Privacy Policy for Top10Supps

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Top10Supps' mission is to serve as your most trustworthy supplement source, on your health and wellness journey. When you're using our services, you're trusting us with your information; we don't take this responsibility lightly. We work hard to protect it, pledge to be fully transparent, make it easy to understand so you can be in control.

This Privacy Policy applies when you use our Services (described below). It's meant to give you an understanding of what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can have a say in it all by reaching out with requests.

Effective: May 23, 2019


Contents

Introduction

Top10Supps.com and/or Top10Supplements.com ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://top10supps.com and/or https://top10supps.com website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").

You can use our website in variety of ways, all without signing in or creating an account. For example you can view our most popular supplement rankings, view them all, read individual product reviews, find a supplement by category and/or by goal.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service.

By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Definitions

To help you better understand what you're reading, below are definitions of key terms used in this Privacy Policy and in our Terms of Use (unless otherwise defined); should you have any questions please contact us.

Affiliates

In online retail, affiliation is common in marketing and selling. Basically it means someone, say Amazon, has a website where they sell products, and they pay commission to other entities that send them buyers. So when you click an Amazon link from our site and buy something there, we get paid commission (usually around 4%).

Just to be clear, an affiliate is NOT part of the company with whom it affiliates. This is how we are able to stay an independent and objective in our views. Read our full affiliate disclosure for more info and for a list of affiliate programs we partake in.

Algorithm

A process or set of rules followed by a computer in performing problem-solving operations.

Browser Web Storage

With the help of a technology called HTML 5, this allows websites to capture and store data in a browser on a device. When used in "local storage" mode, it enables data to be stored across sessions. This allows for data to be retrieved even after you close and re-open your browser. No doubt you've come across this in the "Restore Tabs" feature of browsers.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Not only recognize it, cookies may even store your preferences and other info. Some people argue that cookies help for a more smooth browsing experience.

If you're not one of those people, you can configure your browser to refuse all cookies, or to let you know when a cookie is being sent. Keep in mind that some web features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Data Controller

Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

Data Processors (or Service Providers)

Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

Data Subject (or User)

This would be you. Defined as any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

Device

A device is a computer that can be used to access out services. Examples include desktop computers, smartphones, smart speakers, and tablets are all considered devices.

IP address

This is your devices digital address so to speak. Every device connected to the Internet is assigned a number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. It is often used to identify the location from which a device is accessing the internet.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information (Non-PII)

This is information that is recorded about users so that it no longer reflects or references an individually-identifiable user.

Most of the information we collect falls under this category. With the exception of email addresses, and unless you leave any personally identifiable information in comments; or unless you're a contributor who agreed to share their bio, we typically can't tell anything about you.

Personal Information

This is information that you provide to us which personally identifies you, such as your name, email address, or other data that you leave on our site that can reasonably be used to identify you.

Referrer URL

A Uniform Resource Locator, a.k.a a Referrer URL, is information transmitted to a destination webpage by a web browser, typically when you click a link to that page. The Referrer URL contains the URL of the last webpage the browser visited.

Sensitive Personal Information

This relates to topics such as confidential medical facts, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, or sexuality.

Server Logs

As is the case with most websites you visit on a daily basis, our serve automatically records the page requests made when you visited our sites. These “server logs” typically include the date and time of your request, your web request, IP address, you browser type, your browser language, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Unique Identifiers

This is a string of characters that can be used to uniquely identify a browser, app, or device. Different ones vary in how permanent they are, whether they can be reset by users, and how they can be accessed. They're used for various purposes, from security and fraud to remembering your preferences and providing personalized ads.

For example, unique identifiers stored in cookies help sites display content in your browser in your preferred language.

Information Top10Supps collects


We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service.

We want you to understand exactly what types of data and why.

First let's state what we DO NOT collect. We do not ask or process your:

  • Race or ethnic origin
  • Political opinions
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Trade union memberships
  • Genetic or biometric data
  • Health or mortality
  • Sex life or sexual orientation

Personal information

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Information"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.

Unique identifiers

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data for crash reports and system activity.

Cookies & tracking data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information. Other tracking technologies that may also be used are beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies: We use these to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies: We use these to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use these for security purposes.

Why Top10Supps collects data


We use the collected data for various purposes in the pursuit of building and offering a better service to our visitors.

Here are some ways in which we utilize the data we collect:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To communicate with you and/or provide support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service and measure performance
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

EU & EEA General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


The purpose of GDPR is to protect the privacy and personal information of residents of the EU.

If you are from the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), Top10Supps.com legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

Top10Supps.com may process your Personal Information because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law

We do not use Personal Information to make automated decision.

Your rights under GDPR

As a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Top10Supps.com aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you: Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification: You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent: You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Top10Supps.com relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Ahead you'll learn more about exactly how your Personal Data is handled, as far as retention and transfer.

How long does Top10Supps keep data


Other than Personally Identifiable comments on our posts, e-mail address or name you shared with us during subscribing, and information of our contributors and editors, we don't really store any data personally. Most of it is done through services we use like Google Analytics and Aweber.

Top10Supps.com will retain your Personal Information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Top10Supps.com will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

To be removed from our email list, or to have you comments deleted, or your contributor profile removed, please contact us and we will search for and delete the specific data in question if it is within our capability to do so.

Sharing your information


We don't share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals without your consent. Honestly for the majority of our visitors, all we see is a Google Analytics statistic. Nothing directly personally identifiable.

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Basically this means that our servers are located within the United States.

Some examples of personal data sharing

Top10Supps.com will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Information will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Business transaction

If Top10Supps.com is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be transferred. We will provide notice before your data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Top10Supps.com may be required to disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal requirements

Top10Supps.com may disclose your Personal Information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Top10Supps.com
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

It's worth noting that our goal is to collect as little personally identifiable information from you as possible, as the nature of our service does not depend on having it. The benefit of our service is that you're able to recieve it for free without the need to disclose much if any of your PII.

Keeping your information secure


The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is guaranteed 100% secure in the long run.

While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

As for our website we take precautionary security measures on the backend and frontend. We also utilize Sucuri Security. Their seal of trust is provided via Sucuri's Website AntiVirus product. The monitoring service being employed offers you peace of mind that a website is not infected. Basically they set a firewall to protect a site from attacks such:

  • Denial of Service (DoS)
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Remote / Local File Inclusion (RFI/LFI)
  • SQL Injection (SQLi)
  • & other Software Vulnerabilities.

We also pay a pretty penny for a dedicated server with a top hosting company to ensure safety and speed.

"Do not track" signals

Our Policy on the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA) feature.

We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Third-party service providers


We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service.

These Service Providers, provide the a specific service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. For example AWeber stores your email address and name (if you provided).

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links to other sites


Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us.

If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Advertising partners and affiliates

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

Please see our disclosure page for a full list of advertising partners.

Each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Top10supps.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

top10supplments.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Children's privacy


Our Service is not intended for and does not address anyone under the age of 18.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

About this policy


We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time.

We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page; we will not reduce your riights under this policy without your explicit consent.

If changes are prominent we will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:


We thank you for your readership and trust!