The Friends of Dorothy website is committed to try to ensure that your privacy is protected. I DO NOT knowingly ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website (e.g there is no login registration so no email addresses are gathered).
Groovers, I only use traffic (google analytics) log cookies to identify which pages are being visited. This helps me analyse data about my web page traffic and to improve my website in order to tailor it to user needs.
The Friends of Dorothy website may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25/12/20
Do I collect information?
My website is a "I can code css" example and does not include forms such as contact and registration, therefore, on my site, I do Not collect the following information:
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. I reiterate on this web site there is no form which you have inputted your personal details.
I only use traffic log cookies (Google Analytics) to enable me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. This helps me analyse data about my web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to user needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is eventually removed from the system.
Google Analytics Cookies are used to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. "_ga", the main cookie used by Google Analytics, enables a service to distinguish one visitor from another and lasts for 2 years. Any site that implements Google Analytics, including Google services, uses the "_ga" cookie. Each "_ga" cookie is unique to the specific property, so it cannot be used to track a given user or browser across unrelated websites.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. How to edit your Chromes cookies setting | How to edit your Safari on Mac cookies setting.
Links to other websites
My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Are you living in a country that monitors your internet activity e.g. "gay searches"?
Private Web Searching: Incognito Google vs VPNs
Incognito Google = I wouldn't trust. Please consider using a VPN which stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN encrypts (hopes to conceal) your internet traffic / web searches and disguises your online identity. This makes it more difficult for third parties / government censorship to track your activities online (in democrat countries your traffic /searches could be seen as legal but for certain governments it as illegal - NO WAY I am supporting terrorists / illegal activity / false news. Searching "lesbian" content: I DO NOT see this as illegal) and steal data.
Beware of some review sites - working with a fab affiliate marketeer he revealed many of their sites reviews were paid for! I am no affiliate marketeer (it would be nice to make some money out of the site, but, I am not :(. In the past, I have worked for a mega lovely independent VPN company Hide My Ass in fab Soho, London, (I loved that they were truly trying to protect GOOD freedom of speech & internet search, and, my mega lovely work colleagues were truly passionate on this). Hide My Ass VPN are now part of AVG, and as I no longer work for them I can't vouch for them. If you are living in an internet censored county consider using a trusted VPN.
The term 'The Friends of Dorothy website' or 'me' or 'I' refers to the owner of the website. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of my website.