- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedure in place to protect the misuse of your information.
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
Information Collection and Use
Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
While using our site we may ask you to provide us with certain personal identifiable information that can be used to contact and identify you, this may include but not limited to, name, email and personal account preferences.
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.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology
As you browse through our site we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your location, your traffic pattern through our website, and any communications with this website. Specifically, actions such as pages viewed, buttons, clicked, time spent viewing, search keywords, and bounce rates are are collected via Google Analytics. The information we collect is used for statistical data and will not include personal information.
GDPR users who interact with Google Analytics contact Google for their “right to be forgotten”.
We use the following information to better understand our visitors and see what type of information they are seeking and reading. It helps me make better decisions and better understand on what to include and write to my readers and visitors.
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.
Contact Forms and Email Policies
When you submit information via our contact form and choose to correspond with us, we may retain content of your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for those electronic communication that we employ. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of forms using your email address.
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 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.
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.
With Whom Do We Share Your Data
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to collect the information that you voluntarily provide via email or other direct contact from you. We will not share any of your information with any third party outside of your organization other that what is necessary to fulfill your request such as providing a quote or providing information to you (via newsletters or marketing materials). We do not sell, rent, or lease subscription lists to third parties.
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.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How We Protect Your Data
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website your information is protected both online and offline. Whenever we collect sensitive information that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon or looking for the “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. We have also installed “two factor authentication” in all my referring websites and added security plugins on this site but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.