Gathering of Information
We may collect information, including personal data, directly from you if you choose to provide that information. For example, you may provide us with your name and contact information (such as an email address), date of birth, or other details of that nature, when you sign up for our newsletters or participate in promotions or surveys on the Site.
Additionally, if you choose to join in forums or debates on the website, you may opt to submit personally identifiable information about yourself. Please be aware that anything you post in these forums could be seen or recorded by anybody who visits the website, so you should refrain from sharing any private information that you would not want made public.
Information Collected Automatically
When you visit our Site, we may collect certain user information automatically from your device. In some territories, including California and countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal data or personal information under applicable data protection laws. Your IP address, device kind, unique device identifying numbers, browser type, general geographic location (such as country or city-level location), and other technical information are examples of the user information that we may automatically gather from you. Depending on how your device has used our site, we may additionally gather information about the sites you have visited and links you have clicked.
By gathering this data, we may learn more about the people who visit our website, their origins, and the topics that interest them.
Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further below.
A website may use a cookie file to track the pages and frequency of your visits by storing and/or automatically collecting user information, such as a user identification code or IP address. Our usage of these cookies may enable us to better understand how you use our site or to provide you with tailored advertising because the information read from these cookies may be linked to your user information.
To manage our automatic data collection, we may place tags (often referred to as “web beacons”) on pages on the Site or in emails we send to you. Web beacons are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as counting the number of visitors to the Site, analyzing how users navigate around the Site, assessing how many emails that we send are actually opened and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.
We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on the Site, to provide us with statistics and other information about visitors to the Site.
How We Share Information
Information we gather on the Site may be accessed by our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers that act on our behalf. They are restrained from using personal data obtained through the Site for purposes other than offering the requested service and are subject to confidentiality obligations.
Unless you have revoked your consent or requested that certain user information be deleted, we will retain your user information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with the Site. We may also retain certain user information for specific legitimate interests when we have an ongoing business need (for example, related to core Site functionalities (such as fraud-prevention and account recovery), or to comply with applicable tax, legal, or accounting requirements.
How We Protect Data
We keep adequate administrative, technological, and physical precautions in place to prevent accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, modification, access, disclosure, or use of the personal information you give. However, no website, including this one, can ensure the security of information communicated over the internet, therefore you must accept some risk when providing information to any website, including this one.
Links from Arced alliance to other sites
On this Site we may provide links to other websites that are controlled by third parties. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the content, usage terms, privacy policies of websites that we do not own or control.
Children under the age of 16 should not use this site, and we do not intentionally collect personal information from them. If we learn that we have gathered personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will remove it.
How To Contact US
If you have questions about this policy or about our privacy practices, you may contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.