Who we are
In this policy, the term “personal data” shall be as defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
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.
We collect name, email address, and the message from contact forms in order to respond to queries.
The resulting submission of contact forms are generally not shared.
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.
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.
Product reviews and testimonials
We may collect name, email address and a product review or testimonial.
Your name, photograph, and review or testimonial may be shared on this website.
If your review or testimonial is posted on the website, you can request that it be removed at any time.
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 to record website visitor statistics.
This may be used in aggregate to learn more about what content is interesting or useful to visitors.
Email Marketing Automation
The Mailchimp email automation software services are used.
We collect your email address if you opt-in to email marketing automation.
This email address will be used to send you educational information as well as special offers and promotions related to your interests.
Who we share your data with
A list prepared in good faith of companies/services that data is indirectly or automatically with includes:
- Google Analytics for website statistics.
- Mailchimp for email marketing automation.
- Amazon S3 for content hosting.
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.
If you subscribe to an email marketing campaign, your personal information will be retained indefinitely.
If you make a product purchase, your personal information will be retained indefinitely.
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.
You may opt-out of receiving most e-mails from us by following the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the e-mails. Alternatively, you may contact us as described herein. If you are our customer, you may not be able to opt out of all emails, including certain administrative or billing communications which are important to the ongoing maintenance of your account.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
When Using Our Website
We collect information relating to how you use our website, such as the pages you viewed, the links you clicked, the websites that referred you to us, your device type, screen resolution, operating system, and browser.
We also collect aggregated data from third parties, such as social media sites and other services that we use, and joint ventures we may establish.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We protect customer data with the following site features:
- We are entirely using SSL/HTTPS throughout all our sites. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so personal identifiable information is never captured by third parties without authorization.
- Databases are sanitized (actual user personal details are removed) before deploying to development or testing environment.
In case of a data breach, System administrators will immediately go through affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed after informing the user.
What third parties we receive data from
As part of providing the Services our affiliates, agents, contractors, representatives, trusted business partners, and third-party service providers (including without limitation, the following entities) may have access to your personal data:
We use Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, and AdRoll to reach our target audience with relevant ads. We use the data to track sales and other business goals, all the data is being masked, and the company can’t identify any action from a specific customer or user.
We use Google Analytics to analyze marketing goals and to integrate different data sources together.