Last Updated May 16, 2019
We may use data transmitted by your browser to our servers, webhost, affiliate codes (such as but not limited to Amazon.com) and/or plug-ins or built-in WordPress features used by our site for the operation and maintenance of our site. If you provide your email address, website, and/or name for email newsletter subscription, or comment submission, or contact form submission, or have used the subscribe to WordPress updates through their follow features, or other similar use, you are agreeing you are doing so voluntarily. We will not share, sell, rent, swap, or otherwise distribute your name and/or email address to outside parties except as required or compelled by law or legal processes, or for use in maintaining and operating our site. Your non-personally identifiable tracking data may be used by our webhost, plug-ins, or other software used on or by our site for the running, maintenance, troubleshooting, and operations of our site. Your continued and future use of the Site is agreement and acceptance of this policy.
We are in the process of converting our newsletter to MailerLite, and all the provisions regarding the MailChimp newsletter hosts should apply to that service as well.
Collection of Your Information
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, website, and IP address, for use in sending out our newsletters, updates, or for when you post comments on our Site, or when you submit a contact form through our Site, that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various Site-related activities. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
Data From Surveys and Giveaways
Personal and other information you may provide when entering giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
Use of Your Information
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to:
- Administer promotions and giveaways
- Enable user-to-user communications
- Respond to user-submitted contact forms
- Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties, such as our web host or software plug-ins that help manage and run the site.
- Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
- Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site.
- Notify you of updates to the Site.
- Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
- Perform other business activities as needed.
- Prevent fraudulent and/or protect against criminal activity committed through and/or against the Site.
- Send you a newsletter.
- Solicit support for the Site.
- And other related uses to maintain, run, troubleshoot, update, and otherwise operate the site.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situation. 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 our 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 or other related entities.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery and subscription services, update delivery, hosting services, and software plug-ins.
Interactions with Other Users
If you interact with other users of the Site, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including liking posts, following blogs, or leaving comments. We are not responsible for any personal data your use of the Site automatically pulls from your previous submission to other web services or Sites, via common software such as (including but not limited to) WordPress accounts, Jetpack, social media accounts, or other related accounts.
When you post comments, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity beyond the Site’s control, even if we remove your information from our Site.
We may use third-party advertising companies and/or code to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies or other tracking technology in order to provide advertisements about gods and services of interest to you. We are not responsible for any data you transmit or give to any third-part or third-party site once you leave our site via such links or ads or affiliate codes.
Other Third Parties
We may share your information with such third parties for marketing or usage analysis purposes, or site maintenance, operations, troubleshooting, newsletter/update deliveries, and/or diagnostics, as permitted by law.
Tracking Technologies, Cookies, and Web Beacons
Security of Your Information
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, 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, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
Policy for Children
We do not knowingly solicit information from, or market to children under the age of 18. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us using the contact information provided.