What personal information do I collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When viewing my website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, or other details.
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you subscribe to my newsletter, fill out a form, and/or enter information on our site.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To target advertising based on your preferences.
- To send periodic emails.
My website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. My web hostess uses regular Malware Scanning. I do not share your data, and will never spam you.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
I implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do I use 'cookies'?
If users disable cookies in their browser:
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 unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore 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.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
Though I do not use it currently, I may at some point use use Google AdSense Advertising on my website.
I may have implemented the following:
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
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
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit my site anonymously.
- By emailing me
We 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.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
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.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
- Within 1 business day
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address only when voluntarily given in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
My website, newsletter, blog, or other channels may use Amazon affiliate links. Amazon affiliate links have a personal tag at the end of an Amazon link that allows a percentage of a sale to go to me. If you click on an Amazon affiliate link, you will see my unique tag at the end of the link (meara-20). This means whatever you buy from Amazon while the browser is open that one unique time, I will receive a small percentage from Amazon off the sale of whatever you buy. Once you close the browser, and open the browser again, it will refresh and my unique tag will not be associated with your purchases. This does not cost you anything, but will allow Amazon to pay me themselves. If you do not wish to engage through an Amazon affiliate link, you can simply go to Amazon without clicking on an affiliate link, then search for the product you would like to buy. This does not affect any other retailer outside of Amazon. Contact me with any questions.