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Privacy Summary

Updated: 15/01/2022

Our website address is: https://media-studies.com.

Whenever you access our site, your browser will automatically provide basic technical information so we can deliver the pages in format that is accessible and improve the user experience. For example, our pages load differently on your desktop compared to your mobile device. Stuart Hall labelled this aspect of communication the technical infrastructure in his reception theory.

You might decide to retain these cookies in your browser so the pages will load quicker the next time you visit the critical summaries and analysis of your favourite texts. Or you can delete your history.

By accepting any further cookies or preferences, you are not making a terrible pact with the evil villain of Vladimir Propp’s character types or a decision that will lead to your tragic disequilibrium as described by Tzvetan Todorov in his narrative theory. There is no personal information sent or recorded that would identify you. We simply want to improve our service.

Personal Information Summary

No personal information is collected on this website from anyone who browses our guides and tutorials. However, if you want to contact us directly, you do need to provide an email address so we can respond to your query.

Non-Personally Identifiable Data Collected on this Website

Google Analytics records non-personally identifiable data such as browser type, operating system, the date and time of a visit, where visitors came from, the pages visited on this website, the time spent viewing site, where visitors went when they left the site, and return visits to the site. This information is also stored in our server logs but is deleted periodically.

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using our website, such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access media-studies.com by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access or guides and tutorials by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our website.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

We use both session and persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies

  • Type: Session Cookies
  • Administered by: Us
  • Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

  • Type: Persistent Cookies
  • Administered by: Us
  • Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

Functionality Cookies

  • Type: Persistent Cookies
  • Administered by: Us
  • Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

Tracking and Performance Cookies

  • Type: Persistent Cookies
  • Administered by: Third-Parties
  • Purpose: These Cookies are used to track information about traffic to the Website and how users use the Website. The information gathered via these Cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the Website. We may also use these Cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Website to see how our users react to them.

Comments

If you leave a comment on our site, your browser may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Information that you choose to make public might be disclosed publicly. Your Gravatar, if connected, will be displayed.

Third Party Service Providers

Pages and Posts on this site may include embedded content, such YouTube videos or images. 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to Our website. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is only established once you click on the thumbnail. At that point, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Website Security

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates.

Who we share your data with:

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

Where we send your data:

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com.

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Hackers are represented as dark-hooded and sunglasses-wearing individuals siting in their dimly-lit rooms staring at Matrix-style code. Of course, this stereotype is quite ludicrous, but we do have to take our security seriously so do not be offended by the fact we keep a log of IP addresses for a couple of weeks.

Your Rights

If you 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.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page with a “Last updated” date at the top.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us via email: