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What this policy covers

This policy covers how we at Lighthouse Software Testing treat personal information that we collect and receive through our websites. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

We are committed to protecting your information. We want your experience as a visitor to our websites to be safe, secure, and valuable. We believe that helping you feel comfortable with our information practices will contribute to your ability to effectively use our websites.

Commitment

We will not share your name, email address, or any other information provided on our websites with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide software testing and quality assurance products or services that you have requested. You are also free to request that we delete any information that you have submitted.

How information is used

We use information collected on the website to fulfill your requests for product, services, support, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide software development products, services, or support to you or in order to do their jobs. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

Information automatically collected by our websites (Cookies)

Like most websites, Lighthouse uses cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website.  Our servers automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as your computer’s IP address, the type of browser in use, and pages viewed, when you visit our websites. We use this information to understand how visitors navigate through our websites, to enhance your experience while using our websites, and to make the materials we post as valuable to visitors as possible. We do not link this information to personally identifiable information on our website.

How are cookies managed?

The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access our websites are designed by:

  • Lighthouse, or on behalf of Lighthouse, to help provide the best browsing experience possible
  • WordPress plugin providers who help make our site run more efficiently and securely

What are cookies used for?

The main purposes for which cookies are used are: –

  1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our website, particularly in relation to site navigation.
  2. To enable Lighthouse to collect information about your browsing patterns, including to monitor the success of our marketing campaigns

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.   Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
  2. Click on the “privacy” tab
  3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Google Chrome:

  1. Choose Settings> Advanced
  2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
  3. Click “Cookies”

For Safari:

  1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
  2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”

For Mozilla firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

  1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
  2. Privacy

Mailing lists (ConstantContact)

As part of the registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you what’s new at Lighthouse and to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, ConstantContact, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our email campaigns. For more information, please see ConstantContact’s privacy statement. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our website administrator at any time.

Third-Party Web Beacons (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to help analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting our Web site. Google may also use anonymous information about your visits to this and other Web sites to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about SDLC goods and services of interest to you.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold.  Please visit our Data Access Request page and provide your email address to obtain access to your information.

Changes in this privacy statement

If we change this privacy statement in ways that affect the personally identifiable information we have collected through our websites, we will post those changes in this space to advise you of choices you may have as a result of those changes. We will also post a notice on our home page that this privacy statement has changed.

Questions and compliance

This policy was last revised on 5/25/2018.  If you have any questions about information submitted you can contact us to discuss our websites and how we use the information that we gather, or if for any reason you feel that we have not completely complied with this privacy statement, please email us at website@lighthousetechnologies.com.

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