Privacy Policy

The owner of this blog respects your right to privacy and your right to limit information exchanges to only those you initiate, if you so desire. The owner does acquire certain personal information from individuals, but it does not voluntarily share this personal information with third parties. The owner uses this information to better serve and facilitate the use of this blog.

The owner may acquire private individual’s personal information from registration forms or e-mail messages. This information is reported internally and then purged when required.

If, despite the owner’s security precautions, personal information about a private individual is inadvertently disclosed, the owner will reasonably endeavour to limit such disclosure. However, the owner of this blog accepts no liability for any disclosure.

Your privacy is important to the owner of this blog and therefore have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain to you how the owner collects, uses, and shares information obtained through your use of the Internet site, and blog (“Services”) that are operated by, controlled by or are affiliate with WordPress. This Privacy Policy does not govern the owner of this blog’s use of any information you provide to the owner. Because the Internet is global, information about you that the owner of this blog collects or that you submit may be transferred to, processed in, and held in countries (including the United States) other than the one in which you reside. By using the Services, you explicitly consent to such use of your information and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information The Owner Of This Blog Automatically Collects

The owner of this blog automatically collects certain information to helps understand how users use the Services (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Usage Data”). For example, each time you visit the Services the owner of this blog may automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type, access time, the Web page you came from, the URL you go to next, and the Web page(s) that you access during your visit.

The owner of this blog will use such Usage Data to diagnose problems with our servers and software, to administer the Services, and to gather demographic information. Our third-party advertising networks and servers will also provide the owner of this blog reports that will tell how many ads were presented and clicked on the Services in a manner that does not identify personally any individual.

Information You Choose To Submit

You can visit the Services without telling the owner of this blog who you are or revealing any information by which someone could personally identify you (which the owner of this blog will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Personal Information”). If, however, you wish to register to become a member of the Services, you are required to provide certain Personal Information (e.g., your name and e-mail address). The owner of this blog uses your Personal Information to fulfil your requests for products and services, to improve the Services, and to contact you from time to time about the owner of this blog, and the products and services. You may also choose to submit additional information about yourself (for example your gender, birth date, zip code or location-based information) by which someone could not personally identify you (which the owner of this blog will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Non-Personal Information”). The owner of this blog may also collect additional information about you when you visit certain features of the Services, when you log into the Services with your account, or when you complete a survey or poll. Finally, you may choose to submit your alias, bio, email, photos or any other information that you would like to share with other users of the Services (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Shared Information”).

Our Information Sharing Practices

Generally – Except as otherwise described in this section of the blog Privacy Policy, the owner of this blog will never share your Usage Data, Personal Information, Non-Personal Information, or Shared Information (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “User Information”) with any third party without your permission.

Advertisers – From time to time, the owner of this blog may share your Usage Data and Non-Personal Information to enable third parties who serve advertisements on the Services to deliver advertisements that will be relevant to you. The owner of this blog will not share any such information, however, in a manner that would enable the advertiser to personally identify you.

Aggregated Data – From time to time, the owner of this blog may share aggregated User Information with third parties. The owner of this blog will not share any aggregated data, however, in manner that would enable the recipient to personally identify you.

Service Providers – From time to time, the owner of this blog may enter into relationships with third parties who provide services to the owner of this blog (e.g., data management and storage services or credit card processing services). In those circumstances, the owner of this blog discloses User Information that is necessary for such service providers to perform those services and require that they maintain the confidentiality of such User Information.

Other Disclosure Scenarios – Notwithstanding anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, the owner of this blog reserves the right, and you hereby expressly authorize the owner of this blog, to share any User Information:

  1. Response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise the owner of this blog’s legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  2. If the owner of this blog believes it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or property;
  3. If the owner of this blog believes it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding significant abuse of the Services’ infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of information);
  4. To the owner of this blog, parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with the owner of this blog (in which case we will require such entities to honour this Privacy Policy); and
  5. If the owner of this blog are acquired by or merged with another entity.

Public Information

If you identify any User Information as public, you are authorizing the owner of this blog to share such information publicly. For example, you may elect to make certain Shared Information (such as your alias, bio, email or photos) publicly available. Also, there may be areas of the Services (e.g., message boards, discussion rooms, and other online forums) in which you are able to post information that will be available to all other users of the Services. By choosing to use these areas, you understand and agree that anyone may access, use, and disclose any information that you post to those areas.

Cookies

The owner of this blog may set and access cookies on your computer. Upon your first visit to the Services, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer and stored on your hard drive when you visit a website. Many major Web services use cookies to provide useful features for their users. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent; however if you reject cookies, you will not be able to sign in to the Services or take full advantage of the owner of this blog Services.

The owner of this blog uses cookies for the following general purposes:

  1. To track your preferences, such as the address or local zip code you enter;
  2. To access your information when you sign in so we can provide you with your personalized content;
  3. To display the most appropriate advertisements, based on your interests and activity on our Services; and
  4. To help the owner of this blog improve the Services by analysing and estimating the traffic and use of features on the Services.

The owner of this blog may also use “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of the Services. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer.

The owner of this blog may use pixel tags, either provided by the owner of this blog or by third party advertisers and ad networks, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with the sites and Services and use them in combination with the cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you.

The owner of this blog also may allow certain analytic services and providers of applications used on the Services (e.g., sharing buttons) to collect Non-Personally Identifiable information by placing cookies on the Services that will track certain performance of our Services, such as, web traffic, click-throughs, etc., in order to assist the owner of this blog and the service providers in better understanding the interests of users and to better serve those interests.

Advertising

The owner of this blog may use other companies to serve advertisements when you visit and use the Services. These companies may collect and use click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over during your visits to the Services and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie, a third party web beacon and/or pixel tags to collect this information. None of them collect any personal information from your computer, such as your e-mail address. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to the owner of this blog cookies.

Targeted Advertising

In order to serve offers and advertisements that may be interest to users, the owner of this blog may display targeted advertisements on the Services based on Personal Information provided by users, including zip code and profile. The owner of this blog do not provide this Personal Information to advertisers when you interact with such an advertisement. However, please note that the advertisers (including ad serving companies) may determine based on their own analysis that a user who interacts with an advertisement targeted by us may fit into a certain demographic category; for example, an advertiser may determine that men ages 25-34 are interacting with a certain advertisement on the Services from a particular geographic area.

Mobile

The owner of this blog may from time to time offer certain location or pinpoint based services with our applications (such as, GPS assisted navigation instruction, wireless tower location, triangulation or other available location technologies). If you elect to use such location-based services, we must periodically receive your location in order to provide such location-based services to you. By using the applications’ location based services, you authorize the owner of this blog to:

  1. Locate your hardware;
  2. Record, compile and display your location; and
  3. Publish your location to third parties designated by you by means of location publication controls available within the applications (e.g., settings, user preferences).

As part of the applications, we may also collect and store certain information about users, such as, users’ wireless mobile subscriber ISDN and/or IMEI numbers (as applicable) and users’ network access identifier information. This information will be used to provide you the services accessed through applications. The owner of this blog may use third party providers to help provide services through mobile systems and such providers may use the information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. 

Choice/Opt-Out

The owner of this blog offers you the opportunity to choose not to receive communications. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please let the owner of this blog know by accessing and updating your profile. Please note that sometimes these requests may take up to ten business days to process and that the owner of this blog is not responsible for removing information about you from the database of any third party to whom the owner of this blog authorized to disclose your User Information prior to processing your request. Even if you do take advantage of this opportunity, the owner of this blog reserves the right to send you administrative messages relating to the Services (e.g., about changes to this Privacy Policy) and to contact you regarding any goods or services you have ordered.

Modifying and Deleting Your Personal Information

If you would like to modify or delete from the owner of this blog’s database any User Information you previously submitted, please let the owner of this blog know by accessing and updating your profile. Please note that any User Information that was copied may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after your request, and that if you delete certain information you may not be able to order services in the future without re-submitting such information. Also, please note that the owner of this blog will maintain User Information in the database whenever the owner of this blog is required to do so by law.

Security

The owner of this blog has implemented reasonable measures to help protect your User Information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access or disclosure. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while the owner of this blog strives to protect your User Information, the owner of this blog cannot guarantee its security.

Links

The Services may contain links to other websites. The owner of this blog is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such other website and urge you to review such practices prior to submitting any information to such websites.

Children’s Privacy

The owner of this blog is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Services are not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 14. The owner of this blog does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 14 and does not target the Services to children under the age of 14.

Changes

The owner of this blog may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If under any such update the owner of this blog makes any material change to the way in which the owner of this blog treats your User Information, the owner of this blog will inform you of such change via email or by posting a notice on relevant areas of the Services.

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