1. Intended Use
Microwaveist.com respects the privacy of website visitors. This website is intended to be accessed by individuals in North America. However, we acknowledge that some visitors may be located in other regions and that all visitors may be concerned about the personal information they share and how it is used.
Residents of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) can use this Policy to inform themselves of certain specific choices that they can make and rights in regard to personal data we hold. Visitors should read this document carefully before using our website.
2. Notice Concerning Children
Under the COPPA Rule [16 CFR Part 312] and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act [15 U.S. Code § 6502], all websites directed at children under 13 must undertake specific compliance steps. microwaveist.com is directed to adult users above 18 years of age and does not comply with those regulations.
microwaveist.com may update this document from time to time to accommodate updates and changes in the information collection policy. Visitors should review this page periodically to make themselves aware of any amendments.
4. Information Collection
microwaveist.com collects personal information from users in different ways whenever users visit or access the website. The process includes data collection from information users provide directly to us or information that is automatically collected via cookies and similar technologies.
a) Information users provide directly to us: Users provide personal information directly to us in different ways, including contacting us via the Contact Us form, creating a user account, or subscribing to our newsletter. Information may include the user name, email address, and password.
b) Information is collected automatically: Our website server collects specific data when users visit or access the website. This data may include the user’s browser type and version, Internet Protocol address, information regarding the URL that referred the user to our website, time and date of visit, page views, the duration of stay on our site, operating system type, as well as other analytical data.
a) Session cookies: Temporary cookies that are only used when a visitor is browsing the website and are canceled automatically when the user exits the browser.
We use session cookies to remember your actions and enhance the user experience. Session cookies, for example, help us remember your log-in credentials during your session or products you have added to your shopping cart.
b) Persistent cookies: Cookies that allow us to understand how you use our website, including website preferences and specific pages you choose to view. Persistent cookies, for example, allow us to remember your bookmarks, language preferences, and favorites. When you access our website from the EU or EEA areas, we will process these cookie data based on your consent.
c) Third-party cookies: microwaveist.com allows third parties, like Google AdSense, Google Analytics, Facebook tags, etc., to collect specific anonymous information when users interact with our website.
These cookies (web beacons) collect information on behalf of third parties. These companies may use information that is not personally identifiable, including information relating to users’ browser type, clickstream, clicked ads, , etc. We also use third-party cookies for affiliate marketing purposes to know if users purchase products through affiliate links on our website, in which case microwaveist.com may receive a commission.
The information generated by these technologies is also used to serve ads about goods and services that may interest you.
d) Controlling cookies: Website visitors can manage cookies by configuring their browsers to accept, delete, or block cookies. Users can choose to block all cookies or only cookies from third parties. Users can also choose to clear the cookies after each browsing session. However, microwaveist.com relies on some cookies for correct website functioning. Users who choose to delete or block all cookies may not be able to access certain parts of the website or save their preferences.
6. Legal Grounds
microwaveist.com will seek to rely on particular lawful based for personal data processing for all EU/EEA users according to the EU GDPR. We will only process user data for the specific purpose for which such information was obtained or collected. The legal grounds that we rely upon for personal processing data are highlighted below.
a) User consent: microwaveist.com only processes personal data based on user consent. This includes permission to transfer certain data to third-party service providers or use it for marketing purposes.
b) Legitimate interest: microwaveist.com may process personal user data for legitimate interest purposes pursued by our service providers, affiliate contractors, suppliers, or by us. The extent of processing will not override users’ freedoms and rights.
c) Compliance with legal obligations: microwaveist.com will process all personal data in compliance with all legal duties that require certain data to be processed under EU law.
7. Sharing and Disclosure
Under no circumstances shall we disclose user information outside of microwaveist.com without the user’s express and verifiable consent. However, we may disclose user information for legitimate purposes when law requires, such as the defense of our legal rights, dispute resolution, or mergers and acquisitions.
We may also disclose your information if required by law in response to a valid request by public authorities in connection with the violation of our terms of service, crime, or fraud.
8. Links to Third Party Websites
As an affiliate marketer, microwaveist.com features a wide range of links and content from other websites, product compendiums, and and online retailers that are not operated or owned by our company. We may sometimes recommend products via links included for informational and convenience purposes only.
9. Data Retention
microwaveist.com will only retain personal data for as long as strictly necessary to fulfill the purposes for which data was collected or to comply with our legal obligations. microwaveist.com will erase user data that is no longer needed.
orr internal analysis purposes, we may sometimes retain certain data. We will only retain such data for a short period to the extent necessary to improve our website’s functionality and security.
10. Data Transfer
11. Data Security
We care about the security of personally identifiable information collected from visitors. We have adopted organizational and technical measures to ensure visitors can securely submit personal data to the website. microwaveist.com utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to protect personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, or acquisition. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not defeat our security measures. Thus, we do not make any warranty on data security.
12. Google Tracking
We use Google Analytics to collect, measure, analyze, and report web traffic and data usage. This data helps us assess and improve our website’s effectiveness and the effectiveness of advertising and marketing campaigns.
This website may also use web beacons, such as web bugs, tracking bugs, tags, and pixels, to collect data on website usage, including user behavior or tracking performance and conversions for our ad campaigns.
Data include information that allow us to track which ad referred users to our website and social media pixels to improve the performance of our marketing strategies.
To understand social media interest-based ads and how to opt out of them, please review the data and privacy policies of your websites or social media platforms.
13. User Rights
Residents within the EU or EEA have certain rights regarding data protection as highlighted by the EU GDPR, more specifically regarding the personal information websites hold about users in connection with the website.
You have the right to access and control your information and, where relevant, withdraw your consent from further processing your data.
You also have the right to require correcting or deleting your data where such data may be outdated, inaccurate, or incomplete.
Users also have the right to restrict or object to specific data processing if such processing is unlawful or illegal. Users also have the right to permit or restrict the transfer of their personal data to other service providers.
14. Notice of Breach
microwaveist.com will notify the website users in the event of a personal data breach when such breach may result in a significant risk to the users’ rights and freedoms. We will provide users with all necessary information explaining the nature of the breach as soon as practicable.
microwaveist.com will also explain the likely consequences of the violation and provide users with the contact information of our data protection officer.
15. Complains and Contact Information