At Just Answer the Question Podcast (JATQpod), we are primarily interested in giving you interesting things to think about. We are not primarily interested in collecting and sharing data about you – in other words, that’s not why we are putting in all the work that we are. We have purposefully set up our system to require an absolute minimum of data for you to subscribe to and listen to JATQpod.
In order to subscribe to our podcast, for example, we ask that you provide your email address. We may sometimes use that email address to communicate with you about new episodes or offers. You can tell us to take you off the list at any time and we will endeavor to do that.
We may use third-party providers to distribute our podcast and to allow subscriptions to our podcast. We don’t have control over what those third-party providers do with your information. You should check their privacy policies if you are concerned.
We use reputable third-party providers like Stripe to collect credit card information from paid subscribers (The Tangent Tier). These providers may share some of your information with us, such as when your credit card on your subscription is going to expire and your email address, so that we can contact you to help you stay subscribed if that’s what you want to do. (That’s just one example of how your information may be shared and used.) If you are concerned about your privacy with regard to subscribing at the free or paid level (The Tangent Tier), please read the privacy policies of our podcast and our third-party providers carefully before giving over your information. Make the decision that is best for you.
We may sometimes look at analytics about our products, including our website and podcast episodes, and we may collect, share, publish, and otherwise use those analytics, but we will only use aggregate non-personally-identifying information. For example, we may look to see what time of day our material gets the most traffic, but this won’t tell us what time of day you accessed it personally. That’s just one example of how we may use information.
If you choose to communicate with us directly as by, for example, sending us email or posting a comment, we may collect and otherwise use personal identifying information that comes with your communication.
If you choose to communicate with us directly as by, for example, sending us email or posting a comment, we may quote from your communication without receiving explicit permission from you. However, we will not identify you publicly in association with quotations without your permission.
We value your privacy and security but you should remember that with electronic communication and storage, no system is ever 100% secure. We will be careful. But we can’t guarantee that the information we do have about you will never be hacked or otherwise obtained by someone who does not have our or your permission.
We may sometimes enable cookies in our work. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We aren’t doing this to track you personally but rather to understand in the aggregate what works well for our podcast listeners and site visitors. You are of course welcome to block cookies, but you should know that some features of our productions may not work properly if you disable cookies.
Just to be clear, we cannot control and are not responsible for what people who aren’t us do. We try very hard to partner only with companies we believe are honest and respectable. If you have a bad experience with a company with whom we’ve partnered, please do take the time to tell us about it, but recognize that we don’t control and are not responsible for the actions of other companies.
We will work hard to protect and not abuse any information we collect about you when you subscribe to JATQpod. Please know that in the event we are subject to a subpoena, court order, or other government request, we will need to respond appropriately including by sharing information we are required by law to share. It is difficult for us to imagine a situation in which this would happen, but we want you to be aware of it.
We will try very hard not to abuse your trust, including by taking careful measures to protect any information about you that we have, such as your email address.
If someone buys our podcast and its assets or buys the parent company, Michigoose Productions, LLC, we will likely transfer all of our acquired information as part of the sale. In that case, any information we gathered about you would be transferred to another party. By using our products, you understand that such transfers could happen and that someone else might use your personal information as described herein.
We might change this policy from time to time, so if you are concerned about your privacy and our use of your information, you should check back to see if this policy has changed.
Finally, all of our work is original and copyrighted unless otherwise explicitly noted and you should not reproduce it or sell any of it without the explicit permission of the owner of that work. If you do so in the case of work we own, we may take legal action against you.
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