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We are Great Retirement Communities (www.greatretirementcommunities.com), a website published by Webwerxx, Inc.  We publish information about the best places to live and retire.  We have been online since 2006.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at staff@greatretirementspots.com or by mail at Webwerxx, Inc., 17101 E. Baltic Dr., Aurora, CO  80013.

Notice

All rights reserved.  No part of this electronic publication may be reproduced in any way without the express written consent of Webwerxx, Inc.   Reproducing any original part of this publication without written permission from Webwerxx, Inc. is an illegal activity called plagiarism.    

Privacy

The privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by this site and how it is used.

Log Files

Similar to most other websites, this site makes use of log files. This information is collected by our host, a Texas-based company. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses - this indicates the location of your computer on the internet - type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement around the site, and gather demographic information.  IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping purposes.  this site does not use cookies to track visits to our site but the third party advertisers on our website may do so. This is to personalize the site for new and current users and may include storing information about visitors' preferences, recording user-specific information on which pages the user accesses or visits, customizing web page content based on visitors' browser type or storing other information that a visitor sends via his or her browser. These cookies will in no way identify you or give anyone access to your computer. You can find out more about cookies and opt out of them across the web at Cookies and You.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.   If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, some parts of this web site may not function properly.  For additional information on cookies and web beacons, please visit All About Cookies.

Third Party Advertisers and Cookies/Web Beacons

We do not use cookies but our advertising and marketing partners may use them to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. They may also share information about your use of our site with other social media, advertising and analytics partners. In the course of serving advertisements to our sites, our third-party advertisers may also place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.  They may also use other technologies, such as web beacons or javascript, to personalize the content that you see.  These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you and to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative or All About Ads. You can also control your online advertising preferences at Ad Choices.

General Cookie Information

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. This site does not employ cookies, but some cookies may be placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

Necessary Cookies - Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preferences - Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistics - Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing - Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Unclassified - Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Our advertising and marketing partners that may use cookies and web beacons on our site include:

Google Adsense

Share a Sale

Bing

Facebook

Pinterest

Media

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.  This site's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, these or other advertisers or web sites.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet.  Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at Google Privacy.

Users of this site may also opt out of cookies used by third party Google advertisers that are not supplied or managed directly through Google's DART cookies by visiting Network Advertising. Visit Google Partners to see Google's ad partners. To see how Google uses data when you use a website with their products on it, visit Google Partner Policies. You can also make the ads you see more relevant by visiting Google Ad Controls.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously, and it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.  For more information about Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics Overview. To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics Opt Out.

EU Visitors and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

As a member of the EU and a visitor to our site, you have several rights regarding collection of your personal data. These rights include:

Right of access: Individuals can ask for a copy of the personal data retained about them and an explanation of how it is being used.

Right to rectification: Individuals have the right to correct, revise or remove any of the personal data retained about them at any time.

Right to be forgotten: Individuals can ask to delete their personal data.

Right to restrict processing: If an individual believes, for example, that their personal data is inaccurate or collected unlawfully, the individual may request limited use of their personal data.

Right of portability: Individuals have the right to receive their personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Right to object: Where an individual decides that they no longer wish to allow their personal data to be included in analytics or to receive direct marketing emails or other personalized (targeted) marketing content at any time, the individual may opt out of use of their data for these purposes.

Right to lodge a complaint: Individuals have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

EU law states that we (or our third party partners) can store cookies on your device if they are strictly for legitimate interests and necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. To this end, this site does not deliver personalized advertisements to EU members.

We do, though, collect user data (IP addresses in our log files) for legitimate interests, meaning that we collect it to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse. In general, we collect this data to make our site function smoothly and to send you the information that you request. We keep the information in our log files until you tell us to delete it.

We do not drop any cookies on your device to track you across our site or after you leave our site (remarketing), but our third party partners, including Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Google YouTube, Google Maps, Mad Mimi, Stat Counter, Cookie Bot and Cloudflare, do drop cookies. These cookies are for the purpose of helping us provide a useful, relevant experience on our site and to keep the site secure. If you wish that these partners not drop cookies, please visit All About Cookies to opt out. You may also opt out of all interest based advertising at Network Advertising. Please be aware that if you opt out of cookies, then our site may not function as intended during your visit.

You are also entitled to know that Google Analytics collects information about your browser, country location, IP address, type of device, time on site, pages visited and more. This information is stored for 14 months but is aggregated and anonymised. It is used to track what pages are visited on our sites and for how long. Stat Counter collects IP address, referring URL, device usage, time on site, pages visited and more. This data is stored for three weeks and is used to track pages visited, referring pages, length of visit and device usage. Google Adsense collects browsing history information, geographic location, pages visited and more. This information is stored for 14 months and is used to provide targeted advertisements. Google Maps and Google YouTube collect IP address and use it to make their products function as they should. Mad Mimi collects first name and email address. This information is stored until you ask us to permanently delete it and is used to send emails to our subscribers. Cloudflare collects IP address and geographic location. This information is stored for four hours and is used to keep our sites secure. Cookie Bot collects cookie consent and stores this information for one year. You have the right to ask us to erase or export your data from any of these third party services at any time.

Email Sign Up and Tracking

When you sign up for our emails by completing our form, you are giving Webwerxx, Inc. explicit consent to store and process your personally identifiable information. We use that information solely for the purpose of emailing you with information about the sites you have joined. Without this data, we cannot send you the emails that you request. Our marketing partners may place a cookie on your computer to track conversion sign up rates.

The personal information that you explicitly give us by completing our form is your first name and email address. We keep this data until you tell us to delete it. We do not share this data with anyone, and all of your data is stored on secure (HTTPS) email servers. You have the option to opt out of our emails at any time. If you ask us to delete your email, then all of your data will be entirely wiped from our email server systems. You have the right to ask us to erase or export your data at any time. We do not share our email database with anyone outside of Webwerxx, Inc.

We collect your personally identifiable information (email address and first name) through www.madmimi.com, a GoDaddy.com-owned, Privacy Shield-certified company to ensure that your information is collected in adherence with GDPR laws and regulations.

Some of the emails we send to you may contain a "web beacon pixel" which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links in the email you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you. You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. You can also contact us directly to ask us to no longer track how you interact with our emails (open and click through rates).

Opting Out

Subscribers may opt out of any and all newsletters/emails at any time by using the link at the bottom of any email we send through the secure email server www.madmimi.com. You may also send us an email at staff@greatretirementspots.com to opt out of any of our emails (please include your first name and email address).  There is no cost or obligation whatsoever to joining our newsletter email list, and all emails adhere to the CAN SPAM Act of 2003.

Obtaining Subscribers for Third Party Advertisers

This site occasionally collects email information (first name and email address) for third parties who have paid to be on our site. These advertisers are called "partners" on our landing page. This email information is forwarded to the third party advertiser and becomes the sole property of each advertiser. These third party advertisers are identified by name on our sign up confirmation landing page so that subscribers understand that the personal information that they voluntarily supply will be forwarded to this third party. Subscribers have the option of opting out of any email that third party adverstisers send to them by contacting that advertiser directly or by contacting this site directly. We will then forward the opt out request to the advertiser.

Disclosure Statement

This site is supported by advertising.  We do not, however, accept any kind of direct payment from any person or entity for reviewing any destination.   We are in no way affiliated or associated with the destinations or communities profiled on this site.  We are not associated with the videos displayed on this site and do not endorse their content.   The textual and display ads shown throughout the site are generated by a third party and are clearly marked as advertisements.  All other ads are also clearly labeled as advertisements.   Webwerxx, Inc. is not a real estate developer and does not sell real estate.

Security Statement

Security of all personally identifiable information (your voluntarily submitted subscriber information that includes your first name and email address) is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, this site cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online forms, and you do so at your own risk. 

Payment Information

This site uses Paypal.com when processing online payments.

Legal Disclaimer

This site strives for accuracy in its profiles of retirement destinations and retirement communities, but in some cases, the information may have changed and not been updated on our site.  This site and its parent company Webwerxx, Inc. are not responsible for information that may be out of date or inaccurate on this site.   Any legal actions arising from this situation must be filed, mediated and/or tried and settled in the State of Colorado in the United States of America.  Everyone should do his or her own due diligence when selecting a place to retire.  

Mission Statement

The mission of this site is to help people research possible retirement communities, help them make well informed decisions based on that research and ultimately help them find the best possible place to retire.  The valuable, original content on our site is available free of charge to all users.

Contact Information

Great Retirement Communities (www.greatretirementcommunities.com) is owned by Webwerxx, Inc., 17101 E. Baltic Dr., Aurora, CO  80013.   The company data controller is Kris Kelley. Email us at staff@greatretirementspots.com. Webwerxx, Inc. staff reads all email but may take a few days to respond.  If you request that Webwerxx, Inc. profile a retirement spot, then it will be added to the list of places to review.  There is, however, no guarantee that it will be reviewed.

Acceptance of Terms

By using www.greatretirementcommunities.com you signify your acceptance of our privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site.   www.greatretirementcommunities.com reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time. We encourage visitors to review this policy from time to time. Your continued use of www.greatretirementcommunities.com following the posting of changes to these terms indicates your acceptance of these changes.

Updated May 10, 2018