1. Personal Information Collection
When you register on our site, we may request details such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, social profiles, website URL, biographical information, and contributor credential information. Should you choose not to provide this information, refrain from using features on the site requiring such data.
2. Email This Article Service
Using our “Email This Article” service involves providing your name, email address, and your friend’s email address. This information is solely used to send a one-time email inviting your friend to visit the site. Your friend’s email information is not utilized for any other purpose.
3. Information Collection Timing
We collect information during your registration, newsletter subscription, survey response, form submission, and any interaction with our website. Additionally, non-personal identification information like browser details and device type may be collected whenever you engage with our site.
4. Utilization of Information
Information collected is used to personalize user experiences, improve the website, respond to customer service requests, administer contests, and send periodic emails regarding products and services. Contributor credentials and biographies may also be promoted.
5. Visitor Information Protection
Our website undergoes regular security scans for vulnerabilities, and personal information is stored behind secured networks. Limited personnel with special access rights handle this information, and it is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
6. Cookie Usage
Cookies, small files transferred to your computer, aid in recognizing your browser and remembering certain information. They help understand preferences, compile aggregate data about site traffic, and improve user experiences. Cookies are also used to remember settings and preferences.
7. Third-Party Disclosure
Personally identifiable information is not sold, traded, or transferred to external parties without advance notice, excluding website hosting partners and others assisting in operating the site. Aggregated, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be shared for marketing or advertising.
8. Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles guide our privacy practices. In case of a data breach, users will be notified via email within 7 business days.
10. Cross-Border Data Transfers
Personal information submitted for website publication may be available in other countries due to cross-border transfers.
11. Terms and Conditions of Use
Users are encouraged to review the Terms and Conditions of Use section that outlines the disclaimers, use, and limitations of liability associated with the website.
12. User Consent and Changes