Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on our sites we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you sign up for a free consultation, newsletter, survey or other contact form, the contact information you provide is used to provide the requested product or service and marketing of other products and services.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The Google Analytics Advertising features that may be implemented include remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data for advertising purposes, including the collection of data via advertising cookies and identifiers.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
If you land on one of our pages through an affiliate partner link and provide us contact information, we may share your name and email address with the affiliate partner for purposes of referrals and related compensation. We have no control over how affiliate partners may use your information and we are not responsible for any offers made by those affiliate partners. We suggest you review affiliate partner privacy policies for more information on how they use your personal information.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not sell your information to unrelated parties.
Your contact information
The contact information you provide is used to provide the requested product or service and marketing of other products and services.
How we protect your data
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your data. However, we cannot guarantee that the security of our databases or that the information you provide to us will not be intercepted by unauthorized persons. Email correspondence may not be secure and we suggest you take special care when deciding what information you send to us via email.