Personal Information That We Collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Device Information is also used to link your visits to emails that you receive. If you are signed up for our email newsletter to get new tutorials and notifications of product updates then your Device Information, which pages you visit, which emails you open, and which links you click on may be linked to your email address.
No credit card processing or sales are done on www.grokswift.com. Book purchases are completed on other sites, specifically LeanPub.com and PragProg.com. Some Device Information may be linked to purchases that you make at LeanPub.com
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We use this Personal Information to:
To run and operate our Site
We may need your information to display content on the Site correctly.
Communicate with you via Email
Send new posts via email if you’ve opted in. When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services. For example, we may email to notify you of updates to existing products or newly offered products as they become available.
To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
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 our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services, for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns.
To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personal 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 behalf, 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.
For example, we use Drip email marketing software by Avenue 81 to power our email list – you can read more about how Avenue 81 uses your Personal Information here: https://www.drip.com/privacy.
Prior to May 29, 2018, we used Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site – you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We use Disqus for comments on our web pages – you can read more about how Disqus uses your personal information here: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy.
We use Wistia to host videos – you can read more about how Wistia uses your Personal information here: https://wistia.com/privacy.
No credit card processing or sales are done on www.grokswift.com. Book purchases are completed on other sites, specifically LeanPub.com and PragProg.com. You can see their Privacy Policies at https://leanpub.com/privacy and https://pragprog.com/privacy. Your email address and name is not connected to a purchase unless you chose to share that information with the author at checkout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising via:
- Google at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
- Disqus at https://disqus.com/data-sharing-settings/
- Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
- Bing at https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Do Not Track
We do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licencors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. If you’re not a European resident and would like your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. Please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail using the details provided below:
Teak Mobile Inc., 3 Tyne Court, Kanata, ON, K2K 3H7, Canada
This document was last updated on May 24, 2018.