What personal information do I collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When contacting me, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you fill out the “contact” form or enter information on our site.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you contact me in the following ways:
To follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do I protect your information?
I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
I only provide articles and information. I only ask for credit card information on a secure page through Stripe; I do not have access to that information, nor your PayPal information, gathered in the same manner. You sign into your PayPal site.
I use regular Malware Scanning.
I use a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate, you can tell by looking at the URL, there are a lock and https: the “s” is short for secure.
Do I Use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf. You can choose to have your computer warn you they send a cookie, or you can opt to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your 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.
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your PII.
I do products on our website, though you are linked directly to Amazon, and all transactions take place there. I do not ask for nor accept money on this site.
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
I have not enabled Google AdSense on our site, but I may do so in the future.
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 everything in their power to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
I do not market items to children under the age of 13 years old and they should not be here without their parent’s permission.
Do I let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins, collect PII from children under 13?
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 how the Fair Information Practice Principles are be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
To be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
I will notify you via email…
- Within seven business days
I 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.
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.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, I agree with the following:
Although I do not currently initiate emails, I may adopt a newsletter later. For now, I only respond to contact forms. If in the future, you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails (if applicable), you can email me, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Skype Username: Stephen.dalton929 and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.