This policy explains how TheScariest Things uses and protects any information that you provide us while you’re roaming around our site. We might update this policy from time to time. For example, when we finally deploy our satellite-based telepathy ray — once Eric figures out how to prevent the pesky “severe cranium damage” hiccup we’ve run into during testing (sorry, Mike). So, you may want to check back here now and then just to make sure you’re still okay with what we’re up to.
For now, though, the info we collect is made up of completely anonymous usage stats and data gathered via Google Analytics cookies. We use the free Google Analytics service to collect and analyze site statistics. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data. Google Analytics’ cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual — nor will we try to! Because, seriously, that’s not cool.
While we’ve flipped the switch to enable and use Google Analytics here at The Scariest Things and our web pages serve the cookies to your browser, Google also has access to the cookies. If this whole thing sounds way too Hive Mind or Big Brother to you, you can always opt out of Google Analytics everywhere (as in across all websites, not just The Scariest Things). Go check out Google’s Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Also, if you don’t mind bearing with us a bit longer, the Google Analytics people require us to give you this mumbo jumbo: