Who we are
Our website address is: https://spds.us.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We sell Memberships on our site and restrict certain content to Members only. Memberships can be bought via our Membership subscription products, or added manually by an administrator. All site members must purchase a membership in order to gain access to protected sections of the site. We retain customer information submitted at time of membership purchase such as name, email, billing address. We do not store payment information on our site. Our payment gateway is Square and all transactions are processed by Square. Customer credit card information is not retained on our site, only customer order information. Customer order information can be removed upon request from customers.
Members must log in via the username and password they are sent via email/confirmation link upon membership purchase.
We use Google Analytics to track user interaction on our site, anonymized via IP address. No personally identifiable information is retained on our site. All user behavior is anonymized and only broad information such as geographic location, browser info, and user flow across all site pages is tracked via Google Analytics and fed into our Analytics profile.
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 submit any contact form or make a purchase 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.
Who we share your data with
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
We retain customer information upon product purchase in order to assist customers with managing their account. We offer the option to remove all customer information upon request. Any information volunteered by site users via product purchase or contact form submission are retained on our site for customer relation purposes, via an SSL encrypted session at all times. No personally identifiable information is exposed in plain text on our site. All information is available to be purged from the site upon user request.