We lay out everything right there so that you know exactly what’s happening with your data and exactly what we can do with it.
What are cookies?
On most websites, we use small files called cookies to identify you as a unique user when you come back. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting us know if you’ve visited us before and what your preferences are.
Many cookies are anonymous and don’t require a username or password so that we can provide you with better service.
This is useful because it means you don’t have to enter your details every time you come back. But how does that help protect your privacy?
What information do we collect?
When you visit our website, we automatically collect standard technical information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, access times, and other anonymous statistical data involving your use of our website.
We also collect any cookies that may be set on your computer. Additionally, we collect standard contact information that may be provided to us when you sign up for our newsletter or engage in other communication with us via email or phone (for example: name and email address).
How do we use your information?
Knowing what data you’re giving up, and why it’s useful for you to give it up, can protect your privacy.
We collect only what we need to run our business in an efficient manner; if you don’t want us to have that information anymore, just ask us (using a valid legal request).
We are transparent about how your data is used and how long we keep it. The more informed you are about how we do things, the better choices you can make when using our services.
Because even if there are no law enforcement concerns at play (and really—we work with them all the time), privacy policies are good business practice—and they help build trust among users of your site or service.
How can you access your information?
Data privacy is a huge concern for many people, and with good reason. It’s not just about having all your information public knowledge; it’s also about companies changing terms without telling you, sharing your information with others, or otherwise losing control of your data.
If a company has an easy-to-understand policy in place to handle these concerns, they’re much more likely to attract customers who aren’t afraid of how their information might be used.
How do I make changes to my information?
If you want to update any information you’ve previously provided, or if you’d like to add new information, please contact us and we will gladly do so.
How does technology affect our privacy?
The question of how much privacy we’re entitled to isn’t easy to answer. Technology has changed significantly over time, and our views of what constitutes an invasion of privacy have evolved with it.
Since any technology is inherently limited by human imagination and creativity, there will always be some use for it that nobody would ever have considered before.
That said, technology has created a number of ways in which our privacy can be compromised today—and many more potential avenues in which your private information can end up being shared or used against you in years to come. How do you know if your information is safe?
Is there anything else I should know about your use of technology and data?
In today’s world, companies collect data on consumers in every imaginable way. Data privacy is a growing concern, especially given recent high-profile data breaches.
Unfortunately, many consumers don’t understand what they are signing up for when they agree to terms and conditions of various products and services.
Businesses can do a better job of educating customers about what data is collected, why it is collected and how it will be used.
That said, there should be some limitations: In 2017 laws were passed that give internet service providers (ISPs) more power to sell your browsing history and information about you to third parties.