When accessing the Website, we will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take, during your visit. This policy applies to information we collect on the Website and in email or other electronic messages between you and the Website.
Children Under The Age Of 13
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opt in or Opt out
If you “opt in” to receive information from us or others, you can change your mind later. If, at any time, you would like to stop receiving such information or opt out of a feature, you may notify us at email@example.com. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers, although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request, and we are unable to have your information removed from the records of any third-party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.
What information do we collect about you?
We may collect information about you when you visit and interact with this Site. Some of this information may be automatically collected, and some is collected when you interact with the Site.
Information Automatically Collected: We may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. The type of information that may be automatically collected may include date and time of access of the Site, your traffic pattern through our Website, any communications between your computer and our Website, the Internet protocol address of the computer that you are using, the country you are accessing the Website in, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your browser software and operating system, and the specific activities you are engaged in while visiting the Site.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our Website and our offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.
Information You Provide to Us: We collect information about you when you register with us or place an order for products or services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete surveys, take quizzes, complete questionnaires, submit your contact information on an opt-in box or contact form, when you fill out forms, when you use search queries on our search feature, when you provide comments or other feedback, and when you open our emails or click links on our Website, in our marketing communications or on social media. Website usage information is collected using cookies.
Information from which you can be personally identified may include your name, email address, and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of you in connection with your use of, or participation in any of the following: surveys, content submissions, comments, discussion groups, visitors’ requests for free products or services or additional information (including via email to us) and in connection with other activities, services or resources we make available on any of our Sites. In all these cases, we will collect personally identifiable information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us.
Electronic Communication: When you communicate with us electronically, via email, when opting to receive our newsletter or otherwise, you consent to our use of the information you have provided. If you would prefer not to receive such communications, you can opt out of our email lists by either clicking on the “unsubscribe” line at the bottom of any email, or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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 will we use the information about you?
We collect information about you to send you our newsletters, email you notifications of our new blog posts, podcast episodes, improve our overall performance and, if you agree, to provide you with information about the products and services on our Site we think may be of interest to you.
Personal information which you supply to us may be used in a number of specific ways, for example:
- to email you our newsletter
- to email you links to our blog or podcast
- to share information about other products or services we think you might be interested in
- for use by our employees, affiliates and referral partners, contractors or outside vendors in any of the above activities
We use your information collected from the Website to personalize your repeat visits to our Website.
We respect your privacy and will never sell or transfer your personally identifiable information to third-parties without your cosent.
If required by court order or law, we will share your information with law enforcement agencies or courts of law.
Access to your information and correction
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you would like a copy of some of your personal information, please email us at email@example.com.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
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.
We may use “cookies” and/or other technologies or files (collectively, “cookies”) to identify how visitors make use of this Site. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information.
This information is used to track visitor use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on Website activity. The information may include the date and time of Website visits, the specific pages viewed, time spent at our site and on specific pages, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.
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.
This tracking information may be used to help us improve and enhance the Website experience for all of our visitors or for you individually.
If you would prefer not to have such cookies stored on your computer, you may modify your browser settings to reject most cookies, or manually remove cookies that have been placed on your computer. If cookies are turned off the site may not load and behave as intended.
The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
Third-party vendors include:
- MailChimp – our newsletter provider
- Google Analytics – processes our data so we can track your visits and enhance your visitor experience
Those other websites are not controlled and/or owned by us. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites for information concerning what information is collected on such sites and how it is used.
Use and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we reasonably attempt to ensure that we never intentionally disclose any personally identifiable information about you as an individual user to any third-party without having received your permission (through opting in or similar procedures) except as provided for in this policy or otherwise as permitted or required under law.
We have the following exceptions to this policy: We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid governmental inquiry or legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order.
We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Sites or a physical or property threat to you or others.
We may provide access to your personal consumer information to our contractors, vendors and third-party applications that are performing services for us in connection with our Website or the services or products we offer.
Please note that if you give out personal information online such as in the comments section on the blog, that information is not protected, is visible to the public and other visitors of the Site and can be collected and used by third parties.
Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you voluntarily post and we have no control over how such third parties may use your information. You disclose any personal information at your own risk.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Sharing of User Content on the Site
When you voluntarily send us emails, questions, stories, photos and/or other User Content, you are authorizing us to use or post these materials on our Website or in social media. Please note that we will not return any materials provided to us.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This regulation standardizes data privacy laws across the European Union (EU). If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
- Right of Access: Find out what kind of personal information is held about you and get a copy of this information.
- Right of Rectification: Ask for your information to be updated or corrected.
- Right to Data Portability: Receive a copy of the information you’ve provided under contract so you can provide it to another organization.
- Right to Restrict Use: Ask for your personal information to stop being used in certain cases, including if you believe that the personal information about you is incorrect or the use is unlawful.
- Right to Object: Object to use of your information where a party is processing it on legitimate interest basis, and object to have your personal information deleted.
- Right to Erasure: Request that your personal information be deleted in certain cases.
To the extent that you provided consent to us processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
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