My site includes the use of the Facebook pixel which can be used to serve you ads on social media based on your browsing history. Facebook’s pixel helps me be better about any advertising I send out to make sure it goes to folks interested in my work. Neither Facebook or I want to spam you. I do not get any individual information or data, just group data and trends.

Although I use Facebook services, I am not an employee. I don’t have any affiliation with their company. They have no affiliation with the content on this site.

If you want to opt out of Facebook ads, go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and manage the companies from which you receive ads. You’ll need to do this for each browser you use.

When you click on an Amazon link on this site, I am using an affiliate link. This allows Amazon to pay me a small commission on items you purchased on their site. I don’t work for Amazon, nor do they approve or have any affiliation with the content here. They are merely rewarding me for sending traffic to their site. I am not given any individual information, I don’t get names or emails, NOTHING identifying like that. Same thing goes for iTunes.

My site also includes forms to collect email addresses to sign up for my newsletter, which is hosted/managed through MailChimp.

Here’s more, but in legalese:

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app? When signing up for the newsletter, you may be asked to enter your email address.
When do we collect information? We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site (this is usually when you sign up for the newsletter).

How do we use your information? We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:  To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature ;To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services; to create aggregate, anonymous audiences for advertising.

How do we protect your information? We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We do not use Malware Scanning. We do not use an SSL certificate because: we are not collecting credit card numbers.

Do we use ‘cookies’? We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure: We 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 it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our 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.

Third-party links: Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

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.  We 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 the users via in-site notification    Within 7 business days.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

Thank you,