Why We Collect Information
Why not allow visitors to use our content without collecting any information? We could let them do that, of course. But we need to keep improving our services. To do that, we need various types of data and information.
However, we only collect as little data as we need to provide our services at optimal efficiency. We don’t use your data for reasons other than those that improve the overall experience you get on this website. It should also comfort you that we don’t keep your data forever. We only keep it for as long as we need it to serve you or as per the requirements of applicable law.
We May Collect the Following Types of Information
We collect 3 broad categories of data namely personal data, usage data, and tracking cookies data.
This includes personally identifiable information such as email address, name, and phone number. We collect it for identification purposes or to help us contact you with ease.
You can always unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our newsletters, marketing materials, or emails.
Usage data is data that helps us understand how visitors use our services.
The data may include browser type, IP address, time and date of visit, page visited, videos watched, and time spent.
Tracking Cookies Data
Tracking technologies such as cookies help us track activity on our website. They may also enable us to hold certain information for a certain period of time. We use 3 types of cookies namely session cookies, preference cookies, and security cookies.
Cookies are little files sent to your browser from our website. You can set your browser so that it notifies you when we send such cookies. You can also choose to not have cookies do what they’re supposed to do.
How the Collected Data Helps Us
The data we collect helps us do the following:
- Provide and maintain our services
- Provide customer support and communicate with you
- Monitor how our visitors use our services
- Detect, prevent, and handle technical issues
- Keep you informed about our services, events, offers, and news.
- Evaluate and analyze the data we collect
Data Transfer and Storage
We may transfer and store your data in servers located outside of your country, state, province, or even continent. The laws and regulations that govern data collection, usage, or storage may be different across jurisdictions.
We manage and store all data in the United States. Using our services will be understood to mean you’ve given us consent to transfer your data to the United States.
We’ll retain your data for periods that are in compliance with applicable laws. Retaining data for a certain period of time helps us to comply with applicable data laws.
Data retention also supports dispute resolution and enforcement of our policies and legal agreements.
We’ll not unnecessarily disclose your data to third parties.
However, we may hand over such information if requested to do so in certain circumstances. For example, we may reveal your data if requested to do so by the public authorities.
Our systems are designed to protect your data from unauthorized access 24/7.
However, we may not have 100% control of said data during transmission or storage. We have taken every step to keep your data safe, though. Still, we don’t guarantee absolute security to the data.
GDPR and Your Rights
If you reside in the EEA (European Economic Area), there are certain data rights you should be aware of. These rights are enjoyed under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The rights empower you to correct, alter, limit the use of, or even permanently delete your data. Where you choose to exercise any of these rights, please contacts us.
Your GDPR Rights
- Right to object to data processing
- Right to restrict data processing
- Right to withdraw consent
- Right to access and carry your data in a machine-readable format
- Right to update or delete your data
- Right to have inaccurate information modified
We use data analytics tools to analyze data relating to website usage. We mainly use Google Analytics to help us analyze and monitor website traffic.
Google Analytics may share such data with other Google services. Google Analytics may use that data to personalize ads shown on its advertising network. Good news: you can stop Google from collecting such data. Simply install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on and that’s it. You can visit this resource to learn more about how to prevent Google Analytics from harvesting and sharing your data.
We do not collect any payment information. But third parties that process payments made by our customers may collect and store payment information. We don’t have control over how these third parties may use that information.
But there’s nothing to worry about.
The providers we work with handle payment information in accordance with the standards set by PCI-DSS. PCI-DSS pushes for payment data handling practices that ensure maximum security during transactions.
Some of the content published here may contain links. If you choose to click on any links that connect this website to third party sites, we can’t be held responsible for what happens on that website. We’re unable to control how third parties may collect or use your data in those circumstances.
We do not provide services to anyone under the age of 13. If we learn we’ve collected personal data from such users without the consent of a parent or guardian, we’ll permanently delete it.
For any important information not provided here, you can reach us:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org