Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February, 2023

This policy governs your access to and use of (the “Site”).

The term “user” refers collectively to visitors who casually browse our Site, readers, subscribers, and members who have registered to use or buy our Site’s services and products.

Our business cares very much about the privacy and security of our users’ personal data. We’ve taken considerable efforts to ensure compliance with international data protection and privacy laws, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Therefore, this Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose information from users of our Site.

Please review this Privacy Policy before you use or interact with any of our Site’s content, products, services, or features. By using our site and its content, products, services, or features, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you are prohibited from using or accessing this Site.

Types of Data We Collect

In general, you control the amount and type of information that you provide to us when using our Site.

Legal basis for collecting and processing personal data.

  • When you register for our Challenges, Contests, Offers, Free Courses, Downloadable Content, or Newsletter through our Site’s opt-in forms, your information is collected based on consent. You will be asked for consent during registration.
  • When you buy our products or services your information is collected as part of a legal contractual transaction.

What happens if you don’t give us your personal data?

  • If you choose not to provide us with your personal data, you may not benefit from all of our Site’s content, products, services, or features. However, you may still access and use some parts of our Site in limited capacity without giving us your personal data.

How Do We Collect Your Personal Data?

We collect your personal data in the following ways:

Automatic information

We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Site, if any, as well as the name of the website you’ll visit when you leave our Site. This information may also include the IP address of your computer/the proxy server you use to access the Internet, your Internet Service Provider’s name (ISP), your web browser type, the type of mobile device, your computer operating system, and data about your browsing activity when using our Site. We use all this information to analyze and improve our Site for the benefit of our users’ experience.

When you browse or interact with our Site

When you browse and interact with our Site and agree to accept cookies, some of these cookies may contain your personal data. (See our Cookie Policy below.)

During registration

We collect your name, email address, and other information listed on our Site’s opt-in forms, when you register as a user, subscriber or member.
When you buy our products or services
If you buy any of our products or services, we collect your first and last name, email address, physical address, credit card or other payment information, phone number, and other information listed on our Site’s transaction forms.

Location information

When you use our services, we may collect and process information about your actual physical location. We use several technologies, like GPS and IP tracking, to determine your location. These technologies may also provide us with information about nearby cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other devices.

Your Rights As A User

When using our Site and submitting personal data to us, you may have certain rights under the GDPR and other international laws. Depending on the legal basis for processing your personal data, you may have some or all of the following rights:

The right to be informed

You have the right to be informed about the personal data we collect from you and how we process it.

The right of access

You have the right to get confirmation that your personal data is being processed and have the ability to access your personal data.

The right to rectification

You have the right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

The right to be forgotten

You have the right to request the removal or deletion of your personal data if there is no compelling reason for us to continue processing it.

The right to restrict processing

You have a right to ‘block’ or restrict the processing of your personal data. When your personal data is restricted, we are permitted to store your data, but not to process it further.

The right to data portability

You have the right to request and get your personal data that you provided to us and use it for your own purposes. We will provide your data to you within 30 days of your request. To request your personal data, please contact us using the information at the bottom of this privacy notice.

The right to object

You have the right to object to us processing your personal data for the following reasons:

  • Processing was based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling)
  • Direct marketing (including profiling)
  • Processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics
  • Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling

Automated individual decision-making and profiling

You will have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

Filing a complaint with authorities

You have the right to file a complaint with supervisory authorities if your information has not been processed in compliance with the GDPR. If the supervisory authorities fail to address your complaint properly, you may have the right to a judicial remedy. For more details about the GDPR regulation, click here.

Our Use Of Cookies

Our Site uses cookies. These are small pieces of data or text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you access certain websites. Cookies may contain text that can be read by the web server that delivered the cookie to you. The text generally consists of a sequence of characters and symbols that uniquely identifies your computer or mobile device; it may contain other information as well. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of cookies. However, if you disable these cookies, you may experience limited or restricted access to the content, services, and features on our Site. By agreeing to accept our use of cookies, you are giving us, and third parties we partner with, permission to place, store, and access some or all of the following cookies on your computer:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies are necessary for proper functioning of a website, such as displaying content, logging in, validating your session, responding to your request for services, and other functions.
  • Performance cookies
    These cookies collect information about the use of a website, such as pages visited, traffic sources, users’ interests, content management, and other website measurements.
  • Functional cookies
    These cookies enable a website to remember a user’s choices — such as their language, user name, and other personal choices. They can also be used to deliver services, such as letting a user make a blog post, listen to audio, or watch videos on a website.
  • Media cookies
    These cookies can be used to improve a website’s performance and provide special features and content. They can be placed by third parties who provide services to us or by our company.
  • Session cookies
    These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes — such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. Session cookies also permit users to be recognized as they navigate a website so that any item or page changes they make are remembered from page to page. Session cookies expire after a browser session, and therefore are not stored long term.
  • Persistent cookies
    These cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across a website (or, in some cases, across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including remembering users’ choices and preferences when using a website or to target advertising to them.
  • We may also use cookies for:
    • Identifying the areas of our Site that you have visited
    • Personalizing content that you see on our Site
    • Our Site’s analytics
    • Re-marketing our products or services to you
    • Remembering your preferences, settings, and login details
    • Affiliate marketing
    • Allowing you to share content with social networks
  • Web Beacons
    We may also use a technology called web beacons to collect general information about your use of our Site and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people who open our emails. Web beacons also help us to understand the behavior of our customers and users.
  • Google Analytics
    We use Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our Site. Google Analytics collects information from users such as age, gender, interests, demographics, how often they visit our Site, what pages they visit, and what other websites they have used before coming to our Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to analyze traffic, re-market our products and services to users, improve our marketing, and to improve our Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Site, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with personal data. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our Site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about the use of our Site. For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, click here. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information you can opt out by clicking here.
  • Google re-marketing
    You may see ads for our products you have previously looked at on our Site. That’s because our Site uses a re-marketing advertising service. Our re-marketing service is provided by Google and other companies that show our ads on websites across the Internet. For this to happen, Google will read a cookie that is already in your browser, or they place a cookie in your browser when you visit our Site or other websites using re-marketing. To opt out of Google’s use of cookies and re-marketing, click here.
  • Facebook re-marketing
    Third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our Site and elsewhere on the internet, and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. With Facebook re-marketing you may see our ads on Facebook after you have visited our Site. For this to happen, Facebook uses a Custom Audience Pixel that is activated when a visitor lands on a webpage and a unique cookie is placed in their browser. Facebook lookalike audience targeting allows us to show ads on Facebook to people who are similar to those who have already visited or made a purchase from our Site. To opt out of Facebook’s collection and use of information for ad targeting, click here.

Use Of Your Data

The information we receive from you will be used to:

  • Offer our products and services that you have requested or purchased from us
  • Personalize and customize our content
  • Improve our Site
  • Inform you about updates to our Site’s content, products, services, or features
  • Resolve problems and disputes
  • Contact you with marketing and advertising that we believe may be of interest to you

Communications and emails

Our communications with you regarding our Site will be done via the email address you provided when you used our Site’s registration forms. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our Site or offers from us or our affiliates unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can amend your contact preferences at any time through your account or by sending us an email with your request using our contact information below.

Sharing information with affiliates and third parties

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes. However, for data aggregation purposes we may use your non-personal data, which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation will not contain any of your personal data. We may provide your personal data to third-party service providers we hire to provide services to us. These third-party service providers may include but are not limited to: payment processors, web analytics companies, data management services, help desk providers, accountants, law firms, auditors, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping companies.

Sharing information with Google and Facebook for marketing purposes

We may share your personal data with third parties for similar audience marketing purposes. Similar audience marketing is also called lookalike audience marketing. The third parties we share your personal data with for this type of marketing include Facebook and/or Google. Using your personal data, for similar audience marketing or lookalike audience marketing helps us find new audiences (users and customers) based on similar interests to yours, this helps us improve our marketing services. Your personal data is only shared with Facebook and Google for this type of marketing.

Legally required releases of information

We may be legally required to disclose your personal data if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other users; or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.

Community Discussion Boards

Our Site may offer the ability for users to communicate with each other through online community discussion boards or other mechanisms. We do not filter or monitor what is posted on such discussion boards. If you choose to post on these discussion boards, you should use care when exposing any personal data, as such information is not protected by our privacy policy nor are we liable if you choose to disclose your personal data through such postings. Also, personal data you post on our Site for publication may be available worldwide by means of the Internet. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

Retaining And Destroying Your Personal Data

We retain information that we collect from you (including your personal data) only for as long as we need it for legal, business, or tax purposes. Your information may be retained in electronic form, paper form, or a combination of both. When your information is no longer needed, it will be destroyed, deleted, or erased.

Updating your personal data

You can update your personal data using services found on our Site. If no such services exist, you can contact us using the contact information found below and we will help you. However, we may keep your personal data as needed to enforce our agreements and to comply with any legal obligations.

Revoking your consent for using your personal data

You have the right to revoke your consent for us to use your personal data at any time. Such an opt out will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates and business partners, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers that provide certain services for our business, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments, or as otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept. If you want to revoke your consent for us to use your personal data, send your request to the contact information below.

Protecting The Privacy Rights Of Third Parties

Should any postings you make on our Site contain information about third parties, it is your responsibility to ensure you have permission to include that information in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users, we will remove any postings about which we are notified, if such postings violate the privacy rights of others.

Do Not Track Settings

Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that your actions not be tracked by our Site. Our Site is incapable of obeying such settings when they are transmitted to and detected by our Site. You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by referring to your browser’s user settings.

Our Site may contain links to other websites. These websites are not under our control and are not governed by our privacy policy. These websites will likely have their own privacy policies. We have no responsibility for these websites and we may provide links to these websites solely for your convenience. You acknowledge that your use of and access to these websites are solely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to read the privacy policies of these websites to learn how they handle your personal data.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

Even though our Site is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 16, we realize that a child under the age of 16 may attempt to access our Site. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child is using our Site, please contact us. Before we remove any information, we may ask for proof of identification to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover that a child is accessing our Site, we will delete their information within a reasonable period of time. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability to do so.

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. You can see more by clicking here.

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 Site.
  • 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
  • Can change your personal information:
    • By emailing us

Email Communication

You can always opt out of receiving further email correspondence from us or our affiliates. We do not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third party without your permission.


Our Site is built using industry-standard security measures and authentication protocols to protect the security of your personal data. We and the third parties who provide services for us, also maintain technical and physical safeguards to protect your personal data. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee against the loss or misuse of your personal data or secure data transmission over the Internet because of its nature.

Credit Card Use

You may have to provide a credit card to make purchases from our Site. We use third-party billing services and have no control over these services. We use our commercially reasonable efforts to make sure your credit card number is kept strictly confidential by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card data.

Disclosures to Successors

We reserve the right to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, asset sale, or Company bankruptcy.

European Union Data Transfer

The personal data that we collect from you may be stored, processed, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate, specifically the United States. The European Union has not found the United States and some other countries to have an adequate level of protection of personal data under Article 45 of the GDPR. Our company relies on derogations for specific situations as defined in Article 49 of the GDPR. For European Union customers and users, with your consent, your personal data may be transferred outside the European Union to the United States and or other countries. We will use your personal data to offer the goods, services, and/or information you request from us to perform a contract with you, or to satisfy a legitimate interest of our company in a manner that does not outweigh your freedoms and rights. Wherever we transfer, process or store your personal data, we will take reasonable steps to protect it. We will use the information we collect from you in accordance with our privacy policy.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.

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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. If we decide to amend this policy, we will post those changes on our Site so that our users and customers are always aware of any updates. If at any time we decide to disclose or use your personal data in a method different from that specified at the time it was collected, we will provide advance notice by email (sent to the email address on file in your account). Otherwise we will use and disclose our users’ and customers’ personal data in agreement with the privacy policy in effect when the information was collected. In all cases, your continued use of our Site’s content, products, services or features after any change to this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us here.