Privacy Policy

Your Financial Details

The Marcellus Drilling News website uses Paypal as a shopping cart and as a credit card merchant to clear credit card transactions. Paypal has strict policies regulating the data they share. MDN is not privy to your personal data on Paypal.

If you want to give MDN your credit card details over the phone, MDN will accept them. So you know: We never write anything on paper nor do we store credit card numbers electronically. All credit card information is entered via computer screen immediately so there is no written record. Your financial information is always 100% safe with MDN.

Names and email addresses (only) for purchasers of the Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook are shared with ShaleNavigator, who is 50% owner of that product. However, no financial information beyond purchase price is shared with ShaleNavigator.


The MDN website uses Google Analytics and Woopra to track visitor activity on the website. Reports of individual visitors are never created nor shared—the data is only used in the aggregate to inform the site owner of general trends in activity.

MDN visitors may opt-in to receive a daily email alert with headlines. Recipients may opt out at any time. MDN never trades nor sells email addresses or names of our email subscribers. MDN encodes hyperlinks in emails to generate open and click thru data. It is possible to tie this information to individual users. However, MDN only uses the data in the aggregate—overall trends—and does not generate reports for individual user activity.

Personal details about paying members of the MDN website are never sold or traded. Your personal information is safe on MDN!


The MDN website uses Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and the Google Display Network together to serve ads to you on other websites after you’ve visited our website. This practice is known as remarketing and is a tool that Google offers to businesses. If you would like to know more about the program, you can do so here. But here are the basics: we, along with third-party vendors, Google and DoubleClick, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website.

If you would like to opt-out of receiving advertising like this from Google, you can manage these settings by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. Also, Google recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.