Last Updated: May 1, 2018
The following policy sets out when and how we might collect personal data from you, how that information will be processed/stored, and how that information will be used. Please read the following carefully since, by submitting any personal data to us, you agree to us using your personal data as follows.
How We Collect and Use Your Information
We collect the following types of information about you and use it in the following ways:
Information given to us directly by you through filling in any forms on our site.
We also ask for certain information such as your name and email address when you subscribe to our blog or mailing list. We use this information to deliver new blog posts to you, to send you our newsletter, to provide you with information about products or services we feel may be of interest to you, and to notify you about changes to our products, services, or policies. This information is transmitted to the third-party systems that we use to deliver the blog content or newsletter to you via email or RSS feed. Your information is never shared for any other reason and is never sold. You may unsubscribe from these services at any time by following the instructions within the email or on your RSS reader.
We may occasionally also include other forms on our site, such as for the purposes of conducting a survey or running a competition or promotion. These forms are always optional. You do not have to respond to them. Information submitted through these forms is never sold and is used by us only for the purpose stated in that specific form.
Information collected by third-party analytics programs.
This website may use third-party analytics programs such as JetPack and Google Analytics to help us measure the traffic to our site and usage of our site. This information is collected in aggregate form, which means that we don’t receive information about the activities of each individual user. The information we receive is about what our website users as a group are doing and can’t be manipulated to identify any individual user. It is used to better serve our readers and improve the experience of our website users.
Information collected by our website about your device.
This website may collect information about whether the device you are using to view our content is a mobile device or a computer. This is done to ensure that our content is presented to you in the most effective, user-friendly manner.
Storage and Safety of Your Personal Data
Information submitted to us for the purpose of commenting on this site, sending us a message via the Contact Us form, subscribing to our blog or newsletter, or any other time you fill out a form or use our site in any way may be stored and processed in the United States, Canada, or any other country in which our third-party systems operate. If you live or operate within the European Union or any other location where the laws governing data collection and use differ from Canadian or United States law, please note that we may transfer your information to or store your information in a country that has different laws from those of your country. By submitting your information to this site, you consent to this transfer.
We care about your privacy and the security of your information, and we use commercially reasonable measures and safeguards to protect it. Unfortunately, information transmitted over the Internet is never completely secure. While we do our best, and while we only use third-party services that also work diligently to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of any data submitted to our site.
If you have received a password that allows you to access certain restricted parts of our site, it is your responsibility to keep this password confidential. You are not permitted to share this password with anyone else.
Our site may contain links to and from other websites, including affiliate links. These websites have their own privacy policies. You use these links at your own risk. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the policies or activities of any other sites.
If law enforcement personnel or legal authorities approach us with proper legal documentation such as a warrant, we are legally obligated to provide them with the information requested. This supersedes all other promises or guarantees provided by us to not share your information.
You have the right to ask us not to use the data you submit for marketing purposes or to unsubscribe from any mailings we send you at any time and for any reason. Please note that if we intend to use your information for these purposes, we usually inform you prior to collecting your data.
We welcome questions or comments regarding this policy.