Privacy Policy

Who We Are

At stampcollectingspot.com (Stamp Collecting Spot), we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that stampcollectingspot.com is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided detailed information on when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of stampcollectingspot.com with a safe and secure environment.

If you are interested in learning more about Stamp Collecting Spot, please feel free to read the About page.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Stamp Collecting Spot uses cookies to help Stamp Collecting Spot identify and track visitors, their usage of the Stamp Collecting Spot website, and their website access preferences.

For example:

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Stamp Collecting Spot visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Stamp Collecting Spot website, with the drawback that certain features of Stamp Collecting Spot may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Gathering of Personally-Identifiable Information

Certain visitors to Stamp Collecting Spot choose to interact with Stamp Collecting Spot in ways that require Stamp Collecting Spot to gather personally-identifiable information. For instance, when a visitor creates an account on stampcollectingspot.com information is gathered. The amount and type of information that Stamp Collecting Spot gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at stampcollectingspot.com to provide a username, email address, and password. Stamp Collecting Spot collects such information in order to provide users with full access to Stamp Collecting Spot’s features. Registered users may opt to provide more information about themselves (some of which may be personally-identifiable) on their about page. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifiable information, simply by not creating an account on Stamp Collecting Spot.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifiable Information

Stamp Collecting Spot will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifiable and personally-identifiable information to anyone. Stamp Collecting Spot discloses potentially personally-identifiable and personally-identifiable information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Stamp Collecting Spot believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Stamp Collecting Spot, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Stamp Collecting Spot and have supplied your email address, Stamp Collecting Spot may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, messages, activity from other users (for example, if you have a new follower or friend request), solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Stamp Collecting Spot and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Stamp Collecting Spot takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifiable and personally-identifiable information (See “How We Protect Your Data” below).

Website Comments

When someone visits Stamp Collecting Spot, they have the ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages. When comments are submitted, you are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hides your identity. When a comment is submitted, the relevant details (name, email, website) that you provide are stored indefinitely (and these details, as well as your IP address, are visible and disclosed to the administrators of Stamp Collecting Spot). This is so we can 1) recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue; and 2) display your comment back to you, and to anyone viewing the comment sections on the site. We do not verify information entered nor do we require verification.

Contact Form

Visitors to Stamp Collecting Spot have the ability to submit questions or comments through a contact form. In order to do so, visitors must first be willing to provide their name, email address, and the content they wish to submit. This information is necessary in order for us to receive and reply to your message. You are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hides your identity. We store messages submitted through the contact form for an indefinite period of time for customer service purposes. We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Media

If you upload images to Stamp Collecting Spot, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Ads

Ads appearing on Stamp Collecting Spot may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Stamp Collecting Spot and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Third Parties

There may be some circumstances where your IP address, geographic location, and other browser related details may be shared with third party companies. We may share your above mentioned data with following third party companies from time to time:

Google Analytics – When someone visits Stamp Collecting Spot we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and interactions with the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website.

Advanced Classifieds and Directory Pro – This service allows registered users of Stamp Collecting Spot to create and manage business listings, which are displayed in the Directory.

DW Question Answer – This service allows registered users of Stamp Collecting Spot to engage and interact with one another in a Question and Answer section.

Events Manager – This service allows registered users of Stamp Collecting Spot to create and publish philatelic events to the Events page.

We use Google services to generate maps and provide auto-completion when searching for events by location, which may collect data via your browser in accordance to Google’s privacy policy.

We collect and store information you submit to us about events (and corresponding locations) you would like to publish on our site.

We may use cookies to temporarily store information about a booking in progress as well as any error/confirmation messages whilst submitting or managing your events and locations.

Membership by Supsystic – This service is the backbone of Stamp Collecting Spot’s social network capabilities.

Social Warfare – This service gives visitors the ability to share articles on Stamp Collecting Spot to various social media platforms or through email.

Access to Your Personal Information

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How We Protect Your Data

Stamp Collecting Spot is committed to protecting your data. Therefore, we use 256-bit SSL encryption throughout our website, the latest version of WordPress and the latest versions of our website’s themes and plugins.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Stamp Collecting Spot may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Stamp Collecting Spot’s sole discretion. Stamp Collecting Spot encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

If you have a stampcollectingspot.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Business Transfers

If Stamp Collecting Spot, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Stamp Collecting Spot goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Stamp Collecting Spot may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Contact Information

If you require any more information or need to get in touch with us, you can do so by sending us a message through the contact form.


Last updated 6/5/2018