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Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to Bitfolio’s newsletter/mailing list, fill out a form or comment on the site. This is to provide a better user experience to you. When signing up on Bitfolio, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address or website URL. You may, however, visit the blog anonymously, without signing up.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Bitfolio on your browser(s). Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to Bitfolio and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we compile the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to Bitfolio, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 

Contact forms

 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies of your browser. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.

If you edit or publish an article(future plans), an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How long we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the website (if any), we also store the personal information you provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights you have over your data

 

If you have an account on this website, 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 me. 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.

How do we use your information?

We use the information collected from you sign up for the newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

  • To improve the website in order to better serve you. We are open to feedback and advice from you.

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey, visitor needs or other site feature.

  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products

  • To send periodic emails so that you are informed about the topics you are most interested in.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of people who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may contract with third-party services to assist us in better understanding the website visitors. The service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on my behalf except to help us conduct and improve my business.

We use cookies to

  1. Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

  2. Keep track of advertisements.

  3. Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

  4. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on my behalf. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies.

  5. Note: You do this through your browser settings. Since the browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

What if users disable cookies in their browser?

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your experience on Bitfolio more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating Bitfolio, conducting my business, or serving the users, so as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce the site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on the website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.

We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of Bitfolio and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. We , along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to Bitfolio.

Opting out

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

CAN SPAM Act

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:

  1. Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

  2. Market to the mailing list or continue to send emails to my clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  1. Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

  2. Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

  3. Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

  4. Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

  5. Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

  6. Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

  7. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can drop an email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contact

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

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If we decide to change the privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Last Edited on 04-08-2018