What Personal Data We Collect and Why
The information we collect about you may include your name, your birthday, contact details, information about how you use our products and services, about your preferences, demographics, and interests.
We may also collect information such as your IP address, type of operating system, time and duration of your visit to our website, Internet locations you came from, and other details in order to track usage and improve your online experience. We collect only information that is required for, or related to, providing services, conducting business and better understanding your needs.
How We Protect Your Data
We have policies and procedures in place to protect the integrity, privacy and confidentiality of the information that we collect and maintain. All Personal Information is stored on secure servers, behind a firewall at a data centre with strictly controlled access. Only individuals specifically involved in the analysis and other functions set out herein have access to your Personal Information. However, please note that, despite our best efforts, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you disclose and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information, that are out of our control.
How Long 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. We will keep other personal information only as long as needed to satisfy the purposes for which it was collected or as required or allowed by law.
Privacy of Children
We encourage parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children’s online activities, and we ask that you do not allow your child to submit any personal information to us. We do not knowingly collect the personal information of minors who are under 13 years old.
When visitors leave comments on our website, 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. Contact form submissions are kept for a certain period for customer service purposes.
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.
Whom We Share Your Data With
We work closely with a number of parties who may perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling orders, providing promotional materials to our users, sending e-mail, managing, compiling and processing data, administering contests, processing credit card payments or providing customer service. We will not disclose your Personal Information to these parties except to the extent necessary to enable them to provide the specific services to you or on your behalf. Third party service providers are contractually bound to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information and are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purpose.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you 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.