PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
When visitors leave comments on the site 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.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
We also collect certain personally identifiable information. The information we collect varies depending on how you use our digital products. If you subscribe to our electronic newsletter, you are asked to provide your first name and email address. If you register one of our products you may be asked to provide your name, email address, role, which product you own, the date of purchase, and the retailer from which you purchased the item. If you give us your email address, we may use it to send you information about other products and promotions we believe will interest you. You have the opportunity to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Our newsletter is operated through mailchimp. We will not sell your email address.
If you use this Site to purchase a product, we collect your name, postal address, email address, phone number, and credit card number or PayPal information. This information is transmitted from our site to a third party by means of a secure data transfer process.
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.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and government requirements, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights, property, or safety, our users, and the public.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/ and/or the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) at https://optout.networkadvertising.org/. These opt-out Cookies enable you to block participating companies from installing future Cookies on your computer or browser.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you have an account on this site, or 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 correct, update, or delete erase any personal data we hold about you. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his/her child has provided us with information without their consent, he/she should contact us at [email protected].
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below:
PO Box 662, Lumberton, NJ, 08048, United States