Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


What information do we collect?

 

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our blog or comment on the site. You may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or website URL. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.


What do we use your information for?

 

The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

 

How do we protect your information?


We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.


Do we use cookies?


Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Information collected by cookies may include: IP address; ISP; date/time stamp; referring and exit pages; browser type and plugins installed. This information is not personally identifying.

We may use cookies to compile and aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website or other websites. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.  Users may opt out of Google's personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings  You may opt out of other third party advertisers' personalized advertising by visiting aboutads.info. Alternately, you can turn off cookies in your browser settings (this may affect functionality of your browser).


Analytics




Bing Webmaster Tools

 

Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools are integrated into our website are used for search engine optimization and contain no personally identifying data. You can find information about the collection, processing, and use of this service in the privacy policies of the Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools stores one or more cookies on your computer. Bing uses a cookie with a unique identifier, also called a search ID, to perform this service and to activate certain search functions. These cookies are used by Microsoft to provide the Bing service and to offer a search environment with more relevant results. You can remove or block cookies in your browser settings.

In addition, Microsoft uses web beacons to store cookies and to perform analyses. Web beacons may also be from third parties; these are not permitted to collect any personally
identifying data. The information collected with the Bing services allows Microsoft to provide search results that are relevant to you. The collected information also serves to ensure and improve the quality, security, and integrity of the Microsoft services. This information may be used for research and to improve the relevance of Bing search results. Microsoft also needs this information to detect security holes and to protect you from security threats, such as botnet attacks, click fraud, worms, and other threats. (Source: Microsoft)

You can prevent Bing from recording your data by clicking on the following link: Bing Opt Out.  An opt-out cookie is set that prevents your data from being recorded when you visit this website. 


Google Analytics

 

Google Analytics is integrated into our website are used for search engine optimization and contain no personally identifying data. You can find information about the collection, processing, and use of this service in the privacy policies of the Google Analytics. This data may be shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. 

Google Analytics stores one or more cookies on your computer. Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used.
You can opt out of allowing Google Analytics to place cookies or run scripts in your browser by following this link: Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On

StatCounter


Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.

Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse same here:
http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/


For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy the:
https://statcounter.com/about/legal/#privacy

 

Do We Disclose Any Information To Outside Parties?


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe 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.


Third Party Links


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.


Online Privacy Only Applies Online


This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

SSL Encryption


This site uses SSL encryption for reasons of safety and to protect confidential information whilst it is being transferred, e.g. any requests which you send us. You can recognize a secure connection by the padlock icon in the browser's title bar and by the fact that the browser's URL changes from 'http://' to 'https://'. Once the SSL encryption is activated, the data which you relay to us cannot be read by third parties (in transit).

 

Terms and Conditions


Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at Terms and Conditions


Your Consent


By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.


Changes to our Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy is reviewed and updated periodically.


Contacting Us


If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the Contact Page.



This policy was last modified on 2/20/2020.