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We are seriously committed to using our best efforts to respect the privacy of our visitors, which is why we have this statement and Privacy Policy. You may browse most of web site without restriction from passwords, pop-ups, and the collection of any personal information, remaining anonymous during your visit. For those who send us a request for regular email (journals and announcements), sign up for our newsletter, monthly PDF or e-books service, we promise to use your email for our own use, and not to sell or give it to anyone, without asking permission first. We do not use cookies (a small data file sent from a web server to your computer to store data on your hard drive) or any other intrusive methods to collect personal information about you.

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We do collect information from visitors related to their usage of our site, specifically which pages were visited, how long they were visited, the type of browser software used, search terms used to find our site, and search terms used to search our site, etc. The information is gathered by the use of web server statistics gathering software. It collects no personal information from you or your computer other than the barest of anonymous details. From this non-personal information we learn about visitors browsing habits and work hard to improve our site with this technology.

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Our Newsletter Privacy Policy

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If you have subscribed to our newsletter, you have the right to stop the subscription at any time. The newsletter is free and open to any interested party. We have a strong “NO SPAM” policy and we will not sell, rent, share, or otherwise give your email addresses to a third party without your consent. We also will not send you any emails that you have not agreed to, especially those outside of the bounds of our web site material and subject matter. Like all good web sites, we may send out occasional email announcements about new articles and information within our web pages. You may stop these emails and have your email removed from our list at any time by contacting unsubscribe@ovimagazine.com.

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Ovi magazine offers an "e-mail a friend about this story" feature, allowing site visitors to send e-mail to friends to inform them about an article they might be interested in reading. In order for this feature to function, we ask for e-mail addresses for the recipient (so we know who to mail the message to) and from the sender (so we can tell the recipient who sent the e-mail). We do not store or save these addresses and you will not receive e-mail or other communications from Ovi or its partners as a result of having used this feature.

"E-mail a friend about this story" is a mail service that individual visitors to Ovi magazine make use of to send individual e-mails. While this tool cannot be used to send mass "spam" mailings, Ovi magazine has no control over how our visitors use it, and any e-mail sent through it originates with, and is the responsibility of, the sender, not Ovi magazine.

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Our web site contains language, references to bodily functions, and editorial comments that might not be suitable for children.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) states that Web site operators cannot knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13 without verifiable parental permission. We do not specifically collect information about children or minors. We ask that minors, under the age of 16, do not submit any personal information to us without the permission of their parents or guardian.

Comments Policy

We permit comments and trackbacks on the majority of our articles. Anyone may comment. Comments are subject to moderation, filtering, spell checking, editing, and removal without cause or justification.

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Website Practices and Policies

The following information is supplemental to our legal statements and describes our general policies for this web site regarding intended users, accessibility standards, access and download times, links to external sites, languages used within this web site, permission to link to our web site, and how to handle complaints and grievances.

Intended Users

Our web site is diverse, but it is primarily aimed at providing people with the possibility of exchanging ideas and entering into discussion about a variety of contemporary issues. Ovi magazine is a social, political and culturally opinionated magazine in the sense that society, politics, culture and art meet one another some how. Our target is people like us, people who are aware of the world in which they live, aware politically and environmentally without that meaning that we are either left or right. Each individual member of the Ovi magazine has his or her own ideas, but we all respect certain issues.

We are against any kind of ignorance, hate or discrimination that has either to do with colour, social class, sexual orientation or social issues. Each one of us is free to express their ideas and philosophy, so long as it doesn't offend our moral decency. We wholeheartedly believe in the phrase commonly misattributed to Voltaire, "I do not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."

Access and Download Times

We have worked hard to reduce access and download times as much as possible in terms of image sizes and page length. When possible, we do divide articles across several pages, but we restrict this to only the longest of articles or article series that are most conducive to this slicing process. The web site can take time to load depending upon your bandwidth and Internet connection speeds and traffic.

Accessibility Standards

It is an important part of our web site policy that our site be open to everyone. Therefore we have taken extensive steps in our programming to make these pages available via web page readers for the visually impaired and other physically challenged persons, as well as readable on a variety of media forms such as different operating systems, Internet browser software, handheld computers, Web TV, cell phones and more. As new technology develops, we will do our best to meet their needs so our pages remain accessible to everyone.

Links to External Sites

Part of our willingness to help you fully understand the subject matter involved in our many articles, we provide links to external web sites that may be of interest to you. Access to these sites may cause you to leave this web site. While we do our best to check and verify these sites before we list them, we are not responsible for them. Even if we recommend these sites specifically, we cannot be held responsible for their content, intent, or usage, or anything else. A link to an external site does not imply endorsement. We can’t control these sites and offer them only as information and resources. We also work hard to keep these links updated, so if you find a link that is wrong or in error, please let us know so we may fix it.

Links to Us

We provide many links to other web sites and are honoured to be linked to from other web sites. In legalese, you are hereby granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to this web site so long as the link does not portray Ovi magazine in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise objectionable manner. You have permission to use our logo or provided link logo as part of your link to us.

Languages

Ovi magazine is a multi-lingual magazine that offers its readers the chance to enjoy its articles in a growing range of languages. At present, we offer two choices that provide different levels of translation.

The first is via the small flags located at the top-right of this window. By choosing the Greek flag, for example, a language specific search will be performed, which will return all the articles ever written in Greek since the creation of Ovi. The quantity of articles in some of sections may be limited at present, but these will all gradually grow as our global team of writers submit work.

The second option is to utilise one of the translation tools freely available online. These tools have a varied success rate, but they do provide functional services, such as translating the entire website, albeit they translate surnames too.

Complaints, Grievances, Problems, and Whinges

If you have any problem or feedback about our web site, please let us know as soon as possible so we may do our best to rectify the situation. Complaining to other people who aren’t involved won’t help us create a helpful and informative web site. So let us know directly. You can email us at Feedback and we will do our best to resolve the issue. We will do our best to respond immediately, but be patient if we don’t get back to you right away.

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