DATA ACQUISITION AND UTILIZATION
In the course of your interaction with this website, you may divulge personally identifiable data, which could include but is not limited to, your name, email address, contact number, physical address, avatar image, and credit card details in the event of a purchase.
Such data is gathered when you enroll on the site, execute an order, subscribe to a newsletter, communicate with us, utilize the website’s search feature, provide commentary or other forms of feedback, complete a form, employ live chat, or relay any information to us through the website. On occasion, we may accumulate data that you provide when partaking in online surveys we conduct on our website.
Your personal data is employed to customize your experience, enhance the website for improved service, provide customer support, efficiently administer your requests or transactions, tailor advertisements to your preferences, solicit reviews of services or products, present you with promotional offers, and maintain correspondence with you (via email, live chat, or phone).
We may also leverage this information to extend to you offers and promotions from our partners and/or affiliates in reciprocation for a commission without incurring additional costs on your end.
Additionally, akin to other websites, this website automatically acquires certain data about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data encompasses information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, or “IP” address, browser specifics, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. In a similar fashion, Google Analytics collects particular data about your geographical location, browsing history, the pages you access, the equipment utilized to access the website, traffic patterns, and other general trends related to your use of the website.
Such data is utilized to analyze website statistics associated with user behavior and interests, augment our performance and your usage of the website, and to further refine the products and services we offer to you.
INTERACTION VIA COMMENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Upon leaving a comment, said comment and its associated metadata are preserved indefinitely. This enables automatic recognition and approval of any subsequent comments, bypassing the necessity for a moderation queue. In the event of leaving a comment, your name, email address, and website/organization name are not shared with third parties and may be leveraged for communication purposes with you.
This website provides social media accounts and sharing options. Be aware that social media sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, among others) have the capacity to track your personal data. Should you choose to engage with us via social media, be aware that you voluntarily disclose that personal information. This data is no longer deemed private. It transitions into public information and can be harvested and utilized by others. We bear no control over and take no responsibility for, the utilization, storage, or dissemination of such publicly disclosed information by you.
Any interactions via comments and social media with us do not subject us to any form of liability related to the misuse of your information by others.
USAGE OF COOKIES
Our website may employ cookies to streamline your usage of the website. Cookies are data files, carrying minimal amounts of data, inclusive of an anonymous unique identifier that a website transmits to your computer’s hard drive during your interaction with the website. Similar to other websites, we automatically compile certain non-personally identifiable information, not limited to your IP address, geographical location, language preference, and the date and time of visitation.
Upon leaving a comment on our website, you may choose to have your name, email address, and website saved in cookies. This is for your convenience, eliminating the necessity to input your details again when leaving another comment.
If you possess an account and log into this website, we establish a temporary cookie to verify if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie carries no personal data and is discarded once you close your browser.
We may employ cookies for a variety of reasons such as optimizing and personalizing your browsing experience, inspecting our website analytics, saving your preferences and settings for future use, delivering ads based on your preferences and interests, affiliate marketing, and for posting comments on our website.
This data is only harvested to enhance our understanding and serve your user experience on the website. You retain the option of disabling cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. In doing so, be aware that you may not be able to access all features and content of this website.
EMPLOYMENT OF WEB BEACONS AND PIXELS
In conjunction with cookies, third parties may also employ web beacons, also known as clear GIFs, web bugs, or pixel tags, to gather generic information about your utilization of our website. They monitor user activities and are employed to track consumer behavior data. This information might hold relevance to third parties, such as the ad networks deployed on our website, to customize the advertising based on your behavior and interests.
We may use social media pixels to trace and compile general information about your usage, compliant with diverse social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for the purposes of product promotion, conversion tracking, remarketing, execution of targeted advertisements, and so forth.
Third parties such as Facebook may employ their own cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to compile and receive data from our website for the purpose of delivering targeted advertisements. You may encounter our ads on Facebook subsequent to visiting our website.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY AND USE
Articles on this website may incorporate embedded content (e.g., videos, images, advertisements, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor has navigated to the other website. These websites may harvest data about you, utilize cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking, and supervise your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you possess an account and are logged in to that website.
We bear no control over these third parties, and they maintain their own privacy policies. Furthermore, we are not responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should directly contact them and peruse their privacy policies for any queries. You also acknowledge that your usage of these third-party websites is exclusively at your risk.
PROVISION OF YOUR INFORMATION
As a general practice, we do not impart your personal information to third parties without your assent, save for the following circumstances:
ELECTRONIC MAIL MARKETING
We do not foresee offering goods or services to individuals residing in the European Union as delineated in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
If you are in the European Union and opt-in to receive any of our complimentary products or services and/or purchase any products or services through our website, then you will be subscribed to receive our complimentary email newsletter once you affirmatively consent to it. Please see the Opt-Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and abstain from receiving any emails from us.
However, if you are NOT in the European Union, you will be automatically subscribed to receive our complimentary email newsletter once you opt-in to receive any of our complimentary products or services and/or purchase any products or services through our website. Please see the Opt-Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and abstain from receiving any emails from us.
DESISTANCE FROM COMMUNICATION
We are in strict compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, and thereby we do not engage in spam activities or disseminate misleading information. If you wish to discontinue receiving communication from us, you have the option of withdrawing by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of the emails we dispatch to you, or by reaching out to us directly.
As regards third-party websites, we advise that you contact them directly to desist and/or opt-out from their communications.
We adhere to the standards of the GDPR, in unison with the email marketing service we employ for the acquisition of your data.
GDPR VISITOR RIGHTS
If you reside within the European Union, under the GDPR, you are accorded certain rights and information as detailed below.
We will maintain any information you choose to supply to us until such time as:
You request that we expunge the information by forwarding a request to email@example.com. It’s important to note that such requests may result in your inability to access paid or free content previously available to you. We choose to discontinue our engagement with our existing data providers. The Company decides to cease operations or no longer offer the services. The information is no longer required to provide you service, becomes too burdensome to maintain further retention, or the Company finds it to be outdated. You are entitled to request access to the data we store and have the capacity to access your personal data.
You possess the right to either rectify or erase your personal data. You have the right to verify the accuracy of your personal data and have it corrected or entirely removed.
You have the right to seek limitations on the processing of your data. When you restrict the processing of your data, we have the ability to store your data but are prohibited from further processing.
You possess the right to object to the processing of your data under certain circumstances, inclusive but not limited to direct marketing, profiling, scientific or historical research purposes, statistical purposes, automated decision-making and profiling, and tasks based on legitimate interests or in the public interest/exercise of official authority.
You possess the right to the portability of your data. You are entitled to request your personal data from us, receive it, and transfer it to another controller.
You retain the right to withdraw consent at any given time. If you have given consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you possess the right to withdraw that consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that transpired prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We only require the information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. We will not compel you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a precondition for entering into a contract with us.
The safeguarding of your personal data is a matter of utmost importance to us. We endeavor to adhere to generally accepted industry standards in order to protect the personal information proffered to us, both voluntarily and automatically. Nevertheless, please be advised that no mode of transmission over the Internet can guarantee absolute security, and as such, we cannot assure the absolute security of your information. In instances where you engage in a credit card purchase or any other purchase through the website, you will be redirected to a third-party vendor to finalize the transaction. Any information divulged during the checkout process is not stored on our website but is instead provided to the third-party vendor responsible for completing the purchase transaction.
By utilizing this website, you consent to indemnify us from any liability related to any security breach, and from any unauthorized utilization of your personal data by third parties. Furthermore, you agree that we cannot be held accountable for any disclosure of your information through our website without our express knowledge and consent.
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