Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to protecting the privacy of anyone using our website and the confidentiality of any information that you provide us with. The purpose of this statement is to set out how we use any personal information that we may obtain from you via our website.

You may opt out of receiving information from us at any time by email: [email protected]

Use and Collection of Personal Information

In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself.

However, there are areas of our website where we do gather data as follows:

If you submit an inquiry via our website, you will be asked to provide specific information, including name, e-mail address and contact number.

If you register on our website to receive newsletters from us, you will be asked to provide some or all of the following: your name, e-mail address, gender, age, interests.

We also store information about search queries on the website.

We will store this data and hold it via our externally hosted server and some secure third-party websites.

Information automatically collected when you visit and interact with the website:

When you visit and interact with the website, certain information may be collected automatically, including:

  • your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • your browser type and operating system;
  • the web pages you were visiting immediately before and after you came to the website;
  • web pages and advertisements that you view, and links that you click on, within the website;
  • your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs that are installed on your computer;
  • aggregated data about email click-through rates and user video viewing;
  • standard server log information; information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies.

Information we collect from other sources:

We may access information about you from third-party sources and platforms (such as Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, social networking sites, databases, online marketing firms, and ad targeting firms), including:

  • if you access third-party social networking services (such as Facebook Connect or Twitter) through the website, your username and connection lists for those services;
  • demographic data, such as age range, gender, and interests;
  • advertisement interaction and viewing data, such as ad click-through rates and information about how many times you viewed a particular ad;
  • unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers, that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that the website may combine the information that we collect with information we obtain from third-party sources.

Children’s Information

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. The website is designed to be of service and interest to users ages 16 and older. If you are a minor over the age of 16, you may only use this website with the permission and under the supervision of your parent or guardian. If you are a minor under the age of 16, you are not allowed to provide any personal information on the website or through any other service. Please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

How we use the information that we collect

Registration, Enquiries and Request Fulfillment

We may use the information that you provided to register you with our website and to administer it.

We may use the information to fulfill your requests for products, services, and information. For example, we may use your contact information to respond to your customer service requests or to enable you to participate in features on the website such as surveys, polls, sweepstakes, and message boards.

Email Communications

We may use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about your account or changes to the website and email newsletters if you have opted in to receive them. Email newsletters can contain promotional messages about our own or our marketing partners’ products and services.

Advertising

To provide our readers with free access to our content, we display advertisements on the website, many of which are targeted based on information about you. Through this process, advertisers reach website visitors who are most interested in their products, and you see advertising for products or services in which you may be interested.

Third-party advertisers and advertising platforms also may serve targeted ads on the website.

Statistical Analysis

To learn more about how our website is used, we aggregate and analyze the data that we collect. We may use this information, for example, to monitor and analyze use of the website, to increase our website’s functionality, and to better tailor our content and design to suit our visitors’ needs.

Enforcement

We may use the information that we collect to prevent illegal activities, to enforce the website’s Terms and Conditions, and to otherwise protect our rights and the rights of our users.

By using the website, you consent to the uses identified above and any other use of information identified in this privacy policy. In addition, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

Cookies

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is through our use of “cookies”. Most websites use cookies in order to make them work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. They help us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit. They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the website, how you navigated through the website and what information and documentation was of interest to you. This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit.

We use cookies generated by a website’s content management system in order to manage user logins and other core administrative features. These are considered essential for the operation of this website.

We also use Google Analytics to track visitor data trends and general usage statistics. We do not collect any personal information via these cookies other than your IP address. This information is automatically deleted after 14 months following your last visit to our website. These are non-essential cookies.

Finally, we use Google Display Network/Facebook Advertising to run retargeting campaigns based on visits to our website.

If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive. However, please be aware that if you do delete and block all cookies from our website, parts of the website may not work. Likewise, you may not be able to use some products and services on other websites without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Security

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data that you disclose online and we will not be responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or willful default.

Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to these terms will constitute acceptance of those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and law that applied at the time the information was collected.

General

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to information collected offline or through any other website or other channels.

Please note that the website may contain links to other websites. For example, if you click on an advertisement on the website and link to another website, then this privacy policy will not apply to any information collected on that website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and we recommend that you read the privacy policies of each website that you visit.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

You have the right to see personal data that we keep about you upon receipt of a written request.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us by email [email protected].

If you wish to complain about how we have handled your personal data, you may also make a formal complaint by sending us an email at [email protected] and we will look into your complaint and work with you to resolve the matter.

This privacy policy was last modified on June 7, 2018.

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