How Information Is Gathered and Used
Each time you visit our website, certain pieces of information may be collected. This may be done through forms, surveys or other online fields to improve your user experience. At times, we may collect data about your browsing history and recent transactions. Information like the pages that you have visited, technical data and personal details may be collected. Personal information includes details that may be identifiable that could include your name, IP address or other details.
The controller of the personal data collected through the Extension is:
VPP Technologies, Inc.
900 Oakmont Lane
Suite 301, Westmont, IL 60559
If you are contracting us for specific services or products, third parties may be involved to process payments or for list generation. When information is required for these services to be performed, it is given to the third-party provider. We typically use third-party companies to create and serve advertisements on your site. Through these third parties, data may be collected and used about your visit.
Third-party businesses may use aggregated data to make sure that our advertisements are relevant. They are given aggregated information that does not include identifiable details like your name, telephone number, email address or physical address. The information that is collected is used to personalize your experience and provide you with advertisements about relevant goods or services.
When you visit our website, our cookies are installed to remember who you are and the type of information that you need. Through this information, we can recommend the products and services that best suit your interests. When an account is created with our site, we use your personal browsing history to customize your experience. If you do not currently have an account with our site, you can delete the cookies and your information will not be stored. The cookies can be disabled or deleted through the instructions on your browser.
An IP address is a number that is given to a computer, mobile device or Internet accessing network. When you visit our site, your IP address is stored in the website’s log. The IP address helps us to aggregate information, run our website and track visits to our pages. Although the IP address does not show your personal information, it may be included when you leave a message in the forums.
Online Surveys and Similar Applications
Occasionally, you may be asked to complete a survey on our site. You do not have to do the survey, but the information gathered will help us to customize the services offered to you. Through the surveys, we can update your account and provide the services that you need.
The Use and Sharing of Information
To enhance your user experience, our website operates social media platforms. These accounts allow us to connect directly with users and share relevant pictures, articles and information. Whenever content is posted, the images, pictures and personal information shared will be done according to the privacy policies of the social media sites. To better understand how your information is used or stored on social media, please consult with the policies of the social media website involved.
Accuracy of Information
Account information needs to be regularly updated by the user so that it is accurate. When your account information needs to be completed or updated, you can use our contact page to let us know about any changes. Once we have this information, we can update account statements, materials and records.
Links to Other Websites
To improve your experience, we may provide links to other websites for information or other purposes. The other websites are not controlled or managed by our company, so you will need to read through their individual privacy policies. We cannot guarantee that the websites will protect your privacy or security, and our site is not responsible for the security offered by other websites.
Our website is not intended to be used by children younger than 13 years old. Some of the material and information may not be appropriate for children, so please monitor your child’s use of the Internet. We target our website toward adults, so features like the bulletin boards are not suitable for younger users. We encourage every parent to discuss online safety with their children and to monitor their online interactions.
Advertising is targeted at specific users through the information that we collect. Through this process, we are able to make sure that each service, advertisement and product is customized to meet your needs. In addition, some of the information that we collect may be used to customize features of the website. http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.