INFORMATION COLLECTED We may collect personally identifiable information about you (“Personal Information”) when you use the Site, such as when you register for an account, purchase a product, or participate in a survey. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, email address, telephone number, and payment information. We may also collect other information about you such as your age, gender, and interests. In addition, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Site, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
USE OF INFORMATION We may use the Personal Information collected from you to respond to your requests, provide you with the services you requested, improve our services, and communicate with you about our products and services. We may also use the information for internal purposes such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products and services, enhancing our Site, and identifying usage trends. We may use non-personally identifiable information for any purpose, including, but not limited to, research, analysis, and marketing.
SECURITY we take reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access or use. We use encryption technology to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access and disclosure.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES The Site may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such websites before providing them with any of your Personal Information.
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long 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.
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.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.