Last updated on 01 June 2021
The weldinginspections.net (WIC) respects the privacy of our visitors. The list below is a description of the types of information we receive when you visit our site. Rest assured that we try our best to protect all the information provided. If you have any concerns, please contact us and we’ll do our best to address any issue.
Integrity at all costs is our standard. It is why we disclose that we receive compensation for some of the products we mention, and it is also why we only list products we believe in.
Advertising is provided to the WIC by third parties that automatically feed it to the site. We have very little control over what appears.
These companies often collect and use information (not personally identifiable information such as your name, address and phone) on past internet visits to display advertising that is relevant to your life. For more information on this technology visit Google.
Visitors to the WIC can always opt-out of this process, including Google Analytics for Display Advertising and retargeting and customize Google display network ads using the Ad Preferences Manager and the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
The DoubleClick DART Cookie and Google:
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to the WIC and other sites on the Internet.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
Personal Information We Collect
The WIC does collect limited amounts of personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website when you specifically provide it via a form. This is completely voluntary.
Once submitted it is stored on our server and protected as best we can. This is not a guarantee of protection, but we do our best. We do not sell information to any third party. It is for internal purposes only.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
Often cookies are used to personalize an online experience.
This is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites.
They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. This in no way is a virus or spam.
They are used in some cases to serve third party ads to our site.
We do not provide any personally identifiable information to these beacons or cookies.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate the WIC site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
Some information collected is non-personal and is obtained in order to understand how visitors use our site. The information is collected for internal review and is not shared outside of the WIC or for commercial purposes.
Release Of Information
If WIC is sold to another party, the information does transfer to the new owners. In the event this happens, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser abides by these terms and conditions.
How To Correct Or Remove Information
If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please get in touch via our contact page.
Updates And Effective Date
The WIC completely reserves the right to make changes it the policies listed on this page.
We encourage all visitors that use the site to review this policy.
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