LAST UPDATED: 10/29/2022
II. DATA COLLECTION
I may collect information about you in a variety of ways when accessing my Sites & services, such as but not limited to, leaving a blog post comment, filling out forms, joining a newsletter subscription, entering sweepstakes or giveaways, responding to polls, questionnaires, & surveys. The data I may collect includes:
Derivative data my servers and software may automatically collect when you access the Sites, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, the referring URL, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
Personal data, such as your name, email address, phone number, address, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, relationship status, and interests, that you voluntarily provide.
The Sites will never ask for your social security number, tax or earnings information, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political affiliation or opinions, religious beliefs, or health information.
You are under no obligation to provide me with personal information of any kind, however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Sites and from accessing my services.
When you provide personal information you willingly allow me access to such information.
By using this site, you claim to be of legal age or are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence as such, you are responsible for your own practices, and by using this site, you consent to provide derivative data needed for me to provide my website and services.
IV. DATA USAGE & WHY ACCURACY IS IMPORTANT
Providing accurate information allows me to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, I may use information collected about you via the Sites to:
- Compile statistical data and analysis to better understand my clients, which helps me create relevant content.
- Prevent your comments on the Sites from being marked as spam.
- Send you my personalized digital newsletter (emails).
- Increase the efficiency and operation of the Sites.
- Conduct giveaways, sweepstakes, and other promotions.
- Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Sites.
- Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
- Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Sites.
- Deliver relevant advertisements, vouchers, and other information regarding the Sites and my services to you.
- Resolve and troubleshoot technical bugs and other problems.
- Ensure security has not been compromised.
- Perform other business activities as needed.
V. DISCLOSURES AND SHARING OF DATA
I do not sell your data and I try to keep everything between you and me, however, I may share data in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
BY LAW OR TO PROTECT RIGHTS
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of my policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
ONLINE PUBLIC POSTINGS
When you post comments, contributions, or other public content to the Sites, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be circulated outside the Sites in perpetuity.
THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
Some of your data is used by third parties that perform services for me or on my behalf, such as data analysis, email delivery, hosting, cloud storage, and payment processing. I make sure to strip extremely personal and personally identifiable data when possible.
I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Sites and other websites that are contained in web cookies to provide advertisements about goods and services of relevance to you.
VI. COOKIES, WEB BEACONS, & TRACKING PIXELS
I may need to include a tracking pixel to monitor the effectiveness of information or materials I share. For example, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. Newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows for an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Site to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. We do not share this information with third parties.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain optout cookies, plugins, or settings.
VII. HOW I SAFEGUARD YOUR DATA
To protect your personal information, I take many precautions and follow industry best practices so that your data is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Your information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with AES-256 encryption. Do keep in mind that no matter what website you visit no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, I cannot guarantee the complete safety of provided personal information.
VIII. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
I may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Sites. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. As part of affiliate marketing, the Sites may post customized links to track referrals from links placed on the Sites. Affiliate programs utilize cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. There is no fee or cost to the user; the retailer or network pays the commission.
X. OPT-OUT, QUESTIONS, & CONTACT
You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in my emails. You may also opt out through my contact form.
For all other requests, please submit a request through my contact form or email me directly at [email protected]
Note: I may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law.