What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
We do not collect any information from you unless you voluntarily leave a comment, sign up for our email newsletter or enter an email giveaway.
When commenting, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, website or other details. Any information that you provide in your comment is strictly voluntary. Commenting is not mandatory.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you leave a comment, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, provide feedback or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you leave a comment, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings that are most interesting and relevant to you.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To send periodic emails and newsletters.
• To follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect visitor information?
We only provide articles and information. We do not ask for credit card numbers or other sensitive data.
- We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
- We do not use Malware Scanning.
- We do not use an SSL certificate
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Keep track of advertisements.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies, some features may be disabled. However, it shouldn’t affect your experience on the website.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have enabled Google AdSense on our site.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
• Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address if you choose to leave a comment on our website and if you sign up for our newsletter. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can ‘unsubscribe’ using the link in the email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
If you request assistance from us, we will do our best to help you find resources in your area that will help you. During this process, you may choose to provide us with information about your location, household, financial situation and more. This information is all provided voluntarily and is not required for use of this site.
We will never divulge your personal details (including your name). However, most of our communication occurs over Facebook messaging and through public comments on our website. We cannot guarantee that Facebook, email providers and other companies will protect that information or notify you if a breach occurs. We can only promise that we, personally, will not share your identifiable information.