The Information We Collect
There are two types of information we collect when it comes to Users. These are:
Personal Identification Information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:
- when Users visit our site,
- register on the site,
- subscribe to the newsletter,
- comment on the site,
- and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.
Users may be asked for name and/or email address when they sign up for our email newsletter, or when they leave a comment.
Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously, but their IP address is automatically saved when they visit our Site to combat spam and other unauthorised operations.
We will collect Users’ name and email address ONLY if they voluntarily submit such information to us.
Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities, such as receiving a newsletter with our latest posts, deals and offers.
Non-Personal Identification Information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site.
Non-personal identification information may include:
- the browser name,
- the type of computer,
- and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
The only personal identification information collected from Users on www.fitneass.com is IP, email, and name.
We NEVER ask for credit cards, physical address or any other information that can identify you.
Web Browser Cookies
Our Site uses “cookies” to enhance User experience.
User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them.
If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.
If Users leave comments on our Site they may opt-in to saving their name, email address and website in cookies. These are for Users’ convenience so that they do not have to fill in their details again when they leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If a User has an account and he logs in to this Site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if his browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when he closes his browser.
When Users log in, we will also set up several cookies to save their login information and their screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.
If Users select “Remember Me” upon log in screen, their login cookies will persist for two weeks. If they log out of their account, the login cookies will be removed.
If Users edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in their browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article User just edited. It expires after 1 day.
To learn more about cookies, visit https://cookies.insites.com/
Without cookies, our Site can’t function properly, and your access is heavily affected.
This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience.
Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site.
All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor.
Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.
How We Use Collected Information
Fitneass may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:
1. To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
2. To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our website’s design, speed and functionality.
3. To send periodic emails and notifications
We may use the email address to send Users periodic updates and newsletters.
It may also be used to respond to their questions, feedback, advertising proposals, and/or other requests.
We use your information to make your navigation easier, faster, and improve your experience on our Site.
When We Share Your Information
We neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and we will share your personal information only as described below.
Our personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of our business.
2. Business Transfers
If the Service was acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
3. Protection of this Site
We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to:
- comply with a law;
- enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other policies;
- protect the rights, property, or safety of this Site, our employees, our users, or others.
This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
We allow for the RSS syndication of public Content from the Service.
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
We also use a secured SSL connection on our Site (see the green lock in the browser’s address bar), which means the information you send to www.fitneass.com is private.
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others.
We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
We respect your privacy and truly value your information and its safety.
Third Party Websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, advertisers, sponsors and other third parties.
We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site.
In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies.
Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Here are the third party websites that can collect your information, on our behalf, when you access our website www.fitneass.com:
1. Google AdSense
All of the ads on this Site are served by Google AdSense.
Google is using cookies to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet.
These cookies gather “non-personal identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc.
You can also control the information Google uses to show you ads at https://adssettings.google.com/
2. Google Analytics
When someone visits www.fitneass.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.
We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.
This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
User data collected from www.fitneass.com through Google Analytics is retained for 26 months.
As part of the registration process for our weekly, monthly, or product recommendations e-newsletter, we collect personal information.
We use that information for a couple of reasons:
- to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about;
- to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information;
- to check our records are right;
- to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied.
We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.
For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us at mark_norey (at) fitneass (dot) com.
We use PushEngage to collect your personal information to send you a notification every time we update the content on www.fitneass.com.
When Users subscribe to web push notifications on www.fitneass.com, PushEngage gather the following information from them:
- device ID or device token for web push subscription;
- Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
- Optional – city, state and country of the place of access, if this information is available and enabled by the controller;
- Optional: any other extra information like product browsed, categories of product, user preferences, on the website of the controller, if configured by controller; and
- Optional: any segmentation or extra information passed by the controller for personalizing notification.
All personal data is stored securely. We use this data to provide the best possible products and services to Users.
5. Gravatar, Akismet And Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect 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.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Also, this Site uses Akismet to reduce comment spam. Learn more how your comment data is processed here: https://akismet.com/privacy/
6. Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos from YouTube, images from Instagram, articles from other websites, etc.).
Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Your information is collected by different reputable companies in our behalf.
All these companies are also taking care of your privacy and securely store your personal information.
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 our website (if any), we also store the personal information they 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 site, 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 us.
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.
Please send an email to mark_norey (at) fitneass (dot) com if you need any request regarding the data we’re collecting about you.
Compliance With Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
If you see something you think it’s not suitable for children under 13, please send us an email at mark_norey (at) fitneass (dot) com. We will take action immediately.
We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.
By using this Site (www.fitneass.com), you signify your acceptance of this policy.
If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site.
Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
- mark_norey (at) fitneass (dot) com
This document was last updated on June 13, 2018