Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how and (collectively “the websites” or “our websites“) use and protect any information given or collected while you use these sites. We are committed to protecting your privacy. Any and all information you are asked to provide while using the websites will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This revised policy is effective as of May 25, 2018, and will be updated from time to time, so please check back often.

What We Collect
Information collected directly and voluntarily from you, as a user, includes: name, email address, and country of origin, as well as any additional information you wish to provide if/when signing up as a Subscriber to the websites. This information is collected on an “opt-in” basis, meaning you are choosing to provide it to us. If you have previously agreed to provide your information and wish to change your subscription, you may do so at any time by contacting us directly or clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any electronic marketing materials to opt-out.

Third Parties
There may be third party links on the websites. Once you have clicked a link to leave our websites, we are no longer in control of what data is collected or how it is used. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection or privacy of any information you provide to any third party website. Additionally, third party sites may use cookies. Cookies are small files that ask permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can change this setting in your browser.

What We Do With Your Information
We will not sell, distribute, or share your personal information with any third parties, unless we have your permission to do so or are required to do so by law. We use your personal information for our direct marketing purposes solely, which includes InspireBytes™ – our monthly newsletter. By signing up and providing your information you agree to be contacted by us for these purposes. Contact lists and information are considered part of our business assets. As such, should we coordinate events with another business, your information will be included in that process as part of our direct marketing. This will not be considered as third party marketing.

We are committed to providing a safe and secure experience on our websites. As such, we have taken measures to maintain the security of the information you have provided us. However, we cannot guarantee that any or all information shared on the internet will remain secure and you agree that we are not responsible for any inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that 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.

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.