Privacy Policy

This policy is valid from 11 January 2012

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Amie Watson. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

PROTECTION OF INFORMATION

This blog uses third parties, for example, Google Analytics, to analyze statistical information from users of the website . You can understand Google Analytics further here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html and learn about how to manage Google Analytics settings here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We use commercially reasonable safeguards to protect information that we process and maintain. We limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve the website. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

TYPE AND PURPOSE OF COLLECTION

We collect information on various pages of the website, including personal (“Personal Information”) and non-personal information (“Non-Personal Information”).

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

Upon accessing the website, certain Non-Personal Information will be automatically collected without your knowledge or consent, such as your IP address, location data (which is anonymous) and the referring website. We use Non-Personal Information to examine our traffic and to view how our customers use the website. This type of information will not allow you to be personally identified.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

No personal information is obtained by us through your use of this site. If you sign up for the newsletter, however, MailChimp, a third party, may have access to personal information. This information including email address is used for its user analytics. You may opt out of such newsletter through using the unsubscribe link in the emails.

DATA RETENTION

We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate.

THIRD-PARTY ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Application and our service. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.

The Application contains links and references to other websites and apps. We are not responsible for the collection, use and disclosure of information, or the privacy practices of such websites, and we expressly disclaim any liability relating thereto.

RIGHT TO EXAMINE INFORMATION

You have the right to examine any of your Personal Information that we collect. Should you wish to examine such information, please leave a comment on any page of this website and we will respond in a reasonable time. We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable administrative fee to access your information, as permitted by applicable law. In certain cases, we may not be able to provide you with access to all of your Personal Information (ex: if the information also pertains to the Personal Information of another user).

CONSENT, COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

By visiting the website, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.

Cookies store and sometimes track information about your use of a website or application. Some of the cookies used by the website are set by us, and some are set by third parties. Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.

By blocking or deleting cookies used on the website, the user experience may be negatively affected. Essential cookies allow you to navigate and use all the features provided by our website. Functional cookies customize elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website and remember that you have visited us before. This way, we can better provide you with a customized experience.

Performance cookies collect anonymous statistical information about how you use the website (including how long you spend on the website) and from where you have come to the Applications. This information does not include Personal Information, although we might be able to associate such information with user accounts once we receive it from the third party.

Advertising and targeting cookies collect information about the pages you visit online. They gather information about the pages that you visit or the functions of the website you use, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address or unique device identifier that you are using (the applicable cookie identifier) and also can include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider. This information is then used to place interest-based advertisements on the website which it is believed will be relevant to your market segment. Because of this, you may see advertisements for our website when you visit other websites.

For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information you submit via the Applications is processed in Canada and transferred by us to third parties mentioned above in Canada and the USA. The countries concerned may not have similar data protection laws to your country. When we transfer your information out of your jurisdiction, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. By submitting your information to the Applications, you agree to this storing, processing and transfer.

Comments left on this site are approved by the blog owner. Comments may be left at the bottom at each post.

The blog owner of this site may not be held responsible for external content linked to from the site.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.