Last Updated on 24th March 2020.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect information about visitors to our Sites. Such information is collected about you, including personal information, from the following sources:
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.
If you upload images to the website, 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.
If you leave us any message through the contact forms on our Site, we will use the information you provided, including but not limited to your name, email, contact number, company, and website, to provide the Service. This will allow us to use the information provided in the contact forms to further contact you in order to provide the relevant Service.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognises that cookie. Cookies allow a site to recognise a user’s device. It also helps you navigate pages on a site, it remembers your preferences and generally improves the user experience. Cookies help ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Sometimes we use web beacons or other technologies for similar purposes which are possibly included in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Web beacons do not place information on your device but may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor site activity.
Refusal of cookies
When you use our site, you agree that we can place cookies on your device as explained below. To remove existing cookies or block future cookies from your device, you can do so via your browser settings. When you review your browser settings or options, you can identify the cookies by the inclusion of “Plus Studio” in the name.
Remember that blocking or deleting cookies will impact your user experience as parts of the site may no longer work. Unless you modified your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.
Turning off cookies will also prevent any web beacons from tracking your user activity on our site. The web beacon will still account for an anonymous visit, but your unique information will not be recorded.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
When you visit our Site or use our Service, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.
Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location), third party web pages accessed via the Service and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked, or Service, including content accessed.
Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Site or use our Service, where they come from, and what content and functionality are of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Site and/or Service to our visitors and users.
Some of this information may be collected using cookies, Google Analytics, and similar tracking technology.
This feature sends page view’s events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption. Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects.
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.