Collection of Information
I collect personally identifiable information that you provide directly to me. For example, we collect information when you create an account, participate in any interactive features of the website, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, make a purchase, communicate with me via third-party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with me. The types of information I may collect include your name, email address, password, postal address, phone number, gender, date of birth, occupation, employer information, photo, payment information (such as your credit or debit card and billing address), preference or interest data, and any other information you choose to provide.
Information we collect automatically:
When you access or use this website, I may automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: I collect log information about your use of the Services, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser, links clicked and the page you visited.
Mobile Device Information: I collect information about the mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of my mobile applications.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
I may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through this website. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, I will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; we may also collect information about you when you post content to my pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.
Use of Information
I may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
• Provide, maintain, improve and promote our products and services;
• Provide and deliver the information, products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
• Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
• Respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide customer service;
• Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by Company and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
• Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
• Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or
features that match user profiles or interests;
• Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards;
• Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
• Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
I am based in the United States and the information I collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to me, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other
Sharing and Distribution of Information
I will not share or disclose any of your personal data with any other third party except government, regulators, and law enforcement should this data be requested through written documents.
Social Sharing Features
This website may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Advertising, Marketing, and Analytics Services Provided by Others
including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by myself and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for
behavioral advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
I work with Mailchimp to send out emails, newsletters, and blog posts, so it’s advisable to review their data protection policy.
Commitment to Data Security
I take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. All emails and newsletters that I send out allow you to opt out of further mailings.
You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your online account at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by emailing me through my contact form. If you wish to delete or deactivate your account, please email me through my contact form, but note that some information you provide through the website may continue to be accessible (e.g., comments you submit through the website) and that we may continue to store information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. I may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
Version: 1.0. Issue date: 05/24/18.
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I use the following cookies:
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First-party cookies This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;
Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
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You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from me by following the instructions in those communications or by emailing me through my contact form. If you opt out, I may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations. There is always an ‘Unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of my email communications.