Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is made effective on August 1, 2021.

This Privacy Policy explains what information will be collected by The Privacy Guru when you use the website located at www.theprivacyguru.com (the "Site"), how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

Information We Collect and Use

User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you sign up for The Privacy Guru newsletter or submit a comment on the blog. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may collect information about how you use the Site, such as the content of your messages and user content you post on the Site. We may also collect information about you through third party social networks, such as when you "like" us on Facebook or "pin" us on Pinterest. The information we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social networks.

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as by sending you newsletters and special offers if you have consented to receive them. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out.

We may use certain information about you internally for purposes such as analyzing how the Site is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing content.

Information Automatically Collected: When you visit the Site, we may send one or more cookies to your computer that uniquely identify your browser and lets us enhance your navigation through the Site. A cookie may also convey information about how you browse the Site and allow us to track your usage of the Site over time. We may collect log file information from your browser or mobile device each time you access the Site. Log file information may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, information about your mobile device, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients.

We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Site. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. When you access our Site by or through a mobile device, we may receive or collect and store a unique identification numbers associated with your device (“Device ID”), mobile carrier, device type and manufacturer, phone number, and, depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Site, and be used to personalize advertising and content.

We may use the data collected through cookies, clear gifs, and log files and device identifiers to: (a) provide custom, personalized content and information, including behaviorally targeted advertising; (b) monitor the effectiveness of our Site; (c) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (d) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users that are associated with certain IP addresses; and (e) track user content and users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: We will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. We may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing services related to Site, which may include identifying and servicing targeted advertisements, content or service fulfillment, and providing analytic services.

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Site becomes available to the public. If you remove information that you posted to the Site (for example, blog comments) copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

From time to time, we may run contests, special offers, or other events or activities ("Events") on the Site together with a third party partner. If you provide information to such third parties, you give them permission to use it for the purpose of that Event and any other use that you approve. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a third party, you can choose not to participate in these Events.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of The Privacy Guru, our users or others.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for our Site.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Site, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you.

You may modify your communication preferences at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" button on promotional emails. You can review and correct the information about you that we keep on file by contacting us directly at privacy@theprivacyguru.com.

Online Advertising

We may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to collect information about you and to serve advertisements on the Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use cookies or similar tracking technology to collect information about your browsing habits and to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on our Site and to on other sites around the web. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content. The Privacy Guru Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. We are not able to respond to the Do Not Track signals sent by your browser at this time. The only way to opt-out of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser or mobile device. Please refer to your browser’s or mobile device’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. (To learn more about cookies, clear gifs/web beacons and related technologies, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Additionally, many advertising networks provide an opt-out at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

How We Protect Your Information

We care about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to The Privacy Guru or guarantee that your information on the Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We are not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification or parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@theprivacyguru.com.

Links to Other Web Sites

We may provide links to third party sites from our Site. We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Site, nor the information or content contained therein. When you use a link to go from the Site to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our Site, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies.

Notification Procedures

We will provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice (if we have your email on file) or through conspicuous posting of such notice on the Site, as determined by us in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and so you should review this Policy periodically. When we change the policy in a material way, we will update the "last modified" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at privacy@theprivacyguru.com