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Privacy Policy

FPIC.INFO Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

By the use of Google Analytics, we collect IP and Browser information to help you with your experience (e.g. remember language selection, security, etc.). Please note that your IP address is collected only in an anonymized format. You can read more information about this here.

When do we collect information?

Your IP and Browser information is automatically collected when you browse the website. Other information is collected only when you explicitly provide it (e.g. when you send us an email through the contact form).

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you contact us, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

How do we protect your information?

How long is your information stored?

We've set up our Google Analytics account to store data at a user-level and event-level for 26 months. After that period it is deleted automatically on a monthly basis.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, it may reduce your user experience, for example, your language preferences will not be saved. Also, cookies are required for the correct functioning of our contact form.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website. We do link to institutional link resolvers and many of the resources listed on our website, due to copyright restrictions, are linked rather than stored in our sever.


We do not use Google AdSense on our website, but we do track user interactions with Google Analytics. You can find more information about Google Analytics policies here.

Additionally, we use Google's reCaptcha service to reduce spam on our website. Google's reCaptcha service requires the use of cookies.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies or other third-party identifiers together. We use them to compile data regarding user interactions to improve our user experience.

Opting out:

It is possible to opt-out from being tracked by Google by using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This will only stop our website of tracking information we collect with statistical purposes. All other functionalities of the website will be available for you regardless.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. See more at this website.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes On our Privacy Policy Page.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We cannot completily honor the Do Not Track signal on our website. It is required to avoid Cross Site Request Forgeries (CSRF), and to track down whether you agree with our privacy policy or not. Additionally, some functionalities (for example, Google's reCaptcha) require additional cookies that we do not control.

However, we understand that privacy is an important issue, so we honour the spirit of Do Not Track by filtering out any non-essential cookie on our website (i.e. Google Analytics) when the user specifies as such on their browser.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

Email Communications

We only collect your email when you communicate directly with us by using the Contact Us form. We do not store that information in our server and we do not use it for anything else than to respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

+1 519 884 0710 x2052

Last Edited on 2018-05-25