Last Update: February 24, 2023
2. Collection of User Data
We only collect the personal information you voluntarily provide to us when you fill in our forms or contact us for any reason. This Site does not collect any payment information. Types of information collected may include:
- Personal Info: name, email address, address, phone number.
- Communications: if you contact us for any reason, we will receive whatever information you voluntarily provide (e.g., your feedback and questions).
- Analytics: we may use services such as Google Analytics to see anonymized, statistical information about Site traffic. This information does not identify any particular user. It allows us to see what content our Site users access, when and how they interact with the Site content/pages and what devices they use.
3. Use of Data
We use the collected data for the following purposes:
- To provide the services and/or information that you have asked for.
- To send our newsletter but you can opt out of it.
- To enforce our rights, carry out our obligations, prevent fraud, respond to government requests, facilitate disputes between users.
- To accomplish any other purpose for which the information was provided.
4. Disclosure of Data
In addition to sharing your data as described above, we may disclose the collected personal information as follows:
- In case there is a sale, merger or other transfer in the ownership of our Site, the successor will receive personal information about our Site users along with the assets transferred.
- To our contractors, business partners, third party service providers and other entities or individuals who provide support for our Site.
- Aggregated, anonymized information that does not identify any particular user can be disclosed without restriction.
- To respond to a court order, regulatory request or legal process.
- If we decide that disclosure is appropriate to protect the property, safety, rights of the Site, its users or the public.
Cookies are small bits of text data placed on your device when you visit sites. Cookies record data about your activity, such as which pages you view and what you click on. Cookies assist our Site to recognize your device when you return. For example, cookies can help us to remember your preferences, username, analyze the performance of our Site and recommend content that may be most relevant to your interests.
- Analytics. This type of cookies shows us which pages users view, which links are popular, etc. These cookies only provide anonymized information that does not identify anybody personally. This information is then bundled with the similar information from the other users, so that we can analyze the general usage patterns.
- Essential cookies. These are necessary to provide the services that you have asked for. Without these essential cookies, our Site would not be able to operate. They are necessary to enable users to navigate through the Site and use its main features. E.g., essential cookies identify registered users so that they can access member-only areas of the site. Essential cookies keep users logged in. If a subscriber disables essential cookies, that subscriber won’t be able to get to all of the content that a subscription entitles them to. These cookies don’t collect information that could be utilized for the purposes of marketing or figuring out what places on the internet you have visited.
- To show relevant advertising. If we allow ads on our Site, they can contain cookies in order to provide ads most relevant to your interests. They can also help limit the number of times you see a particular ad and to assess the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
- To improve your browsing experience. This type of cookies enables the site to remember users’ preferences and settings, such as geographic region or language. They can also be used to restrict the number of times an ad is shown, to remember which forms you have already filled in, so that you don’t have to do it again.
There is a way to turn off cookies by going to your browser’s Help or Settings menu. However, keep in mind that disabling cookies may limit your use of the Site and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
6. Data Security & Retention
Only our administrators are allowed to access our Site’s password-protected server where your personal information is stored. We utilize SSL. However, any transmission of information over the Internet has its inherent risks, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. Transmit personal information over the Internet at your own risk. We shall not be liable for circumvention of security measures or privacy settings on the Site. It is your responsibility to keep your login credentials, if any, confidential. We may retain some information collected for as long as necessary for our legitimate purposes, e.g. to evaluate Site usage, troubleshoot issues, resolve disputes and collect any fees owed.
7. Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided any personal info, it will be erased from our database as soon as reasonably possible, except when we need to keep that information for legal purposes or to notify a parent or guardian. However, portions of this data may remain in back-up archives or web logs even after we erase it from our databases. If a parent or guardian believes that a child has sent us personal information, send us an e-mail.
8. Your California Privacy Rights
We will not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes to the extent it is forbidden by California law. If our practices change, we will do so in accordance with applicable laws and will notify you in advance. California law requires that operators of online services disclose how they respond to a Do Not Track signal. Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the online service that a user visits, indicating that the user does not wish to be tracked. At this time we do not respond to Do Not Track signal.
9. International Transfer
We process your personal information in the United States. This is where it will be transferred to in case you are located somewhere else. By submitting any personal information to us, you agree to its transfer to and processing in the United States.
10. Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
If you have any questions or wish to ask to access, modify or delete any of your personal data on our Site, please send all requests via our contact page. Note that we can deny your request if we think it would violate any law or cause the information to be incorrect.