Information We Collect
Two distinct types of information are collected from users when they access our website: a) personally-identifiable information; b) non-personal identifiable information.
As can be inferred, this type of information is personal information through which we, as personnel tasked with managing the website, can identify you as an individual. Categories of information that are included in this spectrum: full name, physical address, e-mail address, gender, workplace, phone number.
Acquiring Personally-Identifiable Information
We will never collect this type of information without prior request. As such, we will require personally-identifiable information only when you: sign up for our newsletter, create an account on our website, comment or post on our forums. The only personal data that we require in these situations are your name and email address. If you are not comfortable with revealing your real name, you can always use an alias for this purpose. We only collect the personal information that you voluntarily provide to us.
We only use your personal data to reply to your messages. We never use your personal data for promotional, commercial or marketing purposes, nor do we share it with third parties.
In case you want to have your personal data deleted from our database/website, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your data will be permanently deleted within 30 days of receipt.
Note: The “comments” section on our website is public. Therefore, even though we review all submitted comments before posting them, we ask you to not provide personal information in your comments.
The non-personally identifiable information cannot be used to identify you as a person. Known as “log files”, it is created every time you visit our website and includes: IP address, type of browser, time and date of access, the page on which you were before leaving our website.
We collect non-personally identifiable data through analytics and other tracking tools, in compliance with the current regulations and rules. We only use this non-personal data as an aggregate, for statistical purposes, to analyze and improve user experience on our website. We never use this data to personally identify users, nor do we reveal this information to third parties. This data is stored and safeguarded according to the industry’s current practices and laws, respecting the legal rights of users.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We will never share information pertaining to you as an individual with any third party, except when a legal case or law enforcement is in order. If we are required by a Law enforcement agency or by a legal situation – such as illegal or suspicious activity on our website –, we will disclose information with and only with that particular agent.
Cookies and Ads
Nonetheless, if you do not agree with using cookies, you can easily disable them from the settings of your web browser. But you must keep in mind that, if you disable them, you might encounter some issues from a user experience point of view. If that will be the case, you can re-enable them any time from the privacy settings of your browser.
Also, you, as a user of our website, might receive ads that appear on our website. These ads are delivered by advertising partners, who may set cookies. The cookies they might set allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send an online ad. The cookie also helps in creating a profile of you or others who use your computer. Therefore, this type of cookie allows advertising networks to deliver targeted advertisements which are believed to be of interest to you.