What Information We Collect And How It May Be Used
There are two categories of information we collect. 1.) We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address that you may voluntarily submit to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or entering a promotion.2). We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate, maintain and improve the Website;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries, or administer a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature;
- To display relevant advertisements and measure advertising on the Website;
Third Party Use of Personal Information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the 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:
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at 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; however, we may 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.
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 is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. 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, we may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur if you subscribe to our newsletter or enter a promotion. If you sign up for our newsletter, you will receive a notification of new content, special updates and occasional news regarding the Website or other brand-related products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use in connection with the purposes for which you provided it. For example, we use Mailchimp to deliver our email newsletters. Email 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 will not be 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. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents
If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:
- Access your personal data
- Ensure the accuracy of your personal data
- The right to have us delete your personal data
- The right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
- The right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes on data protection laws, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sensitive Personal Information
Children Under 13
We care about protecting the privacy of children. We do not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us with any personally identifiable information. Children should always get a parent’s permission and assistance from their parents before sending any information about themselves, such as their names, email address and phone numbers. If you are under 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifying information, including your name, email address or phone number.
Third Party Links
The Website may contain links to third party websites and resources. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for content and activities of these linked sites. We do seek to protect the integrity of our Website and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Sale of Business or Assets
In the event that the Website or substantially all of its assets, is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.
Effective Date: November 19, 2020.