What personal information do we collect from people who visit our website?
When completing a contact form on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, or other details that help us improve your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We use your information in the following ways:
- To provide more relevant and helpful responses to your service requests.
- To follow up with you after correspondence.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you and other visitors.
How do we protect your information?
Our website only provides articles and information, and therefore does not request secure information from visitors. We do not take payment information or ask for credit card numbers, and we do not utilize vulnerability scanning. We do use regular malware scanning and utilize an SSL certificate.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, all features that make your site experience more efficient will still function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users and can be viewed here: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have implemented the following:
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie), as well as other third-party identifiers, to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser add-on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It is important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission — a U.S. consumer protection agency — enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The principles outlined in the Fair Information Practices form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practices and how they should be implemented is critical in complying with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify users via in-site notification within seven business days.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to leg