- Information Collection
SGTU may collect information from our users at several different points on the site. SGTU is the sole owner of the information collected on SecGuard.net
- Comments and Posts
SGTU users can choose to write comments or posts on the site. To leave a comment, users must submit information including a valid email address. SGTU uses this information to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions of use, and will not pass this information to any other organization.
SGTU offers email newsletters. To sign up to receive regular emails, users must submit information including a valid email address. This information will be used in aggregate form to assess general user interest in various internal and third party products and services, and your personal and contact information will not be passed to any other organization. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular emails, including new articles added to the site.
- Third Party Cookies
- Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by many services. Information about users’ visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not username, date of birth, or any other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site.
- Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
- Affiliate Disclosure
In some instances, we may include affiliate links in posts. Considering the number of articles on the site, it would be impractical to list each and every program that we have an affiliate agreement with. You should, therefore, assume that any links leading you to products or services are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through one of this links, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Among other programs, SGTU is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
- USA Audience
This Site and the information offered through it are intended for an audience of individuals located in the United States. We do not envisage offering services or products to individuals located in the European Union nor monitoring said individuals pursuant to Article 3(2) of the GDPR. If you are located in the European Union or in any country other than the United States, please don’t use our Site.
Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.
* Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
* IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
* Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
* Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
* Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)
Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.
You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse same here.
- Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. These include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.
- Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, SGTU may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.
- Business Transitions
In the event SGTU goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
SGTU contains links to other sites. Please be aware that SGTU is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by SGTU.
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