While using Our website, We may ask you to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Some of the personally identifiable information may be required to respond to your requests and contact you about your account, if necessary. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may collect information you provide in the course of conducting business with you, such as your personal or professional interests, demographics, past experiences with products and services and detailed contact preferences. We may require you to register or provide this information voluntarily to Us in order to view protected areas of Our website or have access to its content.
We may also collect publicly available information about you from other sources, such as information from newspapers, blogs, and commercial websites or third-party data aggregators. We may use such information to supplement your personally identifiable information maintained by Us. We may also collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily disclose on the website, absent any request from Us.
Usage Data is collected automatically when visiting Our website. When you visit Our site, we automatically collect this information, and combine it with similar information collected about all other visitors. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor Our website to Our visitors. Usage Data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of Our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access our website by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
This website is not intended for persons under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, and We do not knowingly market Our products or services to children.
Personally-identifiable information collected on Our website is provided by you directly when you provide it. Thus, when you register on the site, We collect the information you provide. When you enter a promotion, We collect the information needed for you to participate and for Us to fulfill our obligations to you. When you e-mail Us, We collect the e-mail address you supply, so that We can respond.
We also collect aggregate, non-personal information on an ongoing basis when you view Our website. The collection of this non-personal information is done either through “cookie” technology or with “web beacons” (also called ‘single-pixel gifs’), as explained below.
This website is hosted by WordPress. WordPress collects personal data to power Our site analytics, including:
This information may also include details about your use of this website, including:
WordPress needs the data to run this website, and to protect and improve its platform and services. WordPress analyzes the data in a de-personalized form.
We also share this information with Google, a third-party website analytics provider, to learn about site traffic and activity. Please refer to the following link describing how Google uses data on partner’s sites or apps: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
You can instruct your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Remember, however, that cookies allow you to take full advantage of all of Our website’s features. If you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of Our website.
Web beacons are Internet instrumentation that helps Us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed. When you ask Us to send you information on a promotion or newsletter, We may use web beacons to determine how many of the e-mails We sent were actually opened. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including a banner ad, can act as a web beacon.
Our site sometimes includes notices of promotions We are conducting, and We may permit you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, We will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (e.g., to contact you if you’re a winner). After the conclusion of the promotion, the personal information will remain in our database and be used to contact you again for other promotions and offers.
We may occasionally ask visitors to complete surveys and opinion polls about their attitudes and interests. Surveys help us to understand your needs. If sample answers to surveys are posted on the website, no personally identifiable information will be included. If you participate in one of our surveys, you can be assured that We do not maintain any personal information about you in our databases as a result of the survey.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to give you a meaningful and customized experience while you are using Our website, social media pages or otherwise interacting with Us.
The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our website, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
We do not sell, transfer, or disclose the personally-identifiable information We gather on Our website to third parties, unless otherwise disclosed herein. Exceptions to this rule include: (1) We will disclose information in cases where We believe in good faith that it is necessary to prevent a crime or an injury to Ourselves or third parties or where otherwise required by law; and (2) We disclose information to third parties who provide support services to Us, as described above.
There may be times when We share usage data about Our visitors (for example, the percentage of male and female visitors to Our site) with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties in an effort to customize or enhance the content and advertising of Our site for our users. We may also aggregate data from web log files (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to understand how users navigate the site and what features are most popular.
Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
The security of your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Under California Civil Code Section 1798 (California’s Shine the Light law), California residents with an established business relationship with Us can request information once a year about sharing their Personal Data with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
If you’d like to request more information under the California Shine the Light law, and if you are a California resident, you can contact Us using the contact information provided below.
California Privacy Rights for Minor Users (California Business and Professions Code Section 22581)
California Business and Professions Code section 22581 allow California residents under the age of 18 who are registered users of online sites, services or applications to request and obtain removal of content or information they have publicly posted.
To request removal of such data, and if you are a California resident, you can contact Us using the contact information provided below and include the email address associated with your account.
Be aware that your request does not guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of content or information posted online and that the law may not permit or require removal in certain circumstances.
We provide Our users a choice as to whether they would like to receive marketing or promotional communications. Users may also from time to time receive up-to-date information on products and services via e-mail communications.
You may unsubscribe from communications any time you would like, by simply clicking unsubscribe from any email program, or contacting Us via our Contact page on Our website.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions or hear your concerns.