The following will offer a complete overview of the way in which HVACReport.com collects, stores, and also protects data (both personal and non-personal) gathered from its visitors. It will also provide details as to the way in which this information is used, namely, as a way of improving the website’s online presence and performance.
To further simplify things, the HVACReport.com staff team will also be referred to as “we”, “our website”, or “this website”.
Things This Website Collects and Why
HVACReport.com collects various types of both personal and non-personal data from users and/or visitors. Personally-identifiable information will only be collected after receiving the user’s explicit consent. Non-identifiable information refers to the standard internet cookie type data.
Examples of Non-Personal Data We Collect
We collect information regarding the internet experience of this website’s visitors. This type of data is non-identifiable and cannot be used to verify or track the identity of the user.
Examples of typical information collected:
- Browser information;
- Internet Service Provider (ISP) data including, but not limited, to the IP address;
- Online behavior patterns and internet browsing history on our website;
- A list of web pages and sites frequently accessed by the visitor, especially the ones accessed after and before our website.
Examples of Personal Data We Collect
This website does not collect personally-identifiable data concerning the page visitor without asking and then receiving their explicit consent. We rarely collect data perceived as being of a personal nature as it can be used to identify one or more users.
Examples of data typically collected by HVACReport.com include the complete name (first name and surname), email address, physical address, and other contact information (e.g., social media handles, phone numbers). Data pertaining to the geolocation and gender of the users might be collected as well.
If collected and stored, this type of data is mainly used for statistical purposes or to be able to communicate with the page visitors. This website’s goal is to offer content that is as relevant and user-friendly as possible for all those that access it.
The principal use of this information is statistical or for contact. Our goal is to make the content presented on this website as relevant as possible to the visitors.
HVACReport.com declares that, at this moment, it will never distribute personal data to third parties for commerce or monetary gain.
How Personal Information is Used by the Website
HVACReport.com collects the types of information mentioned in the previous sections to better understand its users’ needs and wants, as such, for statistical purposes. Their end goal is to offer a clearer look at the desires and preferences of the users in order to improve their experience on the website. While this information will never be shared or sold for direct financial gain, some third parties might be permitted access to it in some cases.
Only a small, limited number of employees from our partner web hosting or marketing companies might receive access to collected data. Nonetheless, these employees are not allowed, under any circumstances, to share such information with other parties.
HVACReport.com might also have to share personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable data with state or federal institutions in compliance with regulations, laws, warrants, subpoenas, or court orders.
Methods through Which We Collect Data
HVACReport.com collects personal and non-personal data from its users and/or visitors through the following:
1. Sign Ups (Register Requests)
Register requests are the only method through which this website collects personal data from its users. The purpose of these sign-ups is to verify that the users are real people and that the declared identity matches actual data. As stated before, the primary purpose of this type of information is to help communicate with users.
Personal information thus provided will remain confidential.
The so-called “cookies” have come to be commonly used by all currently active websites. To put it simply, these are pieces of code that collect background information regarding the user’s online behavior and navigation patterns. This data is used solely for statistical purposes, as stated above.
Information collected by cookies cannot be used to identify visitors or website users.
3. Log Files
This website’s log files are records which keep track of how many seconds or clicks were spent on a particular page. They also provide information about the previously accessed page, the internet browser used, and other similar browsing data. As with the cookies, all such information is collected for purely statistical purposes.
Any information collected through log files cannot be used to identify users, either.
How We Protect this Information
HVACReport.com makes use of physical protection, electronic protection, and managerial protection or the so-called triple-step security system. This was created in order to ensure the confidentiality and security of the collected and stored by our website.