What personal data we collect and why we collect it
There are two types of data we collect on website users:
- Information you provide to to us.
- Information that is collected automatically with data collection technology.
Information you provide to us: There are various places throughout the Website where users can provide information. This includes web forms, contact forms, surveys, search forms, comment forms, and forms for ordering products or services.
We use the information you provide to us deliver the requested products and/or services, to help us improve our website and products, and in some cases to contact you with offers, promotions, and information.
Information that is collected automatically: As you use the Website, we use automated data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect data about how users interact with the website. This data includes equipment you use to access the website, your approximate location while using the website, your internet connection, IP address, your operating system, as well as patterns on how the website is browsed.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data only and will not include personal information. This data is used to evaluate how users interact with the website to help us make improvements to performance and usability.
When visitors leave comments on the website 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.
Like many commercial websites, our website utilizes “cookies” to collect information about how the website is used. This information will include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this website, as well as your IP address.
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.
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Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, ads, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
As with other websites, log files are stored on a web server saving information such as a visitor’s IP address, referring page, browser, demographic location, age, gender, interests, and time of visit. This is tracked with Google Analytics.
To opt-out of Google Analytics tracking for this and other websites, click here.
If you correspond with us via email, we may retain the content of your email messages along with your email address. This data is used to ensure accurate communication in the future between you and company.
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We will not sell, rent, or lease your email to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to third parties without your consent.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from us will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will have clear instructions on how to remove your email from our mailing list. This can be done by simply clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-mail and following the directions.
Web Forms – How And Why We Collect Your Information
If you enter your information into a web form in order to download or access a resource, sign up for our newsletter, register for a webinar, and/or purchase a product from us, we collect your information. This information is used to deliver the resource to you, track how you engaged with our website, and/or to keep you informed about our products and services.
If you are outside of the European Union and fill out a webform on our website, we will automatically enroll you for our free newsletter where you will receive exclusive content for free. If you no longer wish to receive communication from us, you can easily unsubscribe at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email and we will stop sending you emails unless you fill out another webform in the future.
If you are in the European Union and fill out a webform on our website, we will only enroll you for our free newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you no longer wish to receive communication from us, you can easily unsubscribe at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email and we will stop sending you emails unless you provide affirmative consent to be re-enrolled.
How is your information used?
We use personal information to present our Website and its contents to you, providing you with information, providing you with offers for products and services, providing you with information about your subscriptions and products, carrying out any contract between you and the Company, administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.
We may use the information you provide to us to make you offers to purchase products and services provided by third parties in exchange for a commission to be paid to us by such third parties. Should you opt to take part in such promotions, the third parties will receive your information.
From time-to-time, we may use the information you provide to us to display advertisements to you that are tailored to your personal characteristics, interests, and activities.
Disclosure of Your Information
We do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.
We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company.
We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s asserts and/or business.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.
The Company may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Company uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Visitors’ GDPR Rights
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) the Company decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You have the right to request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred 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 require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.