Last Updated: 24-07-2019
What personal data we collect and why we collect it?
Personal identification information
We may collect personally identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. We may store the IP addresses on our server. Users may visit our Site without sharing their name, email address, but the IP addresses are always collected and stored. We will collect personal identification information such as name, email address from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information except for the IP address. If users refuse to supply personal identification information, it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities such as newsletter signup which requires a valid email address.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. The non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to this site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider’s utilized and other similar information including IP address.
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.
We use the Contact Form 7 plugin to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few members are allowed to access and is not stored on the server.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website, and they may deploy cookies in order to deliver advertisements about goods and services which interests you.
How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps
Some of the services on Firmware Panda are served by Google. Google uses its technology to serve ads to users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. Firmware Panda uses the following Google services:
- Google AdSense
- Google Analytics
Your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes the URL of the page you’re viewing on our site and your IP address.
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.
Please visit their websites to learn more about how they collect your data.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes such as personalized ads, comments, newsletters, and others are outlined above.
We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalfs, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Where we send your data
As outlined above, Firmware Panda may send the required data to the following third-party networks:
Akismet – Visitor comments may be checked through Akismet an automated spam detection service. Visit Automattic’s privacy page to know more.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we protect your information
Firmware Panda strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement and our practices, or you have reason to believe Firmware Panda may have failed to adhere to this Privacy Statement, you can reach out to us via Contact Us page.