WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Submit Voluntarily: We may collect personal information from you such as your name, email address, or website URL for certain types of forms or services. For example, you may voluntarily submit your personal information to the Website by leaving a comment or filling out a contact form. This information allows us to add your comment or respond to your contact form message.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other website and sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we may in some instances receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect information about you and the device with which you access and use the Website. For example, when you use the Website we will log your IP address, pages you viewed, operating system type, browser type, referring website, 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.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected above in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you promotional information, administrative communications, such as administrative emails, newsletter confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments if you have selected the subscribe to comments option. Each comment email will provide information on how to unsubscribe or opt-out of future comment subscription emails;
- To respond to your inquiries submitted through the comment form on the Website;
- To provide you with adequate user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity;
- In some instances, to create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
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:
Google Analytics: this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may log your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics (i.e., the data is anonymous).
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email address 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, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
Occasionally, we may use anonymous data, which is not able to 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.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information like your name or website URL may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly, unless you choose to explicitly and voluntarily include it in a comment on the Website. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your user name, avatar, profile description and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by the Website by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser that will 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.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding affiliate 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 calculating commissions for the Website.
You may subscribe to our newsletter via the Website, which may be used for informational and advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows the analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. With these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. The data associated with this tracked behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
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 by email if you would like to be removed from our newsletter mailing list.
Access: You may request access to the personal information we have about you by submitting a request by email.
Amend: You may contact us by email to update or amend your personal information.
Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget all your personal data. To do so, please submit a request by email.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, to complete certain transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION