What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website except as described below. However, we collect and store certain visitor summary information in our web server log files, which are automatically generated when a visit occurs to our website:
- Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the Internet (i.e., either your individual address or the proxy provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)).
- Date and time you access our website.
- Pages you view (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page).
- The URL of the website from which you linked directly to our website.
Browser version and operating system of the computer you are using. This information is not shared with anyone beyond our website support staff and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information. We use these summary statistics to help us make our website more useful to visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest to visitors, and for other purposes such as optimizing system performance or identifying problem areas.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you submit a contact form, browse our website, or use other site features to:
- Personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- Improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To send periodic emails regarding our products and services.
- Respond to requests for information from our website forms, email correspondence, or phone inquiries.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to help us understand visitor preferences based on previous or current site activity. This also enables us to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
How to modify cookie preferences:
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 settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties with your PII unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
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 implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
You can change your personal information:
By emailing us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ 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 the age of 13 years old.