At Review Scout, we take the job of protecting your private information seriously. This page is about how we collect data on ReviewScout.org and how we use it. We are a collective of researchers focused on providing ratings and reviews on diverse product categories. By using this website, you consent to the data practices described on this page.
Collection of your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you send it to us via an email or form submission on our website. If you sign up for our newsletter or submit a product review, then you are also providing information about yourself. We will use this information to communicate with you.
Use of your Personal Information
If you signed up for a newsletter, we would use your name and email address information to send you periodical email updates with news and reviews. You can opt-out of these emails at any time from the appropriate link in the email.
If you submitted an email to us or filled out an advertising inquiry through our web form, we will use that information in correspondence with you.
When submitting a product review, we are collecting information that you are voluntarily providing to us. Your review information will be compiled with others in our statistical analysis process resulting in overall ratings for select products. We may also gather additional information about you in the future.
Review Scout may also use your personally identifiable information to tell you about other products or services available from us or an affiliate of ours.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or lease the list of the information we obtain through our website to third parties. At times we may share data with trusted partners to conduct statistical analysis, send emails on our behalf using their platforms, and respond to your emails or form submissions using third-party software.
Any third party we work with is required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. They are also prohibited from using your private data for any purpose other than to do the job we contracted with them to do.
If the law requires us to or if we believe that we need to out of good faith, we may disclose your personal information without giving you prior notice. We would do this to obey a court order, if our property rights protection requires it, or if we must to protect the safety of our users or the general public.
Tracking User Behavior
Review Scout does keep track of your behavior on our site to optimize or asses site performance to make it more user-friendly. We may also use it to show you customized content we think you would be most interested in.
Automatically Collected Information
Our tech team are a bit nerdy and want to make sure this site is performing for people who use different computer operating systems. They may also do it so they can compile that data and show in a meeting as part of their presentation to show how insightful they are being. Either way, we do automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software once you visit our site. This data usually will include your IP address, type of browser used, domain names, times of visits, and any site referral information.
No, we are not talking about the chocolate chip kind. A cookie is a text file that automatically gets placed by a web page server onto your computer’s hard drive. These are harmless pieces of information that cannot give your computer a virus or run any programs. It just sits there, so the next time you come to our site, we can know it is you and greet with the big welcome you deserve for coming back again. We use “cookies” to make your experience on Review Scout a bit more personal to you.
You don’t need to accept cookies if you don’t want to. It’s totally ok as maybe you are on a cookie tracking diet. We respect your decision. You can change the setting on whatever fancy web browser you are using not to accept cookies or to purge any cookies that have been collected about you so far. If we are not able to place a cookie, then we may not be able to serve you customized information through our site.
Our site will often contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). We will usually provide links to websites to make it convenient for you to get more information. If you click a link to a third-party website, you are acknowledging and consenting that we may share information and data with a third party. When you leave our site, please be sure to head over to the privacy section of the linked website and give it a read, so you understand what information they are collecting.
Security of your Personal Information
Review Scout does its best to implement the most current measure to safeguard your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Our site protects your data during transmission using encryption through the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. We do our best, but no one can be perfect 100% of the time, and so by using our site, you acknowledge that there are privacy and security limitations to the internet of today, which is beyond our control. And that privacy, integrity, and security between you and Review Scout cannot be guaranteed.
Children Under Thirteen
We are parents, and as overprotective parents, we want you to know that we are not knowingly collecting, either online or offline, personal information from visitors who are under the age of thirteen. We just think that is not ok. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must give you permission before using this site.
If you subscribe to our newsletter or submit a product review through our site, we may, at times, contact you via email with information about new product reviews, general news information, and surveys. We want to know if our emails are any good, and so we may get a notification if you open an email of ours if you click on any of our links. If you don’t want to hear from us again, you will make us cry but, you can unsubscribe via the opt-out link in the email you received or by sending an email directly to [email protected].
External Data Storage Sites
We use data servers from third parties and store our data for this site on those external servers.
Review Scout is operated from our offices within the United States. If you might be visiting our site from another country, you are acknowledging and consenting that any personal information which you provide us with be transferred, collected, and stored in the United States.
California User Consumer Rights
If you are a resident of the great state of California, please be advised of California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3. This code means you have the right to file a complaint or grievances with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814. You can also reach them by phone at 888-808-7855 or send them an email to [email protected].
Visit http://www.ftc.gov to learn more about protecting your privacy.
Changes to this Statement
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Effective as of October 06, 2023