CodeTidBits Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 10-03-2024

This privacy policy (“Policy”) outlines how “CodeTidBits” (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website (“Site”). We respect your privacy and are committed to its protection.

By using our Site, you consent to this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

  • Cookies: We use cookies and similar technologies to improve site functionality, understand website usage patterns, and personalize your experience. Cookies are small text files your browser stores on your device. You can disable cookies in your browser settings, but some site features may not work correctly.
  • Personal Information: When you register, subscribe to our newsletter, or engage with certain features, we may collect personally identifiable information, including:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Location (Country, State/Province) (as necessary)
  • Non-Personal Information: We also collect non-personally identifiable data during website visits:
    • IP address
    • Browser type and version
    • Operating system
    • Pages visited on our Website
    • Time and date of access
    • Other site visitation statistics
  • Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“log data”) created by your use of the site. Log data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, pages visited, and time spent on the site.
  • Newsletter (If Applicable): If you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time. We may use third-party email services to manage our newsletter.
  • Third-Party Services: We use Google Analytics to analyze website traffic. Google Analytics may collect information such as your IP address, browser type, and pages visited. You can learn more about Google’s data practices at https://policies.google.com/privacy. We may use Google AdSense to display advertisements. Google and other third-party vendors may use cookies to collect information based on your browsing history to personalize ads. You can learn more about Google’s data use at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

How We Use Your Information

  • Improving the Website: To personalize the user experience and for analyzing overall site usage patterns.
  • Service Delivery: We use your information to provide the following (only if you opt-in):
    • Newsletters and updates
    • Targeted programming content
    • Response to inquiries through the contact form
  • Ad Delivery: To display targeted advertisements from our advertising partners.
  • Legal Compliance: To comply with legal obligations, court orders, or other lawful requests for disclosure.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

  • Newsletter: We retain data associated with your newsletter subscription until you request to unsubscribe.
  • Contact Form: We retain contact form submissions for a period of [specify timeframe] for customer service purposes but do not use this information for marketing.

Log Files

CodeTidBits follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

CodeTidBits uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

You can disable cookies through your browser settings; however, disabling cookies may limit website functionality.

Google is a third-party vendor on our site. It uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to CodeTidBits and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Our Advertising Partners

Some advertisers on CodeTidBits may utilize cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each has its own Privacy Policy:

Third-Party Privacy Policies

Third-party ad servers or networks use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons in their advertisements. CodeTidBits Privacy Policy doesn’t apply to these parties, and we cannot control their activities. Consult the Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more information.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

For European Union (EU) residents, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) grants the following rights:

  • Access and portability: Request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
  • Rectification: Request correction of inaccurate personal data.
  • Erasure: Request deletion of your personal data.
  • Restriction of processing: Request limitations on the way your data is used.
  • Objection to processing: Object to the processing of your data.
  • Data portability: Request that your data be transferred to another organization.
  • Consent withdrawal: Withdraw your consent for data processing at any time.
  • Complaint to a supervisory authority If you have concerns about our handling of your data.

To exercise your GDPR rights, contact us using the information provided in the Contact Us section.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The CCPA grants California residents additional rights:

  • Rights of California Residents: The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights, including the right to know what personal information is collected, the right to request deletion of personal information, and the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information.
  • Do Not Sell My Personal Information: We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
  • Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising your CCPA rights.

To exercise your CCPA rights, contact us using the Contact Us section.

Children’s Privacy

CodeTidBits does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that a child has provided us with information without their consent, please contact us immediately.

Security

We employ reasonable security measures to safeguard your personal data. However, no internet transmission is completely secure.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Policy is effective as of 10-03-2024 and will remain in effect except for any future changes, which will be posted on this page. We encourage you to periodically review it to stay informed.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please get in touch with us using our Contact Us Page.