Privacy Is Important to Us
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website(s)?
When registering on our site, as appropriate, we may request your name, email address, company name, job title, phone number, or other details.
When do we collect information?
We do not collect information from you unless you complete a website form or otherwise provide information on our site. We never ask for credit card numbers.
How do we use your information?
If you provide your data we use it in the following ways:
- To improve our website in order to better serve you,
- To send periodic emails regarding relevant articles and services, and
- To follow up after correspondence (email, or phone inquiries).
How do we protect your information?
- We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards.
- We use regular malware scanning.
- Your PII is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
- We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
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 (e.g., information you submit through a form). They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and interactions to offer improved future site experiences. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
Through your browser settings, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is sent, or you can turn off all cookies. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
Third-party disclosure and links
- We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer PII to outside parties.
- We do not include, feature, or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google Ads Policies govern all Google advertisements.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google Ads policies, which are put in place to provide a positive user experience. Read more about Google Ads policies here.
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies), third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick DART cookie), and other third-party identifiers to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to them by using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, users can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on.
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track (DNT) signals and will not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Additional Acts & Practices
California Online Privacy Protection Act
In accordance with CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
- You can update your personal information by email
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
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:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
In accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our corporate headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Quickly honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by accessing a link included within each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, follow the instructions within each email, and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles (FIPP) form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding FIPP and how it should be implemented is critical for compliance with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
To comply with FIPP, we will take the following responsive actions, should a data breach occur: Notify you via email within 7 business days.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only those individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
Contacting Clearlink Partners
170 Meeting St, Suite 110
Charleston, SC 29401