Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Anchor Engine

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Anchor Engine collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from user. Your privacy is important to us.  By using AnchorEngine.com, and its subsidaries, you are acknowledging and accepting the practices and information described in this policy and our Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy Updates

Anchor Engine reserves the right to update the Policy whenever we deem necessary without notifying you.

When We Collect Data

  • Data is collected when you visit our website, subscribe to our services, respond to a survey, fill out forms on our website, request marketing information, contact us (phone, email, physical mail, etc), meetings (in-person or remotely), reporting a problem, provide us with feedback, etc.
  • Data may also be collected from the public domain such as through search engines, directories, social media networks, etc.

User Data We Collect

When you visit any site including Anchor Engine, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including, but not limited to, information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the our site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you, and information about how you interact with the Anchor Engine. We call this information as “User Data”.  This information includes Cookies, Log Files, Web Beacons, Tags, Facebook Pixels, Google Analytics, Site Heat Maps, etc.

  • Cookies - Data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • Log Files - Files that provide action information occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • Web Beacons and Tags - Electronic files used to record information about how you browse our site.
  • Facebook Pixel - Facebook specific cookie or tracking beacon use to to show where you have “liked” our website on the Facebook social network. Facebook uses these cookies in order track your activity and in order to serve our ads on to you on their platform. Facebook’s privacy policy is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy, Facebook’s cookie policy is available at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/, Facebook's Pixel information is available at https://www.facebook.com/business/help/742478679120153.
  • Google Analytics - Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our Website is used to create reports about the use on our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The information collected by Google Analytics on Google's servers and databases. You also have the option of objecting to the collection of personal data by Google Analytics from our Website by downloading and installing a browser add-on which can be found under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • Heat Maps - Allows us to see how you are really using our website by showing use areas of the website that are getting the most use and clicks.

Why We Use Your User Data

The information we collect is primarily for our own internal purposes, including but not limited to improving our products, services, website, advertising, remarketing efforts, send out relevant surveys, feedback purposes, etc. We do NOT sell your information to any 3rd party.

Sharing Your User Data

  • We share your user data with third parties to help us with the purposes above. This data is used but not limited to analytical tools to make better informed decisions.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • Whenever it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Anchor Engine's Terms of Use or Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

Behavioral Advertising

As described above, we use user data to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work. Information on how you can opt out is included below.

  • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
  • Google - https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
  • Bing - https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
  • Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/

Social Media Sharing

Anchor Engine may contain links to share content on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc. In case you share the content or information through a social media or network, you become involved in relations with the third party that provides such respective social media or network. These third parties collect your Personal Data according to their privacy policies, so please read privacy policies of such third parties carefully before you proceed with any actions involving such social media or networks. Be aware that in case you have already registered on a social media or network, they may identify you and process your account details. We do not bear any responsibility for such third parties.

Newsletter and Contact Form

  • When you supply us with email or phone number, fill out a contact form, complete a survey, make contact with us, you are giving us consent to being communicated by email, phone call, or other means.
  • You may opt-out of the email newsletters by clicking unsubscribe like link found on the bottom of the newsletter or contact us via email. If you prefer not to be added to our email list, please email us.
  • Phone calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance and your participation in any phone call serves a express consent to be recorded or monitored.

Personal Identification Information

Personal identification information may be shared with third parties for analytical purposes or in order to perform services on our behalf, and we will obtain consent for such sharing where it is legally required. We do NOT sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

We will not knowingly collect or maintain any information of person’s under the age of 13 and in no way does Anchor Engine partake in structurally attracting anyone under the age of 13.  We take the privacy of the youth extremely seriously.  

European Residences

You have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us via email. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including, but not limited to, the United States.

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