What kind of data is collected and why?
- We do not collect the personally identifiable information, as described in US privacy law and information security, unless you provide it to us. For example:
- If you contact us and need a reply (see more below);
- If you leave comments, which will be visible to others (see more below).
- We use only necessary cookies on our domain to make a website usable by enabling basic functions, without which this website cannot function properly . For example:
- Identify trusted web traffic – for security reasons;
- Use of CDN (Content Delivery Network) to speed up the loading time of our content and protect against the known internet hacker attacks.
- Access to secure areas of the website;
- Page Navigation;
- Typical server log information normally associated with any web server;
- Typical browser information, such as URL, title, and related metadata.
What kind of data is shared?
- We do not share personally identifiable information.
- We may share non-personally identifiable information with data partners.
- Data may be shared to help deliver interest-based advertising based on browsing and sharing activity – to improve accuracy. However to comply with EU GDRP privacy regulations, users in the European Economic Area (EEA) will be served only non-personalized ads.
How long do 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;
- We retain User and Event analytic data for the period of 26 months, which is reset every time the new activity from the user takes place.
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.
What options are supported?
- Do Not Track (DNT):
- When a supported browser’s DNT header is enabled, we do not share corresponding data with interest-based advertising partners;
- NAI Consumer Opt Out:
- You can opt out of interest-based advertising from NAI members by using the NAI’s opt-out page
- Do Not Track (DNT):
- 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;
- After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your publicly visible comment.
California Online Privacy Protection Act:
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously;
Can change your personal information:
- By logging in to your account.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
- We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
- 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;
- We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety;
- However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
- Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
- We use Google AdSense Advertising – to support the success of this website. However, to comply with EU GDRP regulations:
- We only serve non-personalized ads to the residents of EEA area;
- We also use Google Analytics to monitor the safety and performance of this website, as well as obtain suggestions on the planning or redesigning to better serve – all of which is based on analytics data. However to protect privacy of our visitors:
- We anonymize IP addresses by removing the last octet of an IP address before storage, so the user IP address is not disclosed to anyone;
- We do not collect data for Advertising Features including: Remarketing and Advertising Reporting Features;
- Also we don’t collect Display and Search Remarketing data;
- We retain User and Event data for the period of 26 months, which is reset every time the new activity from the user takes place;
- You can see Google Privacy and Terms here: Google Privacy and Terms;
- Or Google partnership Privacy and Terms here: Google Partners.
- Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you, using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Fair Information Practices:
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
- In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days;
- We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act:
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
- We collect your email address in order to: Reply to your requests or your Comments;
- If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.