We use this policy to tell you about the types of information we collect from you when you visit our site or use authorized features or apps that link to this policy. More specifically, this policy tells you:
- the types of information we collect and how we collect it;
- the ways in which we use, share and protect that information;
- the choices you have in controlling the collection of your information; and
- your ability to access and update your information.
This policy provides you with the information you need to make an informed choice about your use of the website, social media features and apps we offer, and whether to share personal information with us through the services. By using our site or authorized features and apps, you are signifying to us that you agree with this policy. Although the site and authorized features and apps contain links to other sites and services, you should be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those, or any other, sites and services. If you have questions about how those sites and services collect and use data, you should contact those sites and services directly.
This site utilizes the following…
- Cookies to track anonymous data;
- third-party tracking with Google Analytics;
- data collected by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest reports
- Facebook website insights
- Lighthouse by Whole Whale
…to obtain, store, and use the following information:
- Non-personal information that is collected automatically;
- personal information that you voluntarily provide to us through form completion and connecting Google Analytics
We do not collect any personal information from you when you visit our site or use authorized features and apps unless you expressly and voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for it and you voluntarily provide it. To put it another way, for us to have access to your personal data, you need to have made a knowing choice to give it to us.
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.
We have implemented the following:
- Google Analytics Demographics and Interests Reporting
- Facebook website insights
- Google Optimize
- Google Remarketing tag
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.
Google Analytics User ID Tracking
The User ID is a Universal Analytics feature that you can use to associate multiple sessions (and any activity within those sessions) with a unique ID. When you send an unique ID and any related engagement data to Google Analytics, all activity is attributed to one user in your reports. With the User ID, you can get a more accurate user count, analyze the signed-in user experience, and get access to the new Cross Device reports.
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|1 minute||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named |
|30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|90 days||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.|
- Remarketing tag: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page: https://adssettings.google.com
- Advertising Remarketing opt out Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
- Opt-out of all digital advertising: http://optout.aboutads.info
- Opt-out of Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
- Facebook cookie tracking opt-out
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
- Can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
Lighthouse by Whole Whale
This site uses Lighthouse by Whole Whale which uses data collected by Google Analytics to show the web behavior taken by users that submit emails through newsletters, forms on a site, and select links in newsletters that are tracked. Google Analytics tracks data such as referring site, location, pages visited, device and is committed to allowing users to control their privacy and is GDPR compliant. Lighthouse by Whole Whale only tracks user behavior on the home site where Google Analytics is installed and does not sell or transfer data between accounts. To remove a tracked email from the database either remove tracking cookie from Google Analytics (recommended) or send an email to [email protected] with the information you would like removed. More details available at: https://app.getlighthouse.io/privacy
USES OF INFORMATION
We use voluntarily provided personal information to communicate directly with you via email. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third party data vendors or marketing companies. We use non-personal information to administer our site and apps, make them better, and to make business decisions about what programs and content our communities might like.
At any time you may opt out of future communication with us. To opt-out of email communications that you had previously requested, you can click the ‘unsubscribe’ links included at the bottom of every email correspondence. To prevent Google Analytics from accessing your data, you can opt-out here.
You can request that we change/correct any personal information you have given us or to see what personal information we have of yours. You may do this by contacting the email address listed here: [email protected]whale.com
We will take all reasonable security precautions to protect your personal information provided through our services. Due to the inherently open and somewhat risky nature of the Internet, however, we cannot guarantee that your information, whether during transmission or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be free from unauthorized access or that loss, misuse, destruction or alteration will not occur from the acts or omissions of third parties.. You should also note that third-party companies who help us operate and maintain both our services and our corporate technology environment will have incidental access to your information, including your personal information, as part of the work they perform. We require that they enter into confidentiality and other agreements, but cannot guarantee their compliance with such agreements. We disclaim any and all liability arising in any manner from any theft or loss of, unauthorized access or damage to, or any interception of any data or communications.
We reserve the right to change or update this policy from time to time. Please check this policy periodically for such changes since all information collected is subject to the policy that is in place at that time. If the law requires, or if in our sole discretion we feel it is appropriate, we’ll provide a summary of changes we’ve made near the end of the updated policy.
CONTACT US FOR ANY DATA CHANGE REQUESTS
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the email address listed on our website: [email protected]