What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog or website?
When ordering or registering on this site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on this site
How do I use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for the newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize user’s experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve this website in order to better serve you.
- To allow me to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do I protect visitor information?
This website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to this site as safe as possible.
I use regular Malware Scanning.
I do not use an SSL certificate
- I do not need an SSL because:
I do not sell products or services on the website.
Do I use ‘cookies’?
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may also use trusted third party services that track this information on my behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of the services will not function properly.
However, you can still place orders (if applicable).
Third Party Disclosure
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless I provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating this website, conducting business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce the site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third party products or services on this website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of this site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
I use Google AdSense Advertising on this website.
I have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
I along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to this website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA I agree to the following:
Users can visit this site anonymously
Users are able to change their personal information:
- By emailing me
How does this site handle do not track signals?
I honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does this site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that I do not allow third party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
I do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
I will notify the users via email
- Within 7 business days
I will notify the users via in site notification
- Within 7 business days
I also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Market to my mailing list or continue to send emails to my clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in accordance with CANSPAM I agree to the following:
- NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- Include the physical address of my business or site headquarters
- Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
By posting on this blog, you agree to the policies below.
I welcome and appreciate comments on my blog posts. Your questions, thoughts and alternative views are encouraged and help make this blog amazing. Please keep your comments clean, kind and related to the content being discussed. This blog is about happiness and the underlying force of love; please continue that concept within your comments. I reserve the right to remove any comment that is otherwise unkind, unloving or inappropriate.
You may comment anonymously or under your name/username. The email address you use to submit a comment will not be displayed on this site and will never be sold or used to contact you unless you request to be contacted.
You retain ownership of comments you leave on this site; you simply grant me a license to post your comments. This license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, transmit, display, use, publish, reproduce and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to blog posts, e-books, social media posts and graphics. I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from any comment you leave on this site. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights for the comments you post on this site and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
Last Edited on October 30, 2016