Categories of Information We Collect
Through the combination of both internal and third party tracking code as well as cookies, we may track the following categories of information when a visitor enters the Site: (1) IP address, (2) domain servers, (3) type of computer used to access the Site, (4) types of web browsers (collectively “Anonymous Data”). Such data does not collect information that identifies you as an individual. The Problem Solver Method uses Anonymous Data for general marketing purposes and to help enhance customer experience on the Site.
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
In addition, if you communicate with us regarding the Site or any of our services or products we collect any information that you provide to us during the course of our communication, such as information provided when filling out our contact form (the “Contact Information”).
We may use analytic and reporting technologies to record non-personal information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, operating system types, click patterns, and the dates and times that the Site and our services are accessed by you. We may in contract with a third party to help us manage, monitor and optimize our Site and measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and use of the Site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
One type of cookie in use on the Site is for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
Google Adwords Remarketing
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
Opting Out of Data Collection
To opt-out of having ads delivered to you based upon information we collect, visit the following links:
You can also control how ads are delivered to you via these links:
Also refer to your browser or device’s help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser).
If you post information on any of our blog post comments, chat groups, message boards or forums, such information you provide may be available to other members of the Site and other Site visitors. You should use caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these venues as we do not control who may participate in these interactive forum.
Use and Disclosure of Information We Collect
We use reasonable measures to maintain the security of your Contact Information. However, no company, organization, or online community, including theownersedge.org and The Problem Solver Method, can fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information.
We may provide your personal information to third party service providers who work on behalf of or with theownersedge.org to provide some of the services and features of the Site and to help us communicate with the members of our Site. However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (expect pursuant to a legal requirement such as a subpoena or warrant).
Our Site contains links to other third-party websites (“Linked Websites”). We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the Linked Websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the Privacy Practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
Do Not Track Signals
On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law A.B. 370, amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) to require website operators to disclose how they respond to “Do Not Track Signals” (DNT signals) and whether third parties collect Personally Identifiable Information about users when they visit the Site.
The Problem Solver Method honors DNT signals and does not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser mechanism is in place.