The following describes the Privacy Policy for the M News Today website.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used. You agree to these policies by using our website in a way that leads to you providing us with personal information.

State Law & Accompanying Rights

Please understand that you may have additional rights originating from State laws based on where you live. These State-based rights may augment, strengthen, or otherwise somehow complement any privacy rights you have inherently or under Federal law. Our policy is to comply fully with the privacy policies of every jurisdiction we operate. Accordingly, you can use our Contact information to reach us anytime to assert any State rights.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, our website will never collect or maintain information at our website from those we know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.

Under our Terms of Service and Conditions of Use, children under 18 cannot use our website or access our services. It is not our intention to offer products or services to minors.

Google Analytics

M News Today uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” text files placed on your computer, to anonymously collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of this website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or collect Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to processing data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Other Collection of Personal Information

When visiting our website, the IP address used to access our website may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information analyzes trends, administers our website, tracks users’ movement, and gathers broad demographic information for internal use, such as statistical assessments and website improvement. Most importantly, recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Other information may also be collected, which is typical of most websites. For instance, the source that referred you to our website is generally known. Likewise, your duration on our website and your destination when you leave our website can also be tracked. Other common data collected includes the type of operating system the computer you are using to access our website. Similarly, the type of web browser is often noted. Again, this is everyday data collection and helps ultimately produce a better end-user experience.

Cookies are another common internet practice. Cookies are a vital means of improving user experience by allowing us to customize our website’s usete. Simple information is transferred to your computer to allow the content and experience to reflect your actions, preferences, etc. You should assume our website uses cookies, and note that you are free to make adjustments in your web browser to turn these off or otherwise receive notification of cookies so you can take whatever desired action you choose. Please understand that refusing cookies may cripple some of our website features and render some aspects useless.

At times, you will be fully aware of the the information received, as you are the direct source. For instance, you may comment on a blog post, reply to an email (whether broadcast message or autoresponder), provide an email address, complete a survey, request SMS, or otherwise. Likewise, purchases involve collecting certain information, such as credit card information, PayPal addresses, your physical address for billing and shipping, phone numbers, etc. Refusing to provide some of this information may lead to us being unable to provide you with the products or services you’ve requested.

A prime example of limited access to our website is where a username and password may protect content. Whether a username and password are generated by our website or created by you, these will almost always be connected with other information related to or associated with you. This is true since much content protected on the internet is subscription-based, often paid for. Thus, the username and password must be tied to your other account data. Usernames and passwords, by their very nature, should be kept private.

Handling of Personal Information

Note that any personal information you provide to others apart from us or our vendors is optional. As an example, you might disclose something in a blog post comment. That “private” information is now “public,” and we have no control over that. In like fashion, your sharing information with any other third party not functioning as a service provider to us puts that information beyond our control and becomes subject to the policy that the party has in place.

Our primary intention for collecting your personal and private information is to conduct our business. We can use this internally to serve you better. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal information with other parties and outside interests unless you have authorized us.

Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third-party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide industry-leading quality and security and are far more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services “in-house.” However, you are never required to deal with any such third party directly; they are limited in how they use your information, and they cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.

However, of course, your information does comprise part of an overall whole. This aggregate of information, by contrast, may be used to understand our broad user base. Further, we may share this information about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with third parties for various purposes at our sole discretion.

While we are staunch privacy advocates, there are times when even we may be forced to abandon these ideals. Just as major search engines face ongoing compulsion to provide data against their will, so may the same occur with our website. Illegal activity or other serious acts or allegations could create legal liability for our website. In those cases, we reserve the right to share your information or may be compelled to do so by law.

On the other hand, there may be times when we need to share our private information to protect our interests. For instance, in cases of suspected or alleged copyright infringement or other intellectual property violations, it may be necessary to share personal information.

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie

As a third-party advertisement vendor, Google may use cookies to serve ads on this website. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors based on their visits to this website, including past visits, as well as other websites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies, visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL: Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms is subject to Google’s privacy policies.

Other third-party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users’ activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their privacy policies; our website has no access or control over these cookies that third-party advertisers may use. However, you can opt out of some, though likely not all, of these cookies in one accessible location at

Links to Third Party Websites

We have included links on this website for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that these websites’ privacy policies may differ from ours.

Comments Policy

As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering the fray.

So here is M News Today’s comments policy. By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:

You may comment without registering. You can log in via Disqus, OpenID, Twitter, or Facebook. It’s up to you. You may post anonymously. I don’t recommend this, but you may do so. I may change this rule if it is abused.

You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely to think similarly. Therefore, I would rather receive your comments on M News Today than via email. It is a better use of my time to address everyone at once rather than answer several similar emails.

You may disagree with me. I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you disagree with me—or anyone else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respectful. I think there is way too much shouting in the public square to tolerate it here.

M News Today reserves the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendment allows you to express your opinions on your blog, not mine.

Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a)snarky, (b) off-topic, (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.

You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them, and I expressly disclaim any liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and will relieve me from any and all liability resulting from those postings.

You grant M News Today a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You give me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, a book, a video, or a presentation.

In short, my goal is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.

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