Effective Date: November 2015
How We Collect and Use Information
We may collect and store personal or other information that you voluntarily supply to us online while using the Sites (e.g., while on the Sites or in responding via email to a feature provided on the Sites). The Sites only contact individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive our free newsletters or have purchased one of our products. The Sites collect personally identifying information from our users during online registration and online purchasing. Generally, this information includes name and e-mail address for registration to receive our free newsletters and name, postal address, and credit card information when purchasing our products. All of this information is provided to us by you.
We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Sites. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Sites. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the Sites. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Sites, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Sites where you may have entered preference information before. The Sites also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Sites or open HTML-formatted email messages.
We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Sites in a variety of ways, including using the information for business analysis, operational, marketing and other promotional purposes, including but not limited to generating statistics and developing marketing plans. We also may provide your information to third parties, such as service providers and contractors, for a variety of purposes. Unless you inform us in accordance with the process described below, we reserve the right to use, and to disclose to third parties, all of the information collected from and about you while you are using the Sites in any way and for any purpose, such as to enable us or a third party to provide you with information about products and services. Examples of such third parties include consultants, database designers, customer support specialists, Web hosting companies and/or fulfillment companies (e.g., companies that coordinate mailings). Such third parties may be provided with access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but are not allowed to use such information for any purpose unrelated to their specific. These third parties are required to comply with our confidentiality and privacy policies when processing this information.
Be aware that we may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the Sites or the public.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or one or more of our websites is acquired by another company, information about our users may be among the transferred assets.
How Do We Store Your Information?
Your information is stored in encrypted cloud databases, Google Analytics and Ontraport. Your information can only be accessed by our staff who help manage those lists in order to deliver e-mail to those who would like to receive the Sites’ newsletters.
All of the newsletters or emails that are sent to you by the Sites include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our newsletters or mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that we send you.
You can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features by either installing this browser add-on:
or through the NAI’s consumer opt-out: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
- The Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites.
- Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
- We do not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Sites.
- Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we do not condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Sites’ online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
Although it is highly unlikely, this policy may be changed at any time at our discretion. If we should update this policy, we will post the updates to this page on our Sites.