WHO WE ARE
We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online.
Our Website only collects and uses information in ways that are consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law. Namely, data is processed:
- When you give specific and express consent for us to do so
- When necessary for the performance of a contract, where you are a party to that contract (for example, if you buy something we will need to collect payment and delivery information in order to deliver that product to you)
- When necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
- When necessary, in order to protect the vital interest of the data subject (you) or of another natural person
- When necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interest is overridden by your interest or fundamental rights and freedoms.
By using our Website, you certify that you are an adult, at least 18 years of age.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information You Voluntarily Submit To The Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, 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.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. You can turn off cookies in your browser to prevent this. If you choose to turn off cookies, please note that some of the features and services of our Website may not function properly. If you would like to turn off cookies then visit aboutcookies.org for instructions.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to unsubscribe from future emails
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- To track and measure advertising on the Website
- To track, measure and analyze the statistical performance of the Website
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity
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:
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses 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.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not 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
When you leave a comment on this Website, your name, web address (if supplied) and comment will be visible to the public. Your email address and IP address will be collected but never shared publicly. Data submitted when making a comment may be stored indefinitely. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may 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 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 commissions.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of 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. This 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 at via email to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request via email.
Amend – You may contact us via email to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request via email.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
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, 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.
Information collected using Google Analytics is retained for 26 months.
Information submitted through forms, such as email forms or contact forms, are retained until such a time as the data subject chooses to unsubscribe or invokes their right under GDPR to be forgotten.
INFORMATION AND ACCURACY
All content provided on this Website is for information purposes only. The owner of this Website makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this Website or found by following any link on this Website. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this Website on other websites or media without our permission. All opinions are those of the author alone.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately via email and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
RIGHTS OF CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
If you reside in California, California Law (CCPA) gives you the right to ask if we sell or disclose your personal information to third parties. We do not sell your personal information to third parties for others’ direct marketing. We have not sold your personal information in the past. California law also gives you the right to opt out of such sales.
Last updated: 1st June 20