Privacy and Disclaimer Policy
This policy is effective and was last updated on Octember 24, 2018. It may be modified periodically without notice and published on this page. Please read it carefully and understand. By using https://www.countries-ofthe-world.com ("website"), you accept this Policy in full.
No registration is needed to access https://www.countries-ofthe-world.com. All content on this website (including text, alphabetical lists, tables, images, graphics) is provided free of charge and without prior registration or subscription. Therefore, we do not directly collect, store, or share any personally identifiable information about our users (e.g., full name, date of birth, home address, email address, phone number, etc.).
Please note: When you contact us by email, you voluntarily send some information in your message, including your email address. We use this data only to respond to your questions. We do not store or share it with anyone else.
Information collected automatically
Web server logs
As is true of most websites, our web server automatically collects and temporarily stores in log technical information about your visit that is sent by your browser (IP address, browser type, operating system, URLs of pages visited, date/time stamp, etc.). This technology is necessary to ensure the safe and smooth operation of websites on the Internet, helps diagnose issues with the server and prevent attacks.
The information in log files cannot identify an individual user. We use log data internally only for analyzing our network traffic, ensuring website security, debugging, and effective management. We do not publish or share this data with anyone else. The log file is generated automatically by the web server and deleted after 30 days.
On our project, we use a third-party advertising service Google Adsense. It can collect some information about users' behavior (e.g., the IP address assigned to your computer or device, the type of browser, the pages you visit, etc.) to display personalized advertising (formerly known as interest-based advertising). We do not control and are not responsible for how Google Adsense collects and uses this data. For more details, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en.
Please be aware you can always adjust your advertising preferences and opt out of allowing Google to personalize the ads you see. But you will still see non-personalized ads targeted to the content of the web page you are viewing. Learn more at https://adssettings.google.com.
Non-personalized ads for visitors from the EEA countries
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), you will see only non-personalized ads on our website. The European Economic Area includes the member countries of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
Using the settings provided by Google Adsense, we choose to display only non-personalized ads for all visitors from the EEA.
Non-personalized ads, as Google declares, are delivered based on contextual information (including the content of the current web page and city-level geo-targeting) and do not use data about user behavior. In this case, Google disallows the personalized targeting (based on user's interests, demographic data, user list targeting), but it uses the necessary cookies for frequency capping, to generate reports, and to prevent fraud and abuse. More information can be found here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9007336?hl=en.
Third-Party Analytics Tools
To analyze our traffic and measure user satisfaction with content, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, that can collect some non-personally identifiable information from your browser (anonymized IP address, browser type, URLs of pages visited, time and duration of your visit, etc.).
Our website uses the "anonymize IP" option, which zeroes the last octet of the user's IP address, so the statistics collected by this service remain anonymous and cannot identify an individual user.
For more information about Google Analytics privacy practices, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Be aware you can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Like most websites, we use our own and third-party (Google) to analyze site statistics and to display personalized ads based on your preferences. For more information about our Cookies Policy, please read here.
Disclaimer of liability
All content on https://www.countries-ofthe-world.com is for informational or educational purposes only and does not contain any legal advice. We do our best to create the most accurate and up-to-date content, but we do not guarantee that it is error-free. We are not liable for any error, loss or damage caused by the use of this content.
We make every effort to provide access to our website 24 hours a day, but we do not guarantee its uninterrupted availability. Access may be temporarily suspended without prior notice at any time for technical or other reasons beyond our control. We are not liable if, for any reason, the website is unavailable for any period of time.
Our website may contain links to external websites, including third-party advertising. We don't have any relations with them, and we cannot control their content and privacy practices used by such websites. We are not liable for any information, products or services offered by these resources. Individuals with complaints regarding such external sites should contact them directly.