Effective Date: February 23, 2018
1. UNITED STATES AUDIENCE
This Site is intended, directed, and marketed to an audience in the United States. We do not envisage offering products or services to citizens of the Member States of the European Union nor collecting information from such individuals or monitoring them. If you are located in the European Union or a citizen of a Member State, please terminate your use of this Site immediately.
2. NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN.
Any website “directed at children under 13” must undertake certain compliance steps pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and “COPPA Rule.” This Site is directed at adults, not children. Please contact us immediately if you have knowledge of a child under 13 using the Site.
3. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED.
A. Information Collection: We may require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, physical address, e-mail address, and phone number); (2) Forum Data (any personal information you might disclose while participating in our forum). If you communicate with us by e-mail, any information provided in such communication may also be collected as Personal Information.
B. Modification or Removal Process: You can contact us to request we remove whatever information we have for you. We shall, in our sole discretion, determine whether to comply with your request.
D. Do Not Track Signals: Certain states require that we disclose whether we acknowledge “do not track” signals issued by browsers or privacy software. We do not respond to such signals at this time.
E. Google Tracking
We use Google programs to help us assess information about rankings, how visitors use our Site and to facilitate marketing. Google may track you as part of these programs. You may opt out of this tracking by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
F. Third Party Tracking
We allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. links you click versus those you don’t, the type of browser you use, etc.) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a third-party cookie to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ which will automatically detect and opt-out of a majority of the tracking programs.
4. COOKIES AND TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTED.
We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes and for helping us improve your experience when using the Site.
5. USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
A. Our Use Of Information: We use your Personal Information to interact with and market to you as well as comply with various laws as detailed herein. Please read this Section 4 carefully.
B. Sharing Personal Information: We share certain categories of information we collect from you in the ways described in this Policy. We share Contact Data and Forum Data with our business partners who assist us by performing core services (such as hosting, sending email messages, and data storage) related to our operation of the Site. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties, please contact us, but please understand that such a request will limit your ability to use the Site.
C. Use of Contact Data. We use your Contact Data to provide you with administrative communications such as email messages and phone calls to discuss our services, potential projects, and answer any questions you may have. We also use your Contact Data to send you commercial emails highlighting our business developments and offerings. These email communications may contain commercial messages and advertisements.
D. Forum Data. We use your Forum Data to respond to legal claims such as DMCA takedown notices from third parties, to determine if you are participating in accordance with our Forum Rules, and to better understand what topics and information are of interest to our users.
E. Sale of Information: Should we decide to sell all or part of our core business or this Site at some point in the future, your Personal Information will be included as an asset in the transfer of the business to the new owner.
F. DMCA DISCLOSURES: As part of the DMCA compliance process, we may disclose Contact Data and Forum Data that we have for you and the complaining party to each other.
6. INFORMATION SECURITY
A. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information: Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with a court order or other legal process; (b) protect our rights or property; or (c) enforce the legal documents applicable to the Site. Your Personal Information is stored on secure servers that are not accessible by unaffiliated third parties.
B. Site Security. The Site has reasonable security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information that we obtain from you. Unfortunately, we make no promises about our ability to prevent any such loss or misuse of your Personal Information since preventing hacking is nearly impossible.
7. AREAS BEYOND OUR CONTROL
Third Party Websites: The Site may contain links to other websites. We have no control over the terms and privacy policies of said sites. Please make sure to view the policies of those sites before proceeding.
8. CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Site, please contact us.