Privacy Policy

Man Makes Fire Privacy Policy

We strive to use as little personally identifiable data as possible. We simply want to deliver a great reading and browsing experience for our web site readers, social media fans, and email subscribers.

By browsing Man Makes Fire’s website or subscribing to our email newsletter, you consent to the practices described below.

Here is how data about you or your online browsing activities might be utilized by Man Makes Fire and advertising programs used on the site:

  1. WordPress Comments: We have WordPress comments turned off, so there is no need to register to use this site, so no comment data is collected.
  2. WordPress Site Logs: WordPress provides some traffic analysis logs and data around which posts receive hits — a.k.a. traffic — as well as some information around where those hits or traffic originated from and when. WordPress does not provide any personally identifiable information to Man Makes Fire.
  3. Google Analytics and related site traffic plugins: We use Google Analytics and may use some WordPress plugins to help us understand web site traffic. These plugins collect data like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you used to access Man Makes Fire, and they may also use cookies to help illuminate traffic behavior. We do not use this data to create personally identifiable profiles in any way. We use Google’s default anonymous data in accordance with Google’s terms of service.
  4. Email: We send email to subscribers who intentionally subscribe to our email newsletter, which provides a series of tips, news, essays, and gear deals. We have no set mailing schedule or frequency of emails sent — we only send email when we have something important to share. The content is news, tips, commentary, insight, gear deals, sales or marketing for Man Makes Fire. You can unsubscribe at any time by using links at the bottom of emails that we send. You can also contact us via [email protected] In addition, we use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. When you subscribe to our email newsletter, the information you provide will be sent to MailChimp for processing in accordance with MailChimp’s Privacy Policy and Terms. We like MailChimp because they seem to care about personal privacy, too.
  5. Affiliate Network Advertising Programs: Man Makes Fire is part of several industry-standard affiliate network advertising programs, which typically connect readers to online retail stores that we trust. If you click on an affiliate link, for instance, to consider buying a piece of outdoor gear like a tent, that link will often connect your click to an online store to your purchase. If you purchase something from the online store within the affiliate marketing program’s parameters, Man Makes Fire may receive a nominal percentage of the sale price, provided the transaction is eligible to the affiliate marketer’s terms; however, no personally identifiable information from your purchases are shared with Man Makes Fire. Some of these programs utilize cookies to help properly credit referral traffic that leads to sales. Man Makes Fire does not collect, store, or access any personally identifiable information related to affiliate marketing programs. To better understand our participation in these programs, check out our Site Details & Disclosures page.
  6. Banner-related Advertising Programs: Some banner advertising programs may collect information around your use of Man Makes Fire and how or when you click on advertisements. Man Makes Fire does not collect, store, or access any personally identifiable information related to advertising programs.
  7. Cookies: Man Makes Fire uses cookies to help deliver a great browsing experience, as do advertisers and affiliates that may have ads on Man Makes Fire. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser. They allow websites to know if you are a returning visitor and can store user preferences — for instance, if you are logged into a web site’s service. More specifically to Man Makes Fire, we use cookies to let our advertisers personalize advertisements and marketing. Social media features typically utilize cookies as well — and they may also use cookies to recognize if you’re logged into their services. In addition, we use cookies to analyze our site traffic. We also share cookie-based information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytic partners (like Google) who might combine it with other information that you have provided them or that they have collected from your use of their services separately from us. You consent to use our cookies if you continue to use this website. However, all modern web browsers have settings that you can use to change your preferences for how cookies are used while browsing through your devices. You can find these settings in most browser “preferences” or “options” controls. These pages can help you delete and manage your cookie settings in these common browsers:
    Apple Safari for Mac
    Apple Safari in iOS
    Google Chrome
    Microsoft Internet ExplorerIn some instances, you may be able to avoid cookies through your browser settings and still use the Man Makes Fire site. You may experience possible content errors and reduce our ability to offer great content. If you are completely set against enabling cookies, we recommended that you do not use at all.
  8. Embedded content from other websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). The most common type of embedded content is a YouTube video. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
  9. What rights you have over your data: You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. So what personal data do we hold? Your Name and Email Address if and only if you specifically subscribed to our Man Makes Fire email newsletter mailing list. To keep this data secure, our email list is stored through MailChimp.