Privacy Policy

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UniGuide respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the information that is collected from you when you visit, UniGuide applications, UniGuide social media channels, engage with UniGuide email communications, and use our Services and Content (collectively known as “UniGuide”). Services include our website, text, emails, apps, widgets, and interactive tools (the “Services”) and content includes any information, including articles, blog posts, text, graphics, photos, video, audio, other multimedia content, or other materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing in or with the Services (“Content”).

Information We Collect

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, UniGuide does not sell information that identifies our users personally (“Personal Information”). If a user comments on the UniGuide site and voluntarily provides their name, then UniGuide will display the name provided by the user.

UniGuide does collect non-personal, aggregated information, such as pages visited on UniGuide and link clickthrough rates, so that we can see what visitors to UniGuide are interested in, what they like, and don’t like. We may analyze and aggregate information about site usage patterns and share that aggregated data with advertisers in order to provide a quality experience for UniGuide visitors.

We will not release your name, email address, or any other personal information to anyone outside of UniGuide, including to advertisers, without your consent, unless we are under a legal order to do so, or there is an emergency involving danger to a person or property.

Comments and Information You Share on UniGuide

Please keep in mind that information you disclose, such as in comments, on UniGuide is public, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public, so please do not disclose confidential information in public channels.

If you do chose to provide your Personal Information to third parties on UniGuide, your consent shall be deemed to be given for the release of your Personal Information with regard to that third party in addition to UniGuide.

UniGuide uses a third-party plugin called Akismet to help control spam comments on UniGuide. The information Akismet collects typically 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.)

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Email Communications

If you receive email communications from UniGuide and decide you no longer wish to receive those communications, you can simply opt-out with one click by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of the email, or by sending a message to us via the UniGuide contact page.


Like many websites, UniGuide may use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Content and Services for our audience. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk. UniGuide may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how our visitors interact with our content and services and to monitor aggregate usage and engagement by our visitors, in order to improve our content and services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. By changing the settings in your browser, you can prevent it from accepting cookies or make it prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

UniGuide and advertisers on UniGuide may work with third party vendors to help deliver advertisements. These vendors may include ad networks and audience segment providers, and they may place cookies on your browser to collect information about your online activity, such as sites and pages you have visited, in order to help advertisers deliver particular ads that they believe you will find relevant. UniGuide does not have control over whether and how our advertisers use cookies that originate from their websites.

Advertisements, Affiliate Offerings, and Sponsored Links

If you click on a third party advertisement or an affiliate link (such as one that links to on UniGuide, and you go a third party’s website, that third party site may track information regarding your visit or collect personal information that you submit. UniGuide does not have control over, or knowledge of, how or whether this occurs so you should read that site’s privacy policy if you want to learn about how that site might use your information.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.


UniGuide’s main audience is not children and we do not create content designed for children. However, may share stories about children in some of our content, such as in folklore and mythology, or share information about products and services that are designed for children, but we do not collect, either online or offline, Personal Information from children. We do not want children to comment on UniGuide blog posts. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we have received information from a person under 13, please contact us by sending a message at our contact page.

Visitors from Outside the United States

UniGuide is based in the United States. If you visit UniGuide from another country, please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of UniGuide may be processed in and transferred to the United States and will be subject to U.S. law. U.S. privacy and data protection laws may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using UniGuide or providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of this Privacy Policy will govern our use of your information and will always be available at If we make a change to this Policy, in our sole discretion, by continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.


If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us by using our contact page.