What we collect
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.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
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.
Personal Information You Provide: We may collect personal information that is voluntarily submitted to us. This includes your name, email address, information submitted to us through our contact form, by email or when subscribing to a newsletter. This also includes information you provide to us through social media interaction.
Social Network Integration: If you choose to access, visit and/or use any third party social networking service(s) that has been integrated with our Website, we may receive Personal Information that has been made available to those services, including Personal Information about your contacts on those services. For example, some social networking services allow you to push Content from our Service to your contacts or to pull information about your contacts so you can connect with them on or through our Service. Some social networking services also will facilitate your registration for our Service or enhance or personalize your experience on our Service. You should make sure you are comfortable with your Personal Information the third party social networking services may make available to us by visiting those services’ privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those services. We treat Personal Information that we receive through third-party social networking services in the same ways as all of your Personal Information we receive through our Website.
Links & Embedded content from other websites
We may include links to other websites of interest, along with 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.
When you click on links to another website, they may direct you away from our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
How we use your personal information
We may use the information collected to administratively operate and maintain this Website. This helps us with (a.) responding to comments or inquiries; (b). sending promotion information by email (which include an opt-out of future mailings); (c.) analytics tracking and measuring for Website performance; (d.) tracking and measuring for Advertising and Sponsors; (e.) deterring and investigating unauthorized or illegal activity. Your geolocation data may specifically be used to show you Content (including advertising and sponsored messaging) based on geographic location.
We may also use your Personal Information to communicate with you about new features, events or Products offered by us and Third Party Businesses, including our advertising, marketing and sponsorship clients.
We may also provide access to your Personal Information in order to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings brought by or otherwise involving governmental and/or law enforcement officials, as well as private parties, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
How to Opt-Out of Marketing Messages from Us. If you do not wish to receive future marketing or other commercial messages from us, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the message you receive. But note that you may continue to receive certain communications from us that are necessary for the Service, such as renewal notifications, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative service bulletins.
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.
How Third-Parties use your information
The Website may use third-party services and providers. In using these services, they also abide by their respective privacy policies regarding usage of personal information.
Currently, we use Google Analytics to track Website usage in providing us with performance data. This helps us in understanding usage of our Website, pertaining to website referrals, along with when and how users interact with our Website.
Use of these parties may be amended or updated at the Website’s discretion.
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.
For your protection and safety, please be mindful of any content or information you make publicly available. Please do not submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This also includes sensitive data from or regarding children or individuals under the age of 16. If you have reason to believe sensitive identifiable personal information regarding a minor has been submitted or unknowingly collected by us, please contact us for removal.
Age of Consent: By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence to use this Website.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Last updated: September 22, 2020