Maya Paradise Privacy Policy

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At Maya Paradise we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of information recorded by Maya Paradise and how we use it.

Log Files

Virtually every server on the Internet, whether it's a web server, email server, FTP server, keeps log files. These log files record every request made of the server by logging the time and date, IP address, and what was requested, such as a web page, photo image, and so forth. IP addresses cannot be used to identify specific individuals without additional information that's only available to law enforcement.

Because IP addresses are assigned in ranges, one can usually determine the country of origin and ISP (Internet Service Provider). Browsers identify their type (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.) and whether it's a mobile or desktop browser because it's sometimes necessary for a web site to customize a web page's appearance to suit a certain browser. The visitor's preferred language is shown so a web site can present material in a visitor's native language. Referrer info is also available, making it possible to see if a visitor found the web site by using Google, or Bing, or if they clicked a link on another web site.

Web site operators run analytical software that extracts statistics from the information in the log. This software answers questions like: Which countries are providing traffic and at what times of day? Which web pages are the visitors most interested in? How long are they spending on each web page. What page brought them to the site and which page was the last one they viewed. All of this is useful to know and none of it identifies individuals. Most web site operators study this information to improve their site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Maya Paradise has always avoided the use of cookies, beacons, and trackers, and still uses none. Even the quiz pages, which one would expect to use cookies, are coded in such a way that none are needed. So, no cookies whatsoever from Maya Paradise itself.

However, Maya Paradise displays ads from Amazon and Google. Those third-party vendors use cookies and web beacons to improve the quality of the ads presented.

Google's DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is a third-party vendor and uses cookies to serve ads on Maya Paradise based on the visitor's interest in Maya Paradise 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 -


Maya Paradise participates in the Amazon Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon has its own privacy policies, which can be viewed here: Privacy Notice

Each of these advertising partners has their own privacy policy for their site which describes their practices and possible methods for opting out. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Maya Paradise 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. Maya Paradise has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

The Maya Paradise privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. 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.

Maya Paradise Blog

The Maya Paradise Blog is associated with but separate from the Maya Paradise web site. It runs on the same server but it's implemented using Wordpress software. Wordpress uses cookies to track logged-in users. If you are a Wordpress user and logged into your account, this is what enables you to comment on the Maya Paradise Blog without logging in again. has its own privacy policy here.

Personal Information

No personally-identifiable information is collected by this site unless provided explicitly by a user. A contact form is provided for anyone who wishes to communicate and your email address must be provided so that we can respond. A visitor can also send email directly to All information is considered private and no information is kept long-term.

Children's Information

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.

Maya Paradise does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that this has occurred, please contact us immediately at

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: Sunday, June 2, 2019. Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.


June 2, 2019
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