Last updated March 31, 2020.
From time to time, we may alter this policy, which will be reflected in updates to this page. When we do, the date of the update will be listed at the bottom of the page.
We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide us is kept secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, your private data, we have procedures in place designed to safeguard the information that we collect, both online and offline.
What Personal Data We Collect And Why
When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the user’s IP address, the content of the comment, and the browser user agent string. The purpose of this is for spam detection.
After your comment is approved, your Gravitar profile picture will be visible to the public next to your comment.
If you upload an image to our website, you are advised to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to our website can download and extract any location data from these images.
When visitors submit comments via our contact forms, we collect that data shown in the form, in order to respond to your request. This also aids in spam detection and prevention.
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to help websites function efficiently, as well as to provide information to the site’s owners.
Cookies let web applications recognize and respond to you as an individual, tailoring their operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and retaining information about your preferences.
Cookies do not give us access to your personal computer or device, or to any personal information about you beyond the data you specifically choose to share with us.
Users may opt out of cookies by visiting the Google Advertising Settings page.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may also opt in to save your name, email address, and website as cookies. This is for your convenience, so that you do not have to fill out your details every time you comment. These cookies will persist for one year.
Analytics will include information that you provide us when you fill out a form, place an order, subscribe to a mailing list, participate in a survey, or contact us online or offline, including:
- Your name
- Your contact information
- Your address
- Information automatically provided to us when you use our site, access our marketing information, or contact us via phone or email.
We may use Google Analytics or similar software to measure and collect session information, lengths of visits to certain pages, and other information that helps us better understand how people use our website, and how we could improve our user experience.
This information may include:
- IP addresses
- Browser type and version
- Operating system
- Internet service provider
If you do not wish to have information sent to Google Analytics, download and install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On for your current web browser. Be advised that this browser extension does not prevent information from being sent to our website or to web analytics services other than Google Analytics.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles published on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, article excerpts, etc.) sourced from external websites. This embedded content behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor had visited the website from which it was sourced.
Who We Share Your Data With
Who Else May See Your Data
Due to the nature of our business and the nature of the internet, information and data that you voluntarily provide us may be transferred outside of the country in which it was submitted. If you are submitting data from within the European Economic Area (EEA), it is possible that your data may be transferred outside the EEA, where data privacy regulations may differ.
Controlling Your Personal Information
We will not sell, lease, or distribute your information to third parties.
In the event that there is a sale or an acquisition of some or all of our company’s assets, we may be required to transfer business assets that include data or information. If this occurs, we will notify you via email.
We may also disclose your information if, for some reason, we are required to do so by judicial or governmental warrants or subpoenas, or otherwise as required by law.
We also retain the right to use, disclose, or share your information to investigate, prevent, or take action against illegal activities, fraud, or situations presenting potential physical threats to the safety of any person, regardless of whether or not there is a warrant or subpoena, or other legal procedure in place.
You may choose to restrict our collection of your personal information, and/or update and request details regarding any information we may hold about you. You can do this by contacting our website at [CONTACT LINK].
Third Party Service Providers
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and website, or to administer activities on our behalf, such as distributing email newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties, but only for limited purposes as specified above.
Third Party Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. This may include the sites and services of various partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, and other various third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these external third party websites, nor are we responsible for any practices employed by websites linked to or from our site.
In addition, these third party sites and services may be constantly changing. This includes their content as well as links. These sites may also have their own privacy policies, which may differ from our own. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including sites linked to our site, is subject to that website’s policies, not our own.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment on our site, both the comment itself and its associated metadata will be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically, rather than holding them in a moderation queue until such time as our staff can review them manually.
For users that register on our website, we store information included in their user profile. All users can view, edit, and delete their user profile information at any time. Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have created an account with our site, or have left comments, you may request that we provide you with an exported file containing all of the personal data we hold about you. This includes any and all data you have voluntarily provided to us. You may also request that we erase the data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Applicable Law and Choice of Forum
For this purpose, each party consents to personal jurisdiction in such provincial or federal court, and waives any right to dismiss or transfer such action or proceeding due to an inconvenience of forum. Nothing in this section shall prevent enforcement in another forum of any judgement obtained in a court specified in this section.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the website following any changes to this policy imply your consent to those changes.