Privacy and Cookie Policy of Maclord’s Blog 2023 & Onwards

Summarized Privacy and Cookie Policy

  1. Introduction

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you stay on this site and/or continue to use this site, it means that you agree with our cookie policy as well as the privacy policy and the terms and conditions.

This website is hosted in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye, and neither US nor EU citizens are its main target audience. The author and publisher of this website are both geographically and legally outside the jurisdiction of US and EU. Therefore, neither US nor EU GDPR laws apply to the authors and publishers of this blog. We already conform to basic privacy policies around the world as described in the following articles as well as in Terms and Conditions of Service.

  1. Personal Information

We do not collect personal information, nor do we give away or sell any information to third parties. It is prohibited to post spam or any content on this website, including but not limited to blog comments that may be deemed spam, wrongfully hurt people, and/or infringe on their rights.

  1. Visitor Information

We collect and record basic information of visitors without linking to personal identities and areas of interest, so that we will be taking legal and penalizing action on site visitors who are trying to hack or bring down the site, or simply post spam, or post any harmful content such as including but not limited to hate, discrimination, insulting a minority or gender. We apply both real-time and retrospective analytics to site visitors to detect any wrongdoing. The information we collect is solely for the protection of the site as well as the basic human rights of commenters on blog posts, and it does not extend to shopping preferences or web browsing areas of interest, unlike most social media platforms you may or may not be using.

  1. Third-Party Services

We currently use Google services like Google Analytics and we may or may not use Google Fonts. As Google deems these services are perfectly legal, ee are not responsible for anything unexpected that these services might do, such as whether or not they say they are not collecting personal and/or sensitive information but later turn out to be doing so. We make content for the blog out of benevolence and goodwill, and give it to you for free. You can use it or not—at your own risk.

  1. Compliance with Terms

If you are not happy with these terms, it is your legal responsibility to leave, not use the site, and delete any content you might have copied from it, such as tips and tricks on any published topic. Maclord cannot and will not be held liable or responsible for any EU or US laws that may not be in accordance with the basic principles declared above.

  1. Goodwill

This website is the product of benevolence and good will, and any abusers, no matter what profession (including but not limited to practitioners and mal-practitioners of law, some of whom are otherwise known as “copyright trolls” or “privacy policy trolls”) are not welcome.

  1. Jurisdiction & Governing Law

These privacy and cookie policies are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Republic of Türkiye who has strict laws about protection of privacy, and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.

Please also see our separate “Terms and Conditions” page at which complements this Privacy and Cookie Policy.

8. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Istanbul and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.

Details About the Use of Cookies & the Privacy Policy

It is Maclord’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. We have outlined our privacy policy below.

  • We collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other ancillary purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. Maclord may change this privacy policy from time to time at Maclord’s sole discretion.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Maclord’s Mac Blog uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

→ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Maclord’s Mac Blog.
→ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to Maclord’s Mac Blog and other sites on the Internet.
→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL –

Our Advertising Partners
Some of our advertising partners which we may or may not employ from time to time, may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include …….

  • Google
  • Amazon

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, due to their constantly changing web URLs, you can perform a web search to access their individual privacy and cookie policies.

The third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Maclord’s Mac Blog and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

Maclord has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. If you are not happy with the outcome of this situation, you can simply out out by leaving this website, stop using it and removing it from your bookmarks.

Third Party Privacy Policies
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Maclords Mac Blog’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children’s Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Maclords Mac Blog does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that Maclords Mac Blog has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there.
This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: April 1st, 2023.

Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.