I value your privacy and I want to make sure you understand what rights and legal boundaries you have when visiting the site and reading my materials both here on the site and via social media.
The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide which personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number and email address.
INFORMATION THE SITE COLLECTS.
Blog Interaction. I only collect the personal information you voluntarily provide which may include: your email address in order to subscribe to the mailing list; your name, email address and/or social media profile in order to post a comment on the blog via third party provider; your full name, email address and message in order to contact me via the contact form.
I will never take your email address and/or other personal information and store it without your permission or send you emails without you opting in.
Cookies. Cookies are used in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of your experience while on my site (such as, pages loading faster). The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. The site may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them).
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all. And the Thin Mint Fairy Godmother might pout for a while.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED.
The information you provide through the email signup form is used to send periodic emails.
I use a few vendors to help me run my website and communicate with my readers (such as Mail Chimp) and these trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.
THIRD PARTY LINKS.
Security Measures. I maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure. However, (here comes the speech your dad would make) no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While I make every effort to protect your personal information shared through the Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share could be accessed or tampered with by a third party.
You agree that I’m not responsible for any intercepted information shared through the Site without my knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release me from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
Sharing. Please be aware that when you use the Site to post comments and share other information, any information that you provide may not be secure and can be collected and used by others. As a result, you should exercise caution before you make such disclosures.
HOW TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION.
If you opt-in to my mailing list, the option to unsubscribe will be included in every email. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting me with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY.
You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Updates to this Policy will be posted on this page.
Updated: JANUARY 2019