Who we are
This Policy is for the web site of Tech Stumped: www.techstumped.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
For each visitor to our URL, where possible, our Web server automatically recognizes only your ISP’s dns.
We do collect the e-mail addresses of those who:
- post messages or comments on the site;
- communicate with us via e-mail;
We do aggregate information on what pages consumers in general access or visit, and information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.
We may use third-party advertising companies, including Google, or others, to serve ads when you visit our web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
- Learn more about: How Google uses data when you use our site (link)
What we do with the email addresses we do collect:
- The information we collect is used by us, and only us, to contact consumers for communication purposes and is not shared with or sold to other organizations.
- If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
We use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymized website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. We also send Google your IP Address. We use GA to track aggregated website behavior, such as what pages you looked at, for how long, and so on. This information is important to us for improving the user experience and determining site effectiveness. If you would like to access what browsing information we have – or ask us to delete any GA data – please delete your _ga cookies, reach out to us via this form, and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.
General Affiliate Disclosure
Full disclosure, this site contains affiliate links. This means we may earn a commission if you click on or purchase through some links on this site, without any extra cost to you. This commission helps us keep the site running. Thank you for your support!
Amazon Affiliate Disclosure
As an Amazon Associate TechStumped earns from qualifying purchases.
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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.
Tech Stumped also provides the function where from within individual articles, readers can email or share the link to that article to themselves or to friends. This Share This function will use the reader’s own email program, or social media account. Tech Stumped neither knows of nor collects any personal information regarding the sender or recipient of the activated function.
Comments Submitted by you
If you comment on articles, pages, bulletin board, blog, or elsewhere on this Web Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these comments, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit.
Participants making Comments are expected to comply with the rules governing that area (see terms and conditions), but we cannot control third parties’ use of information you may choose to provide in such public forums.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be 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 may see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time if available (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive a copy 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.
Updating, Accessing, Amending or Correcting Personally identifiable information.
Site Security Measures
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us here.
Region Specific Privacy and Cookie Statements
We may have additional Privacy / Cookie Statement details available for your region:
- Additional Privacy / Cookie Statement details for USA available here.
- Residents of California may find additional information pertaining to CCPA here.
Third party websites
This privacy statement does not apply to third party websites connected by links on our website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. We recommend you read the privacy statements of these websites prior to making use of these websites.
Changes to this Privacy Statement