Privacy Policy

Last updated 23 April 2024

1. General

Hit us up at [email protected] for any queries on data protection, exercising your rights, or opting out. Just shoot us a message via our contact form with "security / data protection" in the subject line. To keep up with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"), we've got some extra deets in this document.

2. When Do We Dive into Personal Data?

We get into personal data you actively share with us. Plus, we do some automated processing based on how you use our service. Specifically, here's where we might get nosy, all in line with California law and covering what we've scooped up from California residents and how we've shared it over the past year.

Category: Internet activity like IP addresses, browsing histories, and browser info.

Source: You, when you visit our site.

What We Do: Beef up our tech defenses against cyber baddies. Check "Visiting our Website" for more.

Why We Do It: To keep our service shipshape. We're like the digital bouncers.

Who Knows: Service providers.

Category: Gleaning insights from your personal info.

Source: Our trusty service providers.

What We Do: Analyze why you're cruising our site and how you're using it. Plus, we fine-tune our ad game.

Why We Do It: To keep our biz buzzing and our ads on point.

Who's in on It: Us, our buddies, and our service providers.

For the nitty-gritty, scroll down for more deets.

3. Visiting Our Website

When you drop by, our web wizard keeps tabs on your public IP address and when you stopped by. Your IP address is like your online return address, helping computers chat over the internet. Usually, we don't know whose IP it is unless you spill the beans while browsing. But if things get hairy (think cyber-attacks), and we need to investigate, we might piece things together.

Our service provider uses your IP to keep the site running smoothly and fend off digital baddies. Websites get targeted all the time, from blocking access to spreading malware. So, we use your IP and visit time to spot and squash any funny business, all to keep our site and its visitors safe.

We're just doing our bit to keep things running smoothly and safely. Plus, we'll ditch the IP data once we don't need 'em anymore.

5. Google Analytics Data Protection Disclosure

We've got Google Analytics running the show here, brought to you by Google Ireland Limited, hanging out at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We're using it under article 6 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1 letters a) and f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Check out https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en for the full rundown.

So, what's the deal with Google Analytics? It's all about those little things called "Cookies." They're tiny text files that get stored on your computer and help us analyze how you use the site. Here's what we're looking at:

Browser type and version, language settings Referrer URL (the site you came from) Hostname of your computer (IP address in a short form) Time of the server request

This info usually heads over to Google's servers in the USA and gets cozy there. But don't worry, your IP address stays anonymous thanks to our setup with Google Analytics.

If data heads outside the EU/EEA and doesn't match up with European data protection standards, we'll sort things out with EU standard contractual clauses. Check out Google's privacy policy at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en for the full scoop.

Google's using this data on our behalf to analyze site usage, whip up reports on what's happening, and handle other internet-related tasks. If you're not keen on cookies, you can tweak your browser settings. Just keep in mind that some site features might not work as expected.

Want to put the brakes on Google Analytics? You can prevent cookies from doing their thing and stop Google from processing your data by snagging the browser plugin at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Prefer to do things manually? Click this link instead: [Link]. It'll stop Google Analytics from tracking your activity on this site, but keep in mind it's just for this browser and this domain. You'll also snag an opt-out cookie, but if you clear your cookies, you'll need to click the link again.

Oh, and one more thing—we're also using Google Analytics to analyze data from double-click cookies and Google Ads for stats purposes. If you're not feeling it, you can opt out via the ads preferences manager at http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en.

For more on Google Analytics, head to https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

6. Advertisements

We're all about spreading the word and snagging new customers through ads on other websites. To make sure we're reaching folks who are likely interested in what we've got to offer, we team up with advertising partners who use some nifty "retargeting" tricks. We use pixel tech to drop a cookie on your computer, phone, or whatever gadget you're using.

Google Googleadservices / Google Ads Conversion

We've got some cool tools from Google Inc. to amp up our online marketing game. Basically, these tools help us know when you've landed on our site after clicking on a Google ad. Here's the scoop: Google uses cookies to track your website activity. If you click on one of our Google ads, we'll drop a cookie on your computer for "conversion tracking." These cookies hang around for about 30 days, but don't worry, they don't store any personal info. If you're not into being tracked, you can tweak your browser settings to block cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com." You can also opt-out altogether using this link: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Want more deets? Check out this link: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated

Use of Google Remarketing

We're also using Google's remarketing feature to serve up ads that match your interests across the Google advertising network. Basically, after you visit our site, Google will show you ads for our products and services on other sites you visit. How does it work? Well, Google saves a cookie on your browser that lets them know you've visited our site. Then, they use that info to show you relevant ads later on. If you're cool with it, Google can even combine your browsing history with your Google Account to personalize ads across all your devices. Don't worry, though, Google says they won't collect any personal data during this process. If you're not feeling the remarketing vibe, you can opt-out here: http://www.google.com/settings/ads. You can also opt-out of interest-based advertising altogether using these links: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/lu/praferenzmanagement. And if you're really not into cookies, you can adjust your browser settings to block them, but just know that this might affect how our site functions. For more info on how Google uses cookies, check out their privacy statement.

CCPA - Concerning Californian Residents

Hey there, Californian pals! So, the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) is all about giving you awesome folks specific rights when it comes to your personal info. Here's the lowdown on what you can do and how to do it:

Right of Access

Under the CCPA, you can totally hit us up to find out if we're holding any of your personal data. If we are, you've got the right to know what it is and how we're using it. Just shoot us a message with the subject "CCPA Request" and we'll hook you up with all the deets.

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights for CCPA

You're also entitled to know what info we've collected about you over the past year. Once we get your request, we'll spill the beans on stuff like where we got your data from, why we collected it, and who we might have shared it with.

Right to Erasure / Deletion

If you're over all this data talk and want us to delete your info, no problemo! Just give us a shout, and we'll zap your personal data faster than you can say "delete." Of course, there are a few situations where we might need to hang onto your data, like if there's some shady stuff going on or if we've got an ongoing business thing with you.

Right to Opt-Out

The CCPA lets you opt-out of having your personal info sold to third parties. Don't worry, though, this doesn't mean we'll stop sharing info within our organization. If you're keen to opt-out, just hit us up with the subject line "Opt-Out" and we'll make it happen. We'll respect your decision for a whole year before checking in to see if you're ready to opt back in.


And here's the best part: exercising your CCPA rights won't come back to bite you. We won't treat you any differently or charge you extra just because you decided to flex your privacy muscles. You'll still get the same awesome service, no strings attached.

So go ahead, take control of your data like the boss you are! Just shoot us a message with the subject line "CCPA Request" and we'll get the ball rolling.