Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.jrplumbingandheating.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Cookies

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 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

American Disability Act Website
Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA

Our company and Websites
recognize and provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal access
to their programs, services, or activities unless doing so would fundamentally
alter the nature of their programs, services, or activities or would impose an
undue burden. One way to help meet these requirements is to ensure that our
websites have accessible features for people with disabilities, using the
simple steps described in this document. Our organization
also meet its legal obligations by providing an alternative accessible way for
citizens to use the programs or services, such as a staffed telephone
information line during business hours.

A Few
Basic Terms

To understand the basics of website
accessibility, you need to know a few terms:

Webpage – an Internet-based document, usually in HTML format,
that can contain a wide variety of information and multimedia content.

Website – a collection of web pages
that are hierarchically organized around
a homepage.

Web browser – a
computer program that downloads web pages.
It is the program installed on the computer
that you use to access web pages on the
Internet.

HTML – short for “hypertext mark-up language,” a common markup
language used to present web pages. It
tells the web browser how information should be structured and accessed.

Screen reader – a
computer program that speaks written text. It allows a person to listen to the
written text on a webpage or in a
computer program. Screen readers read-only
text; they cannot describe pictures or
other images, even if the images are
pictures of text.

HTML tags – specific instructions understood by a web browser or
screen reader. One type of HTML tag
called an “alt” tag (short for “alternative text”), is used to
provide brief text descriptions of images that screen readers can understand
and speak. Another type of HTML tag
called a “longdesc” tag (short
for “long description”), is used to provide long text descriptions that can be
spoken by screen readers.

Refreshable Braille display –
an electronic device that translates standard text into Braille characters and
uses devices such as rounded pins on a
refreshable display to create Braille text
that can be read by touch.

Images With Text Equivalents

Blind people,
those with low vision, and people with other disabilities that affect their
ability to read a computer display often use different technologies so they can
access the information displayed on a webpage. Two commonly used technologies are screen readers and refreshable
Braille displays. As discussed above, a screen reader is a computer program
that speaks the text that appears on the computer display, beginning in the
top-left corner. A refreshable Braille display is an electronic device that
translates text into Braille characters that can be read by touch. These
assistive technologies read text. They
cannot translate images into speech or Braille, even if words appear in the images. For example, these technologies cannot
interpret a photograph of a stop sign, even
if the word “stop” appears in the image.

Because
they only read the text, screen readers
and refreshable Braille displays cannot interpret photographs, charts,
color-coded information, or other graphic elements on a webpage. A line of
simple HTML code to provide text for each image and graphic will enable the
user with a vision disability to understand what it is.  A type of HTML tags, such as an “alt” tag for brief amounts of
text or a “longdesc” tag for large
amounts, to each image and graphic, has
been added to our on our Website.

The words in the
tag can be more than a description. It often provides
a text equivalent of the image. In other words, the tag often includes the same meaningful information that other users
obtain by looking at the image. In some
circumstances, longer and more detailed text is
necessary to convey the same meaningful
information that other visitors to the website can see.

Specifying
Colors and Font Sizes

Although webpage
designers often have aesthetic preferences and may want everyone to see their web pages in precisely
the same color, size, and layout. But
because of their disability, many people with low vision do not see web pages the same as other people. Some see
only small portions of a computer display at one time, and others cannot see text or images that are too small or with
certain colors. For these reasons, many people with low vision use specific color and font settings when they
access the Internet – settings that are
often very different from those most people use. For example, many people with
low vision need to use high contrast settings, such as bold white or yellow
letters on a black background. Others require
just the opposite – bold black text on a white or yellow background. And, many
must use softer, more subtle color combinations.

Users need to be
able to manipulate color and font settings in their web browsers and operating
systems to make pages readable. Some web pages, however, are designed so that
changing the color and font settings is impossible.

Our websites are designed so they can be viewed with the
color and font sizes set in users’ web browsers and operating systems. Users
with low vision can specify the text and background colors as well as the font
sizes needed to see webpage content.

Videos
and Other Multimedia Lack Accessible Features

Due to increasing
bandwidth and connection speeds, videos and other multimedia are becoming more
common on the websites. These and other types of multimedia can present two
distinct problems for people with different disabilities. People who are deaf
or hard of hearing can generally see the information displayed on Web pages. But a
deaf person or someone who is hard of hearing may not be able to hear the audio
track of a video. On the other hand, persons who are blind or have low vision
are frequently unable to see the video images but can hear the audio track. 

Our multimedia
options incorporate features that make them accessible to everyone. Provide
audio descriptions of images (including changes in setting, gestures, and other
details) to make videos accessible to
people who are blind or have low vision. We provide text captions synchronized
with the video images to make videos and audio tracks accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Website
Functionality:

We may modify or amend this ADA Notice from time to time at
our discretion. It is your responsibility to review this page as often you deem
necessary to see updates, and you acknowledge by
using our service that you accept that responsibility to regularly check for
changes. We encourage you to periodically review this ADA Notice to be
informed.