Privacy Policy

Empathize This is committed to maintaining your privacy. This privacy policy outlines the type of information that is collected when you visit the website, and how that information is used. When you continue to visit this website, you are consenting to the practices described in this policy.

We collect information from you in two ways: information that is collected when you sign up for email updates or leave comments, and tracking information that is collected as you navigate this site.

Information collected when leaving comments

When you leave comments on Empathize This, you are required to provide a name (this does not have to be your real name). This information is publicly displayed, and is a permanent part of that particular webpage.

You are also required to provide an email address to comment. This will not be visible to anyone outside of comment moderators at Empathize This. This information is collected to prevent spam. If you choose to opt-in to email notifications, an automated email will be sent to notify you of new comments. Email addresses collected in this way will never be used for any other reason. Any information collected for comment purposes will never be shared with anyone outside of Empathize This, or sold to another party.

Information collected by opting to receive updates

When you opt-in to receive email notices of new content, you are added to a mailing list. This list is private and cannot be accessed by anyone outside of Empathize This. We will never share this information or sell it to another party. We will also never use this list to send you spam – you probably get enough emails already.

Information collected by visiting Empathize This

This website utilizes Google analytics. As such, we are able to monitor anonymous visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser type, time of visit, operating system, and which pages of this site are being accessed. Google ensures that that this information remains anonymous.

Google also utilizes cookies to track usage information. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer to keep a record of visits to a particular website. Cookies can be disabled for specific websites, or turned off altogether through your browser options. For more information on how Google Analytics uses cookies, please refer to Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

This website also uses Facebook custom audiences, including tracking pixels. This enables us to serve Facebook ads to people who have visited our website, and people who are similar to our visitors as identified by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook’s page on tracking pixels.

Removal of information

If you would like us to remove any non-anonymous information that we have collected, we are happy to do so. Please note that we will not be responsible for any consequences related to removing your information. If you would like to remove any information, please contact info(at) from the email address you’d like removed, and we will remove your information within 30days of receiving the notice. If you would like to be removed from the email list, you can unsubscribe here.

Changes to this policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page, and will come into effect immediately.

If you’d like to keep using our website but feel uncomfortable with any of the anonymous information we collect, try out Ghostery to block tracking cookies and pixels.