Privacy Policy

Your privacy matters. No shady crap here.

Use of I, Roy, we, us, our team, Best of Roy and this website refers to this website, https://bestofroy.com.

Your privacy is very important. This policy is here to help you understand how your information is collected, used, and communicated with you.

When you access BestofRoy.com, We’ll be able to learn certain information about you during your visit.

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you may have a hard time on the Internet as these are pretty standard terms. Even still, please do not use this website or submit any information to this website if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Similar to nearly every other website, this website uses a standard technology called cookies and server logs to collect information about how the website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the following data:

  • your IP address
  • the date and time of visits
  • pages viewed
  • time spent on pages and website in general
  • websites visited just before (referrer) and immediately right after

Computer Information

Software programs may be used to create summary statistics, which are used for assessing website traffic information, determining website information of interest, detailing technical specifications, and monitoring performance or problem areas. The reports are made from two main technologies on your side:

Cookies

A cookie is a fancy word for small text document that usually includes an anonymous unique identifier.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

In order to protect your privacy your browser only allows a website to access its own cookies and not cookies from other websites.

You are also able to clear cookies from your browser (and subsequently your hard drive). Just know that if you clear your cookies or browser cache, you will lose your login or other preferences that are not stored on the web server.

To remove cookies on your computer, simply do a search in your favorite search engine for “BROWSER NAME clear cookies.” Replace BROWSER NAME with the browser you’re actually using (Chrome, Firefox, etc.).

IP Addresses

IP addresses are numerical addresses used by your computer to connect to the Internet. They are required to communicate with other computers. Your IP address is used by other computers on the network to identify your computer.

IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that our content can be sent to you.

User Submitted Content

When visitors leave comments or submit forms on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. These submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available on Automattic’s privacy page. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Email Information

If you choose to use the contact page, sign up for an email list, or email us directly, we may retain your email address, the content of the message, and our response as we see fit.

This also applies when you register an account with this website and sign up through any forms that collect your email address, including making a purchase.

We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties.

Any communication to our subscription list is used to provide timely information about relevant topics chosen.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all email sent from Best of Roy (same domain as other properties) will clearly state who the email is from. You have the option to reply to the message received or use the contact form to reach out.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our email list subscribers can opt-out of receiving communications from us by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email. If you register to this website or purchase a product or service after unsubscribing from our list, you will still receive account or purchase related emails.

Use of Provided Information

Your information is used for the purposes of administering business activities, providing customer service, and providing other items and services related to serving customers.

We do not obtain personally identifying information from you by visiting this website unless you choose to provide this information.

Even after receiving personally identifying information, information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unauthorized or unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so. Essentially, we’ll disclose information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or if we need to protect our legal rights.

How Long Your Data is Retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are 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 can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file 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.

Protection of Your Information

By default, email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Doing so is allowed, but know that this will be done at your own risk.

This website operates in the HTTPS protocol by way of SSL/TLS certificate. The SSL/TLS technology allows for information to be securely submitted to our website (still not email).

External Content

External content refers to words, links, images, videos, or other files that are owned, operated, or curated by third parties.

External Links

This website may contain links to many other websites. We do not control nor have a say in their privacy practices. These websites have their own Privacy Policies and Terms of Use.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. We will make a best effort to communicate policy changes and give proper notice as necessary. A last updated date is available on this Privacy Policy page as well.

Please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use your personal information submitted to us in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this version of the Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this policy or suggestions on how to make this policy more clear, please contact us by using the contact page.

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