Updated: 11/15/2015

Our privacy policy explains the types of information we collect, how we use that information, and information that may be collected by other parties.

Personal information that we collect

Personal information is information that could be used to identify you and may include, but is not limited to, your name, age, address, email, or phone number. We do not require that you disclose any of this information directly to us in order to use the website and you may browse all the contents of the site anonymously. However, we may collect personally identifiably information if you choose to:

  • Subscribe to usmlegunner.com.
  • Comment on a post or page.
  • Participate in a survey or giveaway.
  • Use third party social media including but not limited to Twitter, Google+, or Facebook to share our content or to contact us directly.
  • Email or otherwise communicate with us.

How we use the information we collect

We use the information collected above to send you content you have subscribed to, communicate with you, publish survey results, address and send prizes, or to improve the user experience. We do not share this information with third parties except as outlined below.

Other information collected

This site collects cookies, log files, IP addresses, pixel tags, or other information that servers frequently gather. This information is used to enhance the user experience and for debugging and diagnostic purposes.

Third party disclosure and collection of information

Adsense
This site uses a number of third party tools in order to operate. Google’s Adsense network is installed and utilizes cookies and other information Google has collected to display Adsense advertisements. A cookie called the DoubleClick cookie is utilized throughout the Adsense network, Google’s websites, and Google’s network partners. This cookie may track users across many sites in order to display targeted or interest-based advertising.

DoubleClick
You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Ads Settings section of your Google account. Google Adsense also utilizes third party venders, ad networks, and ad serving. You may check the following links to see a full list of the third party ad vendors and ad exchange venders. To opt out of some third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based ads and for more information about advertising online visit aboutads.info.

Affiliate Networks
In addition to the Adsense network, usmlegunner.com sometimes links to products using affiliate links from Amazon. Usmlegunner.com 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. Amazon may gather information about your visit to this website through links, pixel tags, cookies or other means as governed by Amazon’s privacy policy.

Social Media
Social media widgets are also present on this site. They allow you to share information about this site on social media, but also may gather information about you as you visit this site according to their respective policies.  Information gathered by these widgets are governed by the privacy policies of the company providing it.

Analytics
Google analytics is utilized on this site to determine data such as page views, popular posts, inbound links, and other information to better understand the traffic we receive and enhance the user experience. Usmlegunner.com, like the vast majority of the websites on the internet use Google analytics with demographic and interests reports enabled. To learn more about Google analytics go to Google Analytics’ privacy page.

How can I block tracking from ads and analytics across the web?

At USMLE Gunner we think privacy is important. Because tracking from advertising networks, social networks, and internet companies is so ubiquitous, we suggest using tools like Blur or Disconnect in your browsers. We recommend using track-blocking tools and the links above to opt-out of interest based ads and to curtail tracking online.