Who we are

Our website address is: https://fresnell.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://fresnell.com/privacy-policy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

We collect your email address and other user input via contact forms. If you would like to unsubscribe to our mailing list, please email us at fresnellshop@gmail.com. We will remove you as soon as possible.

Cookies

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use search analytics software offered by third parties such as Google to provide a better user experience. By using analytics data we can see what parts of the site need improvement, and how we can create a more appealing product array for our users.

Who we share your data with

The third parties involved with running this website, including our web hosting provider, as well as plugin providers such as Mail Chimp and Yoast SEO have access to some parts of our site to help us with delivering our content to you effectively. We do not sell your information to any third party nor do we share our contact lists with others not involved directly with running this website. Our goal is to keep your information protected.

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 do not share your contact information with others. Third parties required to run this site, including the tech companies who run this website for us, may have typical access to data but we do not give them permission to share the information with others except those who have a right to it, such as law enforcement.

We use Google services to run this site. Google tracking is used throughout the site. We also use Facebook and social media sharing links. When you share via a social media site, you leave our site and will be protected by their terms or those of the new site you have visited.

How we protect your data

We use SSL encryption to protect the information you share with our site. We do not store credit card numbers on our site. We use PayPal to process all financial transactions to keep your card numbers safe.