Data we use and for what purpose
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form (comment, name, and email), the visitor’s IP address, and browser used to help spam detection. If a user opts in to automatically receive notices when new follow-up comments are posted, their email address may also be saved.
The information is also sent to a website admin via email to notify them of the subscription. A subscription is only successfully completed when a user gives their explicit consent to have their name and email added to the mailing list by checking the checkbox in an opt-in form. The checkboxes collect and save a user’s name, email address and opt-in status in the WordPress database.
An initial welcome message with a link to resources will be sent immediately after an an opt in form is completed and submitted.
Users’ names are required to address the newsletter.
The contact form on the contact page collects the user’s name, email address, and their message. Once a user opts in for future reference, their name and email address is saved in the site’s database. This information is sent via automated email notification to the site admin in order to get back to the user’s request.
Users may, however, visit our site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.
If a user decides to opt in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, product or service information, etc. If at any time the user would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or the user may contact us via our site.
If a user leaves a comment on our site they may choose to save their name, email address and website in cookies. These kind of cookies are used for the user’s convenience so that they do not have to fill in their details again when they leave another comment. The cookies will last for one year or until their browser history is cleared.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
- http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
- https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.
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How long we retain your data
If a user leaves 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.
If a user submits an inquiry through our contact form, the submission information, including their name, email, and message, is retained indefinitely to allow us to follow up with their request and reference prior requests by the same person or with the same issue.
If a user submits a request through the newsletter opt-in form, their email and name are saved in our email list on MailChimp for future contact indefinitely, however, the user is able to unsubscribe from this list at any time via the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of each newsletter.
What control you have over your data
If a user has left comments, they can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about them, including any data they have provided to us. A user can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we protect your data
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of a user’s personal information, and data stored on our site. Your IP address is also anonymized when sent to Google Analytics.
What data we share and for what purpose
We do not sell, trade, or rent our users’ personal identification information to others. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share our user’s information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that the user has given us their permission.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
For more information about how SiteGround handles data from this site:
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site will be deemed your acceptance of changes to our policy.
This document was last updated in July 2018