Who We Are
At allaboutplantedaquariums.com, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that allaboutplantedaquariums.com is not in the business of selling, renting, or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.
We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of allaboutplantedaquariums.com with a safe and secure environment.
How Do We Get Your Consent?
When you choose to give us your personal information, like by joining our newsletter mailing list, we will ask you directly for your expressed consent and provide you with an opportunity to say no. We don’t use pre-checked boxes or any other way of implied consent.
We also deploy a Cookie Consent Banner for you to Accept or Deny the cookies set by third-party services that we are partnered with, such as Google Analytics, social media buttons, affiliate links, etc., or to customize your Cookie preferences by checking only the cookies that you want and be able to save your preference.
How Do You Withdraw Your Consent?
If after you opt-in and you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use, or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We may disclose your personal information if the law requires us to do so or if you violate our Terms and Conditions.
Information We Collect
The personal information that you are asked to provide and the reasons why you are asked to provide it will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
If you contact us directly or subscribe to our email list, we may receive additional information about you, such as your name, email address, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
All About Planted Aquariums follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and are a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes 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 personally identifiable information. The purpose of the information is to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement on the website, and gather demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, All About Planted Aquariums 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.
Cookies can be cleared at any time from your internet browser settings.
The Cookies We Set
Functional or necessary cookies are set to ensure safety and the correct working of the website, with legitimate interest if user data is concerned, such as information entered in contact forms.
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services, and cookies will be used to remember if you are already registered and show certain notifications or email marketing that is only valid to subscribed users.
When someone visits allaboutplantedaquariums.com, there may be an ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages. When comments are submitted, you are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hides your identity. When a comment is submitted, the relevant details (name, email, website) you provide are stored. These details are stored so that we can display your comment back to you and anyone viewing the comment sections on the site. We do not verify information entered, nor do we require verification.
Google Analytics and ReCAPTCHA
When someone visits allaboutplantedaquariums.com, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and interactions with the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to share to other parties or other services and to make any attempt to find out visitors’ identities to our website.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Instagram, will set cookies through our site, which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
By clicking on the social media buttons on our website, you will be redirected to the relevant sites, which have their own cookies and privacy policies over which we have no control.
We also have affiliate links on our site. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from allaboutplantedaquariums.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay allaboutplantedaquariums.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
By clicking on the affiliate links on our website, you will be redirected to the relevant sites, which have their own cookies and privacy policies over which we have no control, such as remembering the product/s you are interested in, how long those products reside in your shopping cart and your movement within their site. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure here.
Summary – How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our website
- Improve, personalize, and expand our website
- Understand and analyze how you use our website
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website and for marketing and promotional purposes
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud
Third-Party Services and Their Respective Privacy Policies
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use, and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, these third-party service providers have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we are required to provide to them.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the ways in which these providers will handle your personal information.
There are situations that certain providers may be located in or have sites that are located in a different law jurisdiction than you or us. So if you decide to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its sites are geographically located.
When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for other sites’ privacy practices and encourage you to read their privacy policies.
To protect your personal information, we take sensible precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
All About Planted Aquariums does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately, and we will do our best to remove such information from our records promptly.
Access to Your Personal Information
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or just simply want more information, please email your request to our data protection officer Lemuel at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com, and we will work with you to access, correct, amend, or delete any of your personal data that we may have.