Privacy & Cookies Policy
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog or website?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form or sign up for our contests, newsletters, or other information.
When registering for a service our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to provide your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
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 personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- Newsletter sign up: To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our 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.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate.
We never ask for personal or private information like credit card numbers.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs or sponsored links. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Cookies change and their names and descriptions are not very user-friendly for most people, so we haven't listed them individually. If you want to see the cookies currently used on the Sites, they should be visible through your browser. (Please see below for instructions.)
There are different browsers and manufacturers upgrade them frequently. The best way to get the right instructions is to go to the manufacturer's support page. The following support/privacy pages (for some of the more common browsers) are correct as at April 2018.
- For Chrome, please see Google's support page here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- For Internet Explorer, please see Microsoft's support page here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- For Edge, please see Microsoft's privacy page here: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
- For Firefox, please see Mozilla's support page here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- For Safari, please see Apple's support page here for Macs: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 and here for mobile devices: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
If you have problems with these pages, can't see individual cookies or want find out more about how cookies are handled within your browser, please go to the manufacturer's site and search for the browser name and your cookie query.
To disable flash cookies (local shared objects) go to the Global Storage Settings panel of the online Settings Manager at Adobe's website at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html. This places a permanent flash cookie on the device, informing all other websites that you do not want flash cookies stored on your device.
Online advertising cookies
You may prevent Google’s collection of data generated by your use of the Sites (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Local and session storage
You can delete local storage, session storage and database storage in the same way that you delete cookies.
You cannot delete pixels but you may be able to disable them by disabling cookies or by using browser add-ons or extensions. Some pixels in emails can be disabled by selecting an option in your email application not to download images.
Please be aware that restricting cookies and similar technologies may impact on the functionality of our site.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies and other technologies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.
This section describes the period for which Personal Information will be stored, or if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period.
The period for which we will store Personal Information is based on our need to fulfil our legitimate business needs, comply with applicable law, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
For website visitors, if you consent to cookies through our cookie banner, the consent cookie is valid for 1 year. Other cookies (most of which are for site analytics or newsletter settings) last 30 days or less. You can shorten each cookie's storage period by deleting the cookie before the expiry date. Please see the section on Cookies above for information on how to delete cookies and adjust your browser settings.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
Third Party Links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These links are provided as a convenience. 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.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
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. We do not allow third party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's 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 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 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 as soon as such beach is brought to our attention, as appropriate.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally 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 a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN-SPAM Act and Email Newsletters
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.
This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions and all personal details relating to subscriptions are taken and held securely and in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
The existence of the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of Personal Information or restriction of use concerning the individual or to object to use as well as the right to data portability
You have rights to make a request to us:
- for access to your Personal Information
- for rectification or erasure of your Personal Information
- for restriction of processing concerning you
- to object to our processing which is based on legitimate interests
To exercise your rights, please contact us via the Contact page on this website.
Withdrawal of consent
Where the use is based on consent (for Personal Information), the existence of the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of use based on consent before its withdrawal
You have a right to withdraw any consent you give us at any time.
This will not affect the legality of our consent-based use before you withdrew consent.
To exercise your right to withdraw, please contact us via the Contact page on this website.
All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Erin Kellison, her team, associates, etc. makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site & will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.
Links on the site may take you to third party sites. We have no control over their content or accuracy. We do not know if they are affiliates of any vendor/site and make no claims in support of them.
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