Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to serve better those who are concerned with how their “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information by our website

When Do We Collect Information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter information on our site

Why We Collect Personal Information

We aim to collect, use and disclose only such information as is required to enable us to manage your account, provide the Services, maintain our customer/visitor lists, respond to your inquiries or provide feedback, for identification and authentication purposes, to personalize and improve the Services, for marketing purposes and such other purposes which we may inform you of by updating this Privacy Policy from time to time or as otherwise set out in this Privacy Policy

We will maintain the confidentiality of any contact information you provide to Us on signing up for the Services or contacting Us with questions or for further information and We will use it only for the purposes for which We have collected it (subject to the exclusions and disclosures We have listed below) unless you explicitly agree that We may disclose it to other third parties

Personal Information That We Collect

We collect information to provide and improve the Services. This section provides further information about what we collect in connection with these objectives

Information We Collect Automatically

Information that we collect automatically may include, your IP address, an ID that we may create and associate with our content that you have consumed, cookie information, and other details, and we describe this in more detail below

This information is used for fighting spam/malware, to facilitate the collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g. what links you have clicked on and shared with others, including via email and social media), and to otherwise personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services

We may associate the information we collect by automated means with your IP address, the device you use to connect to the Services identifiers provided to us by Third Party Providers, or email or social media accounts that you use to share our content

To opt-out of data collection concerning the links you have shared with others, please click here

Generally, the Services automatically collect usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site or mobile application. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure

This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them. Type of information that we collect automatically includes

Device Information

We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including a phone number where applicable). We may associate your device identifiers

Log Information

When you use the Services, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes details of how you used our service. Internet protocol address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and referral URL. cookies that may uniquely identify your browser

Local Storage

We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches

Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our website or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity also use Flash cookies or HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5

Cookies And Similar Technologies

When you visit our website or otherwise interact with the Service, we (or third-party data or ad networks we work with) may send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other devices. Please see our Cookie Policy for more information about what cookies we serve and your ability to control the use of certain types of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers stored on your computer through your web browser and are used by most websites to help personalize your web experience

Some cookies may facilitate additional site features for enhanced performance and functionality such as remembering preferences, allowing social interactions, analyzing usage for site optimization, providing custom content, allowing third parties to provide social sharing tools, and serving images or videos from third-party websites. Some features on this site will not function if you do not allow cookies. We may link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information you submit while on our site

We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interest of our users to enhance the experience on our site. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allow you to automatically decline cookies, or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site

You may also wish to refer to https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but some features on the site will not function properly

  • Functional cookies, persistent and session type, store information to enable core site functionality
  • Analytics cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site and our marketing campaigns
  • Advertising cookies may be set through our website by our advertising partners. Data may be collected by these companies that enable them to serve up advertisements on other sites that are relevant to your interests

This site uses cookies and similar tracking technologies such as the Common ID cookie to provide its services. Cookies are important devices for measuring advertising effectiveness and ensuring a robust online advertising industry

The Common ID cookie stores a unique user id in the first-party domain and is accessible to our ad partners. This simple ID can be utilized to improve user matching, especially for delivering ads to iOS and macOS browsers

Web Beacons

We (or third-party data or ad networks we work with) may use Web Beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about our Service, or other information we or they have collected

Web Beacons are tiny graphic objects that are embedded in a web page or email and are usually invisible to the user but allow checking that a user has viewed the page or email. Web Beacons may be used within the Service to track web page visits, email open rates, and other information about the user

In some cases, we tie the information gathered by Web Beacons to our Users Personal Information. For example, we use clear gifs on our web pages to let us know which content the user prefers. This allows us to improve the user experience and gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns

Analytics Software

We and our third-party tracking-utility partners use log files on our Service to gather certain information automatically and store it for analytical purposes. This information includes internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data

We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other, similar technologies to collect and analyze information about the use of the Service and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps, and online resources

You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners, and opt-out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Information From Third-Party Sources

Depending on where you are located and the provisions of local laws, we may also store certain information about you that we or our third-party services providers collect about you indirectly from other sources. These may include information collected about you

  • In order to prevent fraud, such as by using the services offered by Forensiq (https://impact.com/privacy-policy)
  • Collecting certain demographic information about you based on links, advertisements, or similar to any of our sites. We store this information only against identifiers created by us (which may include IP addresses), but do not link this information back to a name, email address, or another easily recognizable unique identifier

These third-party providers may also collate information about you on a similar basis, and you should refer to their terms of service and privacy policies in this respect

Email Communications

If you email us, we will store that information. We may also receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our Services, including customer service

Advertisers

To support and enhance the Services, we may serve advertisements and also allow third-party advertisements, through the Services. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users and may come from third-party companies called “ad networks.” Ad networks include third-party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors, and research firms

We may engage with ad networks that are members or organizations or programs that manage the advertising privacy choices these ad networks offer consumers. If you are using an IP address that indicates that you are located in the EU, we may ask for your consent before providing certain Personal Information to those advertising networks

When you visit our Site, ad networks and other parties may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these ad networks and other parties

Advertisements served through the Services may be targeted to users who fit a certain general profile category, which may be inferred from information provided to us by a user, may be based on the Services usage patterns of particular users, or may be based on your activity on Third Party Services

We do not provide Personal Information to any ad networks for use other than in connection with the Services. Without limiting the above, we may use the following third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service

FOR EU USERS ONLY: When you use our site, pre-selected companies may access and use certain information on your device and about your interests to serve ads or personalized content

Google AdSense DoubleClick Cookie

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet

You may opt-out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences

How Do We Use Your Information?

We may use the information. We collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following wa
 To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
To improve our website to better serve you

How Do We Protect Your Information?

We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular malware scanning
We use an SSL certificate
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites

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, United States 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 correctly market to children under the age of 13 years old

Do We Use Cookies?

Yes, we use cookies. Cookies are the small files used by the service provider to transfer them to your hard drive via your web browser if you allow them. The use of cookies will help the browser to remember some information and recognize your browser

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles 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 Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to complying with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. To be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur. We will notify you via email within seven business days

We also agree with the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law

This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate or prosecute non-compliance by data processors

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out severe penalties for violations

We Collect Your Email Address To: Send information, respond to inquiries, and other requests or questions

To Be Following CAN-SPAM, We Agree To The Following: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can Contact Us. And we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may visit our Contact Us page. If you want to know about the author, you can visit the About Us page. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us on our Contact Us page