Privacy Policy

Last updated April 15th, 2024

At PetaPixel, we place a high value on your personal privacy, and recognize the important of protecting your personal information. In this “Privacy Policy”, we aim to balance our business interests in obtaining and using your personal information with your reasonable expectations of privacy. Since this Privacy Policy may be changed at any time, we encourage you to review it often to ensure that you agree with the most recent version.

This Privacy Policy explains how PetaPixel Inc. (“we”, “us”, or “our”) collects, uses, and shares personal information of users of our website, mobile application, and services (collectively, the “Services”).

When does PetaPixel collect personal information?

Ways in which readers provide personal information to PetaPixel include (but are not limited to): (1) by sharing your email address when subscribing to our email newsletter, (2) by sharing personal information through contacting us directly through email, or (3) by sharing personal details when leaving a comment on an article.

What information is gathered?

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, fill out a form, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, payment information, and any other information you choose to provide.

When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect certain information, including:

  • Log Information: We log information about your use of the Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the page you visited before navigating to our Services.
  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
  • Location Information: With your consent, we may collect information about the location of your device.

How is the information used?

We may use the information we collect for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain, and improve our Services;
  • Provide and deliver the products and services you request, process transactions, and send you related information;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, and events, and provide other news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services; and
  • Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content, or features that match user profiles or interests.

Who else has access to my personal information?

Some advertisements appearing on PetaPixel’s website are delivered by our third-party ad serving partners. Information about your visit to this site, such as the number of times you have seen a particular ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on this site. Furthermore, in the process of serving ads to you through this website, third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

We have also contracted with a number of advertising network partners to monitor certain pages of our website and RSS feeds for the purpose of reporting website and RSS traffic, statistics, advertisement “click-throughs,” and/or other activities on our website. Where authorized by us, these advertising network partners may use cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our website visitors. No personally identifiable information is collected by or transferred to these network partners. For more information about how the information is collected and used, please see the following:

Freestar‘s privacy policy at
Google‘s privacy policy at

Third parties and web sites that have links on our site may also collect or use information about you. The information practices of other companies or people that PetaPixel does not employ or manage are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

We may share personal information about you as follows:

  • With vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation, or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of us or others; and
    With your consent or at your direction.

What are my rights?

Subject to certain limitations under applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your personal information:

  • Right to Access: You have the right to request access to the personal information we hold about you and to receive a copy of that information.
  • Right to Rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.
  • Right to Erasure: You have the right to request that we erase your personal information, subject to certain conditions.
  • Right to Restrict Processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information, subject to certain conditions.
  • Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive the personal information you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and to transmit that information to another data controller, subject to certain conditions.
  • Right to Object: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information, subject to certain conditions.

What happens if this Privacy Policy changes?

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

Definition of a California resident and CCPA/CPRA

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “California resident” refers to any individual who (1) resides in the State of California, United States, for other than a temporary or transitory purpose, or (2) is domiciled in the State of California, United States, who is outside the State of California for a temporary or transitory purpose.

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), California residents have certain rights regarding their personal information, including the right to know what personal information is collected about them, the right to request deletion of their personal information, and the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information.

If you are a California resident and have questions about your rights under the CCPA or CPRA, or if you would like to exercise your rights, please refer to the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Policy or contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section.

What is sensitive information?

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), “sensitive information” refers to certain categories of personal information that warrant heightened protection due to their potential for significant risk or harm if compromised. This includes, but is not limited to, the following categories:

  • Personal identifiers: This includes, but is not limited to, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, and other government-issued identification numbers.
  • Financial information: This includes, but is not limited to, credit card numbers, bank account information, and other financial account numbers.
  • Health information: This includes, but is not limited to, medical records, health insurance information, and other information related to an individual’s physical or mental health.
  • Biometric information: This includes, but is not limited to, fingerprints, voiceprints, retina scans, and other unique biological characteristics.
  • Precise geolocation data: This includes, but is not limited to, information that allows for the determination of a person’s specific location with a high degree of accuracy, such as GPS coordinates.
  • Racial or ethnic origin: This includes, but is not limited to, information that reveals a person’s race or ethnicity.
  • Religious beliefs or affiliation: This includes, but is not limited to, information that reveals a person’s religious beliefs or affiliation.
  • Sexual orientation or sexual life: This includes, but is not limited to, information that reveals a person’s sexual orientation or details about their sexual life.
  • Trade union membership: This includes, but is not limited to, information that reveals a person’s membership in a trade union or labor organization.
  • Personal communications: This includes, but is not limited to, the content of emails, text messages, and other forms of electronic communication that are not publicly available.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive, and other categories of information may also be considered sensitive under applicable laws. We are committed to protecting sensitive information and will only collect, use, and disclose such information as permitted by law and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

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