Privacy Policy

Effective November 09, 2020

This policy covers The Smart Coder.

What information The Smart Coder collects and Why

In order to give you the best possible experience using The Smart Coder, we collect information from your interactions with our network. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. We collect this basic information from everybody, whether they have an account or not.

The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes:

  • The visitor’s browser type
  • Referring site
  • The date and time of each visitor request
  • We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

We use this information to:

  • Provide, test, improve, promote and personalize The Smart Coder Services
  • Fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • Generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use The Smart Coder Services

Information Disclosure

We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for commercial purposes.

We do share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use The Smart Coder. For example, we may share information pertaining to the popularity of different programming languages for advertising partners.

We do host first-party advertising on The Smart Coder. We do not run any code from advertisers and all ad images are hosted on managed The Smart Coder servers. For more details, see our section on Advertising Details.

We may use User Personal Information with your permission, so we can perform services you have authorized. For example, if you indicate you are looking for work, we may contact you with opportunities.

We may share User Personal Information with a limited number of third party vendors who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our service, and who have agreed to privacy restrictions similar to our own Privacy Statement. Our third party vendors are listed below.

Advertising Details

We target advertisements based solely upon:

  • Details of the page where the advertisement is shown, including:
  • The name and keywords associated with the page or article being viewed
  • We allow advertisers to target ads to a list of keywords advertising.

We may place ads in:

  • Sidebars
  • Below articles
  • On search result pages
  • On tag pages
  • Our dedicated Sponsors page

All registered members have the ability to disable advertisements — where reasonable — through their Settings page. For instance, it’s not feasible to disable certain advertisements in the form of recognition posts, site-wide contests, dedicated sponsorship page, etc.

Third Party Vendors

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) for survey or research purposes, after aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonomization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

Data Storage
The Smart Coder uses third-party vendors and hosting partners for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run The Smart Coder. By using The Smart Coder Services, you authorize The Smart Coder to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. All service providers and third-party vendors are required to meet our data protection standards.

Site monitoring
The Smart Coder uses a variety of third-party services to diagnose errors and improve the performance of our site. We aim to minimize the amount of personal information shared, but the information may include your IP address or other identifying information. All service providers and third-party vendors are required to meet our data protection standards.

Third-Party Embeds
Some of the content that you see displayed on The Smart Coder is not hosted by The Smart Coder. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in The Smart Coder. For example: YouTube videos, Codepens, Twitter tweets, or GitHub code that appear within a The Smart Coder post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a The Smart Coder post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). The Smart Coder does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. Third-party embeds on The Smart Coder are not covered by this privacy policy; they are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service. Be mindful when interacting with these services.

Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. Third-party vendors may also use cookies for various reasons.

The Smart Coder uses a specific cookie in order to facilitate the use of Google Universal Analytics for users logged-in to the Applications or the Platforms (“Logged-In User). If you are a Logged-In User, The Smart Coder may use your The Smart Coder user ID in combination with Google Universal Analytics and Google Analytics to track and analyze the pages of the Services you visit. We do this only to better understand how you use the Website and the other Services, with a view to offering improvements for all The Smart Coder users; and to tailor our business and marketing activities accordingly, both generally and specifically to you. Google Analytics cookies do not provide The Smart Coder with any Personal Information.You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

You may opt-out of this feature by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, by setting your web browser to refuse cookies, or by setting your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Data Security
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Business Transfers
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance of any such change.

Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change this Privacy Policy in the future, we will post the revised Privacy Policy and update the “Effective Date,” above, to reflect the date of the changes.

Questions
We welcome feedback about this policy at [email protected].