Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact forms and quizzes
When visitors fill out and submit a form we collect the visitor’s personal information like name, email address, quiz answers, and any additional fields such as a message. We use this information to sign you up to our mailing list, and analyze your answers to give you relevant information about your quiz results.
Online course and other purchases
When visitors purchase a product we collect the visitor’s personal information like name, email address, quiz answers, and any additional fields pertaining to their purchase. We use this information to process your payment through a third-party payment gateway. We also store some of that information in the database so that users may review their purchases. If an online course is purchased we also retain the user’s status, progress, messages to and from instructors, and other information necessary to permit them to access and participate in the coursework. We retain their information indefinitely so that they can log back in and resume or review the course they’ve purchased. (Note: if a user wants to have their information removed they will no longer be able to access their online course or review purchase information.)
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We send anonymous data to Google Analytics to gather other anonymous statistical information about site usage.
Learn more about how Google Analyitics tracks your data here.
Learn how to Opt-out of sending your data to Google Analytics here.
We send data via Facebook pixel to measure the return on investment of our Facebook Ads by reporting on the actions people take after viewing those ads.
You can control the information Google uses to show you ads here.
Learn how to opt out of Interest-based Advertising such as Google AdWords and Facebook pixel by going here .
Who we share your data with
MailChimp (we send your name and email address to MailChimp when you enter email address into a form submission).
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
The website is hosted on a web server that is deemed PCI compliant, meaning the hosting company maintains security and data integrity sufficient to pass payment card industry data security standards. In addition, we use a series of security measures and protocols to minimize the risk that the site will be compromised by user error. These measures include but are not limited to enforcing strong passwords, routine security scans, frequent software updates, and monitoring unexpected file changes.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If we detect or if we are are informed of a data breach we will perform the following steps
- Notify the hosting company and ask for assistance to prevent further intrusion, damage, and loss of information
- Make an archive of the current, compromised website and data and store it in a secure location isolated from the server
- Restore the website to the most recent “clean” (uncompromised) version available
- Attempt to determine what if any information was lost
- Notify all visitors that we have contact information for that their information may have been accessed
- Attempt to determine who the relevant law-enforcement authorities are and notify them of the breach
What third parties we receive data from
We may receive data on user behavior from third-party analytics companies such as Google Analytics. We may also receive data from social media companies we advertise with, such as Facebook, in order to measure the usefulness of our advertising. While we don’t rule out the possibility that information about particular could be included in this 3rd-party data, it is generally presented as aggregated or statistical data.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
The website emails registered participants based on certain simple triggers such as making a purchase or completing a lesson in the online course. The site may also generate messages to course participants if no activity had been detected for a certain period of time.