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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from any aivsi.net page (the “Site”), which applies to all visitors to our Site. In order to visit and use the Site, you must agree to both this document and our Terms of Service, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

“AIvsI” (“AI versus I”, “we”, “our”, “us”, etc.) refers to our website, or services we provide, depending on the context in which it is used. Our website address is https://aivsi.net. You can contact us with any privacy concerns at contact@aivsi.net.

The data we collect and why we collect it

AIvsI relies on other websites and organizations as data processors for services including but not limited to analytics, user commenting, hosting, and e-commerce. Some of these websites operate within the Site as WordPress plugins and overlays. Any website, plug-in, overlay, or embedded media used by AIvsI on the Site is herein referred to as a “Connected Service”. You are subject to the terms of service and privacy policies of all Connected Services where applicable. AIvsI does not control the privacy policies of any third parties. A full list of Connected Services is provided in the section titled “Sharing and sending your data”.

Anonymous Data

When you visit the Site, AIvsI and the appropriate Connected Services automatically collect certain information about your device that, on its own, cannot personally identify you, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and the cookies installed on your device (“Anonymous Data”). You can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal data about yourself.

To make the Site more useful to you, to improve your personal experience with the Site, and to help us better understand our audience and Site, some of our Connected Services use cookies, URL information, pixels, and other automated technology to provide aggregate Anonymous Data reports including, for example, the success rate of an email address collection form or audience traffic by time of day.

Personal Data

If you provide your email address, full name, or any other personally identifiable information to us, AIvsI or the appropriate Connected Services will store the Personal Data for the purposes you consent to upon providing your information (for example, the purpose of contacting you with updates about AIvsI and content from the Site when you sign up for our mailing list).

Our responsibility and legitimate business use

AIvsI will only use your information for functions that we believe in good faith are necessary to perform our business throughout the Site or to protect the security or proper functioning of the Site. We will not add you to our email list without your consent, and we will never sell, barter, or otherwise share any of your information with any third parties that are not explicitly acting on behalf of AIvsI for the purposes of AIvsI’s legitimate business (see “Connected Services” in “Sharing and sending your data”).


Our comment widgets are hosted by Disqus and Facebook; AIvsI does not process any data as it pertains to comments on the Site. If you leave an anonymous comment through Disqus, Disqus will collect your IP address and email address for spam protection. As of May 2018, per Disqus, AIvsI will not be able to see this information if you choose to remain anonymous.

Any information you choose to share in a comment—for example, your full name, if it is your Facebook or Disqus username, will be visible to all visitors to the Site. If you upload images to the Site, visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from those images, so for privacy purposes, we recommend removing any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) before uploading an image. AIvsI is not responsible for the actions and comments of other visitors to the site, including actions and comments related to any information you willingly provide in the public forum.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the Site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). 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 into that website.

Sharing and sending your data

International transfer

Your information may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the European Union and choose to provide information to us, AIvsI transfers Personal Data to the
European Union and processes it there. Your consent to the Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Connected Services and other third parties

When you disclose your information to us, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information with third-party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.

In addition to the Connected Services listed below, we may also share your information with other contracted service providers acting on behalf of AIvsI or other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service).

In addition, we may disclose your data to comply with applicable laws and regulations to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

AIvsI is not responsible for the data collection policies or practices of any third parties. You agree to not hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

The following list of Connected Services is provided for your convenience and reference, so you may read each of their policies and better understand how your information is being used. This list is subject to change and we will update the list periodically (current as of February 2, 2019). Contracted and other for-hire services as described above are not considered Connected Services.

Amazon (PrivacyConditions of Use) — We use Amazon affiliate links to recommend relevant products to our users, often in direct relation to an article on the Site. When you click an affiliate link, we will receive a tiny portion of the money you spend at no additional cost to you.

Disqus (PrivacyTerms of Service) — Disqus provides an embedded comment widget for the Site.

Facebook (DataTerms of Service) — Facebook provides an embedded comment widget for the Site and Facebook Pixel tracking for evaluating audience acquisition and behavior.

Google (Privacy and Terms) — We use Google Analytics to measure and analyze technical performance of the Site, content performance, and audience acquisition and behavior.

MailChimp (PrivacyTerms of Service) — We use MailChimp for our mailing lists, to contact users with updates about the Site and share articles from the Site. If you opt in to our MailChimp list after placing an order through the Store, your order history and address will be saved to your MailChimp profile. We have access to all MailChimp profiles, including any Personal Data provided to us and other relevant data including a user’s history of interactions with our campaigns.

YouTube (PrivacyTerms of Service) — We use YouTube to embed video clips related to the content of an article.


We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including using SSL certificates, vulnerability scanning, and hosting that is compliant with the most recent security measures and recommendations. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.

Storing and retaining your data

AIvsI or any relevant Connected Service may retain Personal Data indefinitely. We are required to retain some basic information for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you sign up for our email list, we will retain the provided Personal Data, including your email address, for the purposes of sending you relevant emails and analyzing subscriber behavior. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Please see the section titled “What rights you have over your data” for more information.

We do not currently collect any user profile data. If we implement user profiles in the future, we will store the personal information provided by any users that register, indefinitely. All users will be able to see, edit, or delete their personal information. Administrators of the Site can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

You may request to receive an export of the personal data we hold about you at any time. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time. You may choose to delete a comment left on the site at any time. You may also request that we erase any personal data about you from any Connected Services where we have control over your data retention. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.