Who We Are
What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
-To operate and maintain the Website;
-To send you promotional information, such as blog announcements, newsletters, etc. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
-To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
-To respond to your comments or inquiries;
-To provide you with user support;
-To track and measure advertising on the Website;
-To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Akismet: This service processes visitor information when leaving a comment to reduce spam to our Website. Please refer to the Automattic privacy notice for their full policy: https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/
When visitors leave comments on the Website, 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.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
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.
Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
This Website uses the following to allow readers to contact us:
Contact Form 7: This service is used to provide the Contact form on the Website. Your name and email are required but none of your information submitted is used for marketing purposes.
Flamingo: This service is used to provide Contact data storage. Flamingo stores submitted messages on the Website’s server but does not store messages on a separate site.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this Website 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.
Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels
This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
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.
For users that register for notifications on our Website, we store the personal information provided until we are notified that the information should be removed.
Rights Related To Your Personal Information
Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list.
Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amend: You may contact us at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
Erase/Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
In addition, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Sensitive Personal Information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16 without parental permission. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database and he/she would like it removed, please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
If you have any further privacy questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated August 27, 2018