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At What Is Social, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit What Is Social Networking, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files - As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. What are log files? It is information such as your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AT&T or Comcast, the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons - We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to features. However, this is mostly an informational, content-based website without forums or other services to log into. You can send an email to ask questions or make comments about our site and this is done on the "Contact Us" page where you would enter only your email address. We do not rent, sell or give your email address to anyone. Period.

What is a Web Beacon?  Its a Web Bug. [From Wikipedia: "A web bug is any one of a number of techniques used to track who is reading a Web page or e-mail, when [they are reading it] and from what computer. They can also be used to see if an email was read or forwarded to someone else or if a Web page was copied to another website. The first Web bugs were small images. Some emails and Web pages are not wholly self-contained. They may refer to content on another server, rather than including the content directly. When an email client or web browser prepares such an email or Web page for display, it ordinarily sends a request to the server to send the additional content.] To see the full description of Web Bugs, go to

We also use third-party advertisements on What Is Social to support our site. 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 (such as Google, through the AdSense Program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Texas real estate ads to someone in Texas, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as AGV Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our website as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Updated: May 1, 2017



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UPDATED: May 1, 2017

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