Hi. Christina here. Just like you, I’m concerned with how my information is collected and used online, so it only seems fair I provide you with the same information for this blog. With this in mind, here are the privacy practices we employ when you visit this website. If you have any questions, just shoot me a message using the Contact page listed on the menu for the site.
- Children Under 13.
The information on this site is directed towards a general audience. We do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age as defined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If you are under 13 years old, please do not submit any information to us. We will delete any personal information for children under 13 we collect upon notification.
- What Personal Information Do We Collect?
You can browse this blog without providing us any information. However, you may also join our newsletter, contact us, purchase a product, or write comments in a post. Depending on the specific action you take, we may require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name and e-mail address) and (2) Financial Data (such as a credit card number or PayPal account) should you purchase an eBook or other product.
We do not share your Personal Information with any third parties who will directly market to you. We do share said information with third parties that provide administrative services to the site such as our hosting company and payment processors.
- Email Communications.
You have the option to provide us with an email address to receive responses to questions you may have contacted us with or to receive our newsletters and administrative email messages. We will use your email address to communicate with you in this regard. In providing the email address, you expressly consent to this use of your email address. Sorry, we have to include that last bit pursuant to various state laws.
- Product Purchases.
From time to time, we may offer products you can buy such as eBooks. When making a purchase, we will share your personal information with the company processing the transaction. The payment processor will use the information solely to carry out the transaction.
- Modification or Removal of Personal Information.
If you wish to remove or modify any of your personally identifiable information, you can click the “opt-out” link in any email or contact us to make the request using the Contact function on the menu for the site.
- Do Not Track Signals.
Pursuant to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, we hereby disclose that we do not currently honor “do not track” signals issued by browsers or other third party sources.
- Google Tracking
We use certain Google programs to help us analyze the traffic to this Site and improve our marketing efforts. Such programs may include, but are not limited to, Google Analytics Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. You may opt out of this tracking by visiting these links:
- General Third Party Tracking
We allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. ads you click versus those you don’t, the type of browser you use, etc.) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ which will automatically detect and opt-out of a majority of the tracking programs.
- Third Party Advertising Cookies
- Google – [http://www.google.com/settings/ads]
- California Eraser Law.
If you are an individual under 18 and have provided personal information or content to us in some manner, you have the right to request the deletion of that information pursuant to the “California Eraser Law.” Contact us to make such a request.
- Automatic Collection.
Our server automatically collects information when you visit us, including the site you came from and your IP address (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. We may also gather anonymous aggregate “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer such as what pages of the site are most popular versus those that are not of interest.
Cookies are bits of code that track you online. We use first-party cookies to track you as you move about this site. The purpose of this tracking is to give us information on what parts of the site visitors find valuable and, perhaps, what parts visitors do not. You can elect to erase cookies from your browser by accessing the cookies section in your settings.
- Sharing and Selling Your Personal Information.
We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. Should we decide to sell all or part of our business or this site at some point in the future, however, your personal information will be included as an asset in the sale.
- Legal Disclosures of Personal Information.
We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the site.
- Uses of Anonymous Information.
We use anonymous information to analyze how visitors move about this blog. We may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, or to display content according to your preferences. We may also share traffic and non-personal data with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
We employ reasonable security measures to prevent the loss or misuse of your information.
- Public Comments.
You may leave comments on blog posts and our social media accounts. Please remember that any information you provide is not private. The information can be viewed by anyone online including family, friends, the media, investigators, and potential employers conducting background checks.
- Third Party Websites.
We link to other sites, but please keep in mind that we do not control the privacy policies of those sites. Make sure to review the policies of any such sites before providing your personal information.