A NOTE FROM AMANDA:
Dear Readers and Visitors to this site,
The basics are that I don’t collect information with ulterior motives. I will not send you spam, nor will I share any information collected. In fact, I don’t set out to collect any information from visitors to my website, other than what the website collects automatically for data tracking purposes or what I need for visitors to contact me, leave comments on my blog, or enter a contest. I do have an email newsletter, which you can voluntarily subscribe to with as little information as possible—a name and an email. Other than my newsletter subscribers, I do not intentionally store any information. In an effort to keep the website running smoothly, I do use plug-ins and cookies which may collect information from you. But that information is not used by me personally, other than for data purposes. The following is a more detailed, legal explanation of how this website functions. I apologize, but it is nowhere near as riveting as my books!
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
We collect names and email addresses for our newsletter only with your consent using the form on the site. The form is powered by Mailchimp and is run according to Mailchimp’s privacy policies. To unsubscribe, simply click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any newsletter received.
The site receives any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. This includes information you enter into comments, a contact form, or when you click a social media share button.
If you are using a mobile device with location services turned on, or a computer, which will have an IP address that provides a general location, this site may have access to that information through Google Analytics.
This Site may receive information about you from other sources. For instance, if you click one of the social media share buttons on this site, we may have access to certain user data. This may include Facebook share, Pinterest share, Twitter share, and any other social media buttons present on the site.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
At some time, we may also use Device Information to help target our limited advertising to only what your browsing history suggests you might wish to see.
This Site does not keep any information about you on our own servers. All information obtained is stored and managed by the providers or the service used or clicked.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by:
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
BING – https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ad
FIREFOX – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/settings-privacy-browsing-history-do-not-track
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: https://optout.aboutads.info/.
SERVICES USED BY THIS SITE THAT MAY COLLECT DATA
– Social Media Share buttons for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and others which may collect cookies and usage data
– Newsletter Subscription, which is strictly voluntary and provided by Mailchimp which may collect Email Address, Name, Last Name, and Location.
– Amazon Affiliate Links, which cost you nothing extra as far as price goes but which may collect cookies and usage data
– Contact Form which may collect personal data in the form of email address, first name, last name and location
– Facebook Ads Conversion Tracking, which may collect personal data in the form of cookies and usage data
– Google Analytics, which may collect personal data in the form of cookies and usage data
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES, AND REVISIONS
By continuing to use this site, you give permission for the processes, applications, and programs that are involved to access your data and use it in the way outlined in this policy and to provide services.
The following are a list of services used on this site that may collect
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail using the details provided below:
Amanda Tru, PO Box 192, Emmett, ID, United States