Affiliate Marketing Statement
It’s A Thing Media and The Geekiverse participate in affiliate marketing programs. From time to time there will be text links, banner ads, or display ads in posts on the Geekiverse. We may receive a small commission off of products or services that are purchased through those links on our website. We will only provide links that we determine to provide value to our readers, and we will not recommend products or services that we have not used. The Geekiverse and IATM are not liable, however, for any warranty or damages from products or services purchased from other vendors on our website. All claims should be directed to those vendors.
The website www.thegeekiverse.com (“The Geekiverse”) is a property of It’s A Thing Media (IATM). The Geekiverse provides news and entertainment on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, philosophy, gadgets, politics, comedy, video games, comic books, food, music, entertainment, business, DIY, and movies. IATM and The Geekiverse is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information, and providing a safe and secure environment for our users.
The Information We Gather
Personal information about children is a concern for all of us. At The Geekiverse, we take the protection of children’s privacy very seriously. The Geekiverse does not encourage participation or visitation by children. The Site is not directed toward anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years of age. The Geekiverse does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under eighteen (18) years of age. If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, you should not provide any Personally Identifiable Information through the Site. Children under the age of eighteen (18) are allowed to sign up for any newsletter topic, but are not allowed to fully register to the Site with Personally Identifiable Information including, but not limited to phone number and postal address. The subscription of any person under the age of eighteen (18) will not be processed, however the child will still be eligible to receive email newsletters and advertisements delivered to the email address that was provided at the time of signup.
Cookies and Web Beacons
When you engage in an ecommerce transaction on the Site you may be asked to provide credit card information and other Personally Identifiable Information in order to complete the transaction.
The Geekiverse and IATM offers electronic newsletters. If you subscribe to any of these newsletters, you will be required to provide a valid email address as well as any other information that is relevant to the delivery of the newsletter.
Survey and Polls
From time to time, The Geekiverse may offer online surveys and questionnaires that ask users for opinions on various issues and/or other information. Occasionally, we may request demographic information including but not limited to (zip code, age and gender) when you answer a survey. Such surveys are completely voluntary.
Sweepstakes and Contests
We regularly operate sweepstakes, contests and giveaways throughout the The Geekiverse and other IATM websites and email newsletters. We typically ask you for your email address and/or phone number (to notify you in the event that you have won, or not). We may also require first and last names, post office addresses, gender and date of birth in order to verify the entrant’s identity. In some situations, we need additional information as part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice.
User Comments and Reviews
We provide a service that allows users to add their own reviews or comments to our content. Please note that the reviews or any other information you provide that is placed on the Site will be available for any user to read, and is therefore no longer private. The Geekiverse and IATM owns the rights to this content and reserves the right to publish such reviews in other media formats, in its sole discretion.
The Site uses reasonable security methods to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, no security system is impenetrable. The Geekiverse and IATM cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information that users supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to The Geekiverse or IATM over the Internet. If we ever ask users to enter credit card numbers, then that information shall always be encrypted.
Co-Branded and Other Affiliated Sites
Certain information or services offered or provided on or through the Site from time to time may be provided on or through other sites operated by or in conjunction with third party providers (“Partners”). These sites may have the same “look and feel” of the Site, and are often cobranded, such that a Partner’s logo or name may appear on the site, or the Partner’s name may appear in the URL. Aggregate or personally identifiable information collected about you on these sites may be shared by The Geekiverse with that Partner. A Partner will not rent, sell, or disclose any of your personally identifiable information to third parties unless you consent to its doing so, for example, by opting-in while on a particular site to receive information or offers from a Partner’s affiliates, partners, or other third parties.
Third Party Links, Advertisers, and Member Websites
In addition, the Site may provide links to other Internet websites or resources (“Linked Sites”). The Geekiverse and IATM neither controls nor endorses such Linked Sites nor have we reviewed or approved any content that appears on such Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that The Geekiverse and IATM is not responsible for the legality, accuracy or inappropriate nature of any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such Linked Sites. You further acknowledge and agree that The Geekiverse and IATM shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, and services available on or through any such Linked Site.
The information contained in this website is for general information and entertainment purposes only. The information is provided by The Geekiverse and IATM, and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
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The opinions expressed on this website, on the podcast, on social media, and in the media in general are those of the authors, hosts, and guests and do not necessarily reflect the positions of The Geekiverse and IATM.