WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION IS COLLECTED, AND HOW IS IT USED?
Any Data You Willingly Provide to the Website: The website collects your personal information, including your name or email address. This is mainly information you voluntarily submit to the Website by filling out a contact form, subscribing to the newsletter, or leaving a comment.
Information Collected from Other Sources: Our Website may also receive your information elsewhere. This could be a third-party application or software used through our site, which may transfer your data to us for fulfillment.
Automatically-Collected Information: Our site is designed to automatically collect particular information from you. For example, the device you’re using to access the site. Typically, whenever you use our Website, we log information, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, pages you visited, referring Website, as well as the dates and times you accessed the site. The Website may also collect information on how you use the site and your actions, including the links you click.
HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION USED?
The information we collect may be used for the following purposes:
- Operating and maintaining the Website;
- Creating your account, identifying you as a Website user, and customizing the Website for you;
- Sending you promotional content, like newsletters. Any email promotion we send you gives information on how you can opt out of our mailing list;
- Sending administrative communications, including administrative emails, important notices, confirmation emails, security alerts, or policy updates;
- Responding to your queries or comments;
- Providing user support;
- Tracking and measuring advertising and marketing efforts on the Website;
- Processing any payments made for purchases through the Website; or,
- Protecting, investigating, and deterring any illegal or unauthorized activity.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY THIRD-PARTIES
We value your trust, which is why we only give third parties access to your information with explicit authorization from you.
In some instances, the Website uses third-party service providers for Website maintenance. All the third-party service providers have their own privacy policies, which dictate how they use your personal data. The following are examples of the service providers used by the Website:
- Google Analytics – we use this service for tracking Website usage. It tracks metrics such as user actions. Google Analytics captures the user’s IP address, which is the only personal information they’ll need.
- Payment Processing – we use this service for our ecommerce platform. Your banking information is never passed to the Website. The only information we receive is for order fulfillment.
- MailerLite– This service is for delivering email updates and newsletters. We use your name and email address information to deliver such communications.
Currently, we do not share any of your personal data with third-party applications. This list is subject to amendment at any time, at the Website’s discretion.
Unless legally mandated, we do not intend to reveal, sell, or distribute your personal data without your explicit consent. But, we may transfer the personal information we collect through our Website to a third party who acquires a portion or all of our business, as a result of a consolidation, merger, or purchase of our assets, or as a result of any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding by or against us.
Sometimes, the Website uses anonymous data, which combines data from other parties and does not identify a single user. Anonymous data is typically provided to outside parties for advertising, marketing, or other purposes. This type of data generally includes analytics or information from cookies.
Publicly Visible Information
Creating a user profile or leaving a comment on the Website renders some of your information publicly visible.
At any given time, users are free to prevent the Website from setting cookies using a similar setting on your browser. You can permanently bar the Website from setting cookies using this setting. Additionally, existing cookies can be easily deleted instantly via your select browser or any other software program. A majority of internet browsers have this feature. Kindly note that deactivating cookies on the Website will render some of the Website functions unusable.
1. Display Ads
This Site is affiliated with Monumetric (dba for The Blogger Network, LLC) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Monumetric will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Monumetric’s data usage, click here: Publisher Advertising Privacy
2. Retargeting Ads
The website often engages in remarketing in partnership with companies like Google, Instagram, or Facebook, in marketing the Website. The companies typically utilize cookies to provide ads based on the user’s past behavior on the Website.
3. Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels
This Website may partner with brands, agencies, or influencer networks to engage in sponsored campaigns. In accordance with the FTC’s requirements, any sponsored content will be duly disclosed.
These sponsored campaigns often utilize tracking pixels, or web beacons, which may contain cookies for collecting data on audience and usage. The purpose of collecting this information is solely for the sponsoring company to track the campaign’s results. The Website does not use any personally identifiable information in conjunction with the web beacons.
4. Affiliate Program
The Website is also an affiliate marketing participant. Affiliate marketing involves placing tracking links on the Website. If a user clicks any of the links embedded within the Website for an affiliate partner, a cookie is put on their internet browser to track sales for commission. For more information, read our Affiliate Disclosure Policy.
Our users are free to subscribe to our newsletter, often used to advertise. All the newsletters we send may be embedded with tracking pixels. The purpose of the pixels is to allow us to analyze our marketing campaigns. The tracking pixels enable us to track the emails we send, including when you open it, and the links you click on the email. This also allows the Website to curate the content of subsequent newsletters to suit the user’s interests. This information is not shared with third parties.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA
We do not, under any circumstances, knowingly collect sensitive personal information from minors under the age of 16. If, for any reason, anyone should believe that this Website holds personally identifiable information of any child under 16 years of age, be sure to get in touch with us at [email protected]. If there is such information in our database, we will remove it immediately.
FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA RESIDENTS
For residents of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA), in accordance with the GDPR and any other applicable data protection laws, you are legally allowed to access your personal data, have us delete it, or desist from processing it further. Should you want to access or delete your personal data maintained by us or in relation to advertising on the Site, contact us at [email protected].
Last updated: June 20, 2022