What information do we collect and how do we use it?
Information you voluntarily Submit
Information you submit to the website, including but not limited to name, email address and information in submitted comments may be collected. It also includes information you submit through a contact form, newsletter, or email downloads.
Information we collect from others
We may receive information from you from other sources. If you link social media or website accounts to this site, we may be able to access, name, profile and date associated with the link you provided.
Automatically- Collected Information
Certain information is automatically collected about you and the device with which you access our website. For instance, we will log your IP address, operating system, browser type, referring website, page you viewed and accessed as well as the dates and times when you accessed the website.
Information is also collected about the actions you take while on the website, such as the links you click on the website, time on the page, and pages you view.
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files that help deliver a better user experience. Cookies may expire when you close your browser, or they may be persistent cookies. These cookies stay on your browser until deleted.
How Cookies May be Used
- We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website
- To create your account, identify you as a website user, and customize your website experience
- To send out promotion information, such as a newsletters or downloads. Included in each email promotional item is a way to unsubscribe or opt out.
- To send administrative communications such as updates on policies, technical notifications, security alerts or other matters deemed important.
- To respond to comments and inquires
- To provide you with user support
- To track and measure advertising on the website
- To protect, investigate and try to prevent unauthorized or illegal activity
Third Party Use of Personal Information
Information may be shared with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
The website currently uses the following services providers:
Google Analytics: this service tracks website data and usage and provides us with information such as referring websites and usage on and of the website. Your IP may be captured but no other personal information is captured by Google analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third party. This list may be amended at any time.
Except when required by law, your information will not be shared, sold or distributed. However, in the event of a sale or transfer of the website, we may share or transfer personal information collected through the website to those who acquire all or a portion of our business.
Links to products and services on third party websites (affiliate links) may be included throughout this blog. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I will receive a small compensation. This is done by storing a small cookie in your browser.
On certain pages there are also ads which contain affiliate links and the same purchase/commission association applies.
Current affiliate links include Amazon, Ebates, Ibotta, and Tailwind.
Newsletters and Emails
Newsletters and emails may contain tracking pixels that allow us to see what emails you open and what links you click on. This is used for marketing purposes and will not be passed onto third parties.
Personal Information Rights
Opt-out – You can opt about by unsubscribing to emails, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Access: You may access the personal information we have on you by submitting a request to email@example.com
Amend You can amend the personal information we have on you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Forget- In some cases, you may request we erase, or forget certain personal information by submitting a request to email@example.com
Note, in some cases, certain information, required by law, for record keeping purposes, or to complete transactions, information may need to be retained.
Sensitive personal information
Last updated: May 3, 2018
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