Last Updated: March 19, 2022
PROTECTION OF MINORS
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII)
PII is information that identifies you or can be used to identify, contact, or locate you. This includes, but is not limited to, your name, home or business address, email address, telephone number, and debit or credit card information such as the credit card number or billing address.
When you access the Website or use our Services, you may be required to provide certain PII. Company requires your true name and identifying information for registration to use our Services. Your personal information is used to personalize your experience, improve the Website to better serve you, provide customer service support, efficiently process your requests or transactions, tailor advertisements to you, elicit reviews of services or products, provide you offers, promotions and to follow up with you through correspondence (email, live chat, or phone).
Company respects your privacy. We only collect PII through optional, voluntary submissions, such as email, survey information, and online registration forms. The types and amount of personal information collected from these activities will vary, but in no event will we collect PII that is not voluntarily given by you when using Company’s Service. You consent to the Company using your PII to facilitate requests, to contact you if a problem arises, email you information about our Services, or for other uses consistent with this Policy and your requests.
NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (NON-PII)
Company collects statistical user data about your Content. This data neither identifies you nor viewers of your Content personally and is purely statistical data, such as the date an end user uses your Content, approximate geo-location of the end user and length of use and other similar anonymous data. This Non-PII is for the benefit of you, as the owner of the Content. Such analysis and information is aggregated across viewers, does not identify anyone as an individual and does not link to any personally identifiable information.
Like other websites, this Website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, the equipment you used to access the Website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the Website.
This information is used to analyze Website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve our performance and your use of the Website and to further enhance our products and Services offered to you.
COMMENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
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. When you leave a comment, your name, email address and website/organization name is not shared with a third party and may be used to communicate with you.
Social media accounts and sharing options are available on this Website. Social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and so forth) can track your personal information. Should you choose to interact with us on social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage or dissemination of such publicly-disclosed personal information by you.
Any such interactions via comments and social media with us do not subject us to any kind of liability related to misuse of your information by others.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to unsubscribe;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND USE
We have no control over any of these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. Neither are we responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions. You also agree that your use of these third party websites is solely at your risk.
USE OF IP ADDRESSES
As with any Internet-based service, queries to our service transmit an Internet Protocol (IP) address, as this is what allows delivery of the information you requested back to you. We also use IP addresses for security purposes and to determine the approximate geographic location (the country or metropolitan region) of the query. We use the approximate geographic location to create aggregate statistics, such as use or non-use of the Content by country or region, which we may share with the owner of the Content. We do not use IP addresses to identify an individual user by name, address or exact location. It is possible that we might be legally required to make a disclosure, for example, in response to court orders or in governmental investigations.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Company does not share your PII with third parties without your consent as described in this Policy.
Should Company merge with or be acquired by another company, or if the business unit providing your service were sold to another company, any information collected may be transferred to and used by the resulting combined company. If Company were to cease operations, this data might be transferred to and used by another company, which offers similar or related products or Services. While we cannot predict a great deal about such an unlikely event, we would hope this would provide you with continuity of service.
If you are in the European Union and opt in to receive any of our free products or Services and/or purchase any products or Services through our Website then you will be subscribed to receive our free email newsletter once you affirmatively consent to it. If you are NOT in the European Union then you will be automatically subscribed to receive our free email newsletter once you opt in to receive any of our free products or Services and/or purchase any products or Services through our Website. Please see the Opt Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from us.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
When you send email or other communications to Company, Company may retain those communications and related email addresses in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our Services. In addition, Company may use your username and email address to provide you with email newsletters, announcements, Company news about products and/or Services and information about your user account. If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you may “opt out” either by: (a) unchecking the email newsletters and announcements during registration; or (b) by doing the same within your user profile.
Company maintains a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your information and to deliver the Services and features of the Service. While Company cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of your data will not occur, Company works hard to prevent such occurrences.
When you make a credit card purchase or purchase through any means on the Website, you will be directed to a third party vendor to complete the transaction. Any information you provide during the checkout process is not stored on our Website but instead provided to the third party vendor that completes the purchase transaction.
By using this Website, you agree to hold us harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that we cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through our Website without our knowledge and consent.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
In the event you desire to be informed of or access all of the personally identifiable information we hold about you, and you may do so by visiting your user account when logged-in to the Service, or by emailing us at the address the forth below. You also have the right to delete such personal information and your account at any time. Please note, however, that once you delete such information, it may not be recoverable. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
GDPR VISITOR RIGHTS
Under the GDPR, if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below. We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of:
- You ask us to delete the information by sending a request to . Please note that such requests may result in you no longer being able to access paid or free content previously provided to you.
- Our decision to cease using our existing data providers.
- The Company decides to no longer be in business or continue to offer the Services.
- The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention, or the Company finds it outdated.
You have the right to request access to your data that we store and have the ability to access your personal data.
You have the right to either rectify or erase your personal data. You have the right to verify the accuracy of your personal data and have it corrected or removed completely.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data. When you restrict the processing of your data, we can store your data but cannot process it further.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data in certain circumstances including but not limited to direct marketing, profiling, scientific or historical research purposes, statistical purposes, automated decision making and profiling and tasks based on legitimate interests or in the public interest/exercise of official authority.
You have the right to the portability of your data. You have the right to request your personal data from us, receive it and transfer it to another controller.
You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. If you have provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We require only the information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA COMPLIANCE)
If you reside in California, you are entitled to additional rights under California law and we ensure compliance with the CCPA. Here are your rights:
- You have the right to know whether your personal information is sold or disclosed to third parties.
- You have the right to say no to the sale of your personal information.
- You also have the right to access your personal information, which we will provide within 30 days of such request.
- You have the right to have your personal information deleted
- You have the right to equal service, price and no discrimination
- You have the right to data portability and right to request your personal information and use it for your own purposes
Pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light Act,” you are permitted to request information about the manner in which we share certain categories of information with third parties for their marketing use. We may disclose your personal information to our affiliates or other related third parties such as service providers, vendors for their use in marketing to you, so we can provide the products and/or Services offered on this Website to you. When we disclose such information, your personal information is still kept confidential and between us and that third party. It is not used for any other purpose that’s not permitted under the laws.
Please be advised we DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION to third parties and have never sold your personal information. We do not intend to sell your personal information in the future either.
Under the CCPA, you still have the right to opt-out of such sales and send us a “do not sell my information” request. If you would like to exercise any of your rights under California law, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by sending us an email at . Only you as the person registered with the California Secretary of State can make such verifiable consumer requested related to your personal information or someone you authorize to act on your behalf.
Your verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows us to verify that you are the person you are claiming to be or that you are the authorized representative of such person about whom we had collected personal information. You must describe your request with enough details such as your first and last name, address and your country that allow us to properly understand the request and respond to it. Please note we cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information unless we first verify your identity or authority to make such a request and confirm that the personal information relates to you. We will make all attempts to respond to your request within 30 days of receipt.