To make things easier to comprehend, the team at WaveBenders.com will be called “we”, as well as “our website” or “this website”.
The following section will describe how WaveBenders.com deals with the data of its users. This data, which is both personal and non-personal, will be stored, collected, but we will also offer protection for the users’ private information. Also, this section will explain how we are going to use all this data to improve our website and the user experience.
What We Collect and Why
We collect different types of data from those who visit our webpage. This data includes personal information and non-personal information. To collect personal information, we need your explicit approval, so you will be asked if you agree to your private information being stored by us. Only after you give this approval will we be able to collect the info. Non-personal data includes regular information of the cookie type.
What Non-Personal Information We Collect
This type of data is related to the users’ experience on the internet. It contains no personal information, so our website cannot use it to track users down or find their identity. Here are a few examples of non-personal data:
- Data related to browsers;
- Information on the browsing history of users and their online activity on our page;
- Data from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the users – this includes the IP address, but also some other information;
- A brief overview of the most visited pages among users.
What Personal Information We Collect
Our website can collect personally identifiable information only if it first received the explicit approval of the users. Therefore, you will be explicitly asked to agree to your data being collected by our website. Once we receive the approval, we do not collect data that might be sensitive or help us identify our users.
Here are some examples of the personal information we collect: name, address, email, or contact information that might be relevant (social media accounts, phone number). Also, we might store information related to the users’ location or gender.
The main purpose of collecting personal information is to produce statistical analyses or to get into contact with our users. We want our articles to appeal to the interests of the visitors, and collecting this information will help us improve it. As mentioned above, we collect no such information without the explicit approval of our users.
At this moment, WaveBenders.com declares that the data it collects will never be distributed to third parties for financial or commercial purposes.
How We Use Personal Data
Our website collects and stores personally identifiable data to perform statistical analyses. The main purpose of our team is to improve the online experience of our users. This is possible by accessing this type of information and understanding what users want from the website.
After receiving the users’ approval and collecting the information, we might offer access to it to some third parties. This will happen strictly for statistical purposes, not for commercial purposes. These third parties might include marketing, web hosting, or SEO companies that provide different services for us.
These companies might allow several of their employees to access the personally identifiable data of users. However, this will not happen for monetary gain, and the information will not leave the company.
State and federal laws and regulations might require us to share information both of the personal and non-personal kind. In this case, we will be obliged to comply and share the information with the state or federal authorities.
Caution: the policy does not account for those ad-related cookies managed by third parties that distribute advertising content on the user pages. In this case, it is the third parties that are responsible with the personal data they use.
How we collect information
Below, you can read a comprehensive guide of all the methods we use to collect both personal and non-personal data from our users.
Cookies are widespread all over the internet. They represent code fragments that collect browser information. This type of information includes browsing history and the general online activity of a user. As mentioned above, this data serves only for statistics.
Through cookies, we are not able to find the identity of our users.
2. Log Files
Through log files, we can count how often a user clicks on our website and how many seconds they spend on certain pages from this website. Also, these files can track down other pages users have visited before, their internet provider, or different browser-related information. Just like cookies, log files only serve statistical purposes.
Through log files, we are not able to find the identity of our users.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
Sign ups represent the only way we can collect personal data from our users. We can only do it after receiving the explicit approval of the users. They receive a notification informing them of our intention to collect this data that they can choose to agree or not agree with.
Through register requests, users have to show they are real persons to match their account with their real identity. As mentioned above, the purpose of collecting this data is to allow for a better communication with our users. Also, users have to give their explicit approval for our website to collect personal data.
Any kind of personal data users are providing remains confidential.
How we protect information
Our website is able to offer the best protection for sensitive information through a security system that uses three steps. This contains electronic, physical, and managerial protection to ensure no one can access user data. WaveBenders.com stores both personal and non-personal data, and the security system was created to keep the data confidential.