SECTION 1 – WHAT WE COLLECT
Personally-Identifying Information / Information You Give Us.
In connection with your use of the Site and the Service, we collect certain types of information that may be used to identify you (“PII”). As more fully described below, PII is information such as a name, phone number or email address that, without more, may be directly associated with a specific user. In general, we will collect PII when you contact us through the Site or otherwise interact with the Services.
In connection with the operation of the Service, the Site collects certain user information, which may include a username and password, contact information, or any other data that you type into the Site. It may also identify your IP address to help identify you on future visits to the Site. We use this information to provide, improve, and secure the Service. We also collect any additional information you directly give us on the Site. You may choose not to provide certain information, but in doing so you may not be able to take advantage of certain services.
If you contact us through the Site, we may receive your communication, as well as certain PII, such as your name, phone number, and email address. We use this information to respond to you, to communicate with you, provide the services available on through the Site, and, if applicable, to market to you. You can also unsubscribe from our notifications by following the instructions contained within a notification you receive or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may combine or cross-reference any or all of this information with other information that we collect about you from others (as described below) you and use it as described in this Policy.
INFORMATION WE GET FROM OTHERS.
We may get information about you from other sources, including from social media and other partners, our newsletter distributed through Mailchimp, our web hosting service, and websites or applications associated with our Site (“Partners”). We may add this to information we get from this Site. For example, if you post a comment on one of our social media pages, or send us a message on Instagram, we may collect that information as described in this Policy.
Information Automatically Collected.
We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting the Site, we log your computer operating system type, IP address, deviceID, userID, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Site. Our Site, like many other sites, records this automatically collected information about visits to our Site. We also implement an analytics system which tracks user interactions on our Site and social media pages.
AGGREGATED NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
We may share aggregated, statistical information we collect under any of the circumstances described above. In addition, and in order to further the overall purpose of the Site, we may share aggregated, statistical data you have provided with other Site Users. We may also combine non-personally identifying information we collect with other non-personally identifying information collected from or by our Partners, or other sources. We may also share this information with third parties and other affiliated companies for the purpose of conducting general business analyses and/or increasing the usefulness and functionality of the Service. This information may be used to develop Site content, to operate, improve, and personalize the Service.
PUBLIC POSTING/SHARED CONTENT
Please keep in mind that what you post will be visible to other registered users and to anyone else who is authorized to access the Site or Services and may in some instances be viewable outside of the Site as such posting, in certain instances, may show up in Internet searches and/or be indexed by search engines. Using certain tools, it may be possible for you or third parties to copy, cut, and/or post your public posting or other information to different locations (including websites we do not own or operate). This may result in the disclosure of private information on third party websites—for which we are not responsible—and, in some cases, may subject you to liability for information posted about you. Therefore, you should exercise caution in all public postings, and we recommend you do not provide personally-identifying information that may be used to identify and/or contact you in a public posting. To request removal of your information from our public forums, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. Please note that if we have shared this information with any third parties pursuant to this Agreement, we cannot be held responsible for deleting this information from the files of third parties.
In some instances, your user name may be displayed in conjunction with your public posting. Thus, those accessing this information may be able to identify you using other available sources of information such as a related third party platform account or information on other websites, like, for example, Facebook.
SECTION 2 – WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
How we use collected information
The information we collect is primarily used for operation of the Site and the Service and/or administering our business activities in order to improve the quality and functionality of the Service. For example, we may use the information we collect in the following ways:
Providing, administering, and facilitating your use of the Service, including the display of customized content and/or targeted advertising; Notifying you of products, new products, services, features, promotions, enhancements, and updates; Marketing our products and/or Service to you, including sending you offers, promotions information, newsletters, e-mail campaigns, and communications regarding new, improved or existing products, contests and/or sweepstakes; Resolving problems; handling or responding to customer support questions and issues; Developing new and/or improved products, services, or offerings; Trouble-shooting errors or issues with the Site and/or services; and Communicating with you more generally.
How We May Share/Disclose Your Information With Third Parties
With Your Consent. We may share personal information with your consent. When you provide us with your business details and any related PII in connection with your registration on the Service, you consent to our collecting your PII and using it for the purposes described in this Policy.
Third Party Service Providers, Contractors, or Agents. We may share your information with third party companies that perform services on our behalf, including but not limited to data analysis, marketing services, e-mail campaigns, hosting services, and customer service. While providing the services for us these companies may access your account information and/or any PII submitted and are required to use it solely as directed by us for the purpose of our requested service.
Other Third Parties. We may use and share with our Partners and other Service users, aggregated, data and analytics in connection with the operation of the Service. In addition, we may use and share with our Partners and other third parties certain technical information and/or aggregate information to show general demographic and preference information among Service users and/or our business more generally. We may also allow advertisers to collect technical information or aggregate information, which they may share with us, through the use of tracking technologies like cookies and web beacons. The information collected may be used to offer you targeted ad-selection and delivery in order to personalize your user experience by increasing the likelihood that advertisements for products and services you see will appeal to you, a practice known as behavioral advertising, and to undertake web analytics (i.e. to analyze traffic and other end user activity to improve your experience). To learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising for participating ad networks, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
SECTION 3 – SECURITY
How we protect your information
We use Netlify to protect against unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of, any data that you share. Netlify has a team dedicated to keeping personal information secure. They maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards that are intended to appropriately protect against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse and any other unlawful form of processing of, the personal information in our possession. They employ security measures such as using firewalls to protect against intruders, building redundancies throughout our network (so that if one server goes down, another can cover for it) and testing for and protecting against network vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, however, no security system can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee that any information provided to us in connection with the Service will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
How we protect your information with respect to third party sites
SECTION 4 – YOUR CHOICES
Access, Correction, Deletion.
We respect your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to the data, including any PII you may have provided through your use of the Service. If you wish to access or amend any such information we hold about you, or to request that we delete or transfer any information about you that we have obtained from you, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also update, correct, or delete your account information and preferences at any time by accessing your account settings page on the Site. Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.
At any time, you may object to the processing of your PII, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you believe your right to privacy granted by applicable data protection laws has been infringed upon, please contact us at email@example.com. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities.
Opting out from Commercial Communications and Analytics.
To the extent you elect to receive emails or other information from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may opt out from the collection of navigation information about your visit to the Site by Netlify by contacting us, and we will contact them on your behalf.
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 we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, would like to register a complaint, be removed from our mailing list or simply want more information please contact us at email@example.com.