What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our site, including our forum?
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our forum, subscribe to an email newsletter and through cookies upon arriving at the site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register on our forum, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To send periodic emails regarding the contents of the site or other related products and services.
- Through our community forum we require certain information for you to have a complete and accurate profile simply for the purpose of the best user experience as a member of our forum.
- Through our community forum, the software does use automated decisions based on user profile data.
- For front page (www.transients.info) use, no information is transferred internationally.
How do we protect your information?
We never ask for credit card numbers.
We do not currently use an SSL certificate.
Our website host is In Motion Hosting, who has the responsibility from an architecture perspective to protect your data with their firewalls and infrastructure setup.
Our data controller are those with the responsibility for maintaining and looking after the site and forum. You can contact us through the contact page here.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
For information on cookie use in context of our community forum, see this page here.
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Maintain user sessions after signing into our community forum.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
- Maintain a session for the commenting ability if you decide to sign up to our community forum and comment on articles on the front page.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
- Forum user login and commenting ability on articles.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548
Google AdSense is enabled on our site.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
You can change your personal information on our community forum:
- By logging in to your account and accessing your profile.
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
- Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
- Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
User Access Request
The only information collected on the front page is cookie based information which is described above and your session if you are logged into our community forum.
Page last updated: 2018-05-18