PRIVACY POLICY

Personal information we collect

Comments

When you leave comments on our website, we collect any data shown in the comments form, your IP address and browser user agent string for spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After your comment is approved, your profile picture is visible to the public.

Media

If you upload images to our 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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. Cookies make it so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies 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, several cookies are set up 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” when logging in, your login state will last for 2 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.

Collection of Data

Our site uses technologies of third-party partner NextRoll to help us recognize your device and understand how you navigate our site. This helps us improve our services to reflect your interests and serve you advertisements about products and/or services that may interest you. Specifically, NextRoll collect information about your activities on our site to enable us to:

  • measure and analyze traffic and browsing activity on our site;
  • show advertisements for our products and/or services to you on third-party sites;
  • measure and analyze the performance of our advertising campaigns;

Opting-Out 

Our partner NextRoll may use non-cookie technologies that your browser settings may not block. For this reason you can use the following third party tools to decline the collection and use of information for the purpose of serving you interest based advertising:

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites acts in the exact same way as if you have visited these other websites.These websites may collect data about your activites, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Because of this, 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 profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for user name, they cannot change it). 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 your personal data we hold, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Sharing your personal information

We share your personal information with authorized third parties which help us use it to serve your interests, as described above. We use Google Analytics to analyze how our customers behave and navigate on our site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here.

We may also share your personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioral Advertising

As described above, we use your personal information to serve you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page here. You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Do Not Track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Your Rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. Please contact us through the contact information below to exercise this right. Additionally, if you are a European resident, please note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through our site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Data Retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless you ask us to delete this information.

Our Policy is Subject to Changes

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Minors

Our site is not intended for individuals under the age of 13.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices or if you would like to make a request, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected]