Last Updated: September 9, 2022
- Categories of personal information that we collect and when we collect personal information;
- Our use, processing and storage of your personal information;
- Providing your personal information to third parties and transfer of personal information;
- Your privacy rights;
- Cookies and other similar technologies that we use;
- Protecting your personal information;
- CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you (“personal information”). Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records or de-identified or aggregated information.
We may collect, store, and use different categories of personal information about you, including:
- Informational inquiries: first and last name; email address; and any other personal information that you provide to us (without us requesting it).
- Internet/device information: Internet protocol address; browsing time; cookie information; Website page history; browser and device characteristics; operating system; device name, country, location.
We collect your personal information when you:
- Interact with us using our Website;
- Ask us about our products and services, and you give us your personal information with your request;
- Communicate with us by telephone, regular mail, email, or our Website; and
- Visit our Website which includes cookies and similar technologies.
- OUR USE, PROCESSING, AND STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use, collect, and process your personal information for the following purposes:
- Where you have provided your consent: To request our opinion or feedback.
- For our legitimate interests: To enable participation in interactive features of our Website, inform you of new products and services, determine how our Website is being used to improve features and functionality.
- To comply with our legal obligations: To comply with statutes and regulations.
We will not discriminate against you (a) by denying you access to our Website or any communications with us, or (b) providing a different level or quality of access to our Website or any communications with us.
In some instances, we may use your personal information in combination with information belonging to others. In this process, we use various methods to remove the identifying portions of any personal information before combining it with the information of others. The output of this process is aggregate data, which is incapable of identifying you or any others. We use this aggregate data for several reasons, including improving our Website, products, and services, and how we deliver them to you.
We will store your personal information in the United States or any other countries where our Service Providers operate, and will store it for no longer than two (2) years, but no longer than necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless we are required to keep it longer for legal, accounting, and reporting requirements.
Automated Processing: We do not conduct automated decision-making processing; such as profiling.
We do not sell personal information. We do not sell your personal information to third parties for a monetary payment or something else of values received in return. However, we may provide your personal information to third parties where we do not receive a monetary payment (as described in the next section).
Do Not Track. Our Website does not respond to Do Not Track browser settings and we do not participate in any Do Not Track frameworks that would allow us to respond to you.
Children’s Personal Information: We do not knowingly collect, process, or store the personal information of children under the age of eighteen on our Website. If we learn that we have collected, processed, or stored the personal information of a user who is not of legal age in their country, state, region, or province, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such personal information as soon as possible.
- PROVIDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES AND TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may provide your personal information to third parties, where we do not receive a monetary payment, including:
- To Service Providers: A “Service Provider” is a company or person which processes your personal information for a business purpose under a written contract between us and the Service Provider. We may transfer your personal information to a third party Service Provider for business purposes. Examples of a business purpose are: providing services such as email notifications, to monitor, and analyze trends and usage.
- Marketing Agencies: To assist in marketing and email campaigns, if any.
- Public Authorities and Legal Proceedings: To respond to a subpoena, warrant, or other legal processes issued by a court or public authority; discovery requests and demands as part of a civil lawsuit or similar legal process; disclosure is required to comply with applicable laws, and similar legal processes.
- Business Transfer: If we sell a business, your personal information may be sent to the buyer of that business. If we buy a business, we may acquire your personal information.
- Professional Advisors: To our attorneys, accountants, and other professionals who assist us in providing access to our Website by you.
If you reside outside of the United States, we may transfer your personal information to the United States or any other countries where our Service Providers operate. If we do transfer your personal information to the United States or any other country which may not have data protection laws as protective as the country that you reside in, we will put in place the required safeguards so that the transfer of your personal information complies with data protection laws.
- YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
Subject to applicable laws, you may have the following additional rights:
- Access to your personal information.
- Correction (also known as Rectification) of your personal information.
- Deletion (also known as the Right to be Forgotten) of your personal information.
- Restrict Processing of your personal information.
- Portability (in machine readable format) of your personal information.
- Objection of certain processing of your personal information.
- Opt-Out of certain marketing, if any.
- Withdraw Consent of processing of your personal information.
- Lodge a Complaint about our use, collection, processing, or storage of your personal information.
If you are a resident of the State of California, under California Civil Code known as the “Shine The Light”, your may request and obtain form us, once a year, and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared your personal information during the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing (email sufficient) to us using the contact information provided in Section 8 below.
When you contact us, we may request information from you to enable us to confirm your identity. We will use reasonable means to confirm that the individual that is making the request is you. If we cannot verify that the individual making the request is you, we may deny the request.
There will be no charge to request and receive access to your personal information which we have collected about you. If we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will inform you of the permissible reasons why we may not be able to provide access.
In addition, we may not always be able to fulfill your request to your satisfaction. In some cases, we may be prohibited by law, agreement, or legitimate interest to fully comply with your request. When those situations arise, we will inform you of why we are unable to fulfill your request.
- COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE USE
A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored in your computer’s internet browser when you access and use a website. There are many different types of cookies. Some cookies are used to make websites function properly, called “strictly necessary cookies”. Other cookies, called targeting, functional, or performance cookies, are used to analyze site performance and traffic, or to tailor advertisements to users. Some cookies contain unique identifiers about you or your device.
“Web beacons” are site instrumentation that helps to determine the kind of response the online activities generate. Web Beacons may also be used by a third party to monitor a user’s activity on a website. For example, web beacons can document how many times a page has been viewed or how many of the e-mails, requested by visitors, are actually opened. Generally, any electronic image that is part of a web page or html-based email, including ad banners, can act as a web beacon.
When you access and use our Website, we will send an identifier to your device and it will be stored on your device. Your device will send the identifier back to us each time you access and use our Website. A cookie will be either a “session” cookie or a “persistent” cookie: (a) a session cookie will expire when you stop using our Website and (b) a persistent cookie will be stored in your device’s web browser, and will remain in use until the expiration date that we set (you can delete a persistent cookie before its expiration date by using the web browser on your device).
We use the following types of cookies on our Website:
- Strictly necessary cookies, also known as essential cookies, which belong to us: These cookies are session cookies and enable you to move around our Website and access certain features.
- Functional cookies, also known as preference cookies, which can belong to us and/or a third party: These cookies are generally session cookies but can be persistent cookies, and allow our Website to remember choices you made when you previously accessed and used our Website. These choices may include, for example, the language you prefer and your user name/password if you choose an automatic log in.
- Performance cookies, also known as statistics cookies, which can belong to us and/or a third party: These cookies are generally persistent cookies but can be session cookies, and collect information about how you use our Website. For example, we can see the pages you visited and the links on which you clicked.
- Targeting cookies, also known as marketing cookies, which are third party cookies: These cookies are persistent cookies and analyze our Website user behavior and allow us to deliver personalized marketing messages to you.
Our Website may use performance cookies sent to you by companies other than us. When you use our Website, you may see embedded content (for example, a YouTube video) or you may be directed to other websites. We do not control the placement of cookies by the embedded content or other websites. You may wish to review the privacy policies of these third parties that can be found on their websites.
We use the services of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, in our Website to understand how you use our Website so that we can improve our Website features and functionality, as well as, your user experience.
Managing and Opting Out of Cookies. Many cookies can be disabled through the browser on your device by following the instructions on your web browser. The instructions are usually located in the ‘Help’ or ‘Tools’ menus of your web browser. Please note: you cannot disable a strictly necessary or essential cookie. Blocking all cookies can have a negative effect on your ability to access and use our Website.
- PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are committed to protecting the security of the personal information that we collect from you. We use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative measures to help protect your personal information from the risk of accidental loss, and unauthorized or inappropriate access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.