Last Updated: 2020-12-13
Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Vape Gears collects several types of information from and about users of the Website, including information: (i) by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information” or “personally identifiable information”); (ii) that is about you but does not individually identify you; and (iv) about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Website and usage details. Vape Gears collects this information directly from you when you provide it to Vape Gears and automatically as you navigate through the Website.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, 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.
If you use a contact form on the website you will be asked to provide your name and email address so we can contact you for further details if it is necessary. The user of this contact forms acknowledges and agrees to release this information to the website.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
This Website uses Google Analytics to collect statistics and user information for visitors of the website. As you navigate through and interact with the Website, Vape Gears may use automatic data collection technologies (such as cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies) or third parties (such as business partners) to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including: (i) details of your visits to the Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and (ii) information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information helps Vape Gears better understand how you use the Website.
Who we share your data with
Vape Gears may collect statistics about the behavior of users of the Website and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Vape Gears does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described herein. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related activities. In addition, users may request further information from Vape Gears concerning the collection and processing of their data.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Vape Gears reserves the right to use collected information to place a user onto a temporary black list if Vape Gears determines that such user is abusing the Website. A user on Vape Gears’s black list will be denied access to the Website and the services provided, as determined in Vape Gears’s sole discretion.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
Vape Gears takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information. Vape Gears will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying or personally identifying information to anyone.
Vape Gears discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only (i) to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (a) need to know such information in order to process it on Vape Gears’s behalf or to provide services available on the Website and (b) have agreed not to disclose it to others. Such employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country, and by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of information to them; (ii) in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request; (iii) when Vape Gears believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Vape Gears, third parties or the public at large; or (iv) for legal purposes in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from a user’s use of the Website or related services.
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California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Website who are California residents to request certain information regarding Vape Gears’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page. You may also send Vape Gears an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to Vape Gears. Vape Gears cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. Vape Gears may not accommodate a request to change information if Vape Gears believes the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Children Online Privacy Protection Act
The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. Vape Gears does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website or provide any information about yourself to Vape Gears, including your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If Vape Gears learns it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, Vape Gears will delete that information. If you believe Vape Gears might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact Vape Gears at firstname.lastname@example.org