Effective Date: October 31, 2021
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser. It is then stored by that browser. Then, the identifier is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies:
- A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date.
- A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We use Google Analytics and Ezoic, Inc. (‘Ezoic’) to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics and Ezoic gather information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
If you would like to opt-out of providing information to Google Analytics, please use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Tool.
Advertising Privacy Statement:
This Site is affiliated with Ezoic for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Ezoic will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Ezoic data usage, click here: https://www.ezoic.com/privacy-policy/.
Advertising: Google Adsense
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For European Economic Area Residents:
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (‘EEA’), then under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and applicable data protection laws, you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us, Ezoic, and/or Google with regards to your use of the Site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ezoic at email@example.com, and Google at https://support.google.com/policies/answer/9581826?p=privpol_privts&visit_id=637713085477869183-3527667844&rd=1.
Additional Rights of EEA Residents:
If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among other things, to:
- (i) access your personal data;
- (ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data;
- (iii) the right to have us delete your personal data;
- (iv) the right to restrict further processing of your personal data; and
- (v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused.
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the European Union (‘EU’) member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
For California Residents:
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a sale. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided.
We may collect your email address. For us to do so, you must voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, enter a promotion, or add your email to comment. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided. We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons. We will also not use your email address if you choose to unsubscribe from any list.
Registration or Account Data:
We may collect other information from you when you register with our Site in order to use various features. Such information could include your name, birthday, and screen name. As you use the Site, we could collect other data that you provide voluntarily such as comments that you post.
Further, we may also collect information about you through other methods, including research surveys, social media platforms, verification services, data services, as well as public sources. We may combine this data with your registration data in order to maintain a more thorough profile.
We may use your personally-identifying information for a variety of our internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the Site, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the Site, better understanding how the Site is used, and making personalized recommendations to you.
We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our Site (‘Transactional Data’). The Transactional Data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions.
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