Like most website operators, Renovelo collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Renovelo’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Renovelo’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Renovelo may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Renovelo also collects potentially-personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally identifying in and of themselves but could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify users. Renovelo only discloses collected IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Renovelo’s websites choose to interact with Renovelo in ways that require Renovelo to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Renovelo gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who register on our forum to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Renovelo – by purchasing products, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Renovelo collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Renovelo. Renovelo does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Renovelo uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where your personal information is collected. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet. All credit card and financial information is processed by a 3rd party payment gateway provider. Your information is only accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and they are required to keep this information confidential.
Renovelo does not knowingly collect personally-identifying information about children. Should a child whom Renovelo knows to be under the age of 13 send personal information to Renovelo, that information will only be used to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that Renovelo must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.
Renovelo may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Renovelo may monitor the most popular posts on our forum or use spam screened by our services to help identify potential threats to our website. Renovelo may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Renovelo does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Renovelo discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Renovelo’s behalf or to provide services available at Renovelo’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Renovelo’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Renovelo will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Renovelo discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Renovelo believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Renovelo, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Renovelo website and have supplied your email address, Renovelo may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Renovelo and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it on our forum in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Renovelo takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.
If you choose, you can opt-out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. If you want to permanently opt-out of all Google Analytics services, please visit Google’s page for browser add-ons. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics.
Last update: February 28, 2015