Privacy Policy

Who We Are

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Your Privacy

NerdBrand Agency follows all legal requirements to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information. You will see terms in our Privacy Policy that are capitalized. These terms have meanings as described in the Definitions section below.

Definitions

“Non Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Website with a web browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.

“Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within our Website. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.

Information We Collect

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website.

As a Visitor, you can browse our website to find out more about our Website. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.

Computer Information Collected

When you use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information. We also collect the following:

Cookies

Our Website uses “Cookies” to identify the areas of our Website that you have visited. A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. We use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on our Website. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies. However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on our Website correctly or at all. We never place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Website owners widely use cookies to make their websites work or work more efficiently and provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, NerdBrand) are “first-party cookies.” Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality provided on or through the website (e.g., advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target our users’ interests to enhance their online experience. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. We provide a more detailed description of this type of cookie below.

The following are descriptions of the first and third-party cookies present on our websites and their purposes. Please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the particular web properties you visit.

How can you control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your rights regarding cookies by setting or amending your browser’s preferences to accept or refuse cookies. Editing cookie preferences can vary from browser-to-browser. Visit your browser’s help menu for more information or visit this comprehensive guide.

Advertising networks typically offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising. If you would like to learn more about interest-based ads, visit youradchoices.com.

Descriptions of the first and third-party cookies served on our website are below. Please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on which of our online properties you visit.

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are vital to providing the services and features available through our website, such as access to secure areas.

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance our websites’ performance and functionality but are considered non-essential. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Analytics and customization cookies:

We compile these cookies to demonstrate how you are using our website, how effective our marketing campaigns are, or how to make information more applicable.

Advertising cookies:

These cookies make advertising messages more relevant to you by preventing the same ad from reappearing, ensuring that ads display correctly, and advertisements align with your interests.

Social networking cookies:

These cookies enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our websites with third-party social sites. These cookies also support advertising relevancy.

Unclassified cookies:

These cookies are in the process of classification with the help of their providers.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

We sometimes use other technologies to recognize or track visitors to our website. We may use web beacons (referred to as “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are unseen graphics files that contain a unique identifier that allow us to recognize when someone has visited our website or opened an email that includes them. These identifiers enable us to monitor users’ traffic patterns from one page within a website to another. These beacons offer an understanding of whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement. It also assists in improving site performance and measures the success of email marketing campaigns. Our technologies rely on these beacons to function correctly, so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Our websites may also employ “Flash Cookies” (also called Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”). These collect and store information about your use of our services, serve to prevent fraud, as well as other site operations.

The best way to control Flash Cookies is by managing them globally through Adobe’s LSO management site.

Be aware that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the Flash applications’ functionality.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Cookies containing information about your visits to this and other websites allow us to serve ads for goods and services of potential interest to you and measure the effectiveness of the ads served. These cookies do not permit them or us to know your name, contact details, or other information that directly identifies you unless you choose to provide it.

Any technology, cookie, language, operational, legal, or regulatory changes make updates to this policy necessary. Review this cookie policy regularly to stay informed about these changes.

Third Party Tracking Tools

We also use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of our Website. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise on third party sites to you after you visited our Site. We and our third party vendors, like Google, use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site.You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

Automatic Information

We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we receive from you as follows:

Customizing Our Website

We may use the Personally Identifiable information you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to customize our Website.

Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide services to us with regards to our Website (i.e. payment processors, Website hosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective services and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.

Data Aggregation

We retain the right to collect and use any Non Personal Information collected from your use of our Website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Website and Service as well as for use or resale to others. At no time is your Personally Identifiable Information included in such data aggregations.

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://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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

This site uses two contact form templates. Those respective privacy policies are linked below:
Ninja Forms: https://ninjaforms.com/terms-conditions/

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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

Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our direct control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked Websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to Websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics, and Mouseflow to track our analytics. Those privacy policies are linked below:

Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Mouseflow: https://mouseflow.com/privacy/

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data. You may also have installed a WordPress plugin that provides analytics services. In that case, add information from that plugin at https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/.

Who We Share Your Data With

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide services to us with regards to our Website (i.e. payment processors, Website hosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective services and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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.

Our Contact Information
hello@nerdbrandagency.com
(502)276-5932‬

Additional Information

We do not engage in complex collection or processing of personal data. We only process any information in the ways described in the Analytics section.

How We Protect Your Data

All of our data and user data is on a private server with two-factor authentication. Our servers are hosted through WP Engine. Policies are at: https://wpengine.com/legal

What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place

Our managed hosting provider uses data encryption and two-factor authentication to prevent breaches. All related information is listed in the How We Protect Your Data section.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

We receive no user data from third parties.

What Automated Decision Making And/Or Profiling We Do With User Data

We use third-party payment providers to ensure PCI compliance and no sensitive data in regards to that is hosted on our servers.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

We are not a part of a regulated industry and have no disclosures.

 

Where can I get further information?

If you have questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please call us at (502) 592-5612 or use our site’s contact form.