- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
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.
Compliance with California law
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) grants consumers an array of rights regarding their personal information including:
- Right of Access: a consumer has the right to request that a business disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal information the business has collected.
- Right of Deletion: a consumer has the right to request that the business delete any personal information that was collected. The consumer would have the right to prevent the sale of personal information as well.
- Right to know to whom the personal information was sold:a business must release information about how the consumer’s personal information was sold and to whom it was disclosed. The CCPA applies to for profit businesses that directly or indirectly collect consumers’ personal information and meet the following thresholds:
- Has annual gross revenues in excess of $25,000,000. Alone or in combination, annually buys, receives for the business’s commercial purposes, sells, or shares for commercial purposes, alone or in combination, the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices.
- Derives 50 percent or more of its annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information.
The “collection of personal Information pertaining to a consumer” is broadly defined. “Consumer” includes more than just individual customers. It also includes employees, independent contractors and vendors. “Personal information” applies to all data capable of being associated with an individual or household, not only electronic information.“Collecting” means obtaining, receiving, or accessing personal information by any means.
The CCPA provides for its enforcement by the Attorney General. However, it also creates a private right of action in connection with certain unauthorized access and exfiltration, theft, or disclosure of a consumer’s nonencrypted or nonredacted personal information, as defined. The law prescribes a method for distribution of proceeds of Attorney General actions.
A waiver of a consumer’s rights under the CCPA’s provisions is void. Minor changes to the CCPA were introduced in a clean-up bill, Senate Bill 1121, only three months after the original bill was signed. Assembly Bill 375 and Senate Bill 121 are codified as Civil Code §§ 1798.100 et seq. The effective date is January 1,2020. For provisions of this law that supersede local laws, the effective date is January 1, 2019