Privacy Policy

The policy of As We Saw It is to honor and protect the privacy of our website visitors, newsletter subscribers, and those providing contact information. Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information is treated. From time to time As We Saw It may offer new information or services that may affect this policy.

Why do we collect personal information?

As We Saw It collects the information necessary to facilitate the distribution of a newsletter, document, membership or inquiry to interested recipients. In addition, As We Saw It may use your information as follows:

  • Information may be used in aggregate with other subscribers to review the appeal of our articles, the effectiveness of our marketing programs and to analyze other general demographic trends
  • To notify you of new information or services that may be of interest to you
  • To send promotional materials.

As We Saw It is opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. As We Saw It will never knowingly send unwanted emails. We are strongly opposed to spam. We will only send e-mail to users who have explicitly requested to receive an e-mail from As We Saw It.

Reasons may include:

  • Opt-in subscribers to the As We Saw It Newsletter
  • Users who complete a contact form

All communication will be related to and relevant to what you have requested.

What information do we collect?

Analytics data

All web servers track basic information about their visitors including, but not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. This information may be used, in aggregate with other subscribers, to review the appeal of articles, the effectiveness of marketing programs, and to analyze other general demographic trends. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site.

Cookies and web beacons

Where necessary, AsWeSawIt uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Online forms

As We Saw It collects user-provided personally identifiable information when website visitors complete one of our online forms. The following list includes ways we collect personal information from our website visitors and the type of information collected:


To register online for one of our email newsletters, we require an e-mail address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter. If you have opted in and later desire to opt-out from further receiving communication from As We Saw It, you can make this change at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe URL embedded in our newsletter.

As We Saw It relies on a third-party service to collect email addresses and distribute our newsletter. We will only send e-mail to users who have explicitly requested to receive an e-mail from us. As We Saw It will never knowingly send unwanted emails. We are vehemently opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. Please report any unwanted emails to [email protected].

Contact forms

To contact As We Saw It for the purposes of commenting on articles, evaluating or engaging our services, or to answer your questions, we utilize email addresses and numerous forms throughout our site. Required information varies depending on the form and includes (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive a response from As We Saw It. The provision of any remaining information requested on the registration form is optional.

Online purchases

If you purchase a product from As We Saw It, we will utilize a third-party online shopping system. To process your payment, certain standard information is required, including address and credit card information. Transactions are secured via SSL encryption and credit card details will never be e-mailed. Credit information is purged from our systems on a regular basis.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that As We Saw It is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. We encourage our users to read the privacy and spam policies of each web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Does As We Saw It share my information?

As We Saw It will not share, rent or sell your personally identifiable information with third parties. However, As We Saw It may use tracking cookies to present our products or services over the Google Content Network or via Facebook. This means you may see an ad for one of our products or services as a result of visiting our website. However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any remarketing service other than to present you special offers from us.

If you have any further questions or comments regarding or this Privacy Policy, you may send us an email.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: We may disclose personal information when required by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our site.

Last Updated on: April 5, 2024

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