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Privacy Policy

Last Update: May 25, 2020
Brainstorm International is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Contact us at ctrezise@bsimedia.com if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you. We want you to know how we collect, use, share, disclose, and protect information about you. By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the Processing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy. We may change or add to this Privacy Policy, so we encourage you to review it periodically.


Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; for Tennessee consumers, Personal Data is “Personal Information” as defined below.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
Child – a natural person under 16 years of age.
We/us (either capitalized or not) – Brainstorm International
Personal Information (applicable to Tennessee consumers; also referred to as “Personal Data” in this Privacy Policy) – any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal Information includes but is not limited to, the following if it identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could be reasonably linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household:
Identifiers – real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, internet protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
Commercial information – including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories of tendencies
Biometric Information
Internet or other electronic network activity information – including but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement.
Geolocation data
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
Professional or employment-related information.
Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this definition of Personal Information, to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Personal Information does not include publicly available information lawfully made available from government records or information that is deidentified or aggregated.


Data Protection Principles

We promise to follow the following data protection principles:
Processing is lawful, fair, transparent. Our Processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before Processing Personal Data. We will provide you information regarding Processing upon request.
Processing is limited to the purpose. Our Processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered.
Processing is done with minimal data. We only gather and Process the minimal amount of Personal Data required for any purpose.
Processing is limited with a time period. We will not store your personal data for longer than needed.
We will do our best to ensure the accuracy of data.
We will do our best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.


Data Subject’s rights

The Data Subject has the following rights:
Right to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
Right to access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
Right to rectification – meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
Right to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
Right to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
Right to object to automated Processing – meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
Right to data portability – you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
Right to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
Right for the help of supervisory authority – meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.


Data we gather

Information you have provided to us
Brainstorm International may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):
Email address
Mailing address
Telephone (or mobile) number(s)
Credit card information
Blog or website URL
Social networking handle or username
Demographic information (e.g., age, gender, interests, and preferences)
Professional title
Activities or content viewed on Brainstorm International
Information collected automatically (details below)
Information received from Third Parties (details below)
In certain cases, we may request that you provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific products or services (such as registering for the Advanced Marketing Program or logging in to download bsimedia.com reports). If you choose not to provide the Information we request, you may still use bsimedia.com, but you may be unable to access certain features or services.
When you register to receive any products or services from Brainstorm International or provide information to Brainstorm International in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.
Information automatically collected about you
Brainstorm International may automatically receive and log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our websites, services, mobile applications or other products, including:
Browser information
Operating system information
Mobile device information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
IP address
Internet service provider
Content viewed
Geographic location
Connection speed
Time of visit
Referring site, application, or service
Registration time
Information collected if you provide your website and expressly consent
Keywords your site ranks for
Click volume
Search volume
Click volume from mobile versus desktop traffic
Information from our partners
If you choose to use any third party website or service that is integrated with Brainstorm International, including a third party social networking or blogging site, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or WordPress (“Third Party Websites”) – or if you use any Brainstorm International application provided through any Third Party Website – we may receive Information, including Personally Identifying Information, from such Third Party Websites, including, but not limited to:
Nickname or username
Photo or graphic avatar
Unique Third Party website identifier (e.g., Facebook User ID)
Biographical or demographic information (e.g. professional title, gender, college attended, etc.)
Likes and interests
Any information that is publicly available on Third Party websites
For example, Brainstorm International may offer the ability to use certain Third Party Websites to facilitate your registration on Brainstorm International. We may also use information about your profile and connections on Third Party Websites to allow you to share or connect with your friends and contacts on Brainstorm International or to personalize your experience. In addition,Brainstorm International offers “plugins” and “widgets” from various Third Party Websites that allow you to share Brainstorm International content off of our service, as discussed in Disclosure of Third Parties
Your decision to use, or share with, a Third Party Website when accessing or using Brainstorm International products and services is completely voluntary. Brainstorm International is not responsible for compliance with the policies or practices of any Third Party Website. You should ensure that you are comfortable with the information such Third Party Websites may make available to Brainstorm International by reviewing those Websites’ privacy policies and service terms, and by modifying your privacy settings and preferences on those Services.
Any information we receive from Third Party Websites will be governed by this Privacy Policy.
Publicly available information
We might gather information about you that is publicly available.

How we use your Personal Data

We use your Personal Data in order to:
Provide Brainstorm International products and services
Fulfill your requests
Communicate with you
Improve our products and services
Develop new services or products
Personalize and tailor your experience on Brainstorm International
Operate our business
Understand how users are engaging with Brainstorm International
Protect Brainstorm International, our users, or others. This includes detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm Brainstorm International, our users, or others.
We use your Personal Data on legitimate grounds and with your consent.
On the grounds of entering into a contract or fulfilling contractual obligations, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
To identify you for communication purposes
To provide you a service or to send/offer you a product
To communicate either for sales or invoicing
On the ground of legitimate interest, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
To send you personalized offers (from us and/or our carefully selected partners);
To administer and analyze our client base (purchasing behavior and history) in order to improve the quality, variety, and availability of products/ services offered/provided;
To conduct questionnaires concerning client satisfaction
As long as you have not informed us otherwise, we consider offering you products/services that are similar or same to your purchasing history/browsing behavior to be our legitimate interest.
With your consent we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
To send you newsletters and campaign offers (from us and/or our carefully selected partners);
To build a database of relevant search information to improve the quality, variety, and availability of our products and services;
For other purposes we have asked your consent for
We Process your Personal Data in order to fulfill obligation rising from law and/or use your Personal Data for options provided by law. We reserve the right to anonymize Personal Data gathered and to use any such data. We will use data outside the scope of this Policy only when it is anonymized. We save your billing information and other information gathered about you for as long as needed for accounting purposes or other obligations deriving from law.
We might process your Personal Data for additional purposes that are not mentioned here, but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we will ensure that:
The link between purposes, context and nature of Personal Data is suitable for further Processing;
The further Processing would not harm your interests; and
There would be appropriate safeguard for Processing.
We will inform you of any further Processing and purposes.


Who else can access your Personal Data

We do not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to either make providing the service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience. We share your data with:
Our processing partners:
Our business partners:
Connected Third Parties:
We only work with Processing partners who are able to ensure an adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it including for business or commercial purposes. At times, we may not be available to provide marketing services for you so we have established relationships with companies who may be able to better serve your marketing needs.
To opt out, please contact us at ctrezise@bsimedia.com. For Tennessee residents to learn more about your specific privacy rights and for additional options to opt out. Nevada consumers  click here to learn more about your specific privacy rights and for additional options to opt out.


Nevada Consumers

Nevada law gives Nevada consumers the right to request that a company not sell their personal information. This right applies even if their personal information is not currently being sold. If you are a Nevada consumer and wish to exercise this right, please submit your request by filling out the form after clicking on this link.

How we secure your data

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe.  We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymizing and pseudonymizing where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.  Stored data is encrypted when possible.
Even though we try our best we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.
If you have an account with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.



We recognize the particular importance of protecting privacy where children are involved. We do not intend to collect, knowingly collect, sell, or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 16. We do not target children with our services. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on the Website or through any of its features. If you believe that a child under the age of 16 may have provided us Personal Data online, we ask that a parent or guardian contact us at ctrezise@bsimedia.com.


Cookies and other technologies we use

We use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyze customer behavior, administer the website, track users’ movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to personalize and enhance your experience with us.
A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
We use cookies for the following purposes:
Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed to the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
Here are the cookies we use:
Cookie policy – persistent cookie – 1-year duration – we set this cookie to limit showing the cookie policy on every page view/visits.
Google Analytics – persistent cookie – 2-year duration – we use Google Analytics to improve the user experience on the website (you can opt out here)
Crazy Egg – third party cookie – 6-month duration – we use Crazy Egg to improve the user experience on the website
Redirection cookie – persistent cookie – 1-year duration – we redirect you to the language that is best suited from the country you are visiting from
Popup cookie – persistent cookie – 1-year duration – we offer you the chance to be notified of new content and marketing materials
Subscribers.com – persistent cookie – 10 year duration – you have to optin through your browser to receive anything through subscribers and you can opt out through your browser settings.
YouTube – persistent cookie – 30-day duration – we embed YouTube videos onto our site to provide you with additional educational material.
Hubspot – persistent cookie – 2-year duration – we use HubSpot as our CRM to follow up with sales leads
ScheduleOnce – persistent cookie – 2-year duration – this allows you to schedule calls with our team
Wistia – persistent cookie – 1-year duration – we use Wistia to stream educational content.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.


Our “Do Not Track” Policy

California and Delaware law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there isn’t an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring browser DNT signals, we don’t monitor or respond to them at this time.


Arbitration Clause

Individual Arbitration as Sole Remedy for Dispute Resolution
Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by final and binding individual (not class, representative, nor collective) arbitration in Knoxville, Tennessee before one arbitrator. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings will be English. The arbitration shall be administered by the Office of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (“JAMS”) pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures or pursuant to JAMS’ Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures. JAMS’s rules governing the arbitration may be obtained from JAMS’s website, which currently is www.jamsadr.com. Judgment on the Award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction.
If you are not a resident of the United States, then any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy, including the formation, interpretation, breach or termination thereof, including whether the claims asserted are arbitrable, will be referred to and finally determined by final and binding individual arbitration in accordance with the JAMS International Arbitration Rules. The Tribunal will consist of one arbitrator. The place of arbitration will be Knoxville, Tennessee. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings will be English. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Negotiation in Advance of Arbitration
The parties shall attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy promptly by negotiation between executives who have authority to settle the controversy and who are at a higher level of management than the persons with direct responsibility for administration of this Privacy Policy. Any party may give the other party written notice of any dispute not resolved in the normal course of business. Within 15 days after delivery of the notice, the receiving party shall submit to the other a written response. The notice and response shall include with reasonable particularity (a) a statement of each party’s position and a summary of arguments supporting that position, and (b) the name and title of the executive who will represent that party and of any other person who will accompany the executive. Within 30 days after delivery of the notice, the executives of both parties shall meet at a mutually acceptable time and place.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the negotiating parties, the above-described negotiation shall end at the close of the first meeting of executives described above (“First Meeting”). Such closure shall not preclude continuing or later negotiations, if desired. All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the negotiation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts and attorneys are confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including impeachment, in arbitration or other proceeding involving the parties, provided that evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not be rendered inadmissible or non-discoverable as a result of its use in the negotiation.
At no time prior to the First Meeting shall either side initiate an arbitration or litigation related to this Privacy Policy except to pursue a provisional remedy that is authorized by law or by JAMS Rules or by agreement of the parties. However, this limitation is inapplicable to a party if the other party refuses to comply with the requirements of Paragraph 1 above.
Requirements for Modification or Revocation This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the termination of Brainstorm International’s relationship with you. It can only be revoked or modified by a writing executed by Brainstorm International and you that specifically states an intent to revoke or modify this agreement to arbitrate.
Claims Covered by Arbitration Clause
Brainstorm International and you mutually consent to the resolution by final and binding arbitration of all claims or controversies (collectively, the “Claims”) that Brainstorm International may have against you or you may have against Brainstorm International or against its past, present, or future predecessors, successors, assigns, affiliates, parent and subsidiary companies, and joint ventures, and their respective past, present, or future officers, directors, employees, stockholders, representatives, managers, members, partners, agents, advisors, insurers, and indemnities (collectively referred to as the “Brainstorm International Tribe”), relating to, resulting from, or in any way arising out of your relationship withBrainstorm International. The Claims include, but are not limited to claims for penalties, fines, claims for breach of any contract (express or implied); tort claims (including, but not limited to, those relating to reputation); claims for violation of trade secret, proprietary, or confidential information laws; claims for unfair business practices; and claims for violation of any public policy, federal, state, international, or other governmental law, statute, regulation, or ordinance.
Required Notice of Claims and Statute of Limitations
Brainstorm International may initiate arbitration by serving or mailing a written notice to you at the last known address. you may initiate arbitration by serving or mailing a written notice to Brainstorm International. The written notice must specify with reasonable particularity the claims asserted against the other party. Notice of any claim sought to be arbitrated must be served within the limitations period established by applicable federal or state law. After demand for arbitration has been made by serving written notice, the party demanding arbitration shall file a demand for arbitration with the Office of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (“JAMS”) located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Selection of Arbitrator
Within 30 days after the commencement of arbitration, Brainstorm International shall select one person from the JAMS panel to act as arbitrator. The arbitrator shall serve as a neutral, independent and impartial arbitrator.
The parties shall maintain the confidential nature of the arbitration proceeding and the award, if any, including the hearing, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy, a judicial challenge to an award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decision.
Dispositive Motions
In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement:
Any party wishing to make a dispositive motion shall first submit a brief letter (not exceeding five pages) explaining why the motion has merit and why it would speed the proceeding and make it more cost-effective. The other side shall have a brief period within which to respond.
Based on the letters, the arbitrator will decide whether to proceed with more comprehensive briefing and argument on the proposed motion.
If the arbitrator decides to go forward with the motion, he/she will place page limits on the briefs and set an accelerated schedule for the disposition of the motion.
Under ordinary circumstances, the pendency of such a motion will not serve to stay any aspect of the arbitration or adjourn any pending deadlines.
Document Requests
In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, requests for documents:
Shall be limited to documents which are directly relevant to significant issues in the case or to the case’s outcome;
Shall be restricted in terms of time frame, subject matter and persons or entities to which the requests pertain; and
Shall not include broad phraseology such as “all documents directly or indirectly related to.”
In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement:
There shall be production of electronic documents only from sources used in the ordinary course of business. Absent a showing of compelling need, no such documents are required to be produced from backup servers, tapes or other media.
Absent a showing of compelling need, the production of electronic documents shall normally be made on the basis of generally available technology in a searchable format which is usable by the party receiving the e-documents and convenient and economical for the producing party. Absent a showing of compelling need, the parties need not produce metadata, with the exception of header fields for email correspondence.
The description of custodians from whom electronic documents may be collected shall be narrowly tailored to include only those individuals whose electronic documents may reasonably be expected to contain evidence that is material to the dispute.
Where the costs and burdens of e-discovery are disproportionate to the nature of the dispute or to the amount in controversy, or to the relevance of the materials requested, the arbitrator will either deny such requests or order disclosure on condition that the requesting party advance the reasonable cost of production to the other side, subject to the allocation of costs in the final award.
Interrogatories and Requests to Admit.  In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, there shall be no interrogatories or requests to admit.
Depositions.  In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, each side may take three (3) discovery depositions. Each side’s depositions are to consume no more than a total of fifteen (15) hours. The total period for the taking of depositions shall not exceed six (6) weeks.
Governing Law and Arbitrator Authority
Except as otherwise provided herein, this Privacy Policy and the rights of the Parties hereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Tennessee, exclusive of conflict or choice of law rules.
The Parties acknowledge that this Privacy Policy evidences a transaction involving interstate or international commerce. Notwithstanding the provision in the preceding paragraph with respect to applicable substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16). The arbitrator shall apply the substantive laws (and the law of remedies, if applicable) of the state of Tennessee, federal law, or international law, as applicable to the claim(s) asserted.
The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this Privacy Policy, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Privacy Policy is void or voidable and issues of arbitrability of any matter herein.
The arbitrator is not empowered to award punitive or exemplary damages, except where permitted by statute, and the parties waive any right to recover any such damages.
Arbitration Decision
The arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding and shall not be subject to appeal. The arbitrator shall issue a written arbitration decision revealing the essential findings and conclusions upon which the decision and/or award is based. Any decision or award made by the arbitrator shall be enforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction. The parties irrevocably stipulate to the confidential nature of the arbitral award and proceedings and further stipulate that the award and any papers of the proceedings shall only be filed with a court of competent jurisdiction under confidential seal and only to enforce an arbitral award or decision.
Application for Emergency Injunctive and/or Other Equitable Relief.  JAMS Comprehensive Rules shall apply for the appointment of an Emergency Arbitrator to address and decide a request for emergency relief.
Arbitration Fees and Costs
Each party shall advance its own costs and expenses in any such arbitration and one-half (1/2) of the arbitrator’s fees and costs, however, the arbitrator shall award attorneys’ fees and costs to Brainstorm International if I Brainstorm International is the prevailing party. Any decision or award of such arbitration proceeding shall be confidential and may be made public only with the prior written consent of both you and Brainstorm International.
Severability (Arbitration Clause)
Brainstorm International and you agree and acknowledge that if any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase contained in this Arbitration Clause is found to be invalid, unenforceable, or otherwise inoperative, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion(s) of this Arbitration Clause.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by email at: ctrezise@bsimedia.com
You may also write to us at:
Brainstorm International
324 Glenbrook Dr.
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Severability (Privacy Policy)

Brainstorm International and you agree and acknowledge that if any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase contained in this Privacy Policy is found to be invalid, unenforceable, or otherwise inoperative, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion(s) of this Privacy Policy.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you. We will post a prominent notice on our Website to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the Privacy Policy when it was most recently updated.


Who we are

Our website address is: https://businessgrow.co.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements