Privacy Policy

Privacy is a core value of The Computer Mechanic. We want to process as little of your personal data as possible, at all times. This privacy statement describes the personal data The Computer Mechanic processes while providing you with our service. If you use our service, you agree with the underlying privacy statement.

We’re built for privacy (and security). Internally, we know exactly what that means; we use privacy as a filter for all our decision-making. When making a choice between one practice that enhances a user’s privacy, and another that would diminish it but accelerate our growth, we’ll always take the slower, more private option.

Summary

We realise how important it is that our customers fully understand what we mean by privacy. This policy gives you an overview of;

  • What we mean by “logless”
  • What information we collect, how it’s stored, and how it’s used
  • What happens in the case we are subpoenaed, receive a court order or DMCA copyright infringement notice
  • What we do with information relating to cancelled or dormant accounts
  • How we handle subject access requests

We’ve tried our best to make this policy human-readable so you can get the facts you need quickly.

We will only use your data to offer you the best and most secure service experience.

We’ll only collect that data that is absolutely necessary for our service to run. As a matter of fact, the less we know about you, the better.

We know you don’t like cookies (we don’t either), therefore we only place one so you stay signed in during a visit. It’ll disappear as soon as you close your browser.

We’ll never share your data with others, unless we have to by law.

You control your data, so it’s up to you if you want to change it.

The Computer Mechanic invests a lot of time in creating a safe and secure platform. No one can guarantee 100% security, but we do our best!

Should we change anything in this policy, we’ll notify you immediately.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time, should you have any questions

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files

The Computer Mechanic follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, The Computer Mechanic uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read “Cookies” article from the Privacy Policy Generator.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of The Computer Mechanic.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on The Computer Mechanic, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that The Computer Mechanic has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

The Computer Mechanic’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

The Computer Mechanic does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.