Effective date May 14, 2018 at 4:20pm MST.
1. WHO WE ARE
Parallel Focus LLC (“us”, “we”, “our” or “the company”) is a United States-based company committed to respecting your privacy and abiding by United States privacy laws. We do not intentionally market our products or services to the European Economic Area.
7. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES THAT WE LINK TO.
8. INFORMATION WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
c. Do not track signals.
We do not respond to or honor “do not track” signals sent by web browsers or other third party sources.
d. Facebook Pixel
e. Google Analytics
Like so many other websites, we use the Google Analytics service to receive anonymous aggregate data about our site’s visitors. Google Analytics tracks site usage and allows us to view information such as referring websites, keywords used to discover or access this site, and user actions on this site. This helps us understand our website’s traffic and improve our marketing and writing efforts so that we can hopefully reach more people. To help safeguard your privacy, we have IP Anonymization set up so that your IP address is made anonymous as soon as technically feasible at the earliest possible stage, and so that your full IP address is never written to disk at Google. Effective May 25, 2018, the user and event data retention period for this site is set to 14 months (the shortest possible option at this time) and it resets on new activity. If you want to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the browsers that you use.
9. INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY SUBMIT TO THE SITE AND HOW WE USE IT
a. If you comment on the site.
We often allow comments on this site. If you choose to leave a comment, we will collect the following types of data: the comment itself (which includes any information you choose to share), your name or pseudonym, your email address, and a website address if you choose to share that address. If your comment is approved (either automatically or manually) your comment, name or pseudonym, and website address will be publicly displayed on the associated post. If your comment is approved or waiting for moderation, your email address will be visible to users with Administrator access to this site. All of the information you share, including your email address, will be stored in the site’s database in regular plain text form unless you request that it be removed. If your comment is not approved, all of the information you shared, including your email address, will be temporarily stored in the site’s database in plain text form for a maximum of two months, after which it will be deleted from the site’s database. We may email you in response to a comment on the site. We may also publicly reply to your comments on the site, and members of the public may publicly reply to them too.
b. If you email us.
If you email us, we will have any information you choose to share in that email, including your email address and any information generated by email service providers along the way. Email is not secure, and that information will also be visible in plain text to anyone who is able to access that email. We may reply to your email.
c. If you join our email list(s).
We use Aweber to host and manage our email lists. You may be added to our email list(s) if: you asked to be added by filling out a form, you asked to be added on Facebook, or you asked to be added via email. The following information is automatically collected by Aweber in those cases: your email address, the date and time you were added to the list, the address of the page on our site where you signed up for the list or the method used to gain permission, the nickname of the form that you used to sign up if applicable, the IP address and country you used to sign up from, and sometimes additional geolocation information. While we would prefer not to collect additional geolocation information beyond the region/state, at this time are unable to turn it off. Aweber also automatically keeps track of the date and time the last followup email was sent to you.
We collect this information in order to make sure we are complying with anti-spam laws, to pay appropriate transaction privilege taxes if applicable, and to send you the emails you requested.
All html emails sent may contain tracking pixels, which is a standard practice enabled by a large number of major email service providers. The pixel is typically a 1×1 image embedded in emails. We may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows us to analyze the success of our past marketing campaigns and improve future campaigns.
If you no longer wish to be on one or more of our email lists, you can automatically unsubscribe at any time from that list by clicking the unsubscribe link in any email from us. If you have unsubscribed from a list, you will immediately stop being sent future emails from that list, and you will no longer get emails from us at all unless you subscribed to more than one list or you choose to resubscribe at any point. The information associated with your former email subscription will be deleted from the list by us on Aweber on a periodic basis, typically within one week but occasionally within two months after unsubscribing.
d. If you use our Facebook page(s).
If you comment, like, or otherwise react on our Facebook page(s), we and any other visitors to the page will be able to see any information that is available about you based on how you have set your Facebook privacy settings. We and any other visitors to the page(s) may also see your comments, likes, and reactions. Review Facebook privacy settings and controls regularly to make sure you understand them.
e. Sensitive personal information.
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the site via any method. Sensitive personal information includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.
10. THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS SUMMARY
We currently use the following third-party service providers to service various aspects of the site. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies, which you can view on their sites.
Amazon – to potentially earn income via advertising, links to Amazon.com, and books
Aweber – to host our email lists and create email opt-in forms
Bluehost – to host our site and site email addresses
Facebook – to advertise our products, services, and articles, to provide information and interaction on our Facebook pages and Facebook groups
Google – to use the Google Analytics service
Pinterest – to advertise our products, services, and articles and to share pins we find interesting
Social Warfare – to share our articles on social media, and to allow others to easily share our articles on social media
Twitter – to advertise our products, services, and articles and to share articles we find interesting
11. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We may disclose personally identifiable information under the following circumstances:
a. When required by law.
We will disclose personally identifiable information about you if we have it and if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law.
b. In cases of a life-threatening nature.
We may disclose personally identifiable information about you to law enforcement if we have it and if we have a reasonable belief that an emergency situation exists that we believe could be of a potentially threatening nature to others or yourself. For example, if you say something a potentially threatening nature to others or yourself in an email to us, in a comment on this site (even if it is not published), on our Facebook page, or via any other type of message or conversation, we might believe it is an emergency situation and contact law enforcement.
c. In case of ownership change.
12. AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND ADVERTISING
a. Affiliate program participation.
We also engage in affiliate marketing for a variety of other products and services that we believe in. This is done by embedding tracking links into the site and emails we send. If you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any visits and sales for purposes of commissions.
You can view our affiliate disclosure here.
b. Retargeting/remarketing ads.
13. RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list(s).
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amend – You may contact us at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law.
14. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that we have personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16, please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
15. CONTACT INFORMATION