We Value Your Privacy

We take your privacy seriously. We will never sell, share or use your information, other than for the intended purposes, which will be explicitly stated.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Form

Contact Form: 

We utilize Mailchimp to collect your emails. Their privacy policy can be viewed here. Your information is deleted after a period of time as per Mailchimp’s policy. Any information collected from Mailchimp is used strictly for our own Marketing purposes and to inform you of dedicated campaigns such as: Website Re-openings, Newsletters, Research Surveys etc. Anytime we use Mailchimp for the purposes of collecting emails, you will be explicitly shown in writing what the intended purpose is for.

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. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What Can You Do About Data Collection?

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. When utilizing our Opt-In campaigns with Mailchimp, you have the option to delete and stop your data from being used. 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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

Cookies:

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 utilize Google Analytics to optimize our Site and to better your experience. To see the specifics about how Google Analytics works, please see their Privacy Policy HERE. Many websites and business providers use Google Analytics, there are ways to turn off Analytics on your computer, please view them HERE.

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.

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.

If you have anymore questions or concerns about what, when, why and how we collect, store or process your data please Connect With Us!

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