Last updated April 14, 2021
Your privacy is important to us. It is VitalScend’s policy to respect your privacy and comply with any applicable law and regulation regarding any personal information we may collect about you, including across our website, https://www.vitalscend.com, and other sites we own and operate.
The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to identify what Personal Data we collect, what we do with it, how we protect it, who we share it with, how we disclose it, and how you can control our use of it. By visiting our site, using our services, and consuming our content you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Statement, and you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Statement.
This policy is effective as of 14 April, 2021.
Last updated: 14 April 2021
What is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify an individual, either directly or indirectly. It is information that can be reasonably linked to a person (you). This information includes basic information about you such as your name, physical address, email, and phone number.
“Other Information” also known as aggregate user and tracking information is information about your webpage activity, log information, and website interactions. This may include computer connection information, statistics on traffic, page views and page clicks, standard web log information, browsing history, and referral URL.
Collection of Personal Data
Information we collect includes both information you knowingly and actively provide us when using or participating in any of our services and promotions, and any information automatically sent by your devices in the course of accessing our products and services.
Data we collect can depend on the individual settings of your device and software. We recommend checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to us.
Generally, the use of the website will not require initial registration and account information. You can browse and read our content without providing your personal information such as name, address, email, and phone number. However, the “device information” and “other information” we may collect such as IP address, Device ID, Device Type, Operating System, Hardware Version, Referral URLs, Webpage Traffic Statistics and Web Log Information may or may not be directly relatable to you.
If you use our Newsletter Function or you want to ask a question or propose an article idea, we can collect your personal information such as name, email address, physical address, and phone number, if you knowingly and willingly provide it to us.
When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. It may include your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, and other details about your visit.
Additionally, if you encounter certain errors while using the site, we may automatically collect data about the error and the circumstances surrounding its occurrence. This data may include technical details about your device, what you were trying to do when the error happened, and other technical information relating to the problem. You may or may not receive notice of such errors, even at the moment they occur, that they have occurred, or what the nature of the error is.
Please be aware that while this information may not be personally identifying by itself, it may be possible to combine it with other data to personally identify an individual.
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small information file that our website can send to your computer (device) which is then stored on your hard drive, so our website can recognize you (user ID) when you come back.
At the bottom of the page, you can choose to accept all cookies, accept just necessary cookies (customized), or not accept any cookies. You should be aware that the Site’s functionality may break if you do not accept any cookies. Accepting just necessary cookies may limit user experience and personalization or other functionality.
We also use “tracer tags” which are also known as “clear GIFs” or “web beacons” and are mainly used for us to identify which pages you visit on our site, which can help us optimize our site for you.
Use of Personal Information
The use of information collected about you will be for the purposes identified below. Vitalscend mainly collects this data to improve marketing strategies, to analyze user website traffic and clicks, and offer news or promotions.
We may collect, hold, use, and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes. If we need to use your data for any external purposes, those must be compatible with our original purpose shown below. In any unusual circumstance of using your data, we are obligated to contact you. Beware that we are not responsible or have any control of data collection/transfer/processing practices of any third-party websites or cookies associated with this website, so make sure you go through the full list of cookies.
The Information Collected about you or your device may be used to:
– To send you information about our upcoming events or promotions (if you sign up);
– To sign up to receive updates through a newsletter from us via email (if you sign up);
– To alert you of any changes made on the website (Notices);
– To use a mobile device or web browser to access our content;
– To contact us via email or similar technologies;
– To provide you with our platform’s core features and services
– To enable you to customize or personalize your experience of our website
– For analytics, market research, and business development, including to operate and improve our website, associated applications, and associated social media platforms.
– To enable you to access and use our website, associated applications, and associated social media platforms.
– To provide new programs or courses and make them available to you;
– To optimize and improve the operation of our services;
– To comply with legal obligations;
– To personalize your experience on this website, which may or may not include: personalized ads that target your interests and are relevant to you, based on browsing history, and to deliver service updates;
– To conduct analytics on who is using our website, to understand and provide more relevant content, as well as highlight and promote content relevant to you;
– To monitor and improve website security, to keep our operations safe, secure, optimized, and functional;
We only collect and use your personal information when we have a legitimate reason for doing so. In which instance, we only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary to provide our services to you.
Please be aware that we may combine information we collect about you with general information or research data we receive from other trusted sources.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
This section describes who we share your data with. Most of the data we share is for third-party providers that allow us to provide our services/content to you and personalize the website experience.
For purposes of data analysis, marketing and advertisement, and optimal website security and functionality, we may disclose, share, transfer data to these third parties:
– a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of our company;
– software or service providers that helps us manage and process information, and enable us to communicate with you;
– hosting providers which provide database storage for our business
– our employees, contractors, and/or related entities;
– our existing or potential agents or business partners;
– courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities, and law enforcement officers, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights;
– third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services, or direct marketing to you;
– to third parties for online marketing and market research purposes to improve our services.
– third party service providers to enable them to provide their services, for example, IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, advertisers, or analytics platforms;
Since no shipping method allows you to directly purchase our programs or products from our site yet, we do not ask for your “personal information”, thus meaning that personal information may only be stored, collected, or shared with companies affiliated with us when you willingly and knowingly provide it. When you visit other websites through our links, our Privacy Statement does not apply anymore, which means once you visit another website and/or shop from it, that website’s Policies apply and not ours. It is your responsibility to read their policies and act accordingly.
For more information, click on affiliate disclosure.
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.
Security of Your Personal Information
When we collect and process personal information, and while we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.
Although we will do our best to protect the personal information you provide to us, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and no one can guarantee absolute data security. We will comply with laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach.
You are responsible for selecting any password and its overall security strength, ensuring the security of your own information within the bounds of our services.
How Long We Keep Your Personal Data
However, if necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal, accounting, or reporting obligation or for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific, or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes.
We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 18. This website is not intended to be used for children under the age of 18 and we request that children under the age of 18 do not use our website without the supervision of a responsible adult. For anyone based in the European Economic Area (EEA), you are only allowed to use this website if you are over the age that allows you to provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country.
Your Rights and Control Over Personal Information
Your Data Protection Rights
We want to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The rights to access – you can request copies of your personal data, for which we may charge you a small fee.
The right to rectification – you can request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate.
The right to erasure – you can request that we erase your personal data, for which we will have to verify your identity.
The right to object to processing – you have the right to object to Vitalscend’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – you can request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – you can request that we transfer the data we have collected to another organization or directly to you.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time. We will provide you with the ability to unsubscribe from our email database or opt-out of communications. Please be aware we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.
If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.
Cookies and Tracer Tags
What are Cookies
We use “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity across our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that our website stores on your computer, and accesses each time you visit, so we can understand how you use our site. This helps us serve you content based on preferences you have specified.
What is a web beacon?
A web beacon or pixel tag is a clear picture file used to track your website activity on a website. These are usually used by websites that use third-party traffic monitoring services.
Types of Cookies We Use
there are different types of cookies we use, and this include:
Advertising – we use these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and IP address.
How to manage Cookie
You can configure your browser not to accept cookies, in the settings menu. However, you should be aware that blocking some cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies of Web beacons are also used and may be placed by third-party websites that we are affiliated with, on your device to recognize you. These companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser, and they may also use these technologies in combination with the information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use.
The Cookies and Tracking Tools We Use
- Session Cookies
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
- Google Analytics
We use Google analytics to optimize website performance and understand user behavior. Google may collect additional information about demographics and interest from device identifiers signed into their Google accounts who have turned Ads Personalization.
- Rank Math
Rank Math is a SEO or Search Engine Optimization service, which we use to help us rank higher in search engines. It offers tools like keyword optimization, readability analysis, taxonomy determination and other technical stuff. It’s used to draw results from SEO optimization, to clicks, page views, website speed, etc. Rank Math may use some cookies that include data tracking, intended for website optimization and not personal data, unless personal data is knowingly provided.
- WP Smush
Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.
Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.
- Cloudflare CDN
The cookie is used by CDN services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
- Social Sharing
- Pinterest “Pin It” or “Save” Butoon
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Changes to Our Policy
If required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt-in to or opt-out of, as applicable, any new uses of your personal information.
External Links and Limits to Our Policy
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices. Make sure you read the privacy notices on those other websites before you submit your information through them.
If you are still looking for more information, visit the Contact Us page.