What personal data is collected
The only information we collect is information you voluntarily provide while browsing our web site and system information for spam-filtering and security purposes. We will never ask for any kind of payment information on the web site. The most we will request is your name and an e-mail address.
When visitors leave comments on the blog portion of the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and the browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When visitors use the contact form to reach us, we collect the data in the message field, the visitor’s name, a supplied email address, the visitor’s IP address, and the browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How personal data is used
We may use the information we collect from you on our web site for the following reasons:
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To run and verify against automated spam detection services.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.
- To follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
Third-party release and disclosures
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third-party links and advertisement
We may show third party links on our site in order to provide additional information to our customers. This may include links to third party software tools that we feel our customers may be interested in, third party articles that we think our customers may be interested in etc.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have implemented the following:
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you use the contact form, the correspondence is added to your customer information where applicable and retained indefinitely. This is so that we can retain notes on customer service requests and sales inquiries for better service.
Cookies and Tracking
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
What are cookies used for?
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
- We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
Can I disable cookies?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, the website will still function properly for browsing, but some web site features will be disabled or may not function properly.
Do Not Track Requests
We honor Do Not Track requests sent by your browser. When a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is enabled, we won’t track you, plant cookies, or use any kind of personal advertising.
Third-party Behavioral Tracking
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
How we protect your data
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning. Only contact information is stored on our website. We never store payment information on our web site or on the server where the website is located.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive data from third-parties, though we may supply some non-personal data for marketing and advertisement purposes.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not use any automated decision-making services or conduct any profiling on our users. Data is used either on a per-customer basis for service or marketing purposes, or for aggregate statistics, such as analytics.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
CalOPPA (California Online Privacy Protection Act)
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, should a data breach occur, we will notify you via email within 7 business days.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
Updating or Removing Personal Information and Subscriptions
If you have an account with us, or have left comments on the blog, you can change or erase your personal information by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling us at +1 (225) 923 – 0999. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the instructions at the bottom of each reply email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.