Privacy Policy & Notices

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs dePepi.com.

What information does dePepi.com collect?

dePepi.com may collect some information from its users at any point on this site. If you sign up for our Newsletter, you will be giving us your name, email, and permission to send you emails. By using this website, you accept the collection of information via cookies. All this is explained in more details below.

Comments

dePepi.com uses Disqus for comments. Disqus is a commenting platform that enables users to communicate with websites. To leave comments on dePepi.com, you must have a Disqus account. dePepi moderates all comments. Comments that are spammy in nature aren’t published.

When you leave a comment, and it’s approved, you’re leaving your personal opinion on the blog. If you want to erase one of your comments in any post, please contact us. Remember to provide the link to the post where your comment is now. You can find a contact form below.

If you want to know how Disqus handles your information, read their privacy policy before creating an account on Disqus.

Newsletters

dePepi.com offers newsletters on pop culture topics. At the moment there’s only one newsletter on main information about the blog (posts, and opinions of dePepi.) However, dePepi plans to offer other newsletters in the future, related to books and comics. Each Newsletter has a different list. It means that you’ll need to sign up for each of them if you’re interested in getting the information.

Users who subscribe to these Newsletters will receive emails from time to time about new content and features. Newsletters can contain affiliate links and promotions.

To sign up to receive these Newsletters, users must submit information: their email address, and their name. dePepi.com uses Mailchimp as a provider for those Newsletters. This means that the information provided is stored in Mailchimp’s computers. [You can read Mailchimp’s privacy policy here.]

dePepi.com does not share your contact or personal information with any other organization. Your personal contact information will not be passed to any other organization.

You have the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict of processing, object, and the right of data portability. You can unsubscribe, change the information, or erase it at any time by using Mailchimp’s form. If you’re unsure, please contact us as soon as possible with your request. You can use the contact form below.

Cookies

dePepi.com uses some cookies through affiliate links, Jetpack, and Google Analytics. By using dePepi.com, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In particular, you accept the use of affiliates, Jetpack, and analytics cookies as described below.

If you don’t accept these cookies, please disable them by following the instructions set below. For example, you can change your cookie settings on your browser.

But first of all, what’s a cookie?

Cookies are text files with some code that is downloaded to your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website. Said in other words, cookies are pieces of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. When you revisit the webpage, these cookies are sent back so that the website recognizes the cookie.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. They also allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and improving your user experience.

If you’re interested in knowing more about cookies, and how to manage them and delete them from your devices, visit All About Cookies. You’ll find all the information you need about cookies.

What type of cookies does dePepi use?

dePepi.com uses essential cookies to enable you around the website, affiliate cookies that track confirmation of purchases so that dePepi gets a small commission and analytics cookies that provide some information.

What are essential cookies?

Essential cookies are vital because they enable you to move around dePepi.com and use all its features, like accessing the blog. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for analytics or marketing purposes. If you disable these, your browser will take more time in downloading the page.

What are affiliate cookies?

Affiliate cookies are cookies that track what you do when you click on an affiliate link. Their only purpose is to confirm that you bought something using that link. If you do, dePepi.com gets a small commission from the purchase. There is no extra cost to you. The third party that uses the cookie to confirm the purchase or not of an item (usually a book).

You can see affiliate banners on the sidebar, and also find affiliate links in some posts. You can get rid of these cookies by changing the settings on your browser.

What are analytics cookies?

These cookies collect information about how visitors use dePepi.com. For example, what posts are more read, or where you are located in the world. These cookies collect anonymous information that it’s only used to improve the use and experience of dePepi.com.

dePepi uses Jetpack and Google Analytics. Google Analytics, for example, collects information that it’s transmitted and stored by Google in their servers in the United States of America in accordance with their privacy laws. You can know more about Google Analytics here.

You can also get rid of these cookies by changing the settings on your browser. You can also visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out and learn how to opt-out from using Analytics cookies. Or, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add on.

So, how do I get rid of these cookies?

You can enable, disable or delete the analytic cookies following the instructions provided by your browser. If you don’t know where that is, just go to Help. Just be aware that if you disable the cookie, that won’t erase that from your computer. You have to delete them to get rid of them altogether.

Cookies will continue working unless you disable them, and then delete them. Please take a look at your browser’s settings. If you aren’t sure of how this works, look for all the information about your browser first.

Giveaways

dePepi.com makes giveaways and competitions from time to time. We use Gleam. By using Gleam you share your social media, email, or leave a comment on the blog. The sole purposes of gathering this information is to know who the winner will be. Once a random winner is selected using Gleam, dePepi contacts the winner. Then, you provide your email address or real address so that the winner can get the prize. As soon as the gift is sent, dePepi.com erases all data of the user. Hence, if someone happens to become a winner twice, dePepi.com will need to ask for the winner’s address again.

Gleam has its servers in the United States of America. When you enter into a giveaway, you’re providing information that is stored in the United States of America. You can see Gleam’s Privacy Policy here.

dePepi.com does not share any personal information with any third parties or brands. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information that might be passed on to the PR / Brand responsible and used only for delivery of their prize.

Gravatar Hover-cards

What data do Gravatar Hover-cards use? This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.

Likes
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

What happens when you like something? In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.

Mobile Theme

What type of data is used? A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.

Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.

Notifications
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.

Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.

Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

Sharing

Data Used: When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Subscriptions

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Please remember to review the Automattic Privacy Policy.

WordPress.com Toolbar
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are also logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the WordPress.com user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.

Legal Disclaimer

Although dePepi.com makes every effort to preserve user privacy, it may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein dePepi.com has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.

Business Transitions

In the event dePepi.com goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another blog or company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information may be part of the assets transferred.

Links

dePepi publishes links to other sites. dePepi is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or content of such other sites. dePepi highly recommends you to visit these other sites’ privacy policy statements and read them. This privacy policy statement applies only to information collected by dePepi.com

Disclaimer Notice

dePepi.com is a blog that provides information about pop culture in general. dePepi publishes news, information, rumors, opinions, reviews, unboxings, geek anthropology theories, pop culture rumors, blogging tips, and writing pieces. The information set forth herein might not necessarily be accurate or current.

dePepi’s content is provided without any warranties of any kind, including any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for use for a particular purpose, accuracy, or non-infringement. dePepi does not guarantee that the site will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that it is free of viruses or other harmful content. Use of information obtained from or through dePepi.com is at your own risk. dePepi is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without the owner’s permission.

dePepi.com is not in any way liable for any loss or damages you may suffer or incur, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, loss of money, detrimental reliance or interruption in availability of data arising out of the use or inability to use dePepi.com or any links thereupon, your placement of content on dePepi.com, or your reliance upon information obtained on from or through dePepi.com or through links contained thereupon.

Copyright Notice

You will find pictures and artwork on dePepi.com that belongs to dePepi. Many of the artwork has been purchased on Evanto Market and The Hungry Jpeg. Other artwork has been commissioned by different artists.

You will also find memes and official images. The copyright of those images and memes belong to their owners. These are only shared as part of reviews, reporting, opinion, and humor. The use of these images is in accordance with fair use, fair dealing, or fair practice.

If you are a copyright holder of any of those images, and you don’t want them to appear on a post, please contact dePepi.com as soon as possible. Remember to provide proof of copyright ownership.

Affiliates Notice

dePepi.com uses affiliates links. By clicking on an affiliate link (or banner), there’s no extra cost to you. The third partner will pay dePepi.com a small commission if you purchase something through the affiliate link. Most affiliate links on this site are about books. You can find most affiliate links in review posts, and in the banners on the sidebar.

Most of the affiliates that dePepi.com uses are managed by Awin, including Book Depository, Waterstones, Moo and others. Other affiliates include Evanto Market, Esellerate, and others. [Notice that these are too affiliate links.]

Notification of Changes

Whenever there’s a change in the privacy policy or any of the notices, dePepi.com will post those changes here. These privacy policy and notices are subject to change without notice.

Contact

Do you have any questions? Do you want to erase a comment? (Remember to provide the link so that we can find it.) Do you want an image to be erased? (Remember to send the copyright ownership proof.) Contact us by using the form below or emailing us to pepi [@] depepi.com