To keep things simple, we are going to call the team at TheShowerGuide.com “we”, “this website”, or “our website”.
This represents a detailed review of all the practices that TheShowerGuide.com uses regarding the data of its users. The policy will present how we collect, store, and then use this data to improve our website. Through this, we also seek to improve the browsing experience of the users.
All the Information We Collect
Our website collects information of both personal and non-personal kind from its users. Non-personal information includes cookies and other internet-specific data. When it comes to personal information, we are able to collect it only after receiving the explicit approval of the users.
Whenever we ask them to provide their personal data, they also receive a notification informing them that we are willing to collect their data. They can agree to this procedure, and only afterwards are we able to start the data collection. If they do not give their consent, we cannot perform this action.
Non-Personal Data Examples
TheShowerGuide.com collects information on browsing history and other internet patterns followed by the users. This type of information is non-personal, so we cannot use it to track down the users or find out their identity.
Examples of non-personal information collected by our website:
- Information on the browsing history of the users and other behaviors they engage in while on our website;
- The websites visited by users before they come to our pages;
- The IP and other information from the Internet Service Provider;
- Other information related to browsing.
Personal Data Examples
We are unable to collect information of the personal kind without receiving the explicit approval of the users. Whenever they are asked to submit personally-identifiable information, they also receive a notification that tells them we want to collect this data. They have the option to agree with this procedure, and only afterwards are we capable of gathering the data in question.
Also, we rarely or never collect information of the sensitive kind or data that might lead to the identification of the users. Here are some examples of the personal information we collect:
- First and last name;
- Physical address;
- Email address;
- Social media handles;
- Phone number.
Also, in some cases, we might also collect information on:
The main purpose of collecting this information is either statistical or for contact. This way, we seek to improve our website and make it as appealing as possible to the users.
TheShowerGuide.com officially states that it will never share the personal data of users with third parties for the direct purpose of monetary gains.
Using Personal Data
Just like mentioned above, we collect all the information presented so far to run statistical analyses. Therefore, the final purpose of the whole action is to get a better understanding over the user likes and dislikes and then shape our content according to them.
We might allow certain third party companies to get access to this data we gather, but this will never happen for direct financial advantages. Those companies that will get access to the data include third parties that provide our website with services like SEO, marketing, or web hosting. They might also allow some of their employees to gain access to this data, but they are all forbidden from sharing this information outside of their company.
To respect federal laws, state laws, rules, regulations, or court orders, we might also have to share both personal and non-personal information with the federal and state authorities.
How Do We Collect Information?
Below, you can read a complete list of all the methods we use to collect both personal and non-personal information from our users.
Cookies are among the most common types of internet tools. They are code fragments that collect information while running in the background. This information contains browser history data and navigation patterns of the users. As we have already mentioned, this data is used strictly for statistics.
2. Log Files
Log files can count how many seconds a user spends on a page from our website, as well as the number of clicks they perform on that particular page. Also, it can identify those pages that have brought users on our website, their internet service provider, or other browser-specific information. Just like cookies, we use log files strictly for statistical purposes.
It’s impossible to use log files to find out the identity of our users.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
This is the only technique we use to collect personal information. We request our users to provide personal information as a way for us to test they are real persons, but also to match their account to an identity. As we have already specified, we use this data to improve our communication with the users.
All the data users provide is confidential and will stay that way.
How Do We Protect Information?
To keep the data safe and confidential, we have created a special security system in three steps. These steps include electronic protection, managerial protection, and physical protection.