Information About You That We Collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect some information about your device. This includes information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. As you look around the Site, we also collect information about the specific web pages or products you look at, the websites or search terms that led you to the Site, and how you use the Site. We call this information that is automatically collected “Device Information.”
We collect information about devices using the following tools:
- “Log files” keep track of what happens on the Site and collect information like your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, the pages you came from and went to, and the dates and times you were there.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are all types of electronic files that are used to keep track of how you use the Site.
We also get information from you when you fill out or try to fill out the contact form on the Site. This includes your name, address, email address, and phone number. “Lead Information” is what we call this kind of information.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information
In general, we use the Lead Information we gather to:
- Get in touch with you.
- When it fits with the things you’ve told us you like, we’ll send you information or ads about our products or services.
We use the information we get from Devices, especially your IP address, to help us screen for risk and fraud and to improve and optimize our Site as a whole (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Giving Out Your Personal Data
We give your Personal Information to third parties so they can help us use it in the ways we’ve already talked about. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can learn more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also stop using Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Lastly, we may share your Personal Information to follow the laws and rules that are in place, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other legal request for information, or to protect our rights in some other way.
Do Not Track
Please note that we don’t change how we collect and use information on our site when your browser sends us a “Do Not Track” signal.
When you fill out the contact form on the Site, we will keep your Lead Information in our files unless you tell us to get rid of it.
Suggested text: 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.
Suggested text: 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.
Suggested text: 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 visit our login page, 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
Suggested text: 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.
Who We Share Your Data With
Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How Long We Retain Your Data
Suggested text: 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
Suggested text: 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.