At ExpertPruning, we take privacy seriously. This policy describes how we collect, use, protect and disclose personal data. We created this transparent and comprehensive privacy policy to clearly explain our practices regarding private information.

Who We Are and What Data We Collect

Our website address is https://expertpruning.com. We only collect necessary data to provide services, personalize content, analyze usage, process orders and payments, communicate updates and promotions, and enhance overall user experience. Specific information gathered when voluntarily provided by users includes:

  • Contact details like email, address, and phone numbers
  • Demographics such as age, location, and gardening interests
  • Activity metrics to understand behaviors and improve our services

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

To provide optimal services across digital properties, we may receive analytics data about site visitors from third-party advertisers and partners. Information gathered may include browsing behaviors, purchases, demographic attributes, location details, and content engagement metrics designed to enhance the user experience. All data sharing with external companies adheres strictly to leading privacy standards and practices, including GDPR data protection guidelines. We vet advertisers carefully and maintain clear end-user policies surrounding use of third-party derived data related to or associated with any individual.

Advertisements and sponsorship

We may decide to display advertisements and sponsored content on our website. If we do so, the advertisers and sponsors will have access to data regarding clicks and impressions on their advertisements. However, we will never disclose your personal identifying information to them.

Ezoic

We utilize Ezoic to provide you with a personalized advertising experience when you visit our website. Additionally, we employ Ezoic for analytics purposes. You can review Ezoic’s Privacy Policy at this link.

ExpertPruning is also CCPA compliant.

Comment Data Collection

When visitors leave comments, we collect the information in the form as well as the IP address and browser details to assist with spam detection. An anonymized string made from your email (a hash) may be given to Gravatar to check if you are using it. Gravatar’s privacy policy is at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Your profile image will appear publicly with comments once approved.

Media Usage

If you share photos containing GPS location data, visitors can view and extract this information. You should remove metadata before uploading images.

Use of Cookies

Cookies help us understand site usage, remember form data and settings, and support login processes. Commenters may opt-in to save names, emails and websites in cookies for convenience. These cookies last one year. We use essential login/settings cookies that expire in two days, and “Remember Me” login cookies that last two weeks. If you edit or post content, an associated cookie saves the ID and expires in a day.

Embedded Content

Articles may embed videos, images and other content. Embedded items behave as if visiting their original site. They may use their own cookies, data collection, and tracking per their policies.

Data Sharing

We do not share or sell private data except to respond to claims, ensure rights protection, or comply with authorities.

Data Retention

Comments and metadata are stored indefinitely so we can automatically recognize users rather than hold for moderation. For registered users, full profiles remain until users delete accounts or info themselves (except unchanging usernames).

Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place

To immediately address potential or actual data breaches, we have rigorous internal reporting systems in place. Users may reach out to admin@expertpruning.com to report bugs or system vulnerabilities that may compromise private data. We also maintain an external bug bounty program to encourage white-hat hacking practices that protect users. Confirmed security issues undergo complete diagnosis and remediation to meet requirements under laws like GDPR and CCPA. Our diligent processes ensure any critical data exposure receives a prompt and thorough response to maintain your data security.

User Rights

You can request access to or deletion of any personal data we retain, except where kept for administrative, legal or security purposes. You also have rights over account information and previously provided comments on the site.

Where Data is Transferred

Visitor comments may be processed by automated spam detection services.

Contact us with any questions or concerns regarding data collection or usage policies.