Policies at Evolving Door Astrology
General Advertising Policies
The Evolving Door Astrology website contains some advertising, although my aim is to make it relatively unobtrusive and inoffensive. I cannot always control which ads are displayed from third party advertisers through services like Google AdSense or Amazon. However, if you see an ad that you consider offensive or inappropriate, please send me as much information as you can (the content of the ad, the website being advertised and the page on my website where you saw it) and I will look into it.
This site does NOT use pop-up or pop-under advertising, nor do I ever plan to. (I hate those things too!) The closest you'll find to popup advertising is for some of the ads for Amazon.com, which will display a small window of extra information about the item. These preview windows will appear ONLY when you roll your mouse over the ad, and will disappear when you move your mouse away from the ad. (You can test this by mousing over the book image at right, or by mousing over this text link for Darkside Zodiac in Love by Stella Hyde.)
If you ever see an actual popup ad on this site, please DO let me know! It's possible that one of my advertising sponsors is using some kind of code that does this (when it shouldn't), or it can sometimes mean you have spyware on your computer. Please make a note of the advertiser and the address of the page, if possible. Send this to me and I will look into it.
I also do not use advertising services that underline certain keywords on a page for the purpose of taking you to an advertiser's website (nor do I plan to use this kind of service). In the text of my horoscopes or articles, I do sometimes include links in the text that take you to products or services that I think will be of interest to my readers. However, these are hand-picked by me and are served by an advertising system or service.
If advertising seriously offends you, you might wish to check out the Firefox web browser, which can be set up with the ability to suppress most third-party advertising. Please note that ads for my own services on this site will still be visible.
Many external links on EvolvingDoor.ca will pop up in a new browser window. These may include both commercial and non-commercial websites that have been chosen by me because I think they might be of interest (for example, in the Links section, or references to Wikipedia articles).
To report any concerns or ask any questions about these advertising policies, please contact me here.
Evolving Door Astrology has a commercial affiliate relationship with the following external websites and companies:
That means that I may elect to promote services, products or advertisements from these companies by providing a link to their websites or by allowing them to display advertising from third party websites. It also means that I stand to receive payment or compensation of some kind from these companies in exchange for promoting them.
I sometimes, but not always, have first hand experience with the products or services that are promoted on my website. As an example, I personally own and use the books I promote on the Sabian Symbols in the Low-Down on the Far-Out, but I may or may not own or have read other books or products that I might promote on that web page. Nevertheless, I will not knowingly promote a product, service, company or website that I consider to be of poor quality, dishonest or primarily exploitive. Products or services promoted on this website that I do have first hand experience with paid for by me; they were not provided free of charge or at a discount as a result of any commercial relationship, unless otherwise noted.
Due to the nature of some advertising networks, I am not always in control of which products or services are advertised on this website (examples are Google ads or Amazon ads). However, if you should see any advertising on this website that you feel is inappropriate, offensive or questionable in its integrity, please contact me and tell me whose advertising it was, what page you saw it on and any other relevant information about it. Evolving Door Astrology strives to present advertising for products and services that are good quality, honest and relevant to its audience, and will endeavor to remove or block anything that I regard as inappropriate, where possible.
When you visit EvolvingDoor.ca:
The privacy of our visitors at EvolvingDoor.ca is very important to us.
At EvolvingDoor.ca, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit EvolvingDoor.ca, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on EvolvingDoor.ca to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey.) DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in some "Internet Security" programs (used for anti-virus and firewall). However, this might affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. Please note that deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
When you subscribe to our Newsletter Mailing List:
We keep your email address and any other contact information you voluntarily provide in order to send you Newsletters and announcements, which are sent out on average twice per month. Your contact information will NEVER be shared with others, both while you are on our mailing list and even if you decide to unsubscribe for any reason. We never sell or rent our mailing list.
When you book a reading with me (Wendy Guy):
Anything we discuss related to your personal astrology reading is treated as confidential. Your birth data and contact information are never shared with others. Occasionally I might consult with a colleague about your chart or your situation in order to enhance my understanding of your chart or situation, but I will not reveal any identifying information about you without your expressed permission.
I keep your birth data, my notes about your chart on file and any digital files (e.g. the PDF file of your chart that you receive for your reading) for at least 2 years after your last reading, so that I can refresh my memory about your situation. These notes sometimes include information about your situation to remind me about important aspects of your life. I also keep the recording of your reading on file for at least 3 months after the reading, in case you need a replacement of the recording or if I need to refresh my memory about what we discussed in your last reading. These files and notes are never shared with others unless you give me your expressed permission. If you prefer me not to retain my notes or your recording files, please let me know. When my files are deleted (on my computer) or disposed of (paper documents), they are permanently erased or shredded.
If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, please contact me here.