Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing to be a part of our community at Eric Taipale (“we”, “us”, “our”) at erictaipale.com (the “Website”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. Additionally, the policies outlined in this policy can be changed at anytime without notice. Additionally, the policies outlined in this Privacy Policy can be changed at any time without notice. If you have any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, contact the Editor of the Website at ericjtaipale@gmail.com.

When you utilize any of our services (the “Services''), we appreciate that you are trusting us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, and how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If you are under the age of 18 or do not agree with the policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, please cease using this Website and our Services immediately. 

The Privacy Policy applies to all information collected through our Services, as well as, any related services, sales, marketing or events. 


What Information Do We Collect?

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the express an interest in obtaining information about us or our Services, when you participate in activities on the Website (such as by posing messages in our online forums or entering competitions, contests, or giveaways) or otherwise when you contact us. 

The personal information that we collect depends on the contexts of your interactions with us and the choices you make and the products and features you elect to use. The personal information we collect may include the following:

 

  • Social Media Login Data. We may provide you with the option to register with us using your existing social media account details, like your Facebook, Twitter or other social media account. If you choose to register in this way, we will collect the information described in the section called; “How do we handle your social logins?” below.


All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. 

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate our Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information)  but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser, and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. 

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

 

Will Your Information Be Shared With Anyone?

More specifically, we may need to process your stay and share your personal information in the following circumstances:

 

  • Business Transfers. We may share your information in connection with, or during negotiation of, any merger, sale of assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

 

  • Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honour the Privacy Policy. Affiliates may be a parent company, subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.    

 

  • Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions. 

 

  • Other Uses. When you share personal information or otherwise interact with public areas of the Website, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly made available outside the Website in perpetuity. If you interact with other users of our Services and register for our Services through a social network (such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.),  your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity. communicate with you within our Services, and view your profile.

 

Do We Use Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies? 

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set in our Cookie Notice when you load the Website. 

Is Your Information Transferred Internationally?

The Website is powered by Wix.com Ltd., an Israeli web development company, whose servers are located all over the world, including Europe and the United States. Please be aware that your information is being transferred to, stored, and processed by Wix.com Ltd., their affiliates, and other third parties in their respective facilities whom we may share your personal information with, in other countries. 

If you are a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) or United Kingdom (UK), then these countries may not necessarily have data protection laws or other similar laws as comprehensive as those in your country. We will, however, take all necessary measures to protect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law. 

How Long Do We Keep Your Information? 

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). 

 

Due to the fact that the Website and other Services are powered by Wix.com Ltd., and other resources, we may not always have full authority over how long your information remains in the possession of third-parties or affiliates.

Do We Collect Information From Minors?

We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under the age of 18. By using the Services or Website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent's use of the Services or Website. If you are under the age 18, please cease the use of the Services and Website immediately. 

Links to Third Party Websites

The Service, from time to time, contains links to and from third-party websites of our partner networks, advertisers, partner merchants and retailers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to those websites.