Amendo respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting the data that you choose to share with us. The following policy details what data we collect, how we use the data that you provide, how we securely store your data, and what you can do if you have questions or concerns regarding your data.
The policies described on this page will be maintained and reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that your data is safe, and we will make every effort to notify you when any of our policies change.
What data do we collect?
When you visit one of our sites, we may collect data from you. At times, and always with your consent, the data we collect may contain personally identifiable information, such as your name, your email address, or other information that may identify you specifically. This personal data is maintained with the highest regard to your privacy and security, and will only be used in the manner specified when you submit the data to us. We will make every effort to comply with the principles of the Federal Trade Commission Act and related regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation, and applicable local privacy laws with regard to your personal data.
We do not intentionally collect personal data from anyone under the age of eighteen (18), and we will permanently delete any data that we believe to be submitted by anyone under eighteen (18).
Beginning May 25, 2018, we will explicitly ask for your consent to collect any personally identifiable information prior to submission, and we will outline exactly how that data is to be used. You will not be allowed to submit personal data, and we will not collect personal data, without checking a box or otherwise indicating that your data is being collected and that you agree to the limited use of your data as outlined on each individual form.
When you submit an entry using the contact form (“Contact Us”) on any of our sites, we will collect your name, your email address, and any information that you choose to share in your message to us. This information will only be used to respond as necessary to your immediate inquiry.
When you submit an entry using the advertising inquiry form (“Advertise With Us”) on any of our sites, we will collect your name, your email address, your phone number, and any information that you choose to share in your message to us. This information will only be used to respond as necessary to your advertising inquiry.
When subscribing to one of our newsletters or email lists, we collect your name and your email address, along with optional non-identifying information in order to deliver personalized emails to you as requested.
Contests, Surveys, and Other Special Content
Periodically, we will offer contests, user surveys, or other special seasonal content that may offer you a chance to submit data to Amendo. Please note that while we will follow the same data protection and privacy policies outlined above, there may be additional data required to participate or utilize this content. Amendo will provide additional guidelines and policies as necessary to govern this content, and make any policies available for individual surveys and contests when the page, post, or content is made publicly available on our site.
Anonymous or Non-Identifying Data
Other Sites and Services
Our sites contain links to services maintained by third parties that do not follow the same privacy practices as Amendo. In some cases, we may also include certain embedded tools provided and controlled by third parties, or that permit you to submit information to third parties. These services and tools are governed by the terms and policies of those third parties. Our digital platforms also include widgets from third-party services, e.g. a button that allows you to “like” an article on Facebook. All of these third-party services have their own terms and policies. Please review these services’ own privacy policies for more information.
How we secure your personal data
All data submitted by you via any method on our website is stored using industry standard encryption and transmitted only through encrypted communications between your web browser and our servers. Access to any data collected on any of our sites is limited solely to Amendo staff members who require access to your data to respond to your inquiry or provide you with the information or service that you have requested.
Data from our web servers and other systems is backed up, encrypted, and stored securely and separately from our web servers to prevent any loss of data through malfunction or other failure. In order to fully secure and protect your data, we will not identify the location of these secure backups or method by which the backups are secured to anyone at any time.
Security methods, backup protocols, data retention policies, and other data-related services are routinely monitored and reviewed to ensure strict security and industry standard methodology. As new standards emerge and new security methods are implemented, we will continue to improve our methodology and practices to protect your data.
Do we share your personal data?
At this time, Amendo does not sell, rent, or otherwise share your personal information with any third party, with the following exceptions:
- If you choose to subscribe to one of our email newsletters, we are required to securely transmit your data to our email distribution system, Mailchimp. You may review Mailchimp’s data privacy policies and terms of service here.
How do you review or remove your personal data?
You have a right to know what personally identifiable data we have collected from you, to correct that data, and to request the removal of that data at any time. Please visit our data review site to request a copy of your data and/or request removal of your data from any or all of our sites.