Tinypass, the company The Dish uses to manage reader subscriptions, provides The Dish with the user names and e-mail addresses of The Dish’s subscribers. The Dish does not sell this personally identifiable information to third parties or use it to market products unrelated to The Dish. Though we expect to keep e-mails to a minimum, The Dish may occasionally send subscribers e-mails regarding their subscriptions, to update them on new developments, or to thank them for their support. The Dish never makes public the personally identifiable information of individual users but it does publically release non-personally identifiable, aggregate statistics about its subscriber base.
2. Information The Dish Collects:
Like many other websites, The Dish uses HTTP cookies, which store data in readers’ web browsers. These cookies allow The Dish to remember readers and not require subscribers to log in every time they visit The Dish. Cookies assign a unique numerical identifier to your web browser or device and allow us to recognize you and relate your usage to other information about you, such as usage information and personal information. If readers do not wish to receive cookies, they can disable them by adjusting the settings in their web browsers. Cookies, log files, and analytics technologies (such as Google Analytics and Sitemeter) enable to The Dish to better understand its readership and cater to it. Examples of information The Dish may collect on its readership: the number and types of pages visited, duration of visit, location, subscription status, IP address, and referral website.
3. Readers Who E-mail The Dish:
Unless a reader explicitly states that his or her e-mail is not for publication, readers who send e-mails to The Dish or to Andrew Sullivan may have their e-mails or attached photographs (such as “View From Your Window” submissions) published anonymously on andrewsullivan.com without prior notice. The Dish also reserves the right to publish anonymously reader e-mails and photographs in books, e-books, and apps (previous examples include The Cannabis Closet: First Hand Accounts Of The Marijuana Mainstream and The View From Your Window: The World As Seen By The Readers Of One Blog). If The Dish wishes to publicly identify the author of an e-mail, The Dish will request permission from the e-mail’s author and only publish said e-mail once permission is granted.
4. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Compliance:
The Dish does not knowingly collect personal information about children under the age of 13.
Lastly, the Dish is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Any purchases made by Dish readers are completely anonymous and only handled by Amazon.