Privacy Policy

It’s your information. You deserve to know how it’s being used.

By viewing The France Hopper Network, your browser may gain cookies (not the edible kind, sadly) that collect some information about your interactions on the site.

We use Google Analytics to collect demographic data about visitors that enables us to see where visitors are coming from, the time they spend on the site, and what content they view. For Google’s Privacy Policy, click here.

As a second source of data, we also use Jetpack by Automattic to collect the same information. Click here for Automattic’s Privacy Policy.

Our previous commenting system, removed on 6 April, 2019, was powered by Disqus. While we did not use any tracking data that Disqus made available to us, Disqus may have collected information on your activity both on The France Hopper Network and other sites utilizing the Disqus platform. Click here for Disqus’ Privacy Policy.

Information we collect is never sold nor distributed to third-parties. It is used only for internal purposes (demographic and acquisition/discovery data) and is always accessed via a secure connection to our data providers. In the event a report is saved, it is protected with enterprise-class encryption, and any hard or solid state drives it may have been saved to are both wiped to Department of Defence standards and completely destroyed upon retirement.

We do not, nor have we ever, collected any personally identifiable information – unless you have publicly shared personal information in a comment made on the site.

 Advertising & Your Privacy:

The France Hopper Network contains a very small amount of advertising in the form of affiliate links and ADs from Google on select posts.

Affiliate links are present in the site footer and on some review posts. We partner with two companies, both of which we have done business with personally and whom have earned our trust through years of business.

We participate in affiliate programs for Neowing Corporation d/b/a CD Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan and Powell’s Books, based in Portland, OR.

When you follow one of our affiliate links for the companies above, we make a small commission (generally 5-7.5%) from your purchase. We receive monthly commission reports that detail the product(s) bought and the commission earned. All sales are grouped together by month and are anonymous. While we can see what sold, we cannot see who it sold to. The commission we receive is in the form of store credit, and goes right back to supporting the businesses we partner with directly.

On a very select number of individual posts, we may run ads from Google AdSense. Learn more about this decision.

We also have a referral link to Dreamhost, our hosting provider, on the About page.

Our Policy in Detail:

To read our detailed privacy policy, click here.