Bill Hildebrand (Aquaponics Survivor) owns and operates this https://aquaponicssurvivor.com website business. All references to “we”, “us”, this “website” or this “site” shall be construed to mean Aquaponics Survivor.
Bill Hildebrand will be the acting “Controller” of the personal data you provide to us.
Your Privacy–This information applies to everyone who uses our website.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. You agree to agree to these policies by virtue of using our website in a way that leads to you providing us with personal information.
State Law & Accompanying Rights
Please understand that you may have additional rights originating from State laws based on where you live. These State-based rights may augment, strengthen, or otherwise somehow compliment any privacy rights you have inherently or under Federal law. Our policy is to comply fully with the privacy policies of every jurisdiction in which we operate. Accordingly, you are free to use our Contact information to reach us at any time to assert any State rights.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, our website will never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.
Under our Terms of Service and Conditions of Use, children under 18 are not allowed to use our website and access our services. It is not our intention to offer products or services to minors.
When and How We Collect Information
All of the Personal Information we collect is done at the time you provide it to us. We collect Personal Information through sign-up and opt-in forms or when you register for an account, product, service, survey, promotion, or contest from this website. The type of Personal Information that we collect may be different with each sign-up, opt-in, or registration. We will never sell your Personal Information to anyone. We reserve the right to allow access to certain Personal Information with our trusted service providers to perform tasks such as product fulfillment, sending emails, payment processing, etc. These service providers will only have access to Personal Information pertinent to carry out the service they were contracted for.
Aquaponics Survivor uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of this website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
Other Collection of Personal Information
When visiting our website, the IP address used to access our website may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use such as statistical assessments and website improvement. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Other information may be collected as well, which is rather typical of most websites. For instance, the source that referred you to our website is generally known. Likewise, your duration on our website and your destination when you leave our website can also be tracked. Other common data collected includes the type of operating system the computer you are using to access our website has. Similarly, the type of web browser is often noted. Again, this is common data collection and helps ultimately produce a better end-user experience.
We do not gather any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data concerns data that consists of facts about your religious or philosophical beliefs, race or ethnicity, sex life, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinions, data about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.
When we are mandated to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not supply us with that data when asked, we may not have the chance to carry out the contract, for instance, to provide goods or services to you). If you don’t give us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a service or product you have ordered, but if we do, we will inform you at that time.
We will only use your personal data for a function it was compiled for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. In the event that we have to use your details for an unrelated new purpose, we will let you know and detail the legal grounds for processing.
We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.
We do not conduct computerized decision making or any kind of automated profiling.
Personal Data Collection Examples
At times, you will be fully aware of information received, as you are the direct source providing it. For instance, you may comment on a blog post, reply to an email (whether broadcast message or autoresponder), provide an email address, complete a survey, requests SMS, or otherwise. Likewise, purchases necessarily involve collecting certain information, such as credit card information, Paypal addresses, your physical address for billing and/or shipping, phone number, and so on. Refusing to provide some of this information may lead to us being unable to provide you with the products or services you’ve requested.
A prime example of limited access to our website is where content may be protected by a username and password. Whether a username and password are generated by our website or created by you, these will almost always be connected with some other information related to or connected with you. This is true since much content that is protected on the internet is subscription based, often paid for. Thus, the username and password must necessarily be tied to your other account data. Usernames and passwords, by their very nature, should be kept private.
Handling of Personal Information
We reserve the right to monitor your use of this website. As you navigate around and through this website, Usage Data may be passively collected, that is, gathered without your actively providing the information using various analytics and reporting technologies, such as cookies.
Note that any personal information you provide to others apart from us or our vendors is wholly optional. As an example, you might disclose something in a blog post comment. That “private” information is now “public,” and we have no control over that. In like fashion, you sharing information with any other third party not functioning as a service provider to us puts that information beyond our control and becomes subject to the policy that party has in place.
Our primary intention for collecting personal and private information from you is simply to conduct our business. We can use this internally to better serve you. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal information with other parties and outside interests unless you have authorized us to do so.
Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide services that are industry-leading in quality and security and are far more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services “in-house.” However, you are never required to deal with any such third party directly, they are limited in how they use your information, and they cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.
However, of course, your information does comprise part of an overall whole. This aggregate of information, by contrast, may be used to understand our overall user base. Further, we may share this information about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with third parties for various purposes, in our sole discretion.
While we are staunch privacy advocates, there are times when even we may be forced to abandon these ideals. Just as major search engines face ongoing compulsion to provide data against their will, so too may the same occur with our website. Illegal activity or other serious acts or allegations could create legal liability for our website. In those cases, we reserve the right to share your information, or else may simply be compelled to do so by law.
On the other hand, there may be times when we would need to share your private information in order to protect our own interests. For instance, in cases of suspected or alleged copyright infringement or other intellectual property violations, it may be necessary to share personal information.
Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
In some cases when where you make a purchase through a Facebook ad that is purchased by us, your activity during the sales process will be tracked using a pixel code. This code allows us to serve you better by tracking these activities so we can better understand your intentions as far as the sales process is concerned.
We perform sound and proper security operations consistent with prevailing industry standards to safeguard data from unauthorized accessibility by physical and electronic invasion. The fact is, no data transmission over the Internet or option of data storage can possibly be guaranteed 100% safe. Consequently, while we make every effort to protect your Personal Information by observing generally accepted industry standards, we can not ensure or guarantee the absolute security of any critical information you send to us or archive at this website.
If you transfer Personal Information using our registration procedure or if you purchase products or services, we encrypt that content during transmission using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Links to Third Party Websites
We have included links on this website for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from our own.
As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering into the fray.
So here is Aquaponics Survivor comments policy. By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:
You may comment without registering. You can log-in via Disqus, OpenID, Twitter, Facebook—or not at all. It’s up to you. You may post anonymously. I don’t recommend this, but you may do so if you wish. I may change this rule if it is abused.
You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, I would rather receive your comments on Aquaponics Survivor than via email. It is a better use of my time to address everyone at once rather than answer several similar emails.
You may disagree with me. I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you disagree with me—or anyone else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respectful. In my opinion, there is way too much shouting in the public square to tolerate it here.
Aquaponics Survivor reserves the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog, not mine.
Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a)snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.
You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
You grant Aquaponics Survivor a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.
In short, my goal is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.
CHANGE NOTICE: As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time. Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit. These changes are necessitated, and carried out by Aquaponics Survivor, in order to protect you and our Aquaponics Survivor website. If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect.
COPYRIGHT WARNING: The legal notices and administrative pages on this website, including this one, have been diligently drafted by an attorney. We at Aquaponics Survivor have paid to license the use of these legal notices and administrative pages on Aquaponics Survivor for your protection and ours. This material may not be used in any way for any reason and unauthorized use is policed via Copyscape to detect violators.
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS: If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by following this link: Contact Us
This information is specific to EU citizens and residents concerning the GDPR requirements.
What are your rights:
- You have a right to request access to your personal data.
- You have a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data.
- You have a right to request restriction of processing your personal data.
- You have a right to withdraw your consent at any time.
- The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection laws: https://ico.org.uk/. You can also contact us using the details below.
Use this form to request some action on any of the above rights: GDPR User Request Form
If you provide a notice to us regarding your exercise of any of the above rights, we will perform your request and contact you with the result.
If you choose to submit a complaint regarding the way we have processed your personal data, you can contact us with the Contact Us details listed below, and we will investigate the issue.
Contact Info: Contact Us
500 Westover Dr., #10515, Sanford, NC 27330
Version 1.1 Last updated on May 23, 2018