What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
When visitors fill out a form on the site, we collect the data provided in such form, including but not limited to visitor’s name, business/organization, email, phone number, payment information, or other personal information submitted when sending a message through our website, and it is saved in a secure database. This information is only shared with our service providers to resolve any issues with the website and/or ensure the website is operating efficiently.
HOW WE USE PERSONAL DATA
Your personal information may be used as follows:
- To provide our products/services
- To improve our products/services
- To understand your interests
- To respond to your requests or questions
- To communicate with you
- For marketing purposes
- For interest-based advertising
- For security purposes
- As otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 through our website. In the event we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Google Analytics is used and traditional analytic information is stored indefinitely.
Who we share your data with
Information is shared with applicable employees to resolve issues, improve services and monitor website functionality. We do not sell information with third-parties.
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 on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
UNITED STATES ONLY
This website is intended for use by residents of the United States of America (“US”) only. All matters relating to this website are governed by the laws of the US. If you are located outside of the US and you contact us, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the US and that by submitting information you explicitly authorize this transfer and the processing of this information within the US.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help secure information.
Our contact information
We may change or replace this Policy at our sole discretion at any time. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any updates or changes to this Policy.