WHY DO WE COLLECT USER DATA?
Our purposes are simple: user data allows us to make data-driven decisions that benefit the business and your user experience. By knowing things such as the number of website hits, where users are accessing our website from, how long users are staying on our site, which devices are used to access the website, number of downloads, etc., we can make appropriate and strategic adjustments to content, site design, marketing, external communications, branding, and more to provide genuine value and utility to users.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH DATA COLLECTED?
All data collected is used for internal business purposes only and are only accessed by qualified and official Bob Solone business administrators. User information is never sold, shared, or transferred without the explicit consent of the user or unless required by law. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. Personal data is only stored so long as it is necessary for fulfilling business purposes. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date. We protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Personal information is obtained by lawful and fair means and, to the absolute best of our ability and transparency, with the knowledge and consent of the individual concerned.
WHAT DATA IS COLLECTED?
This site utilizes third-party systems such as Google Analytics, Facebook Pixels, Podbean Analytics, MailChimp (for email signups), and WordPress data collection (comments and contact form only). The following information may be collected:
- User IP address (by Google Analytics, which is used on this site)
- User operating system (by Google Analytics, which is used on this site)
- User device (by Google Analytics, which is used on this site)
- User demographics (as collected and determined by Google Analytics)
- User browser (by Google Analytics, which is used on this site)
- User network (as collected and determined by Google Analytics)
- Traffic source (direct, referral, paid, organic, or social as collected and determined by Google Analytics)
- Site speed (as collected and determined by Google Analytics)
- Time on site (as collected and determined by Google Analytics)
- Site pages and resources accessed (as collected and determined by Google Analytics)
- Name (only for email signups, comments on posts, and contact form)
- Email (only for email signups, comments on posts, and contact form)
- Website (only for comments on posts and contact form, optional)
- Email opens and interactions (only for users who utilize our Mailchimp subscription service and agree to the terms of using that service)
OUTBOUND LINKS & EXTERNAL WEBSITES/SERVICES
SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES & EMAIL COLLECTION
Any and all subscription services require the consent of the user to participate and make a reasonable attempt to notify the participant of the consent to be given and the purposes of their consent. Users provide consent by entering their information (email and possibly name) after seeing a clear preview text of the consent to be given and purposes for the consent. Users further provide consent by manually clicking a submit button. Users must then verify their subscription within their email browser. Users can unsubscribe or discontinue use of subscription services at any time as made clear in the footer of each email they receive from us. Subscription services are used for email newsletters which are information-only. If sales or marketing emails are added in the future, this policy will be updated. Explicit requests for personal data removal from these services will be honored to the best of our ability.
On May 25, 2018, the EU will be enforcing their General Data Protection & Regulation (GDPR) policy. This applies to any and all users accessing this site within the European Union. Bob Solone welcomes foreign guests but is stationed and operated out of the United States of America. We have made an expressed and reasonable attempt to satisfy all GDPR requirements. If you are an EU-user accessing this site, and we have missed any requirement despite our honest and reasonable efforts, it is your responsibility to discontinue use of the site.
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.
To be accordance with CAN-SPAM 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.
COPPA (CHILDREN ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s 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 13.
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 the users via email within 7 business days. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally 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.
CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
Users are able to change their personal information:
- By emailing us
HOW DOES OUR SITE HANDLE DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS?
We do not track 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.
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS
TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR ONLINE PRIVACY
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. Thank you.