- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
When you view the website, some information, including your browser type, Internet service provider, IP address and date/time of visit are sent by your browser.
IP addresses are logged in server records to assist in website security and function (error logs) for up to 1 year to detect patterns. If our website firewall detects potential malicious actions, your IP address will also be logged by our firewall and some data may be shared with our security company, Defiant, to assist in protection of the site.
Contact Forms and Email
You may choose to send us additional information by voluntarily contacting us through email or our website contact form. Contact form data is kept for 1 month in case email notifications don’t work properly and we need to retrieve the information to respond to your inquiry. We also collect IP addresses when contact forms are used to assist in security of the site. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share information you voluntarily sent us with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to maintain the site or fulfill your request. Your information, while stored on the site, may available to our website maintenance company, The Mayoros Agency LLC, in their roll in keeping our site functional.
To protect the site from SPAM and malicious form fills, we utilize reCAPTCHA. reCAPTCHA utilizes an API which collects hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sends them to Google for analysis. The information collected is used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It is not used for personalized advertising.
You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.
We will use this information as aggregate data to help us collect data about our site and how to make it more useful for visitors. We will not use this information to personally identify visitors, except for if needed for site security or under court order.
We may use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Who We Share Your Data With
Anonymized analytics data, server logs and contact form data may be shared with The Mayoros Agency LLC for website maintenance and optimization purposes.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
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 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.
We take precautions including the use of a website firewall and security scans to protect your information, but please note that information sent by email and web forms may not be secure. Please do not submit sensitive information (including social security numbers) via our website or email.
This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Last updated August 21, 2019 to include use of reCAPTCHA