The subsequent page will offer an overview and explain how BestThingsReviewed.com collects, protects, and stores both the non-personal and personal data of its visitors. It will also provide details regarding the ways in which this information is utilized, respectively, as a way of improving the performance and online presence of this website.
To simplify things, BestThingsReviewed.com and its staff will also be addressed as “this website”, “our website”, and “we”.
Data Gathered by This Website and the Reasons for It
Several types of both personal and non-personal information will be collected from the visitors and users of BestThingsReviewed.com. Nonetheless, personally-identifiable data will only be gathered by this website after receiving explicit consent from the user. Non-identifiable information primarily consists of the typical internet cookie-type data.
Examples of Non-Personally Identifiable Data Collected by This Website
BestThingsReviewed.com gathers information concerning the user and/or visitor experience on this website. This is a type of non-identifiable data and as such, cannot be used to track or verify user identity.
Examples of standard data we collect:
- ISP (or Internet Service Provider) data which includes but is not limited to IP addresses;
- Browser-specific information;
- Patterns of online behavior and internet browsing history on this website (in the form of logs);
- Lists of web pages and websites that the visitor frequently accessed before and especially after visiting our site.
Examples of Personally Identifiable Data Collected by This Website
We do not collect personally identifiable data from visitors and/or users without first requesting and receiving their explicit consent. This website rarely collects such information as this can be used to identify one or more users and is perceived to be of a sensitive nature.
BestThingsReviewed.com collects standard personal data such as the complete name (both surname and first name), physical address, email address, and various other contact data (e.g., phone number, social media handles). Information regarding the user’s gender and geolocation might also be collected.
The primary purpose of this type of data, if collected, is to ease communication with page visitors and also for statistical reasons. We strive to provide user-friendly content that is as relevant as possible to all that access this website.
BestThingsReviewed.com declares that it will never share personal data with third parties for monetary gain or commerce.
How This Website Utilizes the Information it Collects
The types of data mentioned in the section above are collected and used by BestThingsReviewed.com for statistical reasons. Namely, this is used in order to better understand the desires and needs of its users so that their experience on this website can be constantly improved. This information will never be distributed for direct financial gains or sold, but some third parties might receive access to it in several specific cases.
A limited and small number of employees from partner companies in the web hosting and marketing area might be allowed access to the data collected. However, these employees are strictly forbidden from distributing this information to any other parties.
Personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable data might also have to be shared by BestThingsReviewed.com in compliance with state or federal institution laws, warrants, regulations, court orders, or subpoenas.
Ways in Which This Website Collects Information
Non-personally identifiable data and personally identifiable data is collected by BestThingsReviewed.com as follows:
Currently, all websites collect what is known as “cookies” or the pieces of code that gather background information about the navigation patterns and online behaviors of a user. Such information is utilized for purely statistical reasons and is only collected after receiving the reader’s explicit consent.
Cookie collected data cannot be used to identify website visitors or users.
2. Log Files
The BestThingsReviewed.com log files are, in essence, records of the number of clicks and seconds spent by visitors and users on a particular webpage. They also present various other browsing information such as the sort of browser used or the previously accessed page. This data is gathered for purely statistical reasons.
Just like cookies, log file information cannot be used to verify website visitors or users.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
This website collects personally identifiable data from its users only through register requests (sign ups). Their purpose is to make sure that all users are real people and that their declared identity verifies. As previously mentioned, the main goals of this type of data are to help ease communication with the user.
Any personal information thus collected will remain completely confidential.
How BestThingsReviewed.com Protect this Data
This website uses a triple-step security system as it uses both electronic protection, physical protection, and managerial protection to ensure the security and confidentiality of the data it gathers and stores.