Privacy Policy

This privacy policy outlines the information collected by the Top Tip Bio website (TopTipBio.com) and the Top Tip Bio Academy (Courses.TopTipBio.com).

What information do we collect and use?

We collect certain bits of information from visitors to our website. These include both non-personal information and personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information, such as e-mail addresses, is provided voluntarily by you. Note, we will never sell any information we collect on to third parties.

We collect this information to improve the functionality of the site and provide the best experience to our visitors.

Comments forms

Information that is collected and how it is used

Visitors have the option to leave comments on the site, which are completely voluntary. If comments are posted, we collect the data shown in the comments form (the comment, visitor name [required], visitor e-mail [required] and visitor website [optional]) and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. Collection of the latter is to help with spam detection. Collection of the visitor e-mail from the comments form will not be used for marketing purposes.

If you leave a comment on our site you may also opt-in to save 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

Where is the information stored?

Comment information is stored on our web hosting server, hosted by Tsohost based in Slough (United Kingdom). To read more about their privacy policy click here.

How long will the information be stored?

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 those that have used the opt-in option to save their name, e-mail address and website, these cookies will last for one year.

How to remove this information

To send a request to remove the information gathered through our comments form, please use our contact form.

Contact forms

Information that is collected and how it is used

Visitors have the option to contact us directly by using our contact form. For this, we collect the data shown in the form (visitor name [required], visitor [e-mail], e-mail subject [optional] and the message [optional]). Once sent, the information will be sent in the form of an e-mail to our address.

We use this information to answer the message sent to us. We will not use the e-mail address for marketing purposes.

The contact form used on our site is created using the Contact Form 7 plugin for WordPress.

Where is the information stored?

This information sent to our e-mail account is stored on our web hosting server, hosted by Tsohost based in Slough (United Kingdom).

How long will the information be stored?

Unless notified, we will keep e-mails sent through our contact form indefinitely.

How to remove this information

To send a request to remove the information gathered through our contact form, please use our contact form.

Excel templates

Information that is collected and how it is used

Our visitors also have the option to download free Excel templates and be put on our mailing list. To download the template, the only information we ask for is an e-mail address (of course!). This information is completely voluntary and you have the option to change this information at any time.

Where is the information stored?

To manage our mailing list, we use the third-party platform MailChimp. To read about their privacy policy, click here.

How long will the information be stored?

We will keep e-mails used indefinitely.

How to remove this information

To stop receiving any emails from us, you can follow the link at the bottom of the email. If you want to remove your information from our mailing list, please use our contact form.

Online courses

Information that is collected and how it is used

Visitors have the option to enroll on online courses through the Top Tip Bio Academy. To do this we ask for your name and e-mail address. If you are purchasing a course, we will ask you for your billing address and payment information (including credit card numbers). This information is used to contact you and process any purchases.

Where is the information stored?

All of information, including payment details, is managed by a third-party platform we use called Teachable. To read about their privacy policy, click here.

How long will the information be stored?

This information will be kept as long as you have an active student account.

How to remove this information

To remove this information, you can delete your student account. Alternatively, please contact us and send a request.

Google Analytics

Information that is collected and how it is used

When you visit our website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser and IP address. Additionally, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to use and information about how you interact with our website.

This information is used so we can understand more about our visitors and to ensure we are delivering the best experience to them.

Where is the information stored?

To collect this information, we use a tool called Google Analytics. To read about their privacy policy, click here.

How long will the information be stored?

This information will be kept for 26 months.

How to remove this information

To remove this information, you can send a request by contacting us here. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here.

Additional steps we take to protect your information

Our website has a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. This is a small file installed on our Web server that allows for a secure connection between the server and your Web browser. This is just another step we have taken to protect your privacy.

Cookies

Our website uses “Cookies” to improve the functionality of our website and to provide the best possible service to you.

To read about the Cookies used by this website and to change their settings, visit our Cookie policy here.

Minors

This website is not intended for individuals under the age of 13 years old.

Updates

We may update the information in our privacy policy from time to time. Any updates will be posted on this page, with the corresponding date of changes.

Contact us

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or requests about the privacy practices. Please use the contact form, or send an e-mail directly to Steven ([email protected]).

Last updated: 09/02/2020