We respect the privacy of our users and visitors and treat it with importance. This Policy describes what types of personal information are received and collected when you use and visit this Site, and how your information is safeguarded.
How & When Is Your Information Collected?
As with most other websites/blogs, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit this Site (i.e. Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited this Site and which pages you visited throughout this Site.
More About Registration
In order to sign in as a user of this Site–that uses the WorPress platform–a visitor must first register an account through WordPress. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about this Site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
You do not have to be registered as a user with WordPress in order to be a commenter on this Site.
Surveys, Contests & Giveaways
From time-to-time we request information via surveys, contests, and giveaways. Your participation is completely voluntary–you may choose whether or not to participate, and therefore disclose this information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners, and to award contest prizes and giveaway items. Survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Site.
Google Analytics & Demographics
We occasionally use Google Analytics and its “Demographics & Interests Reports” to collect information about the use of this Site and to help us understand how users and visitors engage with this Site. Google Analystics is a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).
For more information about cookies and how they are used on this Site refer to the Cookies Policy further down on this same page.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. We only have access to information that you voluntarily provide via email or that you provide through other means of contact. We will not sell or rent your information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of this Site, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship a contest prize(s) or giveway item(s).
Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about upcoming surveys, contests, giveaways, or changes to the Policies on this page.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
Feel free to contact us at any time to:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data that we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about the use of your data.
In addition, you may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. To do so, send an email to:
How Is Your Information Kept Secure?
We have reasonable and appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information and privacy. It is impossible for us to guarantee 100% that a visitor’s data will be immune safe from malicious attack or compromise. For this reason, the transmission of personal data to this Site is always at a visitor’s own risk.
If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into the our system that materially affects you or your personal data, we will notify you as soon as possible (within 72 hours of discovery) and follow up with a notice of any action(s) taken in response.
How Can You As a Visitor Safekeep Your Own Data?
It is important that you as a visitor to any website be careful and protect your personal information that you submit to that website–-including passwords, usernames, location, images, and videos –- so that third parties cannot manipulate that information and assume your identity. Be careful not to disclose any sensitive information to the public domain. Please make sure and log out of this Site and others after each visit.
This Policy describes what cookies are, as well as the different types and categories of them, why and how they are used on this Site, and how you can control the use of them or opt out of them.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored in files on a user’s or visitor’s hard drive or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are used to remember a user or visitor and that individual’s preferences during a single visit (using a session cookie) or repeat visits (using a persistent cookie) to a website. Cookies can also be used to improve the overall function of a website and make it run efficiently. Cookies can also track and target the interests of users and visitors to enhance their experience on a website.
Why Cookies Are Used on This Site?
What Types of Cookies Are There?
There are 3 types of cookies used on this Site:
- Session Cookies: These contain data that is stored only while you are browsing this Site. They do not remain on your device after you have ended your session.
- Persistent/Permanent Cookies: These help this Site recognize you. When you provide your login information, the persistent cookies will store that information for an allotted time, if you have given approval, even after you have ended your browsing session. This is so that you don’t have to reenter your entire login information, if you don’t want, each time you visit this Site, making your access to this Site quicker and saving you time, and making this Site more efficient. These type of cookies typically have an expiration date of about 1 year.
- Third Party Cookies: These are cookies that are set by websites other than the one the user or visitor is currently on.
How Are Cookies Used On This Site?
This Site also operates through WordPress and uses the Jetpack plugin. WordPress and Jetpack set their own cookies. You’ll want to review the cookies policies of the social media sites, as well as those of WordPress and Jetpack, as this Site is not responsible for their respective cookie policies. Visit the links below for information regarding the cookies they use:
Information on Facebook cookies:
Information on Twitter cookies:
Information on Instagram cookies:
Information on Google (for YouTube as well):
Information on WordPress.org cookies:
Information on Jetpack.com cookies:
How Do You Control Cookies or Opt-out?
As a visitor to this Site, you have the right to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided below.
Internet browsers allow you to change your cookies settings via the “options” or “preferences” menu in your browser. Please note that if you set your browser to refuse or block all cookies, not all features or functionalities of this Site may be available to you, and as a result this Site may take slower to load pages and posts.
Essential website cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver this Site to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, however, as described above.
You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit this Site. For more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit the following Google page:
Further information about deleting and blocking cookies can be found at:
Changes, Questions, Comments, Concerns Regarding Policies
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about either Policy, or you wish to review or amend any personally identifiable information you have provided, send an email to us at:
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The Policies on this page as written for this Site were last updated March 31, 2020.