Who we are
International Sand Collectors Society (“ISCS”). Our website address is: https://sandcollectors.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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 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.
Email newsletter related cookies.
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Those who engage in transactions with International Sand Collectors Society – by purchasing International Sand Collectors Society’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, International Sand Collectors Society collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with International Sand Collectors Society. International Sand Collectors Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
We do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information about children under the age of 18 unless permitted by law. If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under age 18, we will delete that information from our database.
Who we share your data with
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.
Links to external websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. We have no control of websites outside of sandcollectors.org. We are not responsible for the content of other websites, or for the protection or privacy of data you submit to them.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
We may use the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data:
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.
To make a request please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can opt-out of email newsletters or email discussion lists at any time.
How we protect your data
International Sand Collectors Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on International Sand Collectors Society’s behalf or to provide services available at International Sand Collectors Society’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using International Sand Collectors Society’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. International Sand Collectors Society will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, International Sand Collectors Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when International Sand Collectors Society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of International Sand Collectors Society, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://sandcollectors.org and have supplied your email address, International Sand Collectors Society may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with International Sand Collectors Society and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. International Sand Collectors Society takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If the International Sand Collectors Society, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that International Sand Collectors Society goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of International Sand Collectors Society may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
May 18, 2018