Last updated: October 24, 2023
Your privacy is a priority at www.vaslou.com, a website managed by Vaslou (“We,” “Our,” “Us”). As such, we take the term “personal information” seriously. This refers to any data we gather that could identify, relate to, or be linked with you, either directly or indirectly.
However, do bear in mind that when it comes to websites and services that are not under our ownership, we cannot manage or control their privacy practices.
Collection of Your Data
When visitors post comments on our site, we gather the information provided in the comments form. For additional measure, we also accumulate details like the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, which greatly aid our spam detection system.
If you drop a comment on our site, we offer you an option to store your name, email, and website in cookies. What’s the big idea, you wonder? Simply to make your life a bit easier. Next time you feel like sharing your thoughts, you don’t need to enter all the info again.
Now, to make your experience a notch better, we use some clever tech like cookies, web beacons, and other tracking methods on our website. But relax! Even while using these, your private details stay private. Your browser, in most cases, is likely set to accept cookies. Feel free to accept or reject them, but bear in mind that your choice could impact how well the website works for you.
One more thing about web beacons: you can’t just wave them away. But there’s a workaround—you can make them ineffective by rejecting all cookies or adjusting your browser settings to notify you each time a cookie knocks on the door. Then the ball is in your court—to accept or reject these cookies, one at a time.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
The posts on this site often mix things up by including various types of embedded content, like videos, images, or other articles. Now, here’s something important you need to know. This embedded content from other sites behaves just as though you’ve stepped into their online space. Think of it as a door to another website.
Now, onto something a bit more specific: the ThirstyAffiliates plugin on our site. By default, it’s like a note-taker, jotting down visitors’ IP addresses every time they click on an affiliate link. This is just a part of collecting statistics. But don’t worry, if this makes you uncomfortable, there’s a checkmark you can tick. This disables the collection of IP addresses, leaving everything else as it is.
We collaborate with a variety of online tools, services, and products as an affiliate partner. Some of the links on this website might be affiliate links, allowing us to earn a commission every time visitors make purchases through them. By using these promotional links to track purchases, the credit goes to us without creating any extra cost for you. Our primary objective is to deliver the finest reviews and suggestions, regardless of any affiliation with the product we’re reviewing. If you need clarification or have questions, feel free to reach out.
The material featured on the website, including other resources, is created primarily for informational and educational purposes. This content isn’t designed to replace the expert guidance you’d receive from a certified financial or legal consultant. By relying on the information presented on our website, you assume responsibility for any resulting consequences. Keep in mind that our content does not guarantee any specific financial or business outcomes.
For any inquiries regarding this disclaimer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Share Your Data With
Here’s a list of external entities that we may exchange your data with.
- Affiliate Associates: For the purpose of activities such as traffic generation, lead creation, or other commerce-related functions, your details might be shared with our affiliate associates.
How Long do We Retain Your Data?
If you decide to leave a comment on our site, here’s what you need to know. Your comment, along with the extra details that come with it, will be stored for the long haul. This just helps us spot your future comments more easily and approve them without delay, rather than keeping them waiting in line for moderation.
What Rights do You Have Over Your Data?
If you’ve dropped a comment or two, here’s what you can do. You have the right to ask for a copy of all the personal information we have about you. That’s everything, even the info you’ve shared with us yourself.
Want to make sure we erase your personal info from our records? No problem. Drop us a line, and we’ll get to work. There’s just one thing to keep in mind. We can’t wipe away certain pieces of data that we must keep due to administrative, legal, or security reasons. After all, certain rules still apply. But for the rest? Just let us know, and we’ll take care of it.
We do Not Sell Your Personal Information
Your private information stays safe with us. We firmly believe in respecting your privacy, so we don’t, by any means, sell, rent out, or trade your personal details with anyone else.
How We Protect Your Data
We know that the safety of your personal information matters, and we genuinely care about keeping it secure. We take responsible action by implementing fitting physical, technical, and procedural measures to guard your details.
However, it’s essential to remember that nothing on the internet or other networks is completely foolproof. Despite our best efforts, total security can never be guaranteed. So, when you share your personal information with us, just be aware that, unfortunately, there may be instances of misuse or interception by others.
To make things easy for you, we include links to external websites on our site. This might include links to social media platforms, too.
When you click on these third-party links, you’ll be taken straight to their respective websites. Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over how these other websites go about their business, which includes their privacy policies, what content they put up, and their practices in general.
So, take a moment to check out their privacy policies directly when you land on their sites. After all, it’s always good to know how your information is being used.
This website isn’t for kids or teenagers younger than 18. It was specially built for people over 18, and all the information follows suit. So, if you’re under 18, you really should not be using our website or doing anything on it.
California Privacy Rights
California’s got this thing called the “Shine The Light” law (you might know it as California Civil Code Section 1798.83). What it means for you is that if you live in California, you can ask us, once a year and totally free, about any personal information we might have shared with other companies for their direct marketing purposes. We’ll give you the details, such as the types of info we shared and who we shared it with during the previous calendar year. If that’s something you want to request, just drop us a written note at the address provided below.
About the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This part of our policy is specifically written for those who are under the GDPR. If that’s you, then whenever you see “you” or “your” in this part, it’s directed at you. The GDPR came into effect on May 25, 2018. It was created so that folks living in the European Economic Area can have certain rights to privacy.
Now, when we discuss “personal information”, this is what we’re talking about. It could be anything that tells us who you are, directly or even indirectly. Your first and last name, your email address, the unique number that identifies you, your location, and even things like your race, your sex, your unique physical characteristics, internet cookies, or your political and religious beliefs.
Here’s when we can process your personal information.
- First, if you’ve told us it’s fine to use your information for certain specific reasons.
- Second, if it helps fulfill a contract you’re part of.
- Thirdly, if we need your information to follow a legal obligation.
- Fourthly, for protecting vital interests, yours or someone else’s.
- Fifth, if it’s necessary for a public task or an official authority we’ve got.
- Lastly, if we or a third-party have a legitimate reason to use your information unless it’s necessary to protect the person whose information it is, like if that person is a child.
Under the GDPR, guess what, you have some rights too. You’ll find a summary of these rights in the following. However, don’t take this as a comprehensive list or fully accurate, it’s just a brief overview to help you understand.
- Right to Access. You have the right to ask if we’re processing your personal info. If we are, you get the chance to see it. Plus, you can ask us about why we’re using it, what type of info we have, who we’re sharing it with, how long we’re keeping it, and where we got it from.
- Right to Correction. Find something in your information that doesn’t look right? You have the right to fix it. If your personal info doesn’t feel complete, you can add in what’s missing.
- Right to Be Forgotten. Ever wished you could just wipe the slate clean? You can request us to erase all the personal info we have on you. There are a few rules to this—like if you take back your consent, or if your info has been used unlawfully.
- Right to Restrict Processing. Think of this like turning down the taps on your personal info. If you need to, you can stop us using your info in specific ways. This is handy if you think some information’s off, or if you’d rather restrict it than have us erase it entirely.
- Notification of Recipients of Personal Information. If you’ve asked us to correct, forget, or restrict the processing of your info, we’ll tell anyone we’ve shared it with about these updates. Want to know who we’ve told? Just ask.
- Right to Data Portability. You’re allowed to request a copy of your personal info in a structured, frequently used, machine-readable format.
- Right to Object. You might say no to us processing your info in some cases. For example, if it’s for marketing, or if we’re doing it based on your circumstances.
- Right to Lodge a Complaint. You’ve got the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority. If you need the details, your local data protection authority will be happy to help.
- Right To Object to Profiling. We might use automated decision-making on our website. However, you can opt out of decisions made by automated processing or profiling that impacts you significantly.
To use any of your rights mentioned above, just reach out to us using the contact info you’ll find below. It’s our duty to make sure we’re talking to a real person, so we’ll need to double-check who you are when you get in touch.