WWW, March, 2009 - Privacy is the right of a visitor/reader of this website, and it is the duty of the Dubroom webmaster to provide this as much as possible. That is why the Dubroom opted out of the new "DART" Program.
Of course, someone who enters the Internet is first and foremost responsible to guard his or her own privacy. If one leaves one's e-mail address everywhere, one can be sure that one's e-mail will be filled with spam. But it is also the responsibility of a website, to at least provide information to the visitors and respect their privacy as much as possible. That's why the Dubroom has a special page on privacy in the FAQ section.
On this page, you will also find information about the advertizements on the Dubroom. As you may know, these advertizements are brought by the mediation of Google and help towards keeping the site free of charge.
Not everyone sees the same advertizement, though. When you are not English of native tongue, for example, you might see an ad in your own language. This is done through the fact that cookies are stored on your computer which tells you a bit about your browsing history. You can turn off these cookies, by the way.
Just recently, Google informed the websites that joined the AdSense network, that they will soon install "Interest Based Advertising", or DART . In short, this program will make use of just about everything you do on the Internet and you will be categorized in special interest groups. For more information about DART, CLICK HERE.
Even though this is good news for the websites that are part of AdSense, it is potentially bad news for your privacy. To make a choice here, isn't that hard, and that is why the Dubroom opted out of this DART program.
There is also something you can do to make sure that your browsing behavior is not registered by DART either. After all, The Dubroom is just a little, tiny place in a huge and large universe called Cyberspace. If you want to make sure that also these sites that did not opt out of DART (probably the most) you can also opt out of it yourself. For that you have to visit the Google Privacy page.
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Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster