MacHamRadio Privacy and Advertising Policy
I want to take a moment to inform everyone of the MacHamRadio (MHR) privacy and advertising policies. This is a post that I plan on repeating every year.
For starters, your privacy is very important to MHR. I will never sell or release the contact information you share with us.
MacHamRadio does partner with third-party services for the email subscription and MHR Forums and must rely upon their privacy policies. I have researched and selected services that protect your information with best-practice security as well as a cultural belief in the sanctity of that information. I personally pay for these services so that you can be free of advertising and marketing or harvesting of your information. Additionally, I believe that you should be fully informed about how/where your private information is being used and/or stored, thus let me address specific aspects of how your private information is used.
MailChimp will never “under any circumstances”
- Sell the list
- Contact people on the list
- Market to people on the list
- Steal the list
- Share the list with any other party, unless required by law
The MHR forums are hosted by Muut. The Muut privacy manifesto can be read here. Again, a brief summary of how it affects the user is as follows:
- We will always protect your identity
- We will always keep the service ad-free
- We will never change your original content
- We will never sell or give access to your information
- We will never allow promoted posts
- We will do our best to block spam and automated content
- You will have full access to your data at all times
As the Admin for the MHR Forums, I do reserve the right to block or remove content or users of the forums if posted material is deemed obviously offensive. Otherwise, I want to keep “hands off” the forum as much as possible.
MacHamRadio also has a presence on Twitter and Facebook. As such, you (as a subscriber) and I (as a content provider) are governed by the advertisment and privacy policies of those services. I have no control over their policies; so if you don’t like the way those services function, then don’t use them to follow MHR.
MacHamRadio’s advertising policy is simple: I will never place advertising on any website or service controlled by MHR, nor will I ever create promoted postings disgused as blog entries. I will never sell or release any of the subscriber information held by MHR to any marketing or advertising agency. I will not accept funding from outside sources and will continue to keep MHR independent and free from outside influence.
As stated at the beginning, I plan on repeating this post every year, or when necessary to reflect significant changes to any of the content.
73 de Dave (K3DCW)