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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://specifierreview.com, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

We use Google Analytics’ 3rd-party audience data such as age, gender, and interests to better understand the behaviour of our customers and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences… These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

We use Yoast SEO, a tool to help make our site as search engine-friendly as possible. Yoast SEO handles the complete technical optimisation of our site for search engines. You may review Yoast SEO’s privacy policy here: https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/

We use Clicky to log and analyse the traffic to our website. You may review Clicky’s privacy policy here:  http://clicky.com/terms/privacy

We log “personal data” to Clicky as follows, for the stated legitimate purposes. A “Unique ID” tracking cookie to identify unique visitors, your IP address for security and fraud prevention, and your username to help us to analyse visitor behaviour and assist with customer service needs.

We use Alexa Certified Site Metrics on-site analytics to identify meaningful changes to our website’s traffic and monitor performance. Alexa site metrics provides competitive analysis, monitors backlinks, keyword research and a breakdown of referrals by source: search, link, social, and direct.  You may review Alexa’s privacy policy here: https://www.alexa.com/help/privacy

We use a Twitter Tweet widget on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

We use a GooglePlus widget on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Google’s servers for you to be able to share our webpages using your GooglePlus account. These requests make your IP address visible to Google, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

We use a Linkedin widget on our website to allow you to share our webpages on Linkedin. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

We use a Pinterest widget on our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy:  https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

We use a ‘Pocket’ widget on our website. Pocket Technologies might use aggregated information to offer a list of top sites or content, to make recommendations to users, to report on usage and trends, to improve the products and services that they offer, or to develop new products and services. They might also use non-identifying, non-aggregated information to deliver tailored advertisements to you. You may view their privacy policy here:  https://getpocket.com/privacy

We use Buffer widget on our website to allow you to add our webpages to your Buffer account, which collects log data from your browser. This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain at which you are interacting with the widget, in accordance with their privacy policy: https://buffer.com/privacy

We use Reddit widget on our website which may log information when you interact with the widget. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), the requested URL and hardware settings, in accordance with their privacy policy: https://www.redditinc.com/policies/privacy-policy

We use StumbleUpon widget on our website which may log information when you interact with the widget. Log Data is a form of Non-Identifying Information, in accordance with their privacy policy: http://www.stumbleupon.com/privacy

We use a ‘WeHeartIt’ widget on our website to allow you to share our webpages on ‘the WeHeartIt’ social bookmarking site. They collect aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about you and your use of the website, as described in more detail below, including by using “cookies,” web beacons, local shared objects, or other types of tracking technology. Their privacy policy can be viewed here: https://weheartit.com/about/privacy-policy

These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy which can be viewed here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

We use Scoop.it widget at our website to allow you to share articles to Scoop.it from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.scoop.it/policy#privacypolicy

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

We use Flipboard widget at our website to allow you to add our webpages to your Flipboard magazines, which collects log data from your browser. This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain at which you are interacting with the widget, in accordance with their privacy policy:  https://about.flipboard.com/privacy/

Email Subscriber Service

On the website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to receive our latest news by email. We inform our subscribers by email whenever a new article is published. The email may only be received if a valid e-mail address has been provided and the user has registered for the service. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by the user the first time the user registers and agrees to subscribe, This confirmation e-mail is used to prove that the owner of the e-mail address as the user is authorised to receive our latest news by email. When you comment or subscribe to our email list, we ask for your name & email address and we might gain some other info like your website’s URL. Your email and any personal data collected as part of a registration for the service will only be used to contact you about relevant updates on https://specifierreview.com/. This is an opt-in service and you have the right to unsubscribe at any time, a link to unsubscribe is provided in every email. Your personal information will not be distributed to anyone for any purpose.

We use Icegram Email Subscribers to send the latest news to subscribers.  You may review their privacy policy here: https://www.icegram.com/privacy-policy/

Your continued use of the website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to get in touch.

Terms of Service

Terms

By accessing the website at https://specifierreview.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site.

Disclaimer

1. The articles published on https://specifierreview.com/ are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. We make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

2. We do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the articles featured on the website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

The articles published on https://specifierreview.com/ could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. We do not warrant that any of the articles on the website are accurate, complete or current. We may make changes to the articles published on the website at any time without notice. However we do not make any commitment to update the articles.

Links

We have not reviewed all of the sites linked to https://specifierreview.com/ and are not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

Your continued use of https://specifierreview.com/ will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how user data and personal information is handled, feel free to get in touch.

Kirsty Hammond

info@specifierreview.com

This policy is effective as of 20 May 2018.

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