Privacy Policy

SECURITY

Security is a sensitive topic and we aim to keep your information as private and secure as possible.

Unfortunately, no information or storage system can be completely secure. Even some of the safest banks in the world and stores that spend billions of dollars on security have been breached.

We still do our best to ensure the information you provide is as secure as possible.

If you believe or feel that the security of any account that you have with us has been compromised, please notify us immediately, and we will strive to help you as best as we can.

RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

We only collect and keep your data for as long as it is reasonably required for you to use our website, until you close your account, cancel your subscription, or unless a more extended retention period is required or permitted by law.

AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

By using the website, we automatically log information about you, your computer, or device when you access our website.

For example, when you visit our website, we may log the operating system, the version, the browser type, screen resolution, your preferred language, the website you visited before coming to our website, how long you spent on a page, and your actions on the website.

WHAT ARE COOKIES & HOW DO WE USE THEM?

Some of the information we collect may come to us in the form of cookies.

Cookies are tiny data files stored on your device. These data files can later be retrieved to identify you as a specific user. They were designed to remember a previous visitor and therefore saving your preferences on a website. Cookies cannot pass on a computer virus or capture any personal identity.

From our purposes, we use cookies to help identify you so that in the future, you won’t have to enter the same information multiple times.

If you do not accept cookies from our website you may experience certain inconveniences such as having to log in when you visit our website.

CLEAR GIFS & PIXEL TAGS

Sometimes we work with third-party services that launch clear GIFs and are known as pixel tags, single pixels, action tags, or web beacons. These pixel tax help us measure our advertising and ensure that we are advertising effectively.

Pixel tags are tiny graphics that have a unique identifier similar to a cookie and are used to track movements of our user. Clear GIFs are invisible on the page. The purpose behind a pixel tag is to show relevant advertising across multiple websites.

At times we share these pixels to third party websites advertise more effectively but it never pertains any personal information.

The way pixel tags work is if you visit 15 websites that are entirely different, you may be shown a similar advertisement for a website that you are visiting for the first time because of the pixel tag that was in your computer matches up to the same advertiser that is sending the advertising content.

EMAIL ADDRESS & NEWSLETTERS

Your email address, first name, last name, and a few other details that you filled out to get on the newsletter are stored with our email newsletter list company.

Your data can only be accessed to the people that help manage our newsletter list along with the company that provides us the service to operate the newsletter.

All of the newsletters that are sent to you have an option to unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe and remove yourself at any time from our newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link directly at the bottom of the email.

Please note that by unsubscribing you will be removed from future discounts, promotions, and announcements of any new product launches.

PRODUCT OR SERVICES PURCHASED

When you purchase a product or service from our website we collect certain contact details which may include name, email address, phone number, and physical address.

This information is stored on our website and may be used to reach out to you if you need help with your account, adjust your billing, or we need to look up your registration to cancel your account.

The point of this information is to quickly reference who you are so that if you have any questions that come up about your account we can answer them for you or make any changes.

Any form of payment or billing information that you enter on our website is encrypted and sent directly to our credit card merchant. We do not have access to your credit card or payment details nor can we bill you directly without your acknowledgment.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to third party websites and use features from these websites.

This policy does not cover the privacy practices from other third-party websites. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their features, websites, or their policies. You should read their privacy policy before you submit any data to them.

POLICY FOR CHILDREN

Our website is not created or designed for children under 18 years old.

If you are a parent or guardian that became aware that your child has provided us information you are welcome to contact us to help sort out the matter.

At this point, we can delete such information from our files as soon as it is reasonably practical.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. You are welcome to come back and review this privacy policy regularly to stay informed of its terms.

By continuing to use the website, the content, or the information provided on our website including this page, it indicates that you agree to any changes made in our policies.

COMPLAINTS

We are dedicated to resolving any complaints or questions regarding our use of your personal data.

If you would like to make a complaint regarding this policy or our practices concerning your personal data, please contact us using the contact form on our website. We will strive to reply to your complaint as soon as possible or within 30 days.

Our goal is to resolve any allegations brought to our attention as soon as possible. If you believe that your complaint was not acknowledged or taken care of, it may be that we did not receive your complaint or had difficulty in responding back to you.

Sometimes this happens when people mistype their email address or have a strong spam filter. It would be wise to resubmit your complaint by using another method or using multiple methods to ensure that we received your complaint and that we can reply back if a response is required.

CONTACT INFORMATION

You are welcome to contact us questions about our policy.

To reach us please visit the contact page on our website and there will be multiple ways that you can reach out to us using the contact form, phone number, or other methods listed on the contact page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with / 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.