For simplicity’s sake, the team at AquariumReviews.net will be called “we”, “our website”, or “this website”.
Here is a detailed analysis on all the methods we use to collect, store, and then protect the data from our users, including both personal and non-personal types. Also, we will explain how we use this data to improve our website and provide a smooth navigation for our users.
What Kind of Information Do We Collect?
AquariumReviews.net collects personally identifiable information, as well as non-personally identifiable data. The non-personal category includes cookies or other browser-specific information. We cannot collect data from the personal category if we do not have the explicit approval of the users. When they are asked to submit personal data, they will also be informed that we intend to collect this information. They have the option to agree to it, and only afterwards are we capable of gathering the data.
The Non-Personal Information We Collect
Our website gathers data related to browsing and the overall internet experience of the users. This is strictly non-personal data, so we cannot use it to track users down or find out their identity.
Non-Personal Data Examples:
- Internet browsing history information, as well as regular patterns that highlight the behavior of users on our website;
- The IP or other data coming from the Internet Service Provider;
- The pages that users visit most frequently, especially around the time they also visit our page;
- Other information related to the browser.
The Personal Information We Collect
We cannot gather any personal data without first receiving the explicit consent of the users. Whenever users are asked to provide this type of information, they are also informed we want to gather the data. They have the option to agree to it, and only after they do that are we able to store the data. We cannot do it without their approval.
Also, we rarely gather data that might be perceived by users as being sensitive, or data that might lead to their identification.
Personal Data Examples:
- First and last name
- Physical address
- Email address
- Social media handles
- Phone number
- In some cases, also location and gender
The main purpose of this information is either for statistics or for contact. This way, we hope we can shape our content according to their interests and thus make it more interesting.
AquariumReviews.net officially declares that it will never share personal information with third parties to gain monetary benefits.
How Do We Use Personal Information?
As explained in the previous sections, AquariumReviews.net gathers data from its users to run statistical analyses. In the end, the main purpose of this activity is to get a better understanding of the interests of the users and shape our website accordingly.
Also, we might allow certain third parties to access this information. However, under no circumstances will this happen for financial purposes. These companies that might receive access to the data can provide SEO, marketing, or web hosting services to us. They may also allow a small number of their employees to access the data, but none of them is allowed to share this information outside of their company.
If laws, regulations, court orders ask us, we will be sharing both personal and non-personal information with the state or federal authorities.
How Do We Collect Information?
Below, you can read a complete list of all the methods that we use to collect information from our users.
1. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
This is the only method we use to collect personal data from our users. We cannot gather any information without the explicit approval of the users. They always receive a notification telling them we want to collect their data, and they have to agree to it for us to be possible to do the collection.
We ask our users to submit accurate information as a way to check they are real people and to match an identity to an account. As we have already explained, we want to gather this data to improve our communication with the users.
All the personal data provided by users is completely confidential and will stay that way.
Cookies are one of the most common types of internet information. They are small fragments of code that run in the background while collecting data. This data includes the internet behavior of users and the patterns they follow while browsing. As explained before, we use this information for statistics.
We cannot identify our users by using cookies.
3. Log Files
Log files are internet data that can record how many clicks you make on a specific page, as well as the time you spend on that page. Also, it can register the page that brought you to our website, what internet client you use, and other similar information that comes from the browser. Just like cookies, log files are necessary for statistics.
We cannot identify our users by using log files.
How Do We Protect Information?
To make sure your information stays safe and secret, we have created a security system that uses three protection steps. This triple-step system provides managerial protection to your data, as well as physical protection and electronic protection.