The Animated Things Club is an entertainment site, first and foremost. We don’t want to do anything but bring fun to all of our site visitors and podcast listeners. Your privacy is important, and while we would like to make a little money back on the site, we want to be very clear about how we’re doing that, so that you are completely aware of how it affects you.
Log files are used to track visitors to the Animated Things Club website. This is standard procedure for many web sites, and it allows us to track where people are visiting us from, what time of the day, and how they got there. This information is used in making decisions about how to make the site and the podcast available to more people, and gives us information about who likes us already. IP addresses are gathered, but like all of the other information gathered, they aren’t linked to anything that makes you as a visitor personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
If you’re interested in understanding the way that this personally effects you, we highly recommend that you read Nearly Roadkill (High Risk). It’s a fiction book that explores how personal identity is affected by the level of marketing information that the internet allows to be gathered.
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Third Party Privacy Policies
The information that these sites gather, and the way that they do it affects you. Read their policies, and visit this site, where an online library of many privacy policies is maintained. (Educating yourself is good for you!) The Animated Things Club has no access to or control over the cookies that are used by third-party advertisers, but if you’re not comfortable with them you can opt-out of certain practices directly through their sites.
We are very aware that as a website and podcast centered around animation, we are likely to have a significant minor audience. We take great care to monitor our own content so that it is suitable for all ages, even when we are discussing animation that was specifically designed for an adult audience. If you think we have missed something, please email us to let us know.
The Animated Things Club does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are responsible for a child under the age of 13, and you believe that the Animated Things Club has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please immediately email us and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Remember, if you are the responsible for a child under the age of 13, it is up to you to monitor their time on the web. It doesn’t have to be a chore — like any activity, internet time can be something that children enjoy together with adults. We love to hear stories about parents (or guardians) sharing cartoons with their kids!