What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When subscribing to notifications for new posts on our site, you will be asked to enter your name (OPTIONAL) and email address (required). When leaving comments on existing posts on our site, you will be asked to enter your name (required) and email address (required). SUBSCRIBING TO NOTIFICATIONS FOR NEW POSTS AND COMMENTING ON EXISTING POSTS IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to notifications for new posts on our site or comment on existing posts on our site.
How do we use your information?
When you subscribe to notifications for new posts on our site, we send you an email when a new article is posted to our site. When you comment on existing posts on our site, we give you two options, both of which are optional, i.e., you don’t have to choose either option to leave a comment. The options are “Notify me of follow-up comments by email” and “Notify me of new posts by email” and are self-explanatory. That’s it.
How do we protect your information?
We only provide articles and information. We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards because we never ask for credit card numbers.
If you provide your name and email address as specified above, we use commonly-accepted best practices to store and safeguard your information, like secure database storage and regular malware scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate because no one is required to provide personal information to use our site.
Do we use “cookies”?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. 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 release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
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.
Your use of social networking plugins for Facebook, Twitter, etc., constitutes usage of third-party links, and your use of those links is governed by this section.
Amazon Affiliate Program
iosbrain.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program (https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/), an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
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. See this link: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense advertising on our website (see https://www.google.com/adsense/).
Third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out from Google tracking
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
You can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
This site ignores Do Not Track signals. This site is compliant with California Assembly Bill No. 370 (AB-370).
Does our site 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
Remember that we only store your email address and optionally your name, if you choose to provide it.
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.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- allow you to subscribe to notifications for new posts on our site.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
P.O. Box 881491
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Last Edited on December 14, 2017