Last updated July 28, 2018.
The following policy explains how we collect and use personal information in detail. If you have any concerns about this policy, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information do we collect and how is it used?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or subscribe to our newsletter. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. This is known as a form of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and represents information that can be used to identify or locate a single person. We protect all data but most notably PII.
You may, if you choose, visit our site anonymously. Registration is not required.
If you choose to use our mobile “app”, data about what you visit in our app and how long you stay there is made available to us. We may or may not use that information but when we do, it will be to improve the experience of all mobile users within the app. We may – in some cases – anonymize and aggregate that data and make it available to third-party providers. We will never share your PII (see above regarding PII). Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience. Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
- To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. Information Security. We use secure computing practices to safeguard personal information we collect to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. Employee Access, Training and Expectations. Our ethical standards and employee policies and practices are committed to the protection of customer information. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables sites or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser, and capture and remember certain information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell or trade your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) without providing you advance notice. We may share your PII data with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe that release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety. Non-PII visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. In some cases, we may share hashed or obfuscated email addresses to better augment what data is shown to you based on geographical information and other preference patterns. Your email address or any other PII is never shared in its raw form.
Third party links
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 also may be compensated in exchange for featured placement of certain sponsored products and services, or your clicking on certain links posted on this website.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (OPPA). We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
As parties protected by the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their account and going to the ‘Profile’ page.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
We automatically receive and record your IP address from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps or use certain other Services. We use this data to determine your origin of country for the purpose of GDPR compliance and other uses.
For Users with accounts located in the European Union, as determined by Geographical Location collection outlined above, all collection of Personal Data is excluded in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any user visiting from countries covered by GDPR will be blocked from visiting or accessing content on the Site or using the Apps or certain other Services.