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This website is the property of Chris Baraniuk. The privacy of all visitors to this Website is taken very seriously and therefore set out in this privacy policy is the website owner's position regarding certain privacy matters.

In order to clarify the nature of the Website, it is important to state that www.themachinestarts.com is a non-commercial service.

This privacy policy covers all data that is shared by a visitor with whether directly via www.themachinestarts.com or via email.

The Privacy Policy provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you share with www.themachinestarts.com, or that is collected from you.

  1. Information Collected

    In operating this website the following data about you may be collected and processed:

    1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on this website.
    2. Information provided when you communicate with the website owner for any reason.

  2. Use of Cookies

    On occasion, this website may gather information about your computer for the services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of this website in order to improve the quality of the service provided to users.

    Such information will not identify you personally as it is statistical data about visitors and their use of the site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used to analyse how visitors to www.themachinestarts.com interact with the Website (such as clicking on links, sharing content via social media and accessing multimedia content).

    The following third-party services use cookies in order to gather this statistical data:

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  3. Use of Your Information

    The information that is collected and stored relating to you is primarily used to enable the website owner to provide services to you. In addition, information may be used for the following purposes:

    1. To provide you with information you request, relating to this website's services.
    2. To meet contractual commitments to you.
    3. To notify you about any changes to this website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect the service.

  4. Storing Your Personal Data
    1. Your data may be trasnferred to locations outside of the European Economic Area for processing and storing. Also, it may be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area who work for this website or for third-parties.
    2. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore I cannot guarantee the security of data sent to this website electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

  5. Disclosing Your Information

    Information you supply which does not fall under Clause 2 (above) will not be disclosed to subsidiaries or third parties without your consent.


  6. Third Party Links

    You may find links to third party websites on this website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. I do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as I have no control over them.


  7. Changes to this Policy

    Updates and changes may be made to this policy on occasion without warning. You consent by visiting www.themachinestarts.com that you are responsible for reviewing this policy yourself to ensure you are aware of its latest iterations.


  8. Contact

    I welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact me at chris [ at ] themachinestarts.com.

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