The Product Analyst (“us”, “we” or “our”) publishes helpful tech-related articles such as reviews and top ten lists. These can be accessed by going to our website address, https://theproductanalyst.com. By going through our content, we will also be collecting data from you. On this page, we will explain our policies when it comes to the collection, use and disclosure of your data as well as the rights that you have over the information we have gathered.
The personal data we collect
When on the website, you may be asked to provide information that can be used to identify you. These include, but are not limited to, your indicated name as well as your email address.
Other identifiers that do not necessarily point to you will also be collected. These include your Internet Protocol address (IP address), the browser you use and the browser version, the particular pages you have opened, the time you spent on each, as well as the time and date of your visit.
What we use to collect data
Contact forms and comments
You can choose to upload different types of media, such as images and videos, when filling some of our forms. Be aware though that the media you provide may include sensitive information such as embedded location data (EXIF GPS). These may be accessed by anyone who downloads them. We advise checking your images and videos and removing the data if you can before sharing it on The Product Analyst.
Embedded content from other websites
Some of the pages on this website may have embedded content in the form of articles, images and videos. It behaves in the same way as it would in other websites with the same content. These may track you through third-party programs and analyze how you interact with the embedded content.
How we use your data
The Product Analyst collects data chiefly for improving our services. Improving our services includes the following specifics:
- To maintain the website
- To allow visitors to participate in the features of our website
- To notify users of the changes the service is undergoing
- To provide top-notch user care and support
- To monitor how visitors use our services
- To detect and address technical issues in our services
How long we retain your data
The metadata collected when you leave a comment on the website is retained indefinitely. This is done to hasten the moderation of comments.
The rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on our website, you have the right to request an export of the personal data you have provided and of the information we hold about you. However, this does not include any data that we keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Security of your data
Disclosure of data
The Product Analyst may be required to disclose your data in the following cases:
- Legal obligation
- Protection and defense of the rights of The Product Analyst
- Detection and prevention of abuse of our services
- Protection of other visitors using our services
- Protection against legal liability
We may use third-party services to do specific tasks on our behalf. In such cases, only the data necessary for performing these tasks would be accessed by these service providers. They are also bound by our policies to maintain the confidentiality of your information and to not use it for any other purpose.
We employ Google Analytics to analyze how visitors use our service. It reports website traffic back to us, and also uses the data that are collected to personalize its services for you, including ads. If you are not amenable to this, you can opt out by installing the browser add-on Google Analytics Opt-out. You can visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en to know more about Google’s own privacy policies.
Clicking links that direct you to another website means that the data they collect from you is no longer under our jurisdiction. We have no control over how your data will be used and we will not assume any responsibility. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of sites you visit, however.
Privacy of minors
Our policies do not cover minors. If you are a parent or a guardian of one, and are made aware that the minor has provided us with some of their personal data, you are free to contact us. We will remove the information given from our servers.
We may update our policies every now and then, but you will be notified every time a change is posted. We will send notifications through email as well as alert visitors on our website. An “effective date” will also be indicated.