Privacy Policy

TimeMachiner is proud to offer a human-readable Privacy Policy. The full policy is below, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • TimeMachiner collects only the information you provide when subscribing to a newsletter and/or purchasing a membership. Newsletter information (containing your email address and delivery preferences) are stored on TimeMachiner. All membership information (including payments) is stored over on Memberful and/or Stripe.
  • We don’t sell, analyze, aggregate, or provide any data about anyone in any way to anyone, aside from the core functionality needed to run the site, newsletter, and memberships. Newsletters contain no tracking data, pixel trackers, analytics, tags, nasty Facebook tracking, or anything else. No nonsense.
  • Membership data is retained and deleted according to Memberful’s policies. Newsletter data is deleted no more than 6-months after unsubscribing. You can request manual deletion of your Newsletter data by sending a message via TimeMachiner’s Contact page.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://timemachiner.io. Your privacy is important to TimeMachiner and its contract partners (including Memberful and Stripe). TimeMachiner and its contract partners are referred to jointly in this privacy policy as “TimeMachiner”. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that we collect, and the ways in which it uses that personal information.

Personal Information Collection

TimeMachiner may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

At TimeMachiner.io, if you sign up to receive either The Stream or The Longform, you provide your email address. That is the only information we have for you and all we need to operate the TimeMachiner.io (“Website”), the TimeMachiner Newsletters (“Newsletter”).

Additional information is required to operate the TimeMachiner membership offerings (“Membership”). The Website and Newsletter are referred to jointly in this privacy policy as the “Content”; we do not collect any information on other visitors to the website.
We use third third-party vendors, identified below, to help with delivery of the Content and processing of your payment. We never see your full credit card number, which is handled through Stripe.

Cookies

When you log in as a member, we and or our membership partner will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. This is to provide access to content available to paying members. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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.

Who we share your data with

Simply put: nobody who does not need it for TimeMachiner to function.

TimeMachiner does not provide any data to any 3rd party service nor does TimeMachiner sell any information to anyone at any time. Newsletter information is stored within TimeMachiner and not handed over to any service. No analytics are embedded in any of the data. Membership is exclusively handled by the membership provider and TimeMachiner only has a copy of basic information given to that company upon membership enrollment. Credit Card information is not stored whatsoever on TimeMachiner.io and only resides within the membership provider’s secure system.

3rd-party Service Providers

In addition, TimeMachiner uses the following 3rd-party service providers for certain content served on TimeMachiner.io. By using TimeMachiner you are accessing these services.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (for Newsletters or Membership), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Credit card information is only stored with Membership provider. 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. This information is stored for as long as a subscription or membership is active. Please refer to the Membership Provider’s policies for data retention. Newsletter data provided during signup is retained for no more than 6-months after unsubscribing. Inactive subscribers may send a message via Contact page requesting a manual deletion of all information provided during Newsletter signup.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can 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.

Please refer to the Membership Provider’s policies for data retention and requesting data deletion. Inactive Newsletter subscribers may send a message via Contact page requesting a manual deletion of all information provided during Newsletter signup.

Where we send your data

Visitor registrations and/or logins may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Updating This Statement

TimeMachiner may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Last Updated: 8/6/21