Who we are
Heat & Sweep Fireplace and Barbecue. Our website address is: https://michiganfireplaces.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
If you leave a comment on our site 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 this site, 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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site 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.
Who we share your data with
When you use our website, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google Analytics. This includes the URL of the page you’re visiting and your IP address. We may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there.
Google uses the information shared by our site to deliver their services, maintain and improve them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, and protect against fraud and abuse.
We may process your information with your consent or to pursue legitimate interests such as providing, maintaining and improving our services to meet the needs of our users.
How long 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 they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments and contact request forms are checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
We use your contact information for the sole purpose of doing business with you. If you have opted into our mailing list, we will send you periodic email newsletters. You can opt-out at any time.
How we protect your data
We only allow website admins, office personnel and installers access to your information for the sole purpose of fulfilling your requests. We transmit all website traffic over a secure connection. You can view our security certificate by clicking on the lock icon in the address bar above.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If there is a breach, we will notify you within 24 hours of the reporting.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive traffic data from Google Analytics. This information contains no PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and is only used to help us improve your online experience with our business.