Information We Collect
We collect the personal information you provide us when you register to use our website or submit a guest post. This information may include your name, email address, website URL, and other information that you choose to provide.
We may also collect non-personal information such as your IP address, browser type, and device kind. This data is used to improve our website and ensure its proper operation.
The personal information requested and the reasons for the request will be made apparent to you at the time we request it.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our website
- Improve, personalize, and expand our website
- Understand and analyze how you use our website
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for customer support, updates, and other website-related information, and marketing and promotional purposes.
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud
We use the personal information that we collect to communicate with you, respond to your inquiries, and publish your guest posts on our website. We may also use this information to send you newsletters, updates, and other promotional materials related to our website.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your information with our service providers, such as hosting providers and email marketing services, to facilitate the operation of our website and improve your user experience.
We may also release your personal information if compelled by law or in order to protect our or others’ rights.
We use the information to enhance the functioning and quality of the Service, as well as to personalize your experience. This information is also used by us to display relevant advertising, provide support, message you, and comply with legal obligations.
Please note that some of this information is automatically obtained without your freely opting to disclose it to us.
We collect non-personal information about your use of our website using cookies and similar technologies. When you visit our website, little text files called cookies are placed on your system. They assist us in remembering your preferences and providing a more customized user experience.
When we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you, we will ask you. This information is typically requested when you create a registration or login ID on the Site, connect or browse connected sites linked or listed on our Website, or join a limited-access premium site. We primarily utilize your Personal Information for the following purposes:
- to make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once;
- to help you quickly find the services or information that you are looking for;
- to help us create content most relevant to you;
- to alert you to special offers, updated information, and other new services available on our Site.
We take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or destruction of your personal information. However, no Internet transmission or electronic storage method is totally secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.
The Site has taken significant steps to ensure the security of your Personal Information and that your preferences for its intended use are honored. We take stringent measures to safeguard your data against loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, modification, or destruction.
You also play an important part in the security of your data. No one can read or update your Personal Information unless they know your username and password, so do not share these with others.
Data Security: In addition to the above, Rankmyarticle will maintain security procedures and practices to store in a secure fashion and protect all personally identifiable information regarding the end user (“PII”) that is collected by Rankmyarticle and stored in a database owned or controlled by Rankmyarticle (the “Database”), against accidental or unlawful destruction or loss, unauthorized disclosure or access. Such security processes and practices must be implemented in accordance with all applicable data protection legislation, be appropriate to the nature of the information acquired, and be linked with industry-standard practices for the management, transmission, and storage of PII.
Links to Third-Party Websites
Our website may include links to third-party websites over which we have no control. We are not liable for these websites’ privacy practices or content. Before giving any personal information, we recommend you review the privacy policies of these websites.
Changes to this Policy
Notice to Parents
Another objective is to provide protection for children as they use the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to watch, participate in, monitor, and manage their children’s online behavior.
We want to help you protect the privacy of your children. We encourage you to talk to your children (under the age of 13) about how to use their Personal Information safely and responsibly while using our Site. The Site does not publish damaging, disparaging, or pornographic material. However, the Website assumes no liability if your children provide us with Personal Information without your permission. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information without parental consent, we will take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
rankmyarticle.com does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you believe your child provided this type of information on our website, please notify us immediately and we will do our utmost to promptly remove such information from our database.
When you log in to the Site’s secure pages, we may ask you to register yourself electronically. When you do, we merge your registration information with any information you’ve already provided to us (this information is referred to as your personal profile). If you haven’t previously registered with us, we create a personal profile for you from your registration information.
General Data Protection Rights (GDPR)
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to obtain copies of your personal information. For this service, we may charge you a small fee.
The right to rectification – The right to rectification entitles you to request that we correct any information that you believe is incorrect. You also have the option of requesting that we complete any information you believe is missing.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain cases.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data we have collected to another organization or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you submit a request, we have one month to answer to you. Please contact us at email@example.com if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
Data sharing and disclosure
We do not rent or sell Personal Information about you with other people (save with your consent) or non-affiliated companies, except to provide services you’ve requested, under the following circumstances:
- We respond to court orders and legal proceedings to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
- We believe that sharing information is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding criminal activity, suspected fraud, circumstances involving possible risks to the physical safety of any person, breaches of the Website’s terms of service, or as otherwise required by law.
- To comply with or cooperate with a legal request, we may need to contact you. We will utilize the email address you provide to us for this reason. All communications sent by us to such an email address are deemed communicated to you.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or complaints regarding our Privacy Statement.