Privacy & Cookie Policy

Before reviewing the information below, please acknowledge the following:

  • This document was last updated on August 2, 2020.
  • This website is governed by “Jason” (“we” “our” “I” “us”)
  • You (“user” “users'” “users” “your”) agree to this document when you enter this site, which is proportional to the use of the GDPR notice/privacy notice you agree to at the bottom of the screen upon entry into the site (some users in other countries do not need or see this notice).
  • Our back servers and analytics server are operated significantly on and Automattic’s engine; therefore, please review their Privacy Policy as well, because it may apply to your use of our website and this network as a whole. This is the primary third party that our site uses, and we are not affiliated with them in any other way except through a customer relationship only.
  • We strive to keep users’ information as safe as possible, and we would appreciate that you review our privacy & cookie policy (“Privacy Policy”) as indicated below.
  • (“this website” “this site”) collects information about you, your visits, and some of your habits here on this website. Please note our intentions for use of this information.

Section I: Personally identifiable information. This website will collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address, postal address) from you when you voluntarily provide it. For example, you may submit personally identifiable information (a) to register with this website or use interactive parts of this website where users can provide content and suggestions or participate in interactive discussions and/or (b) to participate in optional events, sweepstakes, contests or promotion registrations.

Section II: Aggregate information. Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable or anonymous information, such as type of web browser used, type of operating system, the domain name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Each time a visitor (whether they are registered or not) connects to a page on this website, we log that visitor’s IP address in our web server’s log files. This is a common practice used by almost all sites and is used to track which pages visitors access and how much time is spent on a page. Certain web pages may contain invisible images, sometimes called web beacons (a 1px GIF file usually) that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page. THIS SITE will only use web beacons within this website for statistical purposes. Third parties may use web beacons as described below.

Use of Cookies. A cookie is a text file containing a limited amount of information, which is downloaded to the user’s device when he visits a website. It allows the website to recognize the user during his next visits to offer him an optimal navigation experience. Visiting the website on an internet browser accepting the storage of cookies implies the user’s consent to the use of cookies by this site or WordPress. Different types of cookies can be stored on your device by this site:

  • Technical Cookies: these cookies are necessary for the services proper functioning, their deletion or restriction may cause undesirable effects, or even an impossibility to use the services.
  • Audience measurement cookies: these cookies are used to measure page traffic, and provide the administrator with anonymous information about the navigation of its visitors. By default, WordPress does not include an audience measurement tool, however if JetPack is installed, which is on this site, it may store cookies on your device.
  • Advertising Cookies: Sometimes this site may display advertising, which helps finance the services we make available to you. These ads are displayed through advertising services and may generate cookies on your device, including to display you personalized advertising content, to count the number of displayed ads, the number of users who clicked on those ads, and their subsequent actions on the pages to which those ads lead.
  • Social Network Cookies: social networks offer features that can be used on WordPress pages. These functionalities correspond particularly to “share” or “like” buttons, essentially from the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This button is provided by the social network, which may store a cookie on your browser, or even identify you if your session on that social network is opened on your device. This behavior is independent of WordPress or this site, and depends on the privacy policies of each of these social networks. 

Refusal and deletion of cookies. Using this site, you consent to the use of cookies. You can nevertheless choose at any time to disable all or part of the cookies, despite the consequences it could have on the use of the services, according to the various procedures described below.

Refuse and/or delete cookies from your browser: You may at any time choose to disable all or part of the cookies. Your browser may also be set to notify you when cookies are being placed on your device, and to ask you whether or not to accept them (on a case-by-case basis or in totality).

Refuse an advertising cookie: To display advertisements contributing to the financing of the service on the pages hosted by this site, this website uses third party providers. These providers may store cookies on your computer, use web beacons, collect technical data such as your IP address and store this data to provide content and advertising relevant to your browsing habits. By using the services offered by this site, you agree that we may share a hashed version (anonymous and unreadable) of your e-mail address with our third party providers, and that they may store a cookie on your browser to make a link between your browser and the information our partner has (such as IP address, browser or operating system type and version, or demographic or inferred information). You also consent to the collection, use and sharing of your data by these third party providers for the display of personalized, contextual and behavioral advertising. If you do not want your data to be used for these purposes, you may at any time read these information about the practices of our third party providers and exercise your right of refusal:

Disabling the ad cookie of a third party provider will prevent any targeted, contextual and behavioral ads displayed by that third party provider. However, you will continue to see other advertisements. You can manage your preferences to fully control the collected and processed information as well as the use of Cookies by disabling each third-party provider called by this site.

Refuse a social network cookie: If you do not want our service to store cookies in your browser for this purpose, you can click on the following deactivation links, which will store in your browser a cookie whose sole purpose is to disable the use of other cookies from the same origin. Disabling these cookies will therefore prevent any interaction with the social network(s) concerned:

Section III: How personally identifiable information is used. We may use personally identifiable information for the following purposes: (i) validation of a user’s website registration, (ii) comment subscription notifications, (iii) for Administrators to contact a particular user, (iv) to notify a user that he or she won a contest, (v) performing customer service activities, (vi) making available services to you or notifying you about new services or offers you may find valuable, and/or (vii) marketing materials. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us, please follow the instructions at the bottom of each email for opting out. Personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to any third parties, except as follows: We may disclose personally identifiable information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the products or services of third parties, we may supply your contact information to third parties such as data aggregators, marketers, or others for the purpose of sending you email or any otherwise communication with you. We may use data stored about you (such as the experience you have or the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the products or services of a particular third-party. We may disclose personally identifiable information to companies and individuals we contract with to perform functions on our behalf (such as third party service providers). Examples of such third party service providers may include companies who host our Web servers, analyze our data, provide marketing assistance, and/or process payments. These third party service providers will have access to your personally identifiable information only as necessary to perform their functions, but they are not authorized to retain, share, store, modify, duplicate, or otherwise use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than completion of the services for which they were contracted. We may disclose personally identifiable information if legally required to do so, such as if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of THIS SITE or its affiliated companies; (c) investigate or prevent a crime, or protect national security including to cooperate in investigating any incident in which we believe that you have abused this website by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public. THIS SITE may from time to time allow public visibility of user profiles. These profiles may contain personally identifiable information volunteered by its users. All information that may be publicly visible is provided entirely by the member and can be changed by the users when or if they edit their personal profile. Occasionally, THIS SITE may offer surveys, optional events, sweepstakes, contents, and promotions to members and/or visitors to this website. Any personally identifiable information that is collected during these events will only be shared with another company for the purposes of delivery of a prize. By participating in a survey, event, sweepstakes, contest or promotion and by completing the submission you acknowledge that THIS SITE has hereby notified you and that you expressly agreed to the sharing of your submitted personally identifiable information. We reserve the right to transfer all personally identifiable information in our possession to a successor entity in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, creation of a new business entity, or other sale of all or a portion of our assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a court, the use and disclosure of all transferred personally identifiable information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy. In the event of a new privacy policy, you will be notified of such and given the right to affirmatively opt-in to accept the new policy. Personally identifiable information submitted and/or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor entity. For aggregate information, THIS SITE uses it to operate and improve this website, enabling a positive user experience and delivering the products and services that we offer. We may sell, share or trade compiled aggregate information with third parties. As stated earlier, no single person can be identified by such aggregate information.

Section IV: How we secure personally identifiable information. THIS SITE follows generally accepted industry standards to protect your sensitive information from unauthorized access. Any data that is stored on our servers is treated as confidential and is not made generally available to the public. Our servers are protected by firewalls and are located in secure data facilities to further increase security. Please keep in mind, however, that despite these reasonable efforts to protect data on our servers, no method of transmission over the Internet is guaranteed to be secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal data at all times, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and shall not be liable for any breach of security by an outside party. Your personal account password is encrypted in our server and unreachable by any user to read it.

Section V: COPPA Act of USA. We are concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet, and understand that children may not understand all the provisions of our Privacy Policy or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of the Site. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the websites their children visit. THIS SITE is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we will never request personally identifiable information from anyone whom we know to be under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. This is why we may require every user to enter in their date of birth, which the user agrees to be completely accurate. We do not aim any of our content at demographics of below age 13.

Section VI: Third party content. Users may find advertising or other content on this website that link to the websites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from this website. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to this website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Section VII: Data Controller. The processing of your personal data is based on your consent, except when the data are necessary for the performance of a contract, or to comply with a legal obligation. In cases where such processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time in order to stop it. Withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

We do not have a specifically trained data control specialist such as a privacy officer. Therefore, any provisions or privacy questions can be directed at email in further assistance.