What is a Privacy Policy?

An important page on your website, list any legal notes and disclaimers here.

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.

As a result of this law, your website should provide legal statements and disclosures that show how your website gathers and uses information, so users are aware, and can take action to protect their privacy.

If you site doesn’t have a privacy policy, you could be opening yourselves up to legal issues. Creating them in WordPress is a simple task. Corporate clients should discuss these with their counsel.

Is your site to users who might be sight impaired? Click here for information on accessibility. We recommend adding legal lines and ADA Compliance statements into your privacy policy.

Our Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.longbow.net.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

Contact forms

Protecting you and your privacy is of critical importance to us.

We provide a contact form for your use. Please do not send private personal data or account passwords with this form. It’s intended for you to start a conversation to consider if our practice can meet your needs.

As a rule, the less personal data we collect online, the less impact of possible data breaches. Our goal is to protect you and your 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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. 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. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our site. Some is shared with Google to better manage our site.

Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

ADA Compliance

We make every effort to ensure our sites are available and usable. To that end, we pursue industry best practices, and make every effort to comply with guidelines set forth by ADA and W3C.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

The WCAG was established by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), The WCAG 2.0 (published 12/11/2008) supercede and are recommended over WCAG 1.0 (released 5/05/1999).

WCAG 2.0 has 12 guidelines that are organized under 4 design principles of web accessibility: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. Each principle has guidelines, and for each guideline, there are testable success criteria at three levels: A, AA, and AAA. The basis for determining conformance to the WCAG 2.0 are the success criteria. For a short summary of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, see WCAG 2.0 at a Glance.

WCAG 1.0 is organized around guidelines that have three checkpointspriority 1 (must), 2 (should), or 3 (may) and address 2 major themes of accessible web design: ensuring graceful transformation and making understandable, navigable content. The basis for determining conformance to the WCAG 1.0 are the checkpoints. For information on the comparison and transition to 2.0, see How WCAG 2.0 Differs from WCAG 1.0.

Quick linksWCAG OverviewHow to Meet WCAG 2.0 (Quick Reference)

Our Goal: Making a website that everyone can use

We are committed to making our website accessible to all users. Our goal is to provide an accessible website that conforms to Section 508 Guidelines and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.

Some existing content may not be in compliance, and some content may meet only the minimum required compliance standards. This will be resolved we update their existing websites and continue efforts to monitor and maintain acceptable compliance levels. While every effort will be made, it is understood that creating accessible formats for some documentation and graphical renderings maintained by us may be technologically unfeasible, impractical, or creates an undue hardship to our operations.

We continue to make every effort to test the website and to remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from interacting with or accessing information made available on our website. If we become aware of content that does not conform to the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, we will make reasonable good faith efforts to make the content conform to the standards.

We cannot control or correct problems with third-party sites, but please let us know if you encounter difficulty with the sites we link to so we can pass the information along to the owners of those websites. You may also want to address your concerns directly to these third parties.

While this policy does provide the standard for individuals with disabilities to access Web-based information, this policy cannot anticipate every accessibility need, due to known limitations of existing technology. There may be other circumstances, independent of technology that may limit the accessibility of our website.

While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website, particularly as it relates to content by third parties. We are not responsible for ensuring that third-party content, software/tools, widgets, Add-ins, Plugins, APIs, etc., which are not owned by us, but are otherwise located on or linked to our websites, conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA, and shall not be liable if they are inaccessible to individuals with disabilities.

Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide helpful information. They are in no way a substitute for actual legal advice based upon your unique facts and circumstances. This content is not intended or offered, nor should it be taken, as legal advice. You should always consult with your own professional advisors (e.g. attorney, accountant, insurance carrier).

We are web designers and developers, making every effort to make websites that everyone can use.

If you have issues on our site, please contact us and help us improve.

Accessibility

We are committed to providing an accessible website. If you have difficulty accessing content, have difficulty viewing a file on the website, or notice any accessibility problems, please contact us to specify the nature of the accessibility issue and any assistive technology you use. We will strive to provide the content you need in the format you require.

Wewelcome your suggestions and comments about improving ongoing efforts to increase the accessibility of this website.

If you have issues on our site, please contact us and help us improve.

Our contact information

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Office
930 S. Harbor City Blvd, Suite 505
Melbourne, FL, 32901 USA