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All Analytics are anonymized. We use analytics only for the purposes of providing better content for audiences. With analytics we can determine which content is of the most interest to people who visit our site. We also use anlytics for advertising purposes.


Who we share your data with

Your data is never shared, except internally or to partners to fulfill your specific requests.

How long we retain your data

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This data is anonymized.

Your contact information

This information is only retained for the purposes of servicing your needs and requests. At any time you may request it be deleted. If you have opted in to receiving company news or newsletters you may opt in or out at any time.


Additional information

How we protect your data

Here are some of the measures we have in place through our service provider WP Engine:

  • SFTP (Customer files transferred to WP Engine are encrypted in-transit).
  • Backups (WP Engine transfers customer backups securely to our internal backup
  • At-rest encryption is implemented for stored customer backups.
  • Openssl and mcrypt modules are supported on the WP Engine Platform. These can be
    used by your WordPress application to encrypt information.
  • DDoS protection
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Intrustion Detection System (IDS)
  • Enforced Password Policy
  • Penetration Testing and Load Testing
  • Firewalls (multiple layers on inbound and outbound)
  • Access Control
  • Automated updates and security patching
  • Encrypted daily backups and backups before any changes
  • Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Security Incident Response as needed
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance Reporting
  • WP Engine takes the following security measures at its physical locations:
    ● Locked offices with badge only access implemented
    ● Guest check-in
    ● Staff on-site 24/7
    ● Surveillance systems (cameras) at sensitive locations
    ● Customer data is stored within industry-leading data center facilities with documented,
    stringent physical security requirements

For information on WPEngine and its policies>>

What data breach procedures we have in place

Although we make every effort to secure your data, if a breach occured, we would take immediate urgent action and notify appropriate authorities within 72 hours.


What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Google Analytics for the purposes outlined above.


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not use data for profiling. Anonymized analytics data may be used by advertisers, but not to employ profiling.

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