choa magazine is committed to protecting its readers’ privacy. This policy outlines the handling of ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) of choa magazine's readers and users.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect information from you when you donate, purchase an item from choa magazine's shop, or subscribe to choa magazine's newsletter. We use a payment feature (Stripe) offered by the website host (Weebly), which stores the information you submitted when you donated or purchased an item from choa magazine's shop. We use a third-party service (Mailchimp) to store the information you submitted when you signed up for choa magazine's newsletter. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from choa magazine's newsletter, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence. We will seek your consent before collecting any additional personal data and before using your personal data for a purpose not notified to you.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
choamagazine.com uses an SSL certificate provided by the website host (Weebly). We also regularly employ appropriate administrative, physical, and technical measures, such as up-to-date antivirus protection to ensure the ongoing security of choa magazine's website and not disclose personal data to any third party service providers or agents. We store the information you submitted with donation or purchase from the shop on a secure server (Weebly), and will only be used for the intended purpose. We store the information you submitted when you signed up for choa magazine's newsletter on a secure, third-party server (Mailchimp).
Please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. While full security cannot be guaranteed, we strive to protect the security of your information and are constantly reviewing and enhancing our information security measures.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA
We may retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, or as required or permitted by applicable laws. We will cease to retain your personal data, or remove the means by which the data can be associated with you, as soon as it is reasonable to assume that such retention no longer serves the purpose for which the personal data was collected, and is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, we recommend you look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your PII to outside parties unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
choa magazine uses first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) to compile data regarding user interactions as they relate to our website. choa magazine has implemented Demographic and Interests Reporting through Google Analytics tracking. Users can opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Effective date: August 17, 2020