Your privacy is important to us. We’ve laid out below what information we gather, how we use the information, and the limited circumstances when information may be shared. We recognize your right to confidentiality and are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information that we collect to provide you with the best experience possible and to communicate with you about our products, Services, and promotions.
In order to use the Services, you will need to input certain information to create a user account and to use our Services, which, depending on the Services you use, may include your first and last name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and profile image, and you may submit other content to personalize your account (“User Data”). You are solely responsible for your User Data. You assume all risks associated with use of your User Data, including any reliance of its accuracy or completeness. User Data may include third party content, and you agree not to submit third party content unless you have the consent of the applicable third-party owner of the content. Because you are solely responsible for your User Data, we make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, or quality of any User Data.
Our servers automatically recognize the domain names and IP addresses of visitors to our website. No personal information about you is revealed during this process. Further, we may gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not contain personally identifiable information.
We will encrypt and store your password on our secure servers, and store User Data on our secure servers.
Our collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 on the Website is intended to follow the principles of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), a U.S. law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13. We've detailed below the steps we take to comply with COPPA in collecting and protecting personal information we receive from children under the age of 13 on the Website:
We will obtain parental consent before asking for personal information through the Website, unless the request for information falls within an exception that would be permitted under COPPA.
Other than usernames and comments, we do not make personal information collected from children publicly available nor do we enable children to publicly display their information on the Website. We will not condition a child's participation in any activity or Service on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the Service.
Parents may contact us (at email@example.com) to review, update, or delete any of their children's personal information that we may have collected and to instruct us not to collect any additional personal information from their children moving forward.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use the discussion boards on the Website. Any use or access to a discussion board by any user under the age of 13 is strictly prohibited and violates our Terms of Service. We reserve the right to restrict access to and remove any content from discussion boards if we believe the use was in violation of our Terms of Service.
We use User Data to create your account, communicate with you about the Services, offer additional products, Services, and promotions, bill for Services, and to the extent necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, and to prevent imminent harm to people or property.
We use “cookies” to collect certain information from all users, including website visitors who do not use or purchase anything from us. A cookie is a string of data that our system sends to your computer and then uses to identify your computer when you return to our Website. We use this information to better engage with our users and enhance their overall experience.
We take reasonable steps to protect all of User Data against unauthorized access or release. We may share User Data (a) with our third-party service providers; (b) if another company acquires our company, business, or assets, with such acquiring company; and as required by law and when we believe disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, to protect our rights and the rights of our users, or to enforce or apply our Terms of Service or other policies or user agreements.
Other than as detailed above, we will provide reasonable notice to you when your User Data might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share User Data.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of User Data. We do internal reviews of our data collection, storage, processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to the systems where we store User Data. In addition, we restrict access to User Data to our employees, contractors, and agents who need to know certain information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals and entities are bound by strict confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
If User Data is compromised as a result of a security breach, we will promptly notify you that your personal information may have been compromised via email, by posting a notice on our website, or as otherwise required by applicable law.
You may access and update your information on your own through your online account. You may also request corrections, updates, or deletion of your User Data by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request within a reasonable amount of time from when we receive your request. Unless you request otherwise, we will retain your User Data for the purpose of providing the Services.
You can choose not to provide User Data, although failing to provide User Data may prevent or inhibit your use of the Services and affect our ability to adequately respond to your requests.
If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, you can adjust your account settings to opt out of receiving such communications or choose to unsubscribe from the link in the e-mail that you no longer wish to receive.
Last updated: November 23rd, 2019