WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information you provide us voluntarily: We may collect personal information from you, such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily provide your name and email address to our Website when leaving a comment, submitting a contact form or subscribing to a newsletter.
Automatically collected information: We will automatically collect certain information about you and the device you use to connect to our Website. For example, when you navigate to our Website, we will log your IP address, browser type, referring website, operating system type, pages viewed and dates & times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take while using the Website, such as links clicked.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information we collect in the following ways:
- to operate and maintain the Website
- to send promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion does include information on how to opt out of future mailings
- to send administrative communications such as confirmation emails, technical notices, security alerts or updates on policies
- to respond to comments and inquiries
- to provide user support
- to track and measure advertising on the website
- to protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity
THIRD PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to do so.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of our Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The website currently uses the following third party service providers:
Google Analytics: this service tracks Website usage, providing information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. We may, however, disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on this Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
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 is not passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit your request to email@example.com.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.