What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, create an account on the site, subscribe to the newsletter or email list, contact us through our contact form, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, make a purchase, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name, email address, postal address, payment information (such as your credit or debit card and billing address), preference or interest data, profile photo, and any other information you choose to provide.
Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
If you provide an email address to invite a friend to participate in the Services, we will collect that email address and use it to send your friend such an invitation.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data directly provided by the commenter in the comments form, such as their name, username, email address, URL, and the comment itself, as well as additional information including the commenter’s IP address, user agent, and referrer to help spam detection.
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.
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.
When visitors contact us through the contact form on the Site we collect the data directly provided by the user in the contact form, such as their name, username, email address, URL, and the comment itself, as well as additional information including the commenter’s IP address, user agent, and referrer to help spam detection.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer or device, and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
When you access or use our Services, we may automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser, links clicked and the page you visited before navigating to the Services.
Mobile Device Information: We collect information about the mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of our mobile applications.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers use various technologies to collect information and for record-keeping purposes, including cookies and web beacons.
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services and User experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in our service. These offers may appear as ads in various places across the internet, including Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, and their affiliated networks. As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use any 3rd party remarketing system.
To opt out of personalized ads and related cookies, see the ‘Choice and Opt-Out’ section below.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; we may also collect information about you when you post content to our pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.
Some parts of our site may allow you to make your purchases online. In connection with your purchase, we collect and store certain information. First, in order to identify you, we ask that you provide your full name, email address, and in some cases your physical address. When you make a purchase through our website, we use a third-party credit card processor to process your credit card purchases (see “Third-Party Payment Processors” below).
Third-Party Payment Processors
When you make a purchase through our website, we use a third-party credit card processor to process your credit card purchases. To make this possible, your name, address, email address, and your credit card’s type, number, expiration date and CVC number and your order total (collectively referred to as your “Billing Information”) will be shared via secure (encrypted) means with this third-party payment processor for the sole purpose of completing your order. Please note that your Billing Information is transmitted via secure means to our third-party credit card processor and stored by such third-party credit card processor and not the Company.
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.
How we use collected information
Company may collect and use Users personal information for various purposes, including to:
• Provide, maintain, improve and promote our products and services;
• Provide and deliver the information, products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
• Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
• Respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide customer service;
• Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by Company and others, and provide news and information we think will be of legitimate interest to you;
• Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
• Personalize User experience and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
• Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards;
• Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
• Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
For opt-out information regarding email communications from the Site, see “Choice and Opt-Out” below.
Sharing your personal information
• With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work or perform services on our behalf;
• When you participate in the interactive areas of our Services, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and other information you choose to provide;
• In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
• If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Company or others;
• In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company; and
• With your consent or at your direction.
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. However, we may share your information with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and comply with all applicable privacy laws. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these third-party sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Social Sharing Features
The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Company takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
CHOICE AND OPT-OUT
You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your online account at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by contacting us. If you wish to delete or deactivate your account, please contact us, but note that some information you provide through the Services may continue to be accessible (e.g., comments you submit through the Services) and that we may continue to store information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the ‘unsubscribe’ link included in each communication or by contacting us through the Site. By doing so, you understand you may no longer receive important information pertaining to the products you have purchased, including updates, additions, and bonus materials.
Please note that some communications directly from the Site and other non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations may require a separate opt-out and opting out may prevent the site from sending important technical account-related information, including password reset instructions from using the ‘forgot password’ feature on the site.
To opt out of personalized ads and related cookies, visit the following:
Google Content Network: http://www.google.com/settings/ads
Bing Ads remarking: https://choice.microsoft.com
For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
With your consent, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of our Services.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.
This document was last updated on 05/25/2018