Information We May Collect
Crunchopedia.com collects information whenever a visitor registers for any of the content or services offered by this website and third-party sponsors. These services may include newsletters, access to premium calculators and content, webcasts, videos, and targeted research topics.
Personally Identifiable Information
The types of personally identifiable information a user might provide when they register includes:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Home or work address
We may also ask registered users to provide additional information such as their role at work, company, or industry. The personal information we address later in this document is the information users provide as well as information that may be obtained from third party sources. This website can also collect and store certain information automatically using cookies and similar technologies. This may include a visitor’s IP addresses, the general location of a computer or device accessing the internet, a user’s browser type, operating system, and page view history. Later in this document we talk more about technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and FLoC.
Media and Comments
Users of Crunchopedia.com should remove location data (i.e., EXIF GPS) when uploading publicly available images. When EXIF GPS information is embedded in an image, it is possible for visitors to this website to download and extract location data from a user’s images.
Visitors that leave a comment on our site may opt-in to saving their name, email address, and other personal information in cookies and / or similar technologies. These technologies are for the convenience of users so they do not have to fill in these details again when leaving subsequent comments. These cookies may last for a long as one year.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and FLoC
Crunchopedia.com, its advertisers or analytics partners may send a cookie to a user’s computer or use web beacons to gather statistical information. A cookie cannot personally identify anyone. It is merely a way to know that a particular web browser visited a website. In the same manner, a web beacon cannot identify a user. It is a way to automatically send information about our pages and content to an analytical tool.
FLoC is an alternative to third-party cookies and is based on machine learning. This technology allows a browser to anonymously study how users are browsing and then group them in ‘cohorts.’ As a user moves around the web, their browser uses the FLoC algorithm to work out its “interest cohort,” which will be the same for thousands of browsers with a similar browsing history. The browser recalculates its cohort periodically, on the user’s device, without sharing individual browsing data with the browser vendor or anyone else. FLoC provides a privacy-preserving mechanism for interest-based ad selection and may eventually replace the need for an advertiser to send a cookie to a browser.
Sharing Personal Information with Others
Crunchopedia.com may share personal information to deliver content and services from this website and third parties that might interest a user and to comply with valid legal processes.
- We need to provide user information to other companies in order to deliver the services you want from us, such as having an email list sent out, managing your email preferences, or to process an order. In these cases, the information is used only for the specific service a user requested from us.
Over time, Crunchopedia.com may buy or sell a company or web property. When a business is sold, we may transfer some or all of a registered user’s information as a part of the sale. This allows users to continue receiving the services we provide.
- Users have the right to opt out of our direct marketing at any point. They can unsubscribe from emails by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email or by contacting us directly.
- Users can request the personal information we retain at any time. We will provide that information within one month of receiving a request.
- Users can also request their information to be deleted. We will respond within one month of receiving a request.
Changes, Questions & Comments
Changes to this policy will always appear on this page. Requests for more information and questions about this policy should be emailed using our contact information.