Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website, or app?
When sending a message on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details so that we may be able to reply to you.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you fill out a contact form on our site to send us a message.

How do we use this information? 
We may use the information we collect from you after voluntary correspondence (live chat, email, or online form inquires) to follow-up and/or reply to your message.

Please note that we use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards when applicable. We only provide articles, images, and information. We never ask for credit card numbers and do use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained on a secure email server and is only accessible by The Cincinnatist personnel who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. 

Do we use 'cookies'?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and simply to see how many people are visiting the site. We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking and do not use cookies for advertising purposes.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser settings. Since each browser may be a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, it won't affect user experience.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. We respect your privacy and only wish to offer a site designed for inspiration.

Third-party links
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website. 

Google
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy policy page. Users can change their personal information by emailing us.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. 

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, should a data breach occur, we will notify registered newsletter recipients via email within 7 business days and notify users via in-site notification within 1 business day. 

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Emails
Please note that we collect your email address in order to respond to inquiries, other requests, and/or questions on an individual basis only. We do not send commercial level emails, blanket group emails, or other bulk marketing emails. Email replies and correspondence are sent only after a user has voluntarily corresponded with The Cincinnatist.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

thecincinnatist.com
PO Box 317844
Cincinnati, OH 45231
USA
hi@thecincinnatist.com

Last Edited on 2018-07-02