What Information do We Collect?
- Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
- Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and a number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
- Web browser cookies
Publishers must also collect an opt-out signal from the consumer and pass consent information to Rakuten Advertising using the consent parameter “cnst.” Instructions are available in the attached technical document, “Passing CCPA Opt-Out in Affiliate Links
How We Use Collected Information
essentialGuru may collect and use users personal information for the following purposes:
- To improve our website
We may use feedback you provide to improve our tutorials, design, products and services.
- To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve customer service
Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
- To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If the user decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the user would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or user may contact us via our Site.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
Do We Disclose Any Information to Outside Parties?
We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalfs, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third Party Websites
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
This is an independent review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. There are external links on this website that are “affiliate links” which are are links that have a special tracking code.
This means that we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase something through these links. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. This site is independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on January 27, 2020.