Who we are

Our website address is: http://runninginsilence.org.

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for runninginsilence.com. We are located in the United States, and our goods and services aren’t envisioned as being offered to users in the EU.  We do not knowingly collect information from children under 14 years of age.  We will only use or disclose personal information about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations, or to protect a child.

This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

Our privacy policy may change from time to time, so please check it often.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Information collected online can generally be categorized as anonymous or personally identifiable.  Anonymous information is information that cannot be connected to the identity of a specific individual.  Personally identifiable information and data (“personal information” or “personal data”) is information that specifically identifies a particular user, such as name, address, or phone number.  An example of anonymous information is the fact that, while this website may record the number of visits to a particular page that occur in a given period of time, it does not necessarily tell us the names or other identifying information of every visitor.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

When you contact us, participate in chats with us, comment, or respond to surveys, or if you email us, you are voluntarily releasing personal information to us.  You may decide not to volunteer personal information, but this may limit the functionality of this website.  We automatically collect personal information when you interact with this website.  Personal data may also be generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds. This is described further below.

We will use your personal information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your personal information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order, and as described further in this privacy policy. We may anonymize stories, comments, etc. that are submitted by visitors and use them for any purpose.

When you visit our website, we collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to measure the use of this website and to improve its content and performance.  To the extent that we share such information with third parties, it is not traceable to any particular user, and will not be used to contact you.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy. If you wish to stop receiving emails from us, please send an email to runninginsilence@gmail.com with ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ in the subject line of your message, or click “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email newsletter you may be receiving.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personal information.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

If you have an account, if you log in to this site, or if we create an account at your request, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you log in or if we create an account for you, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.

You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent; if you do so, this may limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit our website.  You may delete cookies that are already on your computer, and stop cookies from being accepted in the future, by referring to your manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu.  All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser.  If you would like to obtain more detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preferences, you may want to visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.  You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third party ad networks for the purpose of delivery of advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles of Online Behavioral Advertising at http://optout.aboutads.info/choices.  You can also opt out of a third -arty vendor’s use of cookies by visiting www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics in order to track visitor statistics.  You can view Google’s privacy policy here.  We collect information consistent with the terms of Google’s privacy policy, which could include but is not limited to the collection of device-specific information, log information, location information, and cookie-related information.  We use this information to better understand use of this website and topics of interest among site visitors.

Data Retention

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Users that sign up for our email subscription may opt out at any time.

Security 

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personal information. The computers/servers in which we store personal information are kept in a secure environment.

However, no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure.  We do not guarantee that unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will never occur or that our information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by any breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

What rights you have over your data

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.

What we share with others

We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent (which you are free to withhold) except where we are required to do so by law or as described in this privacy policy.  We may engage trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us.  We may share information we collect with those third parties to the extent necessary to perform those functions and provide those services, consistent with the protections in this privacy policy.

We may pass your personal data to or through third-party software or plugins for the purposes of providing services to you on our behalf. These plugins and software may include:

  • Akismet Anti-spam (Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service)
  • Google Analytics (As described above)
  • Gravatar (As described above)
  • Yoast SEO (Provides site optimization and analytics to us)
  • WooCommerce (Provides analytics regarding products purchased through the site)
  • Activity Log
  • Better Search Replace
  • Broken Link Checker
  • Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard
  • Force HTTPS
  • Gravity Forms
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • Mailchimp for WooCommerce
  • ManageWP – Worker
  • Popup Maker
  • Post SMTP
  • Redirection
  • Top 10
  • Use Any Font
  • WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Gateway
  • WooCommerce Services
  • Wordfence Security
  • WP File Manager
  • WP Rocket
  • WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache
  • YITH WooCommerce Name Your Price

We may share your non-private, aggregated or otherwise anonymous information.

If we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business, or if we buy or merge with another business, we may share your personal information.  If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal information as set forth in this privacy policy.  We may be legally required to disclose or share your personal information without your consent in some circumstances, for example, to comply with a court order or law enforcement.  We may also share your information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government agency, law enforcement, judicial or public authority, or other legal request, or to comply with the law.  We may also share your information with our lawyers and other professional advisors, and third-party providers of services such as cloud storage, customer relationship management systems, and others who need your information to provide services to us (or on our behalf).

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, depending on which you choose to use, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.
Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: