Who we are
Mad Genius, Inc.
Our website address is: https://madg.com
The Mad Genius website is an informational and educational website. By using the Mad Genius website, you consent to the data practices described in this document.
Collection of Personal Information
Mad Genius may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as age, gender, or general geographic location.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Mad Genius’ public message boards, social media accounts, blog comments and/or, other publicly visible methods, this information may be collected and used by others.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include, but are not limited to: (a) registering to receive news from Mad Genius; (b) entering sweepstakes or contests sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for promotions or special offers from Mad Genius; and/or (e) sending an email message. We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
When visitors leave comments on the site, Mad Genius collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware or software may be automatically collected by Mad Genius. This information may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the services, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the Mad Genius 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.
Children Under Thirteen
Mad Genius does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, then you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Tracking User Behavior
Mad Genius may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within the Mad Genius website, to determine what Mad Genius services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Mad Genius to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject area.
Who We Share Your Data With
Mad Genius does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Mad Genius may share data with trusted third parties to help perform statistical analysis, send you emails or postal mail, or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Mad Genius, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Mad Genius may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Mad Genius or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Mad Genius; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Mad Genius or the public.
The Mad Genius website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer or other devices. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For instance, if you personalize Mad Genius pages, or register with the Mad Genius website or services, a cookie helps Mad Genius to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Mad Genius website or services.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may 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. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, 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.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
Security of Your Personal Information
Mad Genius secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Mad Genius uses the following methods for this purpose: SSL Protocol.
When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Interest or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Site cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
- Delete your personal information from our records; and
- Direct any service provider to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
- Provide a good or service requested by you or is reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that may impair intended functionality;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Commissions Privacy Act;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with =your expectations based on your relationship with us;
- Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
- Otherwise use your personal information, internally, lawfully in a compatible way within the context in which you provided the information.
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.
From time to time, Mad Genius may contact you via email for the purpose of conducting business, providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. To improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Mad Genius or click a link within the email.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communication emails from Mad Genius, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE BUTTON or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line UNSUBSCRIBE.
Where Your Data Is Sent
External Data Storage Sites
Mad Genius may store your data on servers provided by vetted, trusted third-party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Changes To This Statement
Mad Genius welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Mad Genius has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Mad Genius at:
Mad Genius, Inc.
279 S Perkins
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Effective as of January 1, 2023