PROTECTING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
We are a general audience site. Our Blog is directed to people who are at least 18 years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose information from children under the age of 16 (or the equivalent minimum age in the applicable jurisdiction). If we discover we have collected information from an underage child, we will promptly delete that information. If a parent or guardian believes that this website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the website, we collect certain information about your device by using cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on your device. For more information about how cookies work and how to disable them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. You may prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings of your internet browser. However, please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of this and other websites that you visit, and may prevent you from using certain features on our Blog.
We also collect information that you voluntarily submit to us via email, our Subscribe and Contact forms, leaving a comment on the Blog, or other direct contact from you. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we collect from you through cookies and the information you provide us in order to understand how you use our Blog, to operate, maintain, and improve this website, to communicate with you (if you subscribe), and to aggregate your information with other users’ information to generate anonymous reports for our use.
We may use Google Analytics to analyze web traffic and use of our Blog. You may be able to opt out of Google Analytics tracking your behavior on our Blog by following the instructions here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
We will not sell or rent your information to anyone. We will not collect your information about your online activities over time and across different websites and therefore do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Keep in mind that if you leave a comment on this website, certain information you submit will be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
We may share your information with third party service providers, like Google Analytics. The purpose of Google Analytics is to help us analyze web traffic and help us improve our content and services, and operate our Blog. Google Analytics participates in the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework. The operator of the Google Analytics is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.
We will share your information with these third party service providers as reasonably necessary for them to provide these services. We may also disclose your information as required under applicable law.
We are committed to making sure your privacy is protected when we collect information from you. We make sure that we have the appropriate security measures in place to protect your information both online and offline.
LEGAL BASES FOR COLLECTING AND USING INFORMATION
A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:
The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you
The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person or
We have a legitimate interest in using your information – for example, to provide and update our Services, to improve our Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience, to safeguard our Services, to communicate with you, to measure, gauge, and better understand user retention and attrition, to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, and to personalize your experience.
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION
We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, as described in the section above, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it.
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
Request access to your personal data
Request correction or deletion of your personal data
Object to our use and processing of your personal data
Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data
Request portability of your personal data
You may opt out of any future contacts from us. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you no longer want to receive newsletter or communication from us, or if you would like to access or request a copy, correction, or deletion of the information we have collected from you please contact us at email@example.com.
Last updated 2/1/2020.