Last Updated: 2/26/23
We are committed to ensuring your privacy is protected.
Who We Are:
We SECRO Lab, LLC (herein referred to as the “Company” and “we”), doing business as Reptile Scout™ through our website ReptileScout.com (herein referred to as the “Website”).
People visiting and using the Website, including you, are herein referred to as “you,” “user,” “users,” “visitor,” and “visitors.”
What Personal Data We Collect and Why?
When visitors leave comments on the Website, the Company collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string in order to help prevent spam on the Website.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
The Company collects the data shown in the Contact form in order to adequately service and respond to website visitors.
If you leave a comment on the Website 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 have an account and you log in to the Website, 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.
We participate in affiliate programs, which have cookies that range from 1 day and longer. More on this in the affiliates section below.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on the Website 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.
The Website and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (Google Analytics cookie) to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on past visits to our website. More specifically, our Website has implemented uses display advertising, and we utilize Google Analytics to implement a specific feature called remarketing. Remarketing is a feature of Google’s AdWords that allows us to optimize the deliver of ad content specifically targeted to a visitor’s interests based upon previous visits to our site. If you’ like more information about remarketing lists in Google Analytics please visit the following site: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2611268.
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising you may do so by going to the following website: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
There is also a Google Analytics opt-out browser add on that you can download: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Affiliate Links Disclosure
The Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance in 2015. These rules were created to ensure that readers or viewers of web content and media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In summary, the readers need to know if the Website is making money by sharing a link or product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links on ReptileScout.com are affiliate links from which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items to help support the operation of the Website.
What Are Affiliate Links
When a visitor clicks on an affiliate link located on ReptileScout.com, they may be taken to an external website. If the visitor goes to this external website and buys an item from that external website directly (not from ReptileScout.com), such as Amazon and/or other companies, these websites pay our Company a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website and/or products through their affiliate program.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
Our Company uses two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links:
SECRO Lab, LLC DBA Reptile Scout™ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commission on sales of products on Amazon’s websites by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on most products sold through their affiliate links.
Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.
Amazon and Amazon’s logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
Notice of Amazon.com 24 Hour Commission Window
When the Website links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a visitor places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link, then proceed to purchase the item within 24 hours, the Company gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, we will get a commission on the sale of most items.
Anytime you see a link on our Website that looks like http://astore.amazon.com/…… or www.amazon.com/…. it is an Amazon affiliate link. Again, please assume all links on our Website are affiliate links, as we will not always clearly call out which links are or are not affiliate links.
2. Product affiliate links:
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the Company gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online summit packages are usually affiliate links, also. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click.”
What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information.
Social media pages where we use Amazon & other affiliate links for product recommendations and place links in those posts, we will make every effort to put “affiliate link” or #ad somewhere within the post.
How Long Do 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 a username is not able to be changed. Website administrators can also see and edit this information, as well, except for the username.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data (Includes EU GDPR)?
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.
For more information, especially for our EU GDPR compliance for our users located in the European Union, please make sure to review our Terms and Conditions.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use third party tools on our site to help with processing your account information uploaded by you, under your consent. These third party tools are used to effectively operate our website and the third party’s do not have direct access to your information, as this is all stored on our private server space.
Contact information, including name, email, phone number, and address may be sent to our email management third party account, so we can effectively provide you with our emails. If you would like to opt-out of this at any time, please click the “Opt-Out” or “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of the emails you receive. For more information on our email and marketing information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.