Although we take all the steps we can to protect personal and anonymous information we collect from you and www.cmscritic.com has very strict protocols in place, no one, including us, can guarantee risk-free use of the internet, and we make no such guarantees as to the absolute security of your personal information.
2. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you engage in activities on this Site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. Your visit to this Site is voluntary, and it is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide may be identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity online. Accordingly, you will need to use a non-web-based option for transacting business with CMS Critic.
When you purchase our products and/or services, billing information such as credit card numbers, expiration dates, authentication codes, users/subscriber’s information, and other information necessary for your invoicing may be collected. In addition, depending on the products and/or services purchased, content, such as images and video, or other data required for such product/services will also be collected. Data used in reporting or marketing may also be necessarily collected. If there are any postings, comments, feedback, event registrations, or sweepstakes entries you make or voluntarily enter personal information for, this information will also be collected and become our property, and we reserve the right to use such material with your personal information for any reason.
3. HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED
CMS Critic collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities that you select on the Site. Information that you provide to CMS Critic may also be used as part of our efforts to keep you informed about product features, or other services offered by CMS Critic. All information collected will be shared only as required by municipal, state, or federal laws.
3.1 Google Analytics. CMS Critic uses Google Analytics (GA) to process information about the number of visitors on our Site and their behavior. CMS Critic uses this information to record the number of people using CMS Critic and to better understand where you discover our Site (from social media, Google, or another Site) and how you use it, as well as to see how people move throughout the Site. Google Analytics records your approximate location down to town level, the type of device you are using, e.g., Mobile or Table, Name of device, e.g., iPad, iPhone, etc., operating system, e.g., Windows 10 or iOS and browser, e.g., Firefox or Chrome - none of this data can be used to identify you. Google does record your IP address; however, we don't have access to this information, and it modifies it so that you cannot be identified specifically, just the area you are in.
- 3.1.1 Google Analytics Demographics. We are committed to ensuring that our Site contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers. To help us with this, we have implemented the Google Analytics Demographics and interest reporting features on our Site. These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age, and interests of Site visitors and adapt our Site content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format. This means we cannot identify what information is about you, and we will not try to figure it out. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To do this, Google Analytics uses a “cookie” on your machine.
3.2 Subscriber Newsletter. If you choose to join one of our regular newsletters, then your email address is required so that you can receive the emails. Your data is collected and then passed to one of our Email Service Providers (i.e., Mail Chimp). Within the Email Service Provider, we use tags to track the pages that you visit and actions that you take within the emails so that we can provide a more personalized email service to you.
3.2.1 Opt-Out Ability. You have the ability to opt-out of receiving promotional emails from us by selecting “unsubscribe” on an email or sending an email with your request to email@example.com. This does not apply to emails deemed necessary to the conduction of business between CMS Critic and your organization.
3.3 Leaving a Comment on our Site. We love hearing from you, and we do this by giving you the option of leaving a comment via the commenting platform, Disqus. We only use this information to identify you as the comment maker and do not pass this on to any third party. Your email address will never be shown in the comment section of the Site. Your details will remain in the database unless we remove it or the article is removed from the Site. If you are under 16, you must obtain your parents’ permission before leaving a comment. IMPORTANT: In your comment, you should avoid leaving information of a personal nature, and it is recommended that you do this on any website you comment on.
- 3.3.1 Comment Removal. You may request that we delete the comment and remove your details at any time by sending an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
CMS Critic recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on the Site. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. In addition, we have physical, electronic, and/or procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. While information may be saved for a designated period of time, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies unless required by municipal, state, or federal laws.
You can surf the Site anonymously and access information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Site, we may use "cookies" to assist your visit. Specifically, cookies may be used for our commenting system so that you don’t have to always enter your details and to collect data as part of Google Analytics so that we can see who has visited our Site. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave the cookie to you. A cookie can function as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases and preferences. However, cookies cannot be used to deliver viruses to your computer, nor can cookies be executed as code.
6. THIRD PARTY SITES
- 1.9. Google
- 1.18. Salesforce: Contact email@example.com request the removal of any personal record.
6.2. Personal Data Collected:
- 2.1. HTTP Headers. Anything present in HTTP headers. HTTP Headers are a standard web protocol sent between any browser request and any server on the internet. HTTP Headers include IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer, and person using the website.
- 2.2. Pixel-specific Data. This includes Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookie.
- 2.3. Button Click Data. This includes any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons, and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks.
- 2.4. Optional Values. Developers and marketers can optionally choose to send additional information about the visit through Custom Data events. Examples of custom data events are conversion value, page type, and more.
- 2.5. Form Field Names. This includes website field names like ‘email’, ‘address’, and ‘quantity’ when a person purchases a product or service. The pixel does not capture field values unless an advertiser includes them as part of Advanced Matching or optional values.
6.3. Third-Party Advertisements. We use third-party advertisements on CMS Critic to support our site, including but not limited to those listed below.
- 3.1 Google Double Click
- 3.2 Affiliate Links
- 3.3 Direct Advertising
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
We claim no responsibility for the policies governing your personal information on third-party Websites you may reach by clicking links appearing on www.cmscritic.com.
8. CONTACT US
If you have any questions or concerns or wish to request removal of personal records, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.