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Love What
You Do?

Me too! That’s why I’ve turned my passion into my
profession and want to help you to do the same. 😀

This Privacy Policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online.

PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read my Privacy Policy carefully below to get a clear understanding of how I may collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with my website.

What personal information do might I collect from the people that visit my website?

When registering on my site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your online experience.

When might I collect information?

I collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on my site.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, I 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.

How might I use your information?

I may use the information I collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for my newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve my 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.
  • To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How long might I retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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 change their username).

I can also see and edit that information.

How do I protect your information?

  • I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
  • I only provide articles and information and never ask for credit card numbers.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a very limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential by law.

In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Do I use Cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

For instance, I may use cookies to help remember and process the items in your shopping cart.

They are also used to help me understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables me to provide you with improved services.

I also use Cookies to help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

I use Cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • 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 settings.

Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your Cookies.

If you turn Cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website.

These third-party sites may have separate and independent privacy policies.

Therefore, I have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

I have implemented the following:

  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

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 my website.

Opting out

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 by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser add-on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a Privacy Policy.

The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous Privacy Policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.

According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:

  • Users can visit my site anonymously.
  • Once this Privacy Policy is published, I will add a link to it on the website footer which is visible on all web pages.
  • My Privacy Policy link will include the word ‘privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On my Privacy Policy page

How does my 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.

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.

I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue 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 government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Contacting Me

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may send an email here.

Updated August 10, 2018