What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
– To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
– To improve our website in order to better serve you.
– To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
– To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
– To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
– To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
– We do not need an SSL because:
All emails gathered are done so by an outside server that has an SSL certificate.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
– Keep track of advertisements.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly. However, you will still be able to place orders.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
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.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website
We have implemented the following:
– Google Display Network Impression Reporting
– Demographics and Interests Reporting
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
We do not use them for anything. Google AdSense is not installed. Google Analytics is used to track traffic.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act (2007), ORS 646A.600‐628
The Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act ‐ passed by the 2007 legislature ‐ means consumers will have more tools to protect themselves against identity theft, and Oregon businesses and government will have clear direction and expectations to ensure the safety of the personal identifying information they maintain. Personal information includes a consumer's name in combination with a Social Security number, Oregon drivers license number or Oregon identification card, financial, credit or debit card number along with a security or access code or password that would allow someone access to a consumer's financial account.
State Administrative Agencies Information Systems Security, ORS 182.122
The Oregon Department of Administrative Services has responsibility for and authority over information systems security in the executive department, including taking all measures reasonably necessary to protect the availability, integrity or confidentiality of information systems or the information stored in information systems. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall, after consultation and collaborative development with agencies, establish a state information systems security plan and associated standards, policies and procedures. Agencies are responsible for the security of computers, hardware, software, storage media, networks, operational procedures and processes used in the collection, processing, storage, sharing or distribution of information outside the state’s shared computing and network infrastructure following information security standards, policies and procedures established by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and developed collaboratively with agencies. Agencies may establish plans, standards and measures that are more stringent than the standards established by the department to address specific agency needs if those plans, standards and measures do not contradict or contravene the state information systems security plan. Independent agency security plans shall be developed within the framework of the state information systems security plan.
Department of Administrative Services, Enterprise Security Office (ESO)
The goal of information security is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. ORS 182.122 (House Bill 3145, 2005 Legislative Session) designates DAS as the "single point of accountability" for information security at the state. In support of this mandate, the Enterprise Security Office (ESO) is instituting a security strategy wherein DAS works collaboratively with state agencies to ensure the state's security posture is at an acceptable level. Information security management enables information to be shared while ensuring protection of that information and its associated technology assets.
Oregon Department of Education, Information Security and Privacy Program
The Oregon Department of Education’s Information Security and Privacy program is responsible for ensuring ODE complies with standards and regulations related to information security and privacy, and for educating employees about best practices, acceptable use policies and threats to information security. The program provides annual information security training to all personnel. The Information Security and Privacy Program produces the monthly InfoSec Insider newsletter and periodic Security and Privacy Bulletins. The monthly newsletter is intended to increase employee awareness. The newsletter will inform staff about different kinds of information security threats and hazards and provide tips to better protect the sensitive data with which we work. For immediate threats, staff will receive Security and Privacy Bulletins. The bulletins will provide timely information related to specific potential issues.
Can change your personal information:
– By emailing us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
– Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
– Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
– Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
– Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
– Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
– Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
– Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
– Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
– Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
– Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
– Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can:
– Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.