We collect data in 3 different ways:
- Anonymous data required by our WordPress platform, used with the purpose of operating the internal scripts and delivering contests to your specific device.
- Data you provide if you subscribe to our newsletter or if you create an account to bookmark stores you like in our directory.
- Data you provide to us in contact forms.
How is the data we collect from you protected?
In the case of your anonymous sessions, there is no risk to you in any way and we only use that information for the purpose of statistical analysis for our marketing strategies.
In the case of the information you provide to us when you subscribe to our newsletter (your name, e-mail address and your IP address we match to the subscription), that information is processed through a third party that manages our e-mailing lists, We have an agreement with such companies where they clearly state they will not share your information, however, we cannot be responsible for what they do or how they operate; fortunately, that information is of minimum or no risk to you.
Data collected from newsletter subscriptions and member subscription to our site
In the case of information you provide when you subscribe to our site to be able to add bookmarks, that information we store in our own database so we are able to protect it. HOWEVER, since you will create a password for it, we ask you emphatically to please NOT use the same password you use for important things in your life (like your finances, your health, your legal matters, etc..), please use a different password, just in case. Our site does not provide vital services, and it is used mostly for leisure, so it makes sense if you require a password for it it has a password that will not put you at risk elsewhere. We do our best to keep up to date with our security settings but we live in a world where lots of ill-intentioned people want to cause harm or benefit financially in illegal ways so there is always the risk information stored in servers can be compromised.
If you complete a contact form we will keep a record of your information but that information will not be shared with parties that are not involved with you, us, and whatever transaction with one of our partner sites you write us about (if that is the case).
Our website platform (WordPress) requires a series of cookies to function properly. Those cookies acquire and retain data related to your device and used to properly deliver contents to it. Most of them expire when your session expires, the ones that do not expire are used to identify your machine so certain features you are using within the site can be personalized to you (for example, if you are a member of our site and are logged in, the cookie remembers who you are and helps retrieve the sites you have stored in your bookmarks within out system).
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.
How long we retain your data
Anonymous information we plan to retain for as long as our business operates.
Information you provide to us when you subscribe to our newsletter or become a member of our site we will keep for as long as you allow us. If you request to be removed and /or cancel your member profile we will delete your information.
What rights you have over your data
Anonymous sessions we will keep all the information pertaining to it, the information you provide directly like your e-mail and name, and a password (if that is the case), that information you can ask us to remove from our servers and we will remove it.