Last updated: June 12, 2020
We respect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as well as the privacy laws of all jurisdictions in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and anywhere else from which our website users hail. This policy explains how we collect and treat any information you give us. You won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into agreeing to something you might later regret.
Our policy covers
- Why we value your privacy
- How we collect information
- What information we hold
- Where we store your information
- What we use your information for
- Who’s responsible for your information at our company
- Who has access to information about you
- The steps we take to keep your information private
- How to complain
- Changes to the policy
- Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
Why we value your privacy
We value your privacy as much as we do our own, so we’re committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. We’re uncomfortable with the information that many companies, governments, and other organizations keep on file, so we try to collect only the bare minimum from our readers. We’ll never use your personal information for any reason other than why you gave it, and we’ll never give anyone access to it unless we’re forced to by law.
How we collect information
We ask for contact information including your name and email address on our website so that we can reply to your enquiry.
Many of the links we include in our articles are affiliate links. This means that when you click them and are directed to a third party merchant (such as Amazon or Rogue Fitness), we may earn a commission on any products you subsequently purchase. We have affiliate relationships with the following merchants:
- Rogue Fitness
- Rep Fitness
- Titan Fitness
- Fringe Sport
- ProSource Fit
- TRX Training
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service that transmits basic data about visitors to our website to Google’s home base in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify you or associate your IP address with any other data held by us or Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand the very basics of how people use The Home Fit Freak.
What information we hold
When you contact us by email or through The Home Fit Freak contact forms, we collect your name, email address, and any other information you freely choose to give us.
Where we store your information
When you contact us by email or through our website, we store your information in our webmail inbox for 3 months. This is a simple way of doing it because it’s easy, and we only use your information to respond to enquiries; that’s all.
What we use your information for
At the time of last update, we only use your information to respond to enquiries you send us.
Who’s responsible for your information at The Home Fit Freak
Eamonn Leaver, our founder and webmaster is responsible for the security of your information. You can contact him through our Contact Us page if you have any concerns about the information we store.
Who has access to information about you
When we store information in our own systems, only the people who need it have access.
The steps we take to keep your information private
Where we store your information in third-party services (i.e., our webmail inbox), we restrict access only to people who need it. We don’t collect passwords, or any other personal information other than what you choose to provide us in your enquiry.
The computers we use are all encrypted and are protected by a passcode or fingerprint access. These computers ask for authentication whenever they’re woken from sleep. Our mobile devices are also protected by a fingerprint or facial recognition.
How to complain
We take complaints very seriously. If you’ve any reason to complain about the ways we handle your privacy, please contact us through the form on the Contact Us page. If you’re the letter writing type, that’s too bad because we do not currently have a brick and mortar operations for you to address mail to.
Changes to the policy
If we change the contents of this policy, those changes will become effective the moment we publish them on our website.
In the following section, the term “the Website” and “Website” (where the word website is capitalized) refer to The Home Fit Freak.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
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