Who We Are
What Personal Data We Collect and Why
We utilize third-party email marketing services, such as Mailchimp and Getresponse, for data collection:
When users sign up using Mailchimp, specific information like names, email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers may be stored for future contact purposes. This data is used to send email updates and newsletters as outlined in the signup form. Mailchimp might also collect data through cookies and tracking technologies, including device information and email interactions. Please refer to Mailchimp’s cookie statement for more details.
For comprehensive information on privacy and data protection rights by Mailchimp, visit the provided link.
Upon signing up via Getresponse, two types of information are collected:
1) website usage information and cookies.
2) personal information provided in the signup form, such as email addresses, physical addresses, names, and phone numbers. This information is used to send future communications and newsletters as indicated in the signup form. Further details on user data protection and data removal can be found in the provided link.
Like many other websites, we gather and use data contained in log files. This information includes your IP address, ISP, browser used, time of visit, and visited pages.
When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect data from the comments form, including IP addresses and browser user agent strings, for spam detection.
An anonymized string, generated from your email address, may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if you use it. Your profile picture is visible alongside your comment.
When uploading images to the website, please avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to prevent location extraction by visitors.
Our site employs the third-party contact form service “wpform” on the contact us page. When you complete the contact form, data including names, email addresses, websites, and phone numbers are collected. This data is exclusively used to respond to user queries and is not employed for marketing purposes. Refer to wpforms’ privacy disclosure for complete information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Leaving a comment on our site might lead to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience, allowing you to avoid re-entering these details for future comments. These cookies last for a year.
For account holders, a temporary cookie is set upon login to verify if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie doesn’t contain personal data and is discarded upon browser closure.
Upon logging in, additional cookies are set to save login details and screen preferences. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. Selecting “Remember Me” extends your login persistence to two weeks. Logging out removes login cookies.
Editing or publishing an article results in an extra cookie that holds no personal data and indicates the edited post’s ID. This cookie expires after one day.
We utilize third-party advertisements to support the site. Some of these advertisers might use technologies like cookies and web beacons to track data, including IP addresses, ISPs, browser details, and in some cases, the presence of Flash. This information is employed for geotargeting and customizing ads based on visited sites.
Third-party vendors, including Google, employ cookies to display ads founded on users’ previous site visits.
DoubleClick DART Cookies
We may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick. These cookies tailor ads based on users’ interests and previous browsing history. DART cookies use non-personally identifiable data, avoiding personal information tracking.
You can opt out of this ad serving on all sites via this link. https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
Google advertising cookies
Google advertisement cookies will record users data such as age, sex and other demographics data.
To opt out from this you can use this link.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Our site uses third-party analytics services like jetpack and Google Analytics. Data is collected for general trend analysis, with no individual traceability. Google Analytics’ privacy details can be found here. Jetpack’s wordpress.com stats service collects data for analysis purposes, including IP addresses, user agents, URLs, timestamps, browser languages, and country codes. Their complete privacy information is available here.
Who We Share Your Data With
We do not share your data with any party. However, third-party services collect data when you visit our site, as mentioned above.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely, aiding automatic approval of follow-up comments. Registered users’ personal information in their profiles can be viewed, edited, or deleted. Website administrators also have access to edit and view this information.
Your Data Rights
For site account holders and commenters, exported personal data files and data erasure requests are possible. This excludes data kept for administrative, legal, or security needs. Refer to third-party services’ privacy pages for retained data rights.
Where We Send Your Data
Automated spam detection services check visitor comments.
We track user traffic patterns across our sites. However, individual data is not connected with this information. Statistics are grouped by domain name, browser type, and MIME type. We also monitor search terms entered in the Search function for user interests. Individual user tracking is not performed.
We do not request personally identifiable information from individuals under 18 without parental consent.
Voluntarily provided information from users enhances their experience on our network of sites. This aids in providing interactive or personalized elements, as well as tailoring content based on user interests. We use the provided data to send newsletters and allow user participation in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. Newsletters are sent on a regular basis, with occasional special editions. We do not share newsletter mailing lists with third parties.
We track user demographics and traffic patterns to generate aggregate reports for advertisers, aiding effective advertising. We protect user privacy by not disclosing specific user interactions with ads.
Sharing of Information
Information is utilized to customize content and enhance advertisers’ understanding of audience demographics. Individual user information is not shared with third parties, except for legal compliance or public safety reasons.
Security and Data Breach Procedures
We employ industry-standard firewall and password protection systems for secure data networks. Our security and privacy policies are regularly reviewed and improved as needed. Only authorized individuals have access to customer-provided information. Refer to third-party services’ privacy pages for data breach procedures.
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