Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Section 1 Who am I, what is this business and your information

I am Eric, a Search Engine Optimization Specialist, and this is my website. AlbanyViking.com is the web presence of my freelance SEO business out of Albany, New York. The site is run and hosted out of New York.

Throughout the site, the terms “I”, and “me” refer to Albany Viking and AlbanyViking.com, including all information, tools, and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here.

By visiting this site, using a contact action, signing up, or purchasing something, you engage in this “service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions and privacy policy.  The terms and conditions and privacy policy are also referred to as “Terms of Service”, “Terms”, “Terms of Use”,  and “privacy policy. The terms and conditions and privacy policy are covered on this page and hyperlinks. These Terms of Service apply to users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and content contributors.

When you use my website, I collect the personal information you give. You may provide your name, email address, phone number, company, credit card/payment details, and other information. I use this information for purposes, such as:

  • Contacting you and sending you information about my services by email or phone
  • Respond to your requests
  • Process payments and screen out potential risk or fraud
  • Keeping your information, schedule appointments, and providing you services if we work together
  • Comply with any legal obligations
  • Improve my service offerings
  • Send you emails, communication, marketing messages, or a newsletter

Section 2 Site and Hosting

 DigitalOcean hosts my website, WordPress, database, and storage. This combination lets me run a business CMS that allows me to offer services to you. DigitalOcean stores your data on a secure server. You can find more information about DigitalOcean.

If you opt in to my newsletter, I will periodically send you emails about my services, and it may include promotions, coupons, discounts, or news, and other updates. At any time you will be able to unsubscribe from emails.

I may disclose your personal information if required by law to do so or if you violate this website’s Terms of Service.

Section 3 Personal and Information

When you browse this website, I use Google Analytics and contact forms to receive information about your viewing habits. I may implement or change tools or technologies at any time and without notice.

Information is sent when viewing this website, such as your web browser, IP address, time zone, and cookies.

Additionally, as you browse the website and perform actions such as filling out a contact form, I collect additional information about the individual web pages you view and information about you. Additionally, what websites or search terms referred you to the website will be logged and how you interact with the website. These are not the only metrics collected. Other metrics other and additional device Information is used such as:

  • Cookies
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the website, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons,” “tags,” , and “pixels” are files used to check how you use a website.

Section 4 Third Party Services and External Links

In general, the third-party providers used will collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to Albany Viking. 

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways, email marketing services, and other 3rd party services have their separate privacy policies in respect to the information I am required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, I recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand how your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or where the site is operated. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. Once you leave my store’s website, are redirected to a third-party, or third-party code is executed on my website, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or this website’s Terms of Service.

When you click on links on this website, they may direct you away from this site. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements. 

Currently, this site uses EmailOctopus which uses Amazon SES for Email Marketing if you sign up for the newsletter, and Zapier for automation.

My site shared data including, but may not be limited to Google Analytics, marketing, payment gateways, and third-party services. Google Analytics uses your personal information. Google Analytics is available to opt-out.

Section 5 Security

To protect your personal information, I try to take reasonable precautions and attempt to follow best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. If you provide your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with AES-256 encryption. No method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure.

Section 6 Age of Consent

By visiting this website, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence.

Section 7 Modification of This Policy

Any time this privacy policy can be modified or updated, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this privacy policy, they will be on this webpage. If this business is acquired or merged with another company, your information maybe transferred.

Section 8 Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to access, correct, amend, or delete any personal information, register a complaint, or want more information fill out my contact form.

Terms of Use

Section 1 General

Throughout the site, the terms “I”, and “me” refer to Albany Viking and AlbanyViking.com including, all information, tools, and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here.

By visiting this site, using a contact action, signing up, or purchasing something, you engage in this “service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions and privacy policy (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”, “Terms of Use”, and “privacy policy”), including those additional terms and conditions, on this page and hyperlinked. These Terms of Service apply to all users of this website, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using this website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. You must agree to these terms to access this website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
Any new features or tools to this website will be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. I reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Section 2 Accuracy Completeness and Timeliness of Information

I am responsible for information on this website. But it might not be accurate, complete, or current. The material on this site is provided for general information and selling my services. It should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. I reserve the right to modify the content of this site at any time. However, I have no obligation to update any information on this site.

Section 3 Modifications to Services

All services, products, pricing, coupons, offers, and everything else is subject to change without notice. I reserve the right at any time to modify any portion of the websites, services or discontinue the service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. I shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the service.

I cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.

I might limit the sales of services or products based on a business, geographic region, or jurisdiction. I may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. All descriptions of services and products are subject to change at any time. I reserve the right to discontinue any service or product at any time. I do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the service will be corrected.

Section 4 Billing and E-commerce

I reserve the right to refuse any service request or order you place. I may turn down requests for service, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household, or per order.

You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all service requests or purchases on this website. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers, and expiration dates so that I can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. For any service and product, all sales are final.

Section 5 Optional Tools, Third Party Services, and Privacy Policy

I may provide you with access to third-party tools. You acknowledge and agree that I provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations, or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. I shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools. Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s). I may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

Certain content, products, and services available via this service may include materials from third-parties. Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with this site or it;’s products and services. I am not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and I do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties. I am not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

Your submission of personal information through the site is governed by this Privacy Policy.

Section 6 User Feedback, Reviews and Submissions

If you send any content or ideas to me, without me requesting them, you agree that I may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate, and otherwise use in any medium what you provided to Albany Viking. These content or ideas include – creative ideas, writing, images, videos, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other text, graphics or media, and posted comments on this website.
I am and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

I may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that I determine in this sole discretion are objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service. You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, o privacy. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead this site or third-parties as to the origin of any comments.

You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. I take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

Section 7 Errors, Inaccuracies, and Omissions

Information on this site may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions relating to services, products, descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, and availability. I reserve the right to make any changes or updates to this service or my services.

I undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the service or on any related website, except as required by law. It is not planned for any update or indication if this website has been changed or updated.

Section 8 Prohibited Practices

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: 

(a) for any unlawful purpose; 

(b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; 

(c) to violate any international, federal, provincial, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; 

(d) to infringe upon or violate these intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; 

(e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; 

(f) to submit false or misleading information; 

(g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; 

(h) to collect or track the personal information of others; 

(i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; 

(j) for any unethical, illegal, obscene, or immoral purpose; or 

(k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. 

I reserve the right to terminate your use of the service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Section 9 Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability

I do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of this service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free. I do not warrant that the results obtained from this service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time, I may remove the service for indefinite periods or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all services delivered to you are (except as expressly stated by me) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available for your use, without any representation, warranties, or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties.

In no case shall Albany Viking be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, this liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Section 10 Content and Use

The content included on this website – including all content, text, images, and other media, are exclusively owned by Albany Viking, or by third parties who have given their permission for use.

Permitted use of content is allowed when Albany Viking (AlbanyViking.com) is cited as the source with an appropriate backlink, such that the link is part of positive content. No content should be used or link created if the content or intent is negative, obscene, defamatory, or libelous.

Visitors, clients, and customers may not copy, distribute, screen shot, reproduce, sell or publish any of the copyrighted material from this website. No permission is given for the transfer of any of this material on this website. For permission, please contact me.

Section 11 Indemnification, Termination, and Severability

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Albany Viking, and its owner, affiliates, partners, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, and employees, from any claim, negative review or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service.

 If any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The unenforceable provision will be removed from these Terms of Service. The removed provision shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred before the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are in effect unless and until terminated by either you or Albany Viking. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying this site that you no longer wish to use this services or when you cease using this site. If you fail, or I suspect that you have failed to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, I also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice. You will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and accordingly, may deny you access to this service (or any part thereof).

Section 12 Entire Agreement

The failure of this site to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted on this site or in respect to The service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and Albany Viking and govern your use of the service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and Albany Viking (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party. These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby I provide you services shall be governed by and construed within the laws of the State of New York.

Section 13 Changes or Updates to Terms of Service

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. I reserve the right, at this sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to this website. It is your responsibility to check this website periodically for changes. Your continued use or access to this website constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Section 14 Contact Information

Questions about the Terms of Service should be directed to me by my contact form on my contact page.

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