1.2. NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN
PLEASE NOTE: This is a “general audience” site; it does not direct any content specifically at children under 13 years of age pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
2.1. WHAT BASIC INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
In operating the Site, it may collect personal information from you in a couple of different situations. The first is if you should contact us via the “contact” page. In doing so, you will provide us with your name and email address. The second is if you leave a comment to a blog post or fill out a survey during which you may be asked for a name, email address and/or other information. You are not required to provide us with information via these two methods to use and enjoy the Site.
2.2. WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOES COMPANY COLLECT?
(a) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. Our hosting provider’s servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.
(b) COOKIES. From time to time, the site may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows it to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to the Site. Cookies help us learn which areas of the Site are useful and which areas need improvement through programs including, but not limited to, Google Analytics. Cookies from third party social sites and programs including, but not limited to, Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter may also be used. You can choose to disable cookies through your browser or independent programs available online. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at the Site may be diminished as some features may not work as they were intended.
(c) SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS. This Site may decide to accept sponsorship and advertisements on the Site. Should this occur, you should assume said sponsors and advertisers will be given access to the impressions and click data on their marketing pieces. Your personally identifiable information will never be revealed to them by this Site.
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
3.1. WHAT DOES COMPANY DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
(a) PERSONAL INFORMATION. The Site does not disclose personally identifiable information to any third party other than those that used to facilitate the functioning of the Site such as a hosting company and email program for mailings.
(b) ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. The Site does use anonymous information to analyze visitor traffic. In addition, the Site may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
(d) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. The Site may disclose any information determined to be for you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
(e) SALE OF INFORMATION. In order to accommodate changes in our business, the Site may sell or buy portions of the Site or parent company, including the information collected through this Site. If the company or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, user information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information obtained from you; no assurances are made about any ability to prevent any such loss to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
WEBSITE AREAS BEYOND COMPANY’S CONTROL
5.1. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
6.1. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Site, please feel contact us using the “Contact” link on the menu located at the top of the site.
6.2. UPDATES AND CHANGES
Last Updated: Feb 2018
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