Personal Information We Collect When You Visit Our Websites or Communicate with Us
When joining or registering on our sites or sending us communications, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, interests, or other details to help us serve you better and fulfill your requests. We may record any information or material that is or becomes publicly accessible whether or not you disclose or submit it to us. Although you may include copyright and other protection statements with the material you submit, we do not agree to protect the information you post or send to us.
When We Collect Information
We collect information from you when you register on our sites, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, or enter information on our websites.
How We Use Your Information
We may use information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, 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 user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
- To improve our website in order to better serve you
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature
- To send periodic emails regarding our products and services
- To share and display postings, articles, stories, and any other content you submit on our websites, in searchable archives, and with other reference material for which there may or may not be a charge associated
How We Protect Visitor Information
We regularly update our websites with security updates. We do not store credit card information on our websites.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive data you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when users enter, submit, or access their information to maintain the safety of their personal information. All passwords are stored as encrypted data, which no person has access to view.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. We DO NOT collect or store credit card information on our websites.
Unless previously collected by us under the rules of this agreement, the email address that you use when contacting us with story ideas, editorial tips, or via our Contact Us and Feedback Forms will not be used for any reason except for the purposes of responding to your inquiry.
Commenting, Social Media Sharing, and Email to a Friend
How We Use “Cookies
- Understand and save user's preferences for future visits
- Keep track of advertisements
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to offer you better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
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. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled on our websites, and some of our services may not function properly. Members will not be able to login to websites.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
At our discretion, we include or offer third-party products or services on our websites. 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 Ad Services
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/topic/1626336?hl=en
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) 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.
A user 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 permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
We Agree to These Privacy Standards
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 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's 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 13.
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 worldwide. 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 should a data breach occur, we will notify the members via email within two (2) business days and will notify the users via in site notification within one (1) business day.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally 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 a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to stop emails from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act, 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 we use for compliance
- 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 follow the instructions at the bottom of each email to update your email preferences or, if you so desire, remove yourself from ALL email correspondence.
340 Corporate Way Suite 300
Orange Park, FL 30273
Last Edited on 2015-09-19