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Who we are

American Noise is an independent media company based in Washington, DC.
Our website address is:
You can learn more about the site on our “About Us” page, here.

Jim Malec, editor

What personal data we collect (and why) 

We use third-party products to keep track of who visits our website, including (but not necessarily limited to) usage and demographic statistics.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google, which utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this site, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

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Clicky is an analytics service provided by Roxr Software Ltd, which utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this site, and to prepare reports on its activities.

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When you leave a comment on our website you have the ability to opt-in to saving your name, email address and website via cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you edited. It expires after one day.

When you leave a comment on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also collect your IP address and browser information to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar (user icon photo) service to see if you’re a member. Gravatar’s privacy policy is available here:

After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms
When you contact us through any of the forms on our website, we retain that information indefinitely.

Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this 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 in to that website.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Spam Prevention
We collect information about visitors who comment via the Akismet anti-spam service. This includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.