Last Updated: 6/10/2018
What Information Is collected?
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. These cookies improve site performance during your visit, allow for data analytics, advertising, and social media usage on this site. You can read more about cookies including managing and disabling cookies in your browser settings on this site: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
What Personal Information Is Collected?
If you leave a comment on an article or product on this site, the name, website address, email address and accompanying text are stored in a local database. Note, the name provided and website address if supplied is displayed publicly along with comments. Your email address remains in a database but is not published. In some instances, it may be used to contact you to respond to any questions or concerns included in your comment but your email address will not be shared and you will not be added without authorization to any mailing list.
Where Is Purchase Information Collected?
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How Is Information Used?
We may share your device information with third-party analytics companies (“Analytics Services”) such as Google Analytics in order to track and analyze your use of our Services. These Analytics Services collect information about the content that you view along with actions that you take (e.g. following an affiliate link or other external shopping links) while using our Services. The information generated by the Analytics Services about your use of our Services is transmitted to and stored by the Analytics Services.
For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site – you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may share your information with advertisers, advertising networks, and analytics companies who may use the information to deliver targeted advertisements to you through our Services or through third-party websites or advertisers. These services allow us to show you ads for products you’ve seen or other products related to the site.
Additional Data Sharing
Finally, we may also share your information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Advertising Opt Out
As described above, we use Information related to you to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising used on this site by following these external links:
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
BING – https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
PINTEREST – https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/personalization-and-data
AMAZON – https://www.amazon.com/adprefs
Additionally, you can opt out of many of these and similar services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information held on the site about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. For purposes of this site, the personal data that may be accessed and removed or modified by the site owner is limited to comments on articles and products and email list subscriber information. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Note: We will also gladly remove this content for others regardless of nationality if contacted.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, requests, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us using the form below or by mail using the postal address that follows: