(Effective date: February 2021)
Who we are
What information do we collect
We collect information from you when you choose to purchase our services, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.
Your personal information is kept private, is never shared with a third party and is stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
What do we use your information for
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: to personalize your experience, to improve our website, to improve customer service, to process transactions, administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature and to send periodic emails.
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company without your consent.
You always have the right to ask us not to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You also have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies rectified.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails or change your contact details, we include a ‘Update your preferences’ and ‘Unsubscribe from this list’ link at the bottom of each email. To find what personal data we are storing, to amend or remove them from our database please contact us (see contact information below).
How do we protect your information
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When sensitive/credit information is transmitted over the Internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.
How long do 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.
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.
Purchases and Payments
We only share purchase and payments information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you.
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.
You can control and/or delete cookies. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set your web browser security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon your first visit.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Users under the age of 16
The Site’s content is not directed at users under 16 years of age.
When you provide information about yourself as a user under 16 years of age parental consent is necessary.
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information about visitors under 16 years of age. However if we do become aware of having collected personally identifiable information from a user under 16 without consent of a parent or legal guardian, we will remove such information from our data-base.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include 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.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses visitor tracking software (Google Analytics). We will do this to monitor its visitors and better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Google Analytics helps us better understand how you use this website. This information will help us to better serve you and provide you with more personalized information and product offerings. We do not allow third party service providers to collect your credit card information, e-mail address or password information. These third party service providers may only use your personal information to perform services for us and may not share your personal information with anyone else, or use it for any other purpose, except on an aggregated, non-personally identifiable basis.
Downloads and files on our Site
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to you at your own risk. Though all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available you are advised to verify authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar applications.
Online marketing and email mailing list
Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations mentioned above (GDPR).
Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or as detailed in the footer of every marketing email.
Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.
Accessing your information
You have the right to ask us not to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You also have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies rectified.
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.
Social Media Policy
While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for your password or personal details on social media platforms.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies here: Facebook, Instagram.