Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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This website is owned and operated by Aquariumcarebasics.com (hereinafter referred to as “Site”). We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with the content, products and services on this Site. This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

1) Information Collected

This Site is powered by Wordpress, and uses web analytics tools including Google Analytics. Please review Google’s Privacy & Terms Policy regarding data collected by Google when visiting this Site, as well as Google’s cookies policy and Google’s Privacy Policy.

Registration and membership at Aquariumcarebasics.com is optional.

For those visitors who sign up to receive emails of new posts, we require them to supply an email address. For those visitors who sign up to comment on posts, we require them to supply a name and email address. For those visitors who sign up to become members of our forum, we require them to supply a username and email address. All other information that a member, or one who comments on posts may choose to supply via the forum profile form, in posts on a forum topic, or in comments on posts, is optionally given.

Users may, from time to time, divulge to us further personal data items. Such data is voluntarily given. If posted on a forum topic, or in comments on posts, users must be aware that this data may be viewable and available to other users of the forum, the Site, and to the public.

By registering with us, you consent to the use and method of disclosure as described in this Privacy Policy.

The other data collected is the IP address and related information of any user, registered or not, who visits the Site. This data can include but is not limited to: the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, search terms used, the referring Web site if any, county of origin, browser type and version, computer operating system and version, monitor display resolution, and other parameters regarding the visit, the search, and the URL.

As previously noted, our site uses WordPress and Google Analytics. We are not responsible for any data collection that may potentially be harvested by the WordPress application or Google Analytics that we are unaware of.

If at any time a registered user of our website requests that we remove their registration and profile details, once we have verified that the request comes from the user in question, we will accede to the request. Any forum posts they have made will revert to ‘Guest’ status. However forum topics and posts will only be removed at our own discretion and we retain the right to keep those available to other members.

Cookies: Our Site uses “cookies”. Cookies created by the WordPress application are available to Aquariumcarebasics.com, and our Site will create a cookie on our user’s hard drives if at all possible. This is simply a cookie to help identify that user should they make a subsequent return visit to our Site. Information regarding cookies created by Google Analytics, and how they are used, can be found in Google’s Privacy & Terms Policy, as well as in Google’s cookies policy and Google’s Privacy Policy.

Any user can adjust the settings on their computer to decline any cookies from Aquariumcarebasics.com should they so wish. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser.

It is possible that our advertisers, or 3rd party websites to which our Site links, may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our Site, or links to 3rd party websites to which our Site links.

2) How We Use Your Information

The information we collect, as outlined above, is used to identify you when visiting our Site, posting on our forum, commenting on posts, or sending notification to you of new posts via email, should you so request and consent. We reserve the right, should we wish, to send emails from time to time to inform users of our products and service.

We in no way pass your data to third parties and have no intention of doing so.

We may permit certain other trusted third parties to track usage and analyze data including but not limited to: the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, search terms used, the referring Web site if any, county of origin, browser type and version, computer operating system and version, monitor display resolution, and other parameters regarding the visit, the search and the URL.

This collected information is tracked and analyzed in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results, links and otherwise assist in managing the Site.

We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control.

Aquariumcarebasics.com may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Use or forum Registration Policy or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN FORUMS SUCH AS A BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.

You will receive notice when your personally identifiable information might be provided to any third party for any reason other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, and you will have an opportunity to request that we not share such information.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.

3) How We Protect Your Information

We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

We take every step reasonable with our host to ensure the security of our data. Our host is subject to their own privacy policy with which we are satisfied but we can take no responsibility for any data loss that may occur outside of our immediate control.

4) Third Party Advertising and Links

Our Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the Aquariumcarebasics.com web site. But Aquariumcarebasics.com may provide links to other web sites. When you leave the Aquariumcarebasics.com web site, you will be going to websites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for Aquariumcarebasics.com do not apply to any external links.

We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.

5) Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences

We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as edit and account.

6) Email Choice/Opt-out

If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications you may opt-out of receiving these communications by changing your “email notification” settings in your “account settings.” In addition, if you receive emails from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, you can do so by following the instructions in the emails. Also, you may send an email to info@aquariumcarebasics.com. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.

7) Children’s Privacy and Parental Controls

We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.

8) Disclaimer to Security

By consenting to the Terms of Use, forum Registration Policy, if applicable, and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

9) Notification of Changes

This Privacy Policy will be kept under constant review and may change from time to time. If at any time we offer new features, options or require more personal information from our users we will update this policy accordingly. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.

10) CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact is at: info@aquariumcarebasics.com.