We highly value the privacy of our users and patrons; hence we make this policy available readily on our website. This will help you to understand the handling of information that you encounter while using this website.
Log files and cookies
As WoodworkingArena uses industry-standard analytics packages, it gathers minimal information on our website visitors automatically, storing the information in our server log files. We want to assure our users that the information recorded is anonymous; they may include browser type, referring pages, IP addresses, necessary information of the IP, date/time stamps as well as the operating system of the user. We assure that the information does not help identify or point to individual users and is used solely for site administration purposes, web analytics, finding out usage, and trends.
WoodworkingArena uses both persistent cookies and session ID cookies. When your browser is closed, the session ID cookie expires, but a persistent cookie does not. The latter may remain on your hard drive for an extended period. As for session cookies, they make navigation on our site easier. Persistent cookies serve the purpose of speeding up your login time by storing your passwords for blogs or forums. This enables you to sign in without having to enter your credentials every time. This may allow us to keep track of the interests of our users, helping us to reach a target audience and retain them. For users, cookies enhance the overall experience of visiting our website.
It is to be mentioned that we do not have any access to the cookies used by any of our advertisers, nor do we have administration abilities over them.
Links to other websites
Amazon Associates Program
https://woodworkingarena.com is an affiliate under the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Under this affiliate advertising program, sites are given the means to earn advertising fees through linking and advertising products to Amazon.com. Hence, it is worth noting that some of the links on https://woodworkingarena.com are Amazon affiliate links. The Amazon logo and Amazon are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc., and its affiliates.
Use of personal information and registration
You are not required to register to access this website. However, our website does link you to other sites that may require you to register with them, such as message boards, social media platforms, forums, blogs, etc. and others. If you wish to leave comments or purchase from those websites, you may be required to register or open an account there.
If you provide us with any personal details despite not registering, we assure you that we will not be sharing any of your personal information with any third-party websites or organization without your explicit consent. However, if you post comments or articles to any blog, message board, or forum with any personally identifiable information, what you provide to these websites or materials may be collated, read, or used by anybody viewing those websites. We are in no way responsible for personally identifiable information that you choose to make available on these channels.
For visitors to our websites, there is also a provision to opt-in to receive emails and communication from us. In such a case, we usually ask the visitor to provide their name and email address. These communications include our product promotions, offers, a regular newsletter, and other information that we feel may be of value to the visitor. To opt-out of receiving notification from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email address and name that you provided to us to receive communications will not be shared with any third-party organization without your clear consent.
Access to personally identifiable information
If there is any change in your personally identifiable information or if you no longer wish for us to keep your information, you may request updating, correction, or deletion of the information you had previously provided. For these purposes, contact us at email@example.com.
At WoodworkingArena, universally accepted industry standards are followed to protect the personal information that you may have given us. Please be aware, however, that no online security or storage means 100% foolproof or secure. Hence, as it is the case with any organization, we cannot guarantee that your information will be protected.
Within this site, we reserve the right to conceal or insert secrets in the content. For any questions regarding our security procedures, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As required by law or law enforcement agencies, we reserve the full right to disclose any personally identifiable information that you provide. This may occur when we believe that disclosure is a necessary step to protect our rights, to comply with any judicial proceeding, court order, or legal procedure served on our website.