What personal data we collect and why we collect it.
You can visit our Website, read materials, and browse the Website’s contents without giving us any personally identifiable information. In order to provide you with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service and attention, and to accommodate certain requests which you make, we request information about you in certain circumstances.We may collect and/or receive the following types of information from you:
Information Provided Voluntarily
Personal Information. You may be asked to provide personal information including your name and email address when you use our inquiry contact form. Visitors are not required to provide this information. And we do not collect any personal information from Visitors who simply visit the Website, unless they provide such information voluntarily by registering at our Website or signing up for information. This information is collectively called “Personal Information.”
Information Collected Automatically
In addition to the information described above, we may collect other information as follows:
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.
From Your Activity (Log Data). Information may be collected based on your use of the Website, including, without limitation:
– Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, which may consist of a static or dynamic IP address and will sometimes point to a specific identifiable computer or device; browser type, version and language; referring and exit pages and URLS; date and time; the pages of our Website that you visit; the time spent on those pages, and other statistics;
– Information about your device, device type, universally unique identifiers (“UUID”), advertising identifier (“IDFA”), operating system and version, carrier and country location, hardware and processor information, network type, and similar data.
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.
Like many websites, we may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to help us improve the experience you have with our Website. Most web browsers have a function that allows you to delete existing cookies on your device or you can set your browser options to that your device does not receive or accept cookies. Doing this may interfere with your ability to use the Website.
For more information on Google Analytics, including how to opt out from certain data collection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics. If you opt out of any service, you may not enjoy the full functionality of the Website.
From Third Parties. We may also collect or receive information from third parties, such as Facebook and/or other third-party social media sites.
Accessing Personal Information and Communication Preferences
If you have provided personal or other voluntarily provided information, you may access, review and make changes to it via instructions found on the Website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process any requests related to the management of Personal Information in a timely manner.
How We Use and Share the Information
We use the collected Information to evaluate and administer our Website, fulfill your requests, respond to any problems that may arise, such as difficulties in navigating our Website or accessing certain features, and to gauge user trends. We may also access or utilize information collected to provide our services, maintain and improve our Website and services to you, solicit your feedback, and to inform you about our products and services and those of our third-party marketing partners.
We may also disclose aggregated statistics in describing our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Under certain circumstances we may be obligated or compelled to disclose the Information: (i) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (ii) whenever we believe that disclosing such Information is necessary or advisable to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company or others.
Information You Share
When you voluntarily make your Personal Information available online in an environment shared by third parties – for example on message boards or web logs; through email; or in comment or chat areas – that information can be viewed, saved, collected, heard, and/or used by others outside of the Company. We are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of information provided in these contexts. Please be mindful whenever you share any information online.
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.
Security of Your Information
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we incorporate standard industry practices internally and with our services providers, which we believe suits the degree of sensitivity of the information involved, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Because we work with third-party businesses and vendors in various aspects of our business including operating this website, database management, website security, etc., we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the Information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.
We are strongly committed to protecting the safety and privacy of children who visit our website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Website. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage all parents to talk to their children about online safety and to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will make best efforts to delete that information from our databases.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Visitors Outside the U.S.
Our Website and the servers that make this Website available worldwide our located in the United States. The Internet laws in the United States govern all matters relating to this Website. Any information you provide in subscribing to or visiting our Website will be transferred to the United States. By visiting our Website and submitting information, you authorize this transfer, processing, and use.