Effective Date: August 21, 2018
Your privacy is important to us. Extending Reach, LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the extendingreach.com website (the “Site”) and controls this policy.
This policy describes Extending Reach, LLC’s practices and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Site and the choices you have associated with that data. By using this Site and submitting any personal information, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this policy.
Personal Data means any data related to a living or natural person who can be identified from the data we possess.
Usage Data is data that is automatically collected by using the Site or by the Site’s infrastructure itself such as the duration of a page visit. Usage data includes location data.
Data Processing is conducted when any operation or set of operations is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data Subject is a living person who is the subject of Personal Data.
User is a living individual who uses our Site. The User is a Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.
Personal Data We Collect
The Personal Data we collect depends upon your interaction with us. While using the Site, you may communicate with us via our forms (for instance our Contact us form), which will ask for personal data to help us respond to your inquiry and provide services requested. We may also obtain information about you that is publicly available or through 3rd parties we partner with in the future.
The types of Personal Data we collect includes:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Telephone number (optional)
- Business name (optional)
- Blog or article with author and biography information (optional)
- Other data collected that could directly or indirectly identify you.
Usage Data, Cookies, and similar tracking technologies. We collect Usage Data and rely on technologies like cookies to help us better understand how our Site is accessed and used. For example, Usage Data may include information pertaining to your computer’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type and version, the webpage you entered and left, the time and date of your visited, the device type used, operating system, and other information. If your browser or mobility device allows this, location data may be collected to further aid us in improving the Site features.
How We Use Personal Data
We use data collected to:
- Conduct marketing activities such as sending newsletters or conducting a survey or contest
- Communicate with you regarding services or to provide customer support
- Share statistics on how Users voted in polls or surveys
- Notify you that information you submitted to us was received
- Improve your experience on the Site
- Monitor use of our Site
- Detect, prevent and address technical and security issues
- Post blog or articles with author and biography information on the Site
- Communicate legal and security updates in addition to policy changes in lieu of postal mail
Third party affiliates and sponsors. If you indicate that you are interested in receiving information from third party affiliates and sponsors via the Join the Newsletter form, we will let them know your interest, however, we will not provide your first and last name and email address directly to them. Instead, your information will be aggregated with others who have signed up for the newsletter, and then you will receive the sponsor or 3rd party affiliate’s information via Extending Reach, LLC.
Non-personally identifiable information. We aggregate and/or anonymize information collected through the Site so that the information does not identify you. We may use this non-personally identifiable information for any purpose, including for research and marketing purposes. We may also monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns. We use location data to help us customize the Site with location-based information and features. When possible, we will honor requests via the web browser and device settings to ignore location data.
Law enforcement. Extending Reach, LLC may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena, or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Extending Reach, LLC’s rights or property.
Marketing information. When you Join the Newsletter, you will receive marketing information from us on newly released articles, tips, and other business developments. We may also combine information we learn about you from third party sources or publicly available sources to customize content we send.
Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies
Store your preferences and settings. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits; this prevents you from having to reset preferences with each visit. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.
Analyze the usage and performance of the Site. We use collected data to count information such as unique visitors to a webpage and to understand how visitors use our Site. We also want to ensure the Site performance is optimal and has the necessary resources to support fluctuating User traffic to the Site. To understand uses, your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Site), may be collected. The location data helps us customize the Site with location-based information and features.
Share content via a social media service. We enable Users who are logged into a social media service to share content via that service.
Participate in polls. We enable Users to answer questions and view poll results. Once answered, Users are unable to participate in the same poll while their session cookie is active.
Newsletters may include clear GIFs in HTML-based emails. Subscribers can request newsletters in HTML or in text format. To ensure our emails reach our subscribers, we may send newsletter subscribers clear GIFs to determine whether the message has been opened.
How to Access and Control Your Data
- Opt out of receiving our newsletter(s) by visiting our Join the Newsletter page
- Change your newsletter options by visiting our Join the Newsletter page and selecting the newsletter(s) you wish to unsubscribe from, and then complete the Join the Newsletter form again to subscribe to newsletter(s) that are of interest
- Follow the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails
- View emailed notification messages confirming the Personal Data you submitted via a form on our Site was received
- Turn off GPS or other location tracking functions on your mobile device and in your web browser settings if your device allows this functionality
- Contact us at via our Contact us form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain, correct, limit, and/or delete any Personal Data that is not otherwise required for us to meet legal or business obligations.
Articles. Contact us at email@example.com to remove article(s) with your Personal Data. While we can remove your article from our Site, we cannot guarantee the article has been removed from other devices connected to the Web. If you submit an article for publication on the Site without your name and biography posted, the communications regarding the posting are considered Personal Data, but the article itself is not. You may receive a copy of communications regarding your article, but we may retain a copy to satisfy other business or legal obligations.
Sending requests: If you send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, you’ll need to provide your first and last name, email address used for the form(s) and/or other communications with us, and identify the newsletter(s) you wish to unsubscribe from since there may be more than one type you are receiving.
Cookies and similar technologies. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however, some features of our Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Location data. If you access our Site through a mobile device and do not want your device to provide us with location based information, you can turn off GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device if your device allows this capability.
How We Retain, Store, and Secure Your Information
We follow generally accepted standards to store, retain, and protect your Personal Data.
Whenever possible, we will minimize the length of time we retain your Personal Data. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with:
- Legal obligations mandated by the law or by business operations;
- Preserve, resolve, defend, or enforce legal and contractual obligations; and
- Needed maintenance of accurate business and financial records.
Usage Data is retained for shorter periods of time except when necessary for adding security, improving Site functionality, or meeting legal obligations.
Personal Data is stored, processed, and secured in the United State. We take steps reasonably necessary to ensure your data is treated securely. For instance, we use encryption when transmitting your Personal Data to where your data is processed and stored, plus other technologies such as firewall protection and malware scans to help safeguard your information and interaction on our Site. Extending Reach, LLC strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, but we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Transfer of Data
Your Personal Data may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where our data protection laws may differ from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.
Collection of Information by Third-Parties
We may share your Personal Data with trusted third party service providers as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as:
- Conducting contests or surveys
- Perform Site analysis to help us understand visitor usage and demographics and thereby help us improve services, content, and performance
- Communicating with you via email or survey delivery
We only share your Personal Data as necessary for any third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf. These third parties (and any subcontractors) are subject to strict data processing terms and conditions and are prohibited from utilizing, sharing or retaining your Personal Data for any purpose other than as they have been specifically contracted for (or without your consent).
Contest and surveys. By participating in the contest or survey, the Personal Data that you voluntarily submit may be provided to both us and to the third parties helping to facilitate the contest or survey. We have no control over the use of data by third parties. We encourage you to review privacy practices of any third-party services we link to or have information on our Site regarding.
We have taken necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not share or sell your personal information with third-parties for the third-parties’ own and independent direct marketing purposes unless we receive your permission. We encourage you to visit the Join the Newsletter page to manage e-newsletters you wish to receive or unsubscribe from at any time. You may also contact us at email@example.com or at the mailing address below with any questions.
We do not support the Do Not Track (“DNT”) option that some web browsers employ. DNT is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
We will contact you via the email address you provided on your completed Join the Newsletter form to distribute updates on policies, security breaches, and other company information in lieu of communication by postal mail. If you corresponded with us via our Contact Us form, we may use the email address you provided for pertinent business operations or legal obligations.
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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.
How You Can Contact Us
Extending Reach, LLC
15559 Union Ave. #407
Los Gatos, CA 95032