Privacy Policy

Spread the News

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement
Trouble Spots Network does not collect or retain data about you unless you subscribe to our newsletters at MailChimp.


Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time.

All of our network advertising suppliers have their own GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that are designed to conform with EU regulations for data collection.

By using our websites you consent to the processes used by our websites and our advertisers. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018.

The internet server the websites are hosted on – in Portugal – collects log files of IP accesses. These logs are kept for apx 4 months before they are overwritten.

Trouble Spots Network

Trouble Spots Network are committed to protecting the privacy of its users. Below is information outlining our continued support for the responsible management of consumer information.

In House and Third Party Advertising
We also use Google Ad Sense to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companט may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Third Party Cookies
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. (see previous point)

Consumer Information
During the process of delivering an ad to you, Trouble Spots Network or its advertising agents does not collect any personally identifiable information about you such as name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. However, Trouble Spots Network and its advertising agents does obtain some types of non-personally identifiable information such as the Internet Service Provider you use to connect to the Internet, your browser type, or the type of computer operating system you use (Macintosh or Windows, for example). The information collected by Trouble Spots Network and its advertising agents is used for the purpose of targeting ads and measuring ad effectiveness on behalf of our advertisers.

Information Trouble Spots Network Collects
To enable Trouble Spots Network and its advertising agents to provide better targeting to you and appropriate reporting for our advertisers, Trouble Spots Network and its advertising agents collects several types of non-personally-identifiable information about consumers who are served ads by the Trouble Spots Network and its advertising agents Network. This information includes:

Your IP address: a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet. The type of information that Space Media Network and its advertising agents can infer from the IP address is geographic location.

Your domain: e.g., .com, .net, or .edu. This is standard information that is available with all communication sent on the Internet.

Other information that Space Media Network and its advertising agents can infer consists of:

Operating system: e.g., Windows, DOS, Macintosh, or UNIX;

Browser version and type: e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer;

Browser language: e.g., Java or Unix;

Internet Service Provider (ISP): e.g., MindSpring or AOL;

Clickstream information: Trouble Spots Network and its advertising agents can infer how you use the sites and pages on the internet, and can infer your local time. If you have any questions, please contact us at admin@smartencyclopedia.eu.

In some cases, you may voluntarily provide personal information in response to a specific ad (this ad may ask you to fill out a survey or provide your zip code). If this does occur, Trouble Spots Network or its advertising agents may collect this information on behalf of an advertiser. This information is used by an advertiser to respond to your request. In addition, Trouble Spots Network or its agents may combine this information with other users’ information and review it in an aggregate form to understand the type of individuals who view a specific type of ad or visit a particular kind of website.

Data Collection and Opt Out Procedure
Trouble Spots Network or its advertising agents may use “cookies” to enhance your experience on the web. Trouble Spots Network cannot use these cookies to personally identify you in any way.

What are cookies and why do we use them?
A cookie is a unique number that is provided to you the first time a Space Media Network advertising agent utilising this technology serves you an ad. While we believe cookies enhance your Internet experience by limiting the number of times you see the same ad and delivering more relevant content to you, they are not required for Space Media Network to deliver advertising banners to your web browser.

If you do not want the benefit of a network cookie, there is a simple procedure to manually delete your cookies. Please consult your web browser’s Help documentation for more information.

Google Privacy Statement
Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie:

+ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.

+ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or 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.