Privacy Policy

The Ruggist uses cookies and state of the moment tracking technology to analyze how those who choose to those visit The Ruggist, engage with The Ruggist on social media, or subscribe to our mailing list, utilize our services. This is how readers of The Ruggist contribute to – that is to say bluntly ‘pay for’ – their portion of the operation of The Ruggist. The privacy of our readers is important to us and we do not share identifiable personal information with outsiders, nor do we make our mailing list available for sale or rent.

We use this data for marketing purposes, and may share anonymized metadata with our advertisers, potential or otherwise. Exemplum gratia: How long visitors to The Ruggist stay on a page. This allows our advertisers to gauge the efficacy of their paid or in kind advertisements, so they too may contribute – through their advertising dollars – to the operation of The Ruggist.

If you do not agree to this, you should leave The Ruggist immediately and not return.

Further specific information regarding the data The Ruggist collects and may use is as follows.

You are visiting The Ruggist.

The address of this website is: https://theruggist.com
Contact and further information can be found at: https://theruggist.com/contact

General information typically classified as ‘Fine Print’ can be found at: https://theruggist.com/certain-restrictions-may-apply

The following data deemed personal by relevant authorities may be collected.

Media.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (exempli gratia: videos, images, articles, et cetera). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so The Ruggist can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You may request this by contacting: inbox@theruggist.com.

Third Party Data Processors.

The Ruggist is very selective with the Third Parties chosen to partner with and only selects Third Party partners that are committed to personal privacy.

AdPlugg.

To help fund this website, The Ruggist, we use advertising and while you visit our site, you may be shown ads.

The Ruggist uses AdPlugg to manage and serve ads to our readers (‘Ad Audience Members’).

AdPlugg doesn’t collect personally identifiable information (‘Personal Information’) regarding Ad Audience Members. Personal Information is defined as information by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number (‘Personal Information’).

AdPlugg does however, collect Anonymous Information, which is information that cannot reasonably be used to personally identify you. In addition, they collect Aggregate Information, which is information about groups or categories of Ad Audience Members, this information is also anonymous and cannot reasonably be used to personally identify you.

AdPlugg collects this information in order to provide The Ruggist with ad perfomance statistics, prevent fraud, and measure system usage. AdPlugg collects this information via single pixel gifs, also called ‘web beacons’ as well as browser cookies.

Comments via Facebook.

When visitors leave a comment on this site via the Facebook Comments Plugin certain information is collected and shared with Facebook. This includes the commenter’s name and Facebook profile photograph.

Cookies.

The following cookies are generated and stored on your local computer or browsing device and are used for the various purposes indicated below. Further information regarding the privacy policies of the individual organizations generating the cookies can be found by visiting the privacy policies of the respective organizations.

Adplugg: AdPlugg Audience Privacy Policy.
Facebook: Facebook Data Policy.
Google Analytics: Safeguarding your Google Data.
LinkedIn: LinkedIn Privacy Policy.
Pinterest: Pinterest Privacy Policy.
Twitter: Twitter Privacy Policy.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
bcookiePersistentTwo yearsMARKETING: Used by the social networking service Linkedin for tracking the use of embedded services.
bscookiePersistentTwo yearsMARKETING: Used by the social networking service Linkedin for tracking the use of embedded services.
cookie_policy_acceptedPersistentOne yearCOMPLIANCE: This cookie tracks a user's acceptance of this website's cookie policy.
frPersistentThree monthsMARKETING: Used by the social networking service Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
IDEPersistentTwo yearsMARKETING: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used to provided targeted ads by the service .doubleclick.net on other websites.
lidcSessionSession periodMARKETING: Used by the social networking service Linkedin for tracking the use of embedded services.
local_storage_support_testPersistentPersistentMARKETING: Used by the social networking service Twitter for tracking the use of embedded services.
NIDPersistentSix monthsMARKETING: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
r/collectSessionSession periodMARKETING: This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
track/atb/A4823047/atb.gifSessionSession periodLOCALLY HOSTED ADVERTISING: This cookie is used by the advertisement delivery platform Adplugg to provide a series of advertisements on the website and track visitor response.
viewed_cookie_policyPersistentIndefiniteCOMPLIANCE: This cookie tracks whether a user has viewed this website's cookie policy.
_appPersistentTen yearsLOCALLY HOSTED ADVERTISING: This cookie is used by the advertisement delivery platform Adplugg to provide a series of advertisements on the website and track visitor response.
_apsSessionSession periodLOCALLY HOSTED ADVERTISING: This cookie is used by the advertisement delivery platform Adplugg to provide a series of advertisements on the website and track visitor response.
_gaPersistentTwo yearsSTATISTICS: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gatSessionSession periodSTATISTICS: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gidSessionSession periodSTATISTICS: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_pinterest_cmSessionSession periodSTATISTICS: Used by Pinterest to track the usage of services.
_widgetsettingsPersistentPersistentMARKETING: Used by the social networking service Twitter for tracking the use of embedded services.