Collection and Use of Information
We may collect and store personal and/or other information that you voluntarily supply to us while using the Site. This includes form submissions, commenting on articles, and registering for free or paid memberships. This information typically includes your name and email address. 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.
If you purchase a paid membership, we may ask you for your billing address and phone number for your class records. We do not store your credit card information. We use MailChimp for our email processing and utilize opt-in confirmation. We use Stripe to process our payment information over a secure connection.
We use Google Analytics to track and monitor our website performance. Data is collected about your activities on our site that does not personally or directly identify you. This information may include the content you view, the date and time that you view this content, the products you purchase from us, or your location information associated with your IP Address.
Our security system collects the IP Address of any person attempting to log into the Site. Login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 30 days.
Additionally, we collect web traffic data via the DoubleClick network to measure the effectiveness of our advertising. This tracking is based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). You can opt out of Google’s ad tracking here. Veracity Technologies and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to your site.
Who We Share Your Data With
We only share your data with our Payment Processor, Stripe, in order to charge you when you purchase a product or service from Veracity Technologies LLC. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your Rights 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.
Additional Privacy Related Information
Any transmission between your browser and our website is encrypted using SSL. Veracity Employees logging in to manage this Site use two-factor authentication. Our backup service encrypts the data prior to storage in a secure file location. Backups are retained for 90 days. Storage locations include Amazon and Dropbox.
It is our policy that visitors to our Site who are under the age of 18 should not post or provide information on our Site without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. You should supervise the online activities of your children, and consider the use of parental control tools available from online services and software providers that help provide a kid-friendly Internet environment.