This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When browsing, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.  You are never required to enter this information.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, comment on a post, enter a contest, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      • To improve our website in order to better serve you.

      • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

      • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

      • To send periodic newsletters via email

      • To follow up with them after correspondence (email or comment inquiries)

We do not sell, trade or rent users’ PII to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any PII regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.  We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or running giveaways. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

How do we protect your information?

We only provide articles and information and we will never require the entry of personal information.

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.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Do we 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's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

      • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

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 each 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 features will be disabled. It won't affect the user's experience while browsing.

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 vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings

The ad networks utilized on this site may use additional cookies or web beacons.  These networks include: Google AdSense, Media.net, and AdThrive

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

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.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.  If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any personal information.

Fair Information Practices

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action should a data breach occur.  If there is ever a data breach, a website notification will be posted within 7 days.

CAN SPAM Act

If you choose to receive our newsletter or subscribe to a comment thread, we collect your email address in order to:

      • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

      • 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.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at leftinknots@gmail.com or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Accepting this Privacy Policy

By using this site, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in this privacy policy.  If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this site. 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

www.leftinknots.com

leftinknots@gmail.com

Last Edited on 2017-02-07

 

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