Latest update: June 1st, 2021
We consider the privacy of our visitors of ultimate importance and we have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to online privacy.
In a nutshell, we maintain the highest standards of security and integrity, and you can visit our site anonymously without sharing any personal information. If you decide to provide us personal information we won’t sell, rent, or share it with any third party.
Please read on to get fully informed.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
You are not required to share any personal information with us and you can visit our site anonymously. You are welcome to browse and use our detailed product review, ranking information, and blog articles to your heart’s content.
We collect personal information from you only when you subscribe to our newsletter, leave a comment, or fill out a form. In such case you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address.
Each time you visit this site, our web server automatically recognizes your IP address and the Web page from which you came. Your IP address is used to identify your geographic location and for the general administration of our website.
Yes. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Cookies when you leave a comment on our blog
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
How long we retain data related to blog comments
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Where we send data related to blog comments
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Media on our blog
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Your thoughts and opinions are important to us. We encourage you to contact us for any question you may have.
Your name and email address are required to contact us. We will use them only to respond to your inquiries, requests or questions. You won’t be added to our newsletter and your details won’t be shared with any other party.
If you decide to join our newsletter, we will collect your name and email address to send you periodic emails.
Updating or removing your personal information
If at any time you would like to update your details (name and email address) or unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include easy instructions at the bottom of each email we send from our newsletter. Simply click “unsubscribe” to remove yourself permanently from the email list, or click “change your contact details” to update your name and email address.
Should you wish to have us remove your personal information instead of using the links available at the bottom of our newsletter emails, please let us know and we will do this ASAP.
How long we keep your personal information in our email list
If you decide to join our newsletter we will keep your personal information indefinitely. As stated above you can easily update your details or unsubscribe from receiving future emails whenever you wish.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Who we share your data with
The data processors we use for our business operations who process your data under our control include:
- siteground.com who provides website hosting
- Getresponse.com for email marketing campaigns
What rights you have over your data
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
If you have an account on this site, or have joined our newsletter, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us using the contact details in this policy.
We will get in contact to verify your identity and if we do hold information about you we will:
- give you a description of it
- tell you why we are holding it
- let you have a concise and clear copy of the information
Third party links
We may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments:
info at gerardsellam.com