The Information We Collect
TodayAssistant collects two main types of information from its users. These are Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information is the most sensitive types of information that can be collected online. It is information that can be used on its one, or together with other information to distinguish you as an individual. Examples include home address, work address, full name, phone number, email, SSN, date of birth or mother’s maiden name.
We will ask only for your name and email address at TodayAssistant. You do not need to create an account to access the resources on our website, and thus you do not need to provide anymore personal information other than your name and email address. If you do not want to use your real name, you can use an alias instead.
Non-personally identifiable information is less sensitive, but that doesn’t mean we don’t treat just as seriusly. Non-personally identifiable information cannot be used to distinguish you as an individual. It’s basically the opposite of personally identifiable information. Typically, all websites record some non-personally identifiable information, such as IPs, information about the user’s device, and statistical information about the users, such as the time spent on a page, search terms used, and pereferred articles.
In the following section we will go into more details about how we collect these types of information and what we use it for.
Why and How We Collect It
We’ll be looking at each type of information we collect separately. This is because each type of information has a different degree of sensitivity and as such it will be handled slightly differently.
Personally Identifiable Information
PII can be collected for a number of reasons, depeding on a website’s profile. At TodayAssistant, we will only ask for your name and email address.
We will ask for this information in three situations:
a) When you leave a comment on an article.
b) When you submit an inquiry or send feedback through the contact form.
c) When you send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As mentioned, you can provide an alias instead of your real name in these situations. The reason why we ask for your name and email address is to be able to communicate with you, answer questions or respond to feedback. We will never disclose or share your information with third-parties, unless we are required to do so by law or upon request from an appropriate authority.
Important notice! If you have ever sent us a message, or commented on an article, your name and email will be recorded in relation to this communication. If you would like the information to be removed entirely from our website and database, please send us an email at email@example.com. We will have the information removed in maximum 30 days after receiving your request.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information – Cookies
Non-personally identifiable information is collected through cookies. Cookies are small bits of information stored on your computer future use on a website. Some cookies record technical info about your hardware and software. This information allows a website to display pages correctly, improve load times and optimize functionality.
Other types of cookies store information related to your browsing behavior. This information is generally used by the website administrators to improve content and find out what their readers are interested in. Information of this type typically includes search terms, pages users have visited most frequently, how much time they spent on a page, what websites they visited before accessing the page in questions, and when they exited a website.
Lastly, most websites collect marketing information. This information is shared with third-party marketing apps to display targeted apps. No personally identifiable information is recorded in connection with targeted apps at TodayAssistant. The information we may share is related to search topics, pages visited and time spent on page. This information allows marketers to suggest products, content or services through that may appeal to the user. This is done through targeted ads displayed on the website.
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