1. Intended Use
Water Filter Cast respects the privacy of website visitors. This website is intended to be viewed and used by individuals located in North America. However, we acknowledge that some users may be located in other regions and that all users may be concerned about how their personal information is used or shared.
By using this website, users will be deemed, to the extent permitted by law, to have consented to this Policy and our data processing activities.
2. Notice Concerning Children
Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act [15 U.S. Code § 6502] and COPPA Rule [16 CFR Part 312], all websites directed at children under 13 must undertake specific compliance steps. Water Filter Cast is directed to adult users above 18 years of age and does not comply with those regulations.
4. Information Collection
When users visit or access this website, we collect personal information in different ways, including information users provide directly to us as well as automatically collected information via cookies and similar technologies.
a) Information users provide directly to us: Users can provide personal information directly to us in different ways, including name, email address, and password when creating a user account or when subscribing to our newsletter or submitting inquiries via the contact us form or.
b) Information is collected automatically: Our website’s server automatically collects specific data when users visit or access the website. This data may include the user’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, and version, operating system type, information regarding the URL that referred the user to our website, page views, the duration of stay on our site, time and date of visit, as well as other analytical data.
a) Session cookies: These temporary cookies are only used when a user is browsing the website and appear automatically when the user exits the browser.
We use session cookies to remember user actions and enhance user experience. For example, session cookies help us remember your log-in credentials during your session or products you have added to your shopping cart.
b) Persistent cookies: These cookies allow us to understand how users use our website, including specific pages users choose to view and website preferences. For example, persistent cookies allow us to remember your bookmarks, favorites, and language preferences. When users access our website from the EU or EEA areas, we will process cookie data based on user consent.
c) Third-party cookies: Our website allows third parties, like Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Facebook tags, etc., to collect certain anonymous information when users interact with our website.
These third parties may set third-party cookies (web beacons) to collect this information. These companies may also use information that is not personally identifiable, including information relating to users’ click stream, clicked ads, browser type, etc. We also use third-party cookies for affiliate marketing purposes to know if users purchase products through affiliate links on our website, in which case Water Filter Cast may receive a commission.
The information generated by these technologies is also used to serve ads about goods and services that may interest you.
d) Controlling cookies: All users can manage cookies by configuring their browser settings to accept, block, or delete cookies. You can block all cookies or choose to only block cookies from third parties.
Users can also clear cookies after each browsing session. However, we rely on some cookies for our website to function correctly. Users who delete or block all Water Filter Cast cookies may not save their preferences, and certain parts of the website may not work properly.
6. Legal Grounds
Water Filter Cast will seek to rely on particular lawful bases for personal data processing activities for all EU/EEA users according to the EU GDPR. Water Filter Cast will only process such data for the specific purpose for which the information was collected or obtained. The legal grounds that we rely upon for personal processing data are highlighted below.
a) User consent: We will only process personal data based on user consent. This includes permission to use certain data for marketing purposes or transfer it to third-party service providers.
b) Legitimate interest: We may process personal user data for legitimate interest purposes pursued by our suppliers, service providers, and affiliate contractors or by us. The extent of processing will not override your freedoms and rights.
c) Compliance with legal obligations: Water Filter Cast will process all personal data to comply with any legal duty that requires certain data to be processed under EU law.
7. Sharing and Disclosure
Water Filter Cast will not share or disclose user information outside of WaterFilterCast.com without the users’ express and verifiable consent. Please note, however, that we may disclose user information for our business’ legitimate purposes, such as dispute resolution, defense of our legal rights, or mergers and acquisitions.
We may also disclose user information if required by law in response to a valid request by public authorities in connection with the violation of our terms of service, crime, or fraud.
8. Links to Third Party Websites
As an affiliate marketer, Water Filter Cast features a wide range of content and links from other websites, online retailers, and product compendiums not owned or operated by our company. Sometimes, we may recommend products on those websites via links included for informational and convenience purposes only.
9. Data Retention
Water Filter Cast will not retain personal data longer than strictly necessary to fulfill the purpose/s for which the data was collected or to comply with any legal obligations. We will erase all user data that is no longer needed.
Water Filter Cast may sometimes retain certain data for internal analysis purposes. We will only retain such data for a short period to the extent necessary to improve our website’s functionality and security.
10. Data Transfer
11. Data Security
Water Filer Cast cares about the security of personally identifiable information collected from users. We have adopted technical and organizational measures to ensure that all personal data submitted to the site is secure. WaterFilterCast.com utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to protect personal data from unauthorized access, acquisition, or disclosure.
However, we do not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not defeat our security measures. Thus, we do not make any warranty on data security.
12. Google Tracking
These include social media pixels and information that allow us to track which ad referred users to our website to improve the performance of our marketing strategies. To understand social media interest-based ads and how to opt-out of them, please review the data and privacy policies of the websites or social media platforms that you use.
13. User Rights
Users residents within the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) have, per the EU GDPR, certain rights regarding data protection, more specifically regarding the personal information we hold about users in connection with our website. Users have the right to access and control their information and, where relevant, withdraw their consent from further processing their data.
Users also have the right to require the correction or deletion of their data where such data may be incomplete, outdated, or inaccurate. Users also have the right to object or restrict specific data processing if such processing is illegal or unlawful. Users also have the right to permit or restrict the transfer of their personal information to other service providers.
14. Notice of Breach
In the event of a personal data breach, if the breach may result in a significant risk to the users’ rights or freedoms, we will notify users of the breach and provide them with all necessary information explaining the nature of the breach as soon as practicable. We will also provide users with the contact information of our data protection officer and explain the likely consequences of the violation.
15. Complains and Contact Information