MSSQLTips Privacy Statement

MSSQLTips.com (MSSQLTips), owned by Edgewood Solutions LLC, respects your privacy and the personal data that we collect from you as a best practice and to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In order to provide the necessary information to serve your needs, we may request personal information from you. The information collected and how it is used will vary across the site. This policy is our way of letting you know how we collect information, what we collect it for, and what choices you may have.

MSSQLTips also provides links to other sites we believe may be of interest to you. These sites are provided as a convenience and are beyond our control. You are advised to check the privacy policies of those sites before providing your personal information to them.

Types Of Data Collected

MSSQLTips collects your email address and email preferences for its mailing list. Other personal information collected includes name, phone number, job title and company information for special features such as whitepapers, webinars, contests and downloads.  Also metrics are automatically collected to let us know what content on the website is used.

Why Data is Collected

Your email address is used for the daily newsletter, sponsored newsletter and special announcement emails. Other personal information collected including name, phone number, job title and company information is for special features such as whitepapers, webinars, contests and downloads where data may be shared with Sponsors.  In addition, data is collected to let us know how the website and content is being utilized.

How Data is Collected

Forms

MSSQLTips has several forms on the website to collect data.  All forms include a link to this privacy statement and the requirement to accept the terms before proceeding.

Data Automatically Collected

MSSQLTips may use cookies, web analytics, or other technologies to automatically collect certain information about you when you visit our website.  Please note, these may be first party cookies or tools or third party cookies or tools, which are hosted by another party.  MSSQLTips uses Google AdManager and AdSense to display ads and they have been configured for GDPR (non-personalized ads) and CCPA (restrict data processing).

Tip and Tutorial Comments

Any information that you may disclose on community forums or other public areas of MSSQLTips becomes public information, and you are solely responsible for your contributions.

How Data Is Used

The data is collected and stored in the United States.  This data is used for sending email newsletters.  In addition, data may be used to send out periodic emails updating you about other SQL Server offerings.  The data is not directly sold to any company, but data may be shared with specific Sponsors as noted on all forms where there is a Sponsor. If you do not wish for your personal data to be shared, please do not complete the forms.

Opt-out

You may opt-out of receiving email updates at any time by sending an email to [email protected] with a subject of "Unsubscribe" or use the unsubscribe option at the bottom of every email that is sent.

Request for Access or Deletion of Personal Data

EU (GDPR) and CA (CCPA) residents have the right to request what data we have stored about you or for your personal data to be deleted.  If you would like to inquire, please send an email to [email protected] requesting access to the data along with the email address used.  We will then email you a link with a verification code to verify your identity and that you are the owner of the email address before sharing or removing data.

Children under the Age of 18

MSSQLTips is not intended for children under the age of 18. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information. MSSQLTips does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, please do not register for anything.

Compliance Issues

Should you believe your personal information has been used in a way that is not consistent with this policy or your stated preferences, or should you have further questions related to this policy, please contact Greg Robidoux at [email protected]ns.com or call 1-603-566-4928.

Written inquiries may be addressed to Edgewood Solutions c/o Greg Robidoux, P.O. Box 682, Wilton, NH, USA 03086.

Policy Updates

If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any changes in our privacy practices that affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our website notifying users of the change. In some cases we will also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

We may update this policy from time to time to describe how new site features affect our use of your information and to let you know of new control and preference features that we provide you.

If you have questions about our Privacy Statement, please e-mail us at [email protected].

updated: 2019-12-11

 
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