Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 2012

The privacy of Lyved’s readers is important. Here is how your personal information is handled:

- Lyved has never and will never sell or rent your email address, IP address, name, or any other personal information.

- Lyved no longer has a comment section as it once did. Past comments and personal information provided by you and other users to post comments have been deleted from Lyved’s site and purged from Lyved’s database.

- If you contact Lyved’s email address, your email address, name, and other information you provide will be used to reply to your question, comment, or request, but will not be used for any other purpose and your information will not be shared with any other person or party unless requested by you, approved by you, or unless it is necessary to do so to provide you with better assistance in the matter that is concerning you.

- The only other time that your personal information would be shared is if Lyved were required to by law, subpoena, or other court matter.

- Lyved uses third party sites and services to maintain the website as well as to connect with readers. The following are the services used:

Media Temple – Media Temple is used to host Lyved as well as to provide traffic statistics. Information that is collected when a Lyved reader visits Lyved includes:

- Pages visited – This information cannot be linked to individual readers, IP addresses, emails, or any other personally identifiable information. It gives an overview of what pages readers first clicked on, what pages they read from there, and what pages they left Lyved from.

- “Referral Domains”, “Referral Search Terms”, and “Referral Search Engines” – These pieces of information cannot be linked to individual readers, IP addresses, emails, or any other personally identifiable information.

- “Domains” – This means the internet provider that readers use such as “Comcast.net” for readers that have their internet access through the Comcast Corporation. This information is also not linked to individual readers, IP addresses, emails, or any other personally identifiable information.

- “Countries” – This information is based on the domain’s country code that is used by reader’s internet service provider. This information cannot be linked to individual readers, IP addresses, emails, or any other personally identifiable information.

- “IP Addresses” – Through Media Temple, Lyved cannot link a reader’s IP address with other personally identifiable information. The only information that Lyved can ascertain from the IP addresses that Media Temple lists in their traffic stats is what internet service provider supplies an IP address and the address of that internet service provider. Please be aware of your own internet service provider’s policy on IP addresses and personally identifiable information.

- “Browsers” – This simple piece of information tells what browser (such as Firefox or Internet Explorer) a reader was using to view Lyved. This information cannot be linked to individual readers, IP addresses, emails, or any other personally identifiable information.

For more information on Media Temple and their policies, please visit: http://www.mediatemple.net/ .

Google Feedburner – Feedburner is used to provide readers with a means to subscribe to Lyved’s articles via their favorite RSS reader or by email. Whenever a new article is posted on Lyved, their RSS reader or email address will be updated or notified. Through Google Feedburner Lyved has access to a list of the email addresses that readers have provided when subscribing. Lyved will never sell or rent these email addresses. Since Google Feedburner is a third party, they have their own privacy policy. To learn more about their policy details, please visit here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ .

Facebook fan page – Lyved uses a Facebook fan page to connect with readers. Comments that readers post on Lyved’s wall will be visible to all those who like and/or visit the page, as well as a readers’ name and profile image. Your information will be handled by Lyved in the same manner as stated above. If you would like to read about how Facebook treats your information, please visit their privacy page here: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

Twitter – Lyved uses a Twitter account to also connect with users. Your information will be handled by Lyved in the same manner as stated above. Please visit Twitter’s privacy page to learn more about how your information is handled: https://twitter.com/privacy .

Lyved thanks you for reading and respects and appreciates all of you. If you have any questions please email: life [at] lyved.com .