNTestPrep.com policies, please feel free to contact me at mike@pwntestprep.com.