What Data Do We Collect?
We collect the following type of information for the purpose of monitoring and improving the performance of this website.
1. Website Usage Data
This Usage Data may include your IP Address, browser type, browser version, pages of the website visited, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
What Are Cookies and Web Beacons?
Cookies are small data files which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.
Tracking technologies like beacons, tags and scripts are used to collect and track information and to improve and analyze the performance of a website.
In general, the following types of cookies are used by websites:
- Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated every time the user visits a website that uses this type of cookie.
- Session cookies: These are temporary cookies used to associate or link actions of the user during a browsing session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and ends when the browser window is closed. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
- Performance cookies: These cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website; they do not include any personal information like the name or email addresses of the user.
All major web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge & others) provide the option to disable cookies on any website.
How to Allow/Block/Control Cookies?
The default option in most browsers is to automatically accept cookies, while providing users the option to clear cookies at any time and modify the browser settings to accept or reject cookies for all or individual websites.
However, you need to be aware that blocking cookies may prevent you from enjoying the full functionality of the websites and may even prevent you from accessing certain sections of the websites.
The steps to allow, delete, block all cookies, block third-party cookies or cookies from specific websites vary, depending on the browser installed on your device.
For more information, we are providing below the links to the following major and most commonly used browsers.
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie settings in Apple Safari
- Cookie Settings in Microsoft Edge
- Cookie settings in Firefox
2. Personal Identifying information
We do not collect any of your personally identifying data (email, name, address) when you visit our website using Search results, Social media, Forums, Bookmarks or by typing the name of this website in the web browser.
Hence, the only way that you may end providing personally identifying information (email, name, address) is when you voluntarily submit such information by contacting us to provide comments/suggestion or other reasons.
In all such cases, we do not sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone.
3. Non-personal identifying information
We receive non-personal identifying information through analytics programs when you interact with our website.
Non-personal identifying information like web pages visited, browsers used (Chrome, Safari, others), devices used (PC, Phone, Tablet), referring sites, number of visitors to the website is made available to us by analytics programs.
We do not use any mechanism to personally identify you or collect personal information like your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, payment information and other details.
If you happen to contact us by email, you are expected to provide us with your name and email address.
Google’s web analytics services (Google Analytics) is used to collect, monitor and report traffic data on this website and this data may be shared with other Google services.
Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize advertisements running from its own advertising network on this and others websites.
In general, Google Analytics provides us with information about the number of users visiting this website, pages/posts visited, time spent on specific posts/pages and other anonymous and non-personally identifying information.
Having access to such information in Google Analytics helps us understand what type of content visitors prefer, how people arrive at our website and how long they stay on our website.
If you are looking for a way to opt out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by Google Analytics, you can refer to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
5. Advertisements & Dart Cookies
For example, Google AdSense makes use of Dart Cookies to serve ads to Users based on their visit to this website and other websites on the Internet.
In general, DART makes use of “Non personal identifying information” and do NOT track personal information like the Name of Users, email address or the physical address of the user.
You can prevent Google AdSense from recording your anonymized browsing activity within websites by logging into your Google Account https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
6. Links on this website
We use Internal links to direct users to useful content within this website and may use external links to direct visitors to other websites containing more information about topics, services or products mentioned on this website.
Once you leave this website by clicking on links or advertisements, you are entirely governed by privacy policies of the websites that you land on.
You are advised to check the privacy policies of those external websites and interact with them only when you find them reputable and you are satisfied with their privacy policies.
7. Email Privacy
In order to contact us, you are required to provide your name and email address, so that we can reply back to you.
We make no efforts to collect, retain or preserve emails and do not use this information for marketing purposes and will never share this information with any third parties.
8. Children and Minors
Our service is not directed to children under the age of eighteen (18). If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age od 18. If you are a parent or guardian and concerned about your Children providing personal data, please contact us.
If we find that we have received any personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will take steps to delete that information as quickly as possible.
9. Updates to this policy