WHAT INFORMATION DO I COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: I may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Automatically-Collected Information: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, I will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. I may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED?
I use the information collected in the following ways:
To operate and maintain the Website.
To improve customer experience. (Information you provide helps me respond to your customer service requests and support your needs more efficiently.)
To personalise user experience. (I may use information in the aggregate to understand how visitors use the services and resources provided on the Website.)
To improve the Website.
To send periodic emails. (I may use your email address to respond to your queries, questions and/or other requests)
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise me to share your information.
Additionally, my website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of my website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
My website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Squarespace - this service is the Website provider and host. It has an in-built analytics function which tracks Website usage and provides information such as information about your browser, network and device, Web pages you visited prior to coming to this Website and your IP address. This information may also include details about your use of this Website, including clicks, internal links, pages visited, scrolling, searches and timestamps.
Squarespace is also a host of my newsletter sign up form and thus your name and email address information is shared with Squarespace.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through my website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, I may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment on this Website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also create an account and add a llink to your website. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account. Users may see your username, profile description and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by my website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Some of the blog content you see on Chick About World may be sponsored by brands and is similar to advertorials you may see in a magazine. It’s important for me to remain transparent to my readers about the content that I create, so these posts will always be clearly marked with a disclaimer statement at the top of each post. Whether my content is sponsored or not, you can trust that everything I write or recommend is 100% honest and genuine. I would never feature anything I wouldn’t be willing to pay for myself.
Affiliate Program Participation
My website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into my website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie may be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Chick About World Newsletter is sent out once a month. You can subscribe to the newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. The newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, I may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows my website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request me at email@example.com
Amend – You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request email@example.com
Please note that I may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION