Thank you for visiting AffiliateSavant.com. We provide this policy to explain our online information practices and how we protect your privacy.
Affiliate Savant aims to collect the minimum information required to successfully run this site, allowing for a streamlined and secure experience for visitors.
What Information Does Affiliate Savant Collect?
Information you give us:
- Your email address when you subscribe to Affiliate Savant emails.
- Your email address, name, and inquiry or submission, when you choose to fill out a contact or comment form on our site.
Information collected when you use the site:
We also collect some non-personal, non-identifying data through third-party analytics. We do not store this data ourselves, but it may be shared with our analytics and tracking providers, Google Analytics and Voluum. This data may include:
- Anonymized IP address
- Location (non-specific)
- Browser type
- Device type
- Pages viewed
- Links clicked
- How you arrived at our site
Note that the above items are used for aggregate statistics only and are never stored or shared in conjunction with personally-identifying information.
Information collected by servers:
Our servers also collect and store some data in raw log files as part of the site’s basic functioning. We do not share any of this data, which may include the following:
- IP address
- Browser type
- Page requested
- Time of server request
- Referring website
How We Use Information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
To communicate with you:
- The email address you provide in contact forms may be used to respond to inquiries and other requests or questions and is not stored or shared.
- When you subscribe to our newsletter with your email and confirm subscription via the emailed confirmation link, only then will you will receive Affiliate Savant Updates. This data is stored with our email provider ConvertKit and is never shared, sold, or used for any other purpose.
- When you leave a comment on a blog post, you provide your name and email address. This data is stored on our servers so that you may receive a notification when your comment receives a reply. It is also collected to help prevent spam submissions.
Note: If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails at any time, we include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter email.
To improve the site and your experience:
The non-personal usage data we collect is used for the following purposes:
- To analyze which information and services readers prefer
- To create content that is useful and relevant to visitors
- To diagnose problems with our site or servers
- To analyze effectiveness of site optimization efforts
- To provide the best experience based on device/browser
To allow users to participate in site polls:
If you choose to participate in a poll within a blog post, your IP address will be stored on our servers. It will not be shared with anyone but is used to track who has already participated in a poll and prevent any user from voting more than once.
How We Share Information
With our service providers:
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. The only exception to this is the processing of email addresses by ConvertKit when you opt into our newsletter. We entrust them with the minimum data needed to maintain our email list and deliver Affiliate Savant Updates. (You can unsubscribe from the list at any time with the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of every email.)
The non-personally identifiable visitor information we collect may be shared with trusted third parties to obtain aggregate statistics about our audience and user behavior. These analytics and link tracking service providers include Google and Voluum. Again, all data shared and stored with these providers is non-personal, including the anonymization of your IP address, and is never stored or viewed in conjunction with personal data.
When required by law or to enforce legal rights:
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others' rights, property, or safety.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow through your browser settings) that enable the site or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
We use a limited number of third-party cookies and related technologies such as impression pixels and scripts to compile aggregate data about site traffic to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. These cookies and tracking URLs also allow us to anonymously track which outbound links our users click to better optimize our site and linked content.
Which third-party cookies do we use?
We allow cookies to be set by Google Analytics, which collects non-personal information about how you use our site. This information is used to compile reports on traffic trends and to help us improve our content and user experience.
We also allow our link tracking provider, Voluum, to set a cookie when users click on certain outbound links or advertisements. This helps us gauge the effectiveness of and improve our ads and link offerings.
What about cookie consent?
We do not request consent to use these cookies, as we do not allow any cookies on our site to collect or transmit personal data. All data collected via cookies and related technologies on our site is non-personal, anonymized, and cannot be explicitly linked to you. We took these strict measures with our cookie usage to protect your data and ensure compliance with GDPR regulations.
Opting out of Google Analytics and cookies
Although we do not allow Google Analytics to use or collect personally-identifying data, you have the right and option to opt-out of their services:
If you want to prevent Google Analytics from using your data, you can access their opt-out tool here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Additionally, internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings via the “options” or “preferences” menu in your browser. However, please note that if you set your browser to refuse or block all cookies, certain features or functionalities of our site (and others) may be limited or unavailable to you.
Erasing Your Data
As noted previously, the only personal data we actively collect are email addresses, and only when you subscribe to our newsletter and confirm your subscription or post a comment on a blog post. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email.
However, if you would like to make sure your email address is erased entirely from our email service provider’s database, email us directly at email@example.com, and we will ensure it is no longer stored.
Additionally, our server logs contain the IP addresses of visitors for a limited time. Since these are not stored alongside any personally identifying information, we can erase these entries if necessary, provided you give us your IP address. Note, however, that not all IP addresses are unique to a person, as while you might use different computers or devices, you may be using the same internet connection as others.
About Third Party Links
Occasionally, we may include or offer links to third-party products or services on our site at our discretion. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
GDPR Compliance for EU Residents
We respect the data and privacy of all our readers and subscribers at Affiliate Savant. We have taken the necessary steps to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation by limiting the use of personal data to only email addresses when provided to us by subscribers and IP addresses automatically stored in our web server logs. We also strictly limit the collection, sharing, and storage of non-personal data to the minimum required. And in fact, we have applied this high level of data privacy compliance to all of our users, wherever they reside in the world.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Please note that Affiliate Savant does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals as we do not use any personal data for tracking purposes, and because we cannot ensure that the third-party services our site may share non-personal data with are also responding to DNT requests.
This policy was last modified on, and is effective as of Jan 30, 2022.
Who are We?
Our website address is https://affiliatesavant.com.
How to Contact Us
P.O. Box 68532
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3B8