Privacy / Cookie Policy

Who We Are

Indoor Air Advisor is a collaboration between two friends and colleagues in the HVAC industry. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive source of indoor air quality-related information. Our website address is: https://indoorairadvisor.com.

Comments

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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check 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.

Analytics and Advertising

Our site uses various third-party analytics and advertising services, including but not limited to Google Analytics, Amazon Affiliates, Adsense, and Ezoic. These services help us analyze site trends, optimize user experiences, administer improvements on the site, and serve personalized advertisements to visitors. They may generate log files containing information about user visits, such as:

  • IP address
  • Type of internet browser
  • ISP (Internet Service Provider)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Clicks on pages

These log files are used to gather aggregate data about user behavior and engagement with the site. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Please note that these third-party services may collect data, use cookies, and serve personalized ads to visitors. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these services to better understand their data collection and usage practices:

By using our website, you acknowledge and accept the data collection and usage practices of these third-party services. If you wish to disable cookies or manage your privacy settings, please consult the documentation for your specific browser or visit the relevant service’s privacy policy for more information on how to do so.

Anonymous Data from Google Analytics and Other Services

Indoor Air Advisor is committed to providing valuable and useful content to our readers. To help us achieve this, we have implemented Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting features, as well as similar features from other third-party services like Amazon Affiliates, Adsense, Mediavine, Adthrive, and Ezoic. These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age, and interests of website visitors, helping us adapt our content to better reflect their needs.

Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings and other third-party services, it is not provided to us in a personally identifiable format. This means we cannot identify specific information about you, and we will not attempt to do so.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Cookies and Web Beacons

While we do not use cookies directly, third parties such as advertisers may use them.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

  • Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to Indoor Air Advisor and other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. You can also opt-out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

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.

Data Protection

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.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks, such as Google Adsense, Mediavine, Adthrive, Amazon Affiliates, and Ezoic, use technology to deliver advertisements and links that appear on Indoor Air Advisor directly to your browser. When this occurs, they automatically receive your IP address. Other technologies, like cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons, may also be used by these third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their ads and/or personalize the advertising content you see.

Indoor Air Advisor has no access to or control over the cookies used by third-party advertisers.

For more detailed information on third-party ad servers’ practices and instructions on how to opt-out of specific practices, consult their respective privacy policies. Our privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, other advertisers or websites.

To disable cookies, you can do so through your individual browser options. For more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, refer to the browsers’ respective websites.

To opt out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability), visit the respective websites. You can also opt out of some third-party vendors’ use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

If you require additional information or have questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected].

Who We Share Your Data With

We will not share any user data with outside parties. If you are a registered user and request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or change our privacy policy at any time. If we make any significant changes, we will notify our users by posting an update on the website or sending an email to registered users. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and stay informed about any changes. Your continued use of our site constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of any updates or changes to our privacy policy.