Protecting your personal data matters to us
Last updated: January 13, 2022
2. How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through direct interactions and third parties.
You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by mail, phone, email, or through chat or social media.
This includes personal data you provide when you:
- sign up to receive our newsletter or any free product that is sent to you via email;
- engage with us by filling in any online forms;
- make enquiries or request information be sent to you;
- make a financial contribution;
- order our products or services;
- engage with us on social media;
- enter a competition, promotion, or survey; or
- contact customer service.
We respect our readers and their privacy. For this reason we do not collect Technical Data about your hardware, browsing actions, and patterns.
However we use Third party suppliers who may provide us with personal data about you as part of their service, including:
- Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of payment and fraud prevention services;
- Identity and Contact Data from data partners.
3. The information that we collect about you and how we use it
We store data that customers have given us voluntarily. For example, we may collect and store contact information such as name and email address when customers sign up for our products and services or seek support. We also may collect other identifying information from our customers, such as IP address.
While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. We collect this information for the purpose of providing the website, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.
We collect certain information from and about our users in two ways: directly from web servers logs, and by the user voluntary submissions, including response to surveys and questionnaires.
Certain portions of our Services allows users to send us content in contexts that do not have a restricted audience, including, for example, profile pages, story contributions and pictures, etc. Any information that you voluntarily submit to our Services will be viewable by other visitors to our Services. We are not responsible for the privacy of your submissions, or for the accuracy of any information contained in those submissions. Any information that you submit becomes public information. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law or your personal privacy.
a) Web server logs
When you visit our site, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
- Your Internet protocol address.
- Number of links you click within the site.
- Pages you viewed on the site.
- Date and time of your visit.
b) Personal Information of Users
Visitors to the site may be permitted to register for certain services such as the weekly email. When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, and other relevant information.
We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your service requests for products or services.
- To protect ourselves, our customer or our vendors from liability or to defend our rights, including investigations of fraud or misconduct.
- To third parties who have agreed in writing to maintain such information in confidence and use such information solely in performance of services to us.
- To respond to legal process or comply with law, including subpoenas, if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our site.
- To entities under common ownership or control with us or to our owners, or in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
Remember, if you choose not to share personal data with us, or refuse certain contact permissions, we might not be able to provide the products and services you’ve asked for.
4. Withdrawing consent
If after you have made a submission or inquiry, or opt-in to the newsletter and you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you regarding your submission or with newsletters, promotions, and other information that may be of interest to you.
We may contact you by email, social media, phone or text. On our website, we always try hard to make it really clear what we are doing and what communications you will be sent and you have a right at any time to change your mind and say no thank you and opt out. The easiest way to opt out is to use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the communication.
6. How we protect information
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
We cannot guarantee the security of our databases or the security during transmission to us of the information you supply over the Internet. You can help us by taking precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet and only disclose information that you want made public. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers and make sure to use a secure web browser.
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
7. Links to other sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
8. Aggregate data
We may share and publicize aggregate and/or de-identified information shared with third parties and the public.
9. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is important to us. We do not knowingly collect data relating to children. We will only collect information from minors after having received a written consent and permission from parents or guardians.
12. Contacting us