Who am I?
I’m Jennifer Lam, the creator and editor behind The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic. I can be reached on email@example.com. My web address is: https://theconfessionsofanonlineshopaholic.com.
What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog, and why?
When registering on my site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, Web Address, Social Media Handles or other details to help you with your experience. This may be through comments, and contact forms. Technical data, such as cookies and Google Adsense, also aid the user experience on my website.
If comments are left on my website, data such as visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on my website, you automatically opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in the form of cookies. This is for your convenience, as you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will expire in a year.
When do we collect information?
I collect information from you when you register on my site, subscribe to my mailing list, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on my site.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information that I collect from you when you register, sign up for my mailing list, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalise your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve my website in order to better serve you.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To send periodic emails regarding the latest updates on the blog.
- To follow up with them after correspondence (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 use regular Malware Scanning.
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 information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do I use ‘cookies’?
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order 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 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, it won’t affect the user experience.
I do not sell, trade, or transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
I do not include or offer third-party products or services on my website.
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.
I have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
- I, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to my website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:
- Users can visit my site anonymously.
- Can change your personal information:
- By logging in to your account
How does my site hand Do Not Track signals?
I honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does my site allow third-party behavioural tracking?
It’s also important to note that my site allows third-party behavioural tracking.
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.
I 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, I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- I will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 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.
Last updated on 24/05/2018.