Information collection and use
We may collect certain anonymous information that does not tell us specifically who you are. This is “Non-Personally Identifiable Information.” It includes things like your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, and the last domain you visited before coming to our website or the domain you go to when you leave. It also includes various statistical data such as which pages you visit on this website, how long you stay on them, and what you click. We may also collect information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address and/or telephone number. This is known as “Personally Identifiable Information”. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this website. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our network, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, that too with your consent only.
We reserve the right to delete comments if their content violates the Terms of Service. In addition, we reserve the right to stop or remove the comment function and the associated comments on any article, at any time.
A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on a website visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access and identify repeat visitors to our website. 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. Sometimes we may 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. Please note that, the deactivation of some cookies can impact the delivery and quality of our webpages.
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.
For the encryption (HTTPS over TLS) of this website of the user we use the free service “Cloudflare” which is also acts as a content delivery network (CDN). Through the certificates, we can offer a so-called transport encryption, which protects the communication to our website from access by unauthorized third parties.
We allow third-party companies such as Google Adsense and Infolinks to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit this website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest. The companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information and we do not have any access to it. Collected data may be transferred to third-parties as well. You can opt-out of these ads anytime through the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) approved Opt-out Mechanism: optout.networkadvertising.org
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Who we share your data with
Other than the Google Analytics and MailChimp properties mentioned above, we do not share your data with any third parties, including social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We do not share or sell any other information to anyone else.
How long we retain your data
Google Analytics trackers are automatically deleted after 26 months. User names and email addresses, if submitted, are stored indefinitely, unless you requested.
What rights you have over your data
Your data and privacy rights are important to us. If we do hold any personal data on you, you can request to receive an exported file of that data. 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.
How we protect your data
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Only our employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. We attempt to follow policies and procedures that will protect against unauthorized access to your Personally Identifiable Information. But we can make no guarantees or promises in this regard, and you provide information to us at your own risk.
If a security breach causes unauthorized access of your data we’ll notify you as soon as possible and later report any actions we took in response.
This website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, please contact us at [email protected]. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.
If you have any questions about this policy, or the practices of the site, you may use our form here.