Last updated: October 15, 2023
Information we collect
We collect information you provide directly to us, information collected automatically, and information from other sources.
Information you provide includes:
- Contact information such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, and any other identifier you provide.
- Account information including username, profile photo, and password.
- Communications such as email, feedback, queries, and any other information you send to us.
- Transaction information including purchases, inquiries, and details about products and services you purchase from us.
- Interactions with our content such as comments, posts, photos, videos, and any other information you provide.
Automatically collected information includes:
- Device information such as operating system, hardware and software versions, device identifiers, and mobile network.
- Usage information including clicks, views, impressions, and other interactions with our Services.
- Location information including IP address and approximate geographic location.
- Cookies and similar tracking technologies we use to collect browsing and usage information.
Information from other sources:
- Social media profiles and information provided if you link, connect, or login to our Services with social media accounts.
- Demographic and other information provided by analytics services, advertising networks, and other third parties.
How we use information
We use information about you for the following purposes:
- Provide, operate, maintain, and improve our Services.
- Enable you to access and use our Services.
- Send you technical notices, product updates, security alerts, invoices, and other support and administrative messages.
- Provide customer service and support.
- Communicate with you about products, services, offers, programs, and events, and provide other news and information we think will be of interest.
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services.
- Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of the Blog and others.
- Personalize and improve our Services, provide content or features that match user profiles or interests, and customize advertisements.
- Process and deliver contest entries and rewards.
- Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service.
- Carry out any other legitimate business purpose stated when collecting your information or as otherwise permitted by law.
We do not share or sell personal information except as described below:
- With your consent or at your request.
- With our current or future parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and other companies under common control and ownership.
- With third parties that perform services on our behalf to help operate our business and Services. This may include providing customer service, delivering packages, sending postal mail and emails, removing repetitive information from customer lists, processing payments, transmitting content, scoring, assessing and managing credit risk, providing search results and links, protecting against harm, and customizing ads and content.
- In connection with a merger, sale, or acquisition if we transfer the information as a business asset. In the event of a merger or acquisition, we will post a notice on our website.
- To comply with the law, enforce our policies, respond to claims, or protect anyone’s rights, property or safety.
- In an anonymized and aggregated form that does not directly identify you.
We only share the minimum amount of personal information necessary for the purpose it was collected or shared. We do not sell or share your personal information with unrelated companies for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
We retain personal information only as long as necessary to provide our Services or for legitimate business purposes. We collect, use, store, and process information in a manner consistent with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
You can opt out of receiving promotional messages such as email newsletters from us by using the unsubscribe link within each message. You cannot opt out of receiving service notifications and other non-promotional communications.
You can modify information you have provided to us by logging into your account and updating your profile.
To delete your account, please contact us. We will respond within a reasonable timeframe. We may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or in accordance with our retention policy.
You can control cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, you can control flash player settings by visiting the Global Storage Settings Panel.
Your California privacy rights
California residents have the right to know what personal information is collected, used, shared or sold. California residents also have the right to request a notice identifying the categories of personal information collected, shared or sold. Please see the ‘Contact Us’ section to submit a request.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow industry standards to protect the information submitted to or collected by our Services. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about security, you can contact us at [your email].
If you are visiting our Services from outside the United States, be aware that you are transferring your personal information to us in the United States where data protection and privacy laws may be less stringent. By using our Services, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States.
Our Services are not directed to children under 16. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child without parental consent, we will take steps to delete this information. If you believe a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us.
Changes to this policy