Privacy Policy

Last Updated: November 3, 2018

We take the privacy of our users very seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about how we treat personally identifiable information. We provide this Privacy Policy because you have a right to know what information we collect, how it is protected and used, and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed.

Online Privacy Standards. While there are no official standards governing privacy practices on the internet, we follow the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices Principles, currently available at https://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy-online-fair-information-practices-electronic-marketplace-federal-trade-commission.

What This Policy Covers. This policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information that we obtain when you visit our website or use our services. We regard personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person, such as real name, telephone number, birth date, email address, or physical mailing address.

What This Policy Does Not Cover. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as our partners and advertisers. In addition, we may provide links to other services and on occasion to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites operate independently and they have their own privacy or security practices. For your best on-line experience, we encourage you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

Registration Information. During the registration process, we may collect your email address. We will send you an email to verify that you are the owner of this address. You will also choose a UserID that we will use to identify you in our system. In general, we make it easy for you to view the personally identifiable information we have collected from you in your member profile page, where you can add, edit, or delete it as you see fit.

INFORMATION WE TRACK

Our partners. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site. For example, some of our advertising partners may use cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visit to our site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. We have no access to or control over these cookies, and, as noted above, this privacy policy does not govern the use of cookies by our business partners or advertisers. To be excluded from these services, please visit some of our partners’ websites and follow the instructions provided.

You can set your web browser software to disable cookies. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may still view our site, but some areas of our site will not work properly.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

Service-related Announcements. We use your email address to deliver important service-related announcements. Example service-related announcements include: email verification during registration, requests for password reset, important security or server maintenance updates, software updates, upgrades, and new releases, or policy changes. These service-related announcements are considered a fundamental part of our web service, and members cannot opt-out of these email announcements.

Promotional Announcements. In order to improve the experience for our users, we will offer you the ability to sign up for optional email communications, such as regular updates from our corporate website, or email alerts and newsletters for specific web guides. These communications are enhancements to our service and are entirely optional. We will ask for your consent before sending you promotional communications, and will make it easy for you to unsubscribe from these communications, either through the emails or though your member profile page.

 

HOW WE SHARE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION

WITH THIRD-PARTIES

Sharing, Renting, and Selling Information We Collect. We will neither rent nor sell your personally identifiable information to anyone. Occasionally we share anonymous, non-personal, aggregate information about our user base with partners or advertisers, and we may publish these aggregate usage statistics on our website for the interest of our members. We do not tie this shared or published data to personally identifiable information.

AS NECESSARY IN LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Legal Requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

HOW WE KEEP INFORMATION SECURE

Network Security. We have implemented a variety of commercially standard security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, thus we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, but we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

YOUR PERSONAL CHOICES

Receiving Communications. If you subscribe to any optional promotional communications, you will be able to unsubscribe from them through your member profile page or through the emails we send you.

 

FOR EU DATA SUBJECTS – HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA?

You have the right of access, rectification, to be forgotten, portability, to withdraw and the right to object to us processing your personal data for the purposes set out above at any time. Unless we can show that we have a legitimate reason to continue processing your personal data, we will stop processing it.

UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time, we will review and make changes to our privacy policy. When we do so, the most recent version of our privacy policy will become available from a link on our homepage.