Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
In order to operate the Sites, we collect two types of information about our users: Personal Information (information that can personally identify you such as your name, address, email address, birth date, location, gender, etc.), and Non-Personal Information (information of an anonymous nature that could not be used to identify or re-identify you). In either case, we limit our collection to what is needed for the purposes in this policy, or as otherwise stated or implied at the time of collection.
When you access our Sites as a registered user, subscriber or visitor, we collect and use the Personal Information, Non-Personal Information and other content, communications and other information you provide when you use our Sites. Such information is collected when you interact with the Sites by:
- Creating or sharing content
- Messaging or communicating with others
- Registering for an account
- Using features made available
- Signing up for news and updates
- Participating in promotions, contests or events
- Making a purchase
- Providing information to us in relation to a product, service or technical issue
Specifically, we collect information about:
- If you register an account with us, your name, email address, age, gender, and geographic location;
- If you make a purchase on the Site, your billing, shipping and contact details;
- The type and version of browser or operating system you may be using, the websites you may have come from and visit next, and other Non-Personal Information which is provided through your browser or stored on a cookie or through web beacons;
- The metadata on content you provide, which can indicate things like where a photo was taken, or the date a file was created; and
- How you use the Sites including the type of content you view or engage with, the features you use, the people or accounts you interact with, and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we may log when you’re using and have last used our Sites, and which posts, videos and other content you viewed.
Some of the Personal Information we collect, such as payment information, we consider to be sensitive information.
When visitors leave comments/reviews 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.
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.
Information we collect or disclose to third parties
We work with business partners to provide and operate the Sites. For example, we have partners that:
- Provide payment software (eg. Paypal); and
- Give you the option to engage with our Sites using your existing social accounts.
Our partners receive your data if you use their services on our Sites, and your data then becomes subject to their privacy policies.
When you interact with partners on or through our Sites, they may provide us with:
- Information about your device;
- Details as to how you use their services; and
- If you use social logins, your account log-in credentials, name, profile picture, and, if you give us permission, things like your likes, check-ins and friends list.
We require our partners’ commitment to collect, use and share your data in accordance with applicable laws.
We don’t sell your personal data to advertisers, and we don’t share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) with advertisers unless you give us specific permission.
Other users provide information when they use our Sites. This information could sometimes include information about you, such as when others share a photo or other content featuring you through our Sites.
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. In addition, we work with business partners to provide and operate the site (see “Information we collect or disclose to third parties” above). We dont sell any of your personal data to third parties (eg. for advertisement) and take your privacy very seriously.
Who sees your personal information?
Access to Personal Information within ARTHAS will be restricted to those individuals who need the information in order to carry out their job duties. Those individuals are trained and instructed to maintain the information in the strictest of confidence and will not provide access to the information to anyone who is not authorized.
All individuals we hire to conduct business on our behalf will be required to respect the provisions of this policy and our procedures. Violations of any part of the contractual agreement may result in termination of the contract.
Where applicable, we will seek your express consent to contact you, including by way of commercial electronic messages. You can unsubscribe at any time from receiving commercial electronic messages by following the instructions in the electronic message you received or by emailing us. You can contact us via email@example.com at any time.
Even if you have opted out of receiving marketing communications from us, please be aware that we may still contact you for other purposes. For example, we may contact you regarding the products or services you request from us, or if you contact us with an inquiry.
Retention or destruction of personal information
ARTHAS retains Personal Information for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. When we no longer are required to retain the Personal Information, we destroy, erase, or de-identify it. Legal requirements, however, may require us to retain some or all of the personal information we hold for a period of time that is longer than what we might otherwise hold it for.
Access or changes/corrections to personal information
We aim to ensure that Personal Information we use is as accurate, up-to-date and complete as possible.
We provide you with the means to access, update, edit or delete any account or registration information you may have provided to us at any time on your own.
If you are unsure whether we have a record containing any of your Personal Information and would like to confirm whether or not we do, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating all e-mail addresses and social accounts that you may have given us. You can ask us to correct your information any time.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children and we do not knowingly solicit Personal Information from children under the age of 16. If a child has already provided us with Personal Information, their parent or guardian may contact us for the purpose of deleting this information.
Questions, comments, complaints
If you have any comments, questions or complaints about this policy or about how we manage Personal Information, you may contact: