At Teahlab, we recognize that our visitors privacy is important. To better protect our visitors privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices they can make about the way their information is collected and used.
If our visitors have forum accounts, we collect their email and IP address, just as all forums do, so to distinguish a visitors account from that of other users. Otherwise, we only collect anonymous information to understand how our visitors engage with our website.
We collect information to identify trends on our site, without identifying individual visitors. We collect anonymous geographical information on our visitors so as to better serve them. Such information include time zone, for example, so as to schedule maintenance on our site at a time that is least inconvenient for our visitors. In addition, we collect the following anonymous information for trending purposes: what site referred our visitors to us; what is the time of visit; is this a returning visitor.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitors needs. The information in the log files include our visitors IP (internet protocol) address, their ISP (internet service provider), the browser they used to visit our site, the time they visited our site and which pages they visited throughout our site. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Cookies and Web Beacons
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on an individuals computers hard drive. Once the individual agrees, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets the individual know when they visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to a person’s preference. The web application can tailor its operations to peoples needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about their preferences.
For visitors with forum accounts, those visitors have the choice of using cookies to remember their forum user id and password. Most forums provide this option to visitors.
We also use third party advertisements on Teahlab to serve ads. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including visitors IP address, their ISP , the browser they used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether they have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example). For more information about this practice and choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Our visitors can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies in their browser settings. However, a persons browser setting may affect their ability to interact with our site as well as other websites. This may include the inability to login to forums or other user accounts.
Our third party sponsors and advertisers have their own privacy policies. To learn about their policies, visit the respective site.
Should there have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at .