Who we are
What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it
We collect personal data from you when you interact with our website. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, and personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies.
We may also collect sensitive personal data, such as data concerning health if it is necessary to provide our services or products.
We collect this data for the following purposes:
- To provide and improve our services or products
- To communicate with you about your account or our services or products
- To fulfill legal obligations
- To prevent fraud and abuse
We collect this data based on either the legal basis for our data collection and retention or the active consent you have given.
Personal data is not just created by your interactions with our site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.
When you leave comments on our site, 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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.
If you submit a contact form, we may collect personal data such as your name, email address, and any other information you provide. We will keep this data for as long as it is necessary to respond to your request or inquiry.
Who do we share your data with
We do not share your personal data with anyone unless required by law or necessary for providing our services or products. We may share your data with the following third-party providers:
- Our web hosting provider
- Our payment processor
- Our analytics provider
- Our email service provider
We ensure that these third-party providers are GDPR-compliant.
How long we retain your data
We retain personal data for as long as it is necessary to provide our services or products, and as long as necessary to fulfill our legal obligations.
What rights do you have over your data
You have the right to:
- Access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal data
- Object to processing of your personal data
- Request that we restrict the processing of your personal data
- Withdraw your consent at any time
- Request a copy of the personal data we hold about you
If you have any requests or questions about your personal data, please contact us using the details below.
Where your data is sent
Some of the third-party providers we use may process your data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). In such cases, we take measures to ensure that your data is protected to the same standards as if it were in Europe. These measures include using providers that have been certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework or entering into standard contractual clauses with them.
How we protect your data
We take the protection of our users’ data seriously and have implemented various technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of their data. These measures include encryption of sensitive data, such as passwords and payment information, using secure communication protocols (HTTPS), and two-factor authentication for access to our systems. We also regularly review and update our security procedures to ensure that they remain effective.
What data breach procedures do we have in place?
In the event of a data breach, we have established a set of procedures to respond to and manage the incident. This includes an internal reporting system that allows us to quickly identify and respond to any potential breaches, contact mechanisms to inform affected users, and engagement with external experts to investigate and remediate any breaches.
What third parties do we receive data from
We do not receive personal data from third parties, except in cases where a user has explicitly authorized us to receive their data from a third-party service, such as when using a social media account to log in to our site. In such cases, we only collect the data that is necessary to provide the service requested by the user in accordance with their preferences.
What automated decision-making and/or profiling do we do with user data
We do not engage in any automated decision-making or profiling that would have legal or significant effects on our users. However, we may use aggregated and anonymized data for statistical analysis and research purposes to improve our services and better understand our users’ needs.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
As an independent website, we are not subject to any specific industry regulations or additional privacy laws beyond those applicable to all online services, but we are committed to complying with all relevant regulations and guidelines to protect our users’ data and privacy.
This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary. We may use QUIC.cloud services to process & cache your data temporarily. Please see https://quic.cloud/privacy-policy/ for more details.