The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to Alyssa Birchfield. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.
The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address.
WEBSITE AND BLOG
We may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site. See “Information for third parties,” below.
We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all. See “Information for third parties,” below. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
This Site only collects the personal information you provide to us, which may include:
+ Your first and last name
+ Your email address
+ Your website or blog
+ Your IP address
+ Anonymous browsing data that provides us or third parties with information on how you use our website
PLACES WE COLLECT INFORMATION + WHY
The information you provide is used to improve the service we provide, inclusive of communicating with you. It may also be used to regulate community standards, specifically on the Site blog.
Names, email addresses and URLs you provide to us are done so via the Comment form on the Site’s blog. These pieces of personal information are not required in order to leave a comment. Should you leave an anonymous comment, the Site will collect your IP address, regardless of whether you also supply your name, email, or URL.
For users who submit a query via the Site’s contact page at alyssabirchfield.com/contact, you may be asked to provide the information listed above. This information is solely used to make contact with you, and answer your query.
INFORMATION FOR THIRD PARTIES
We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, and servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties include: Google Analytics (which provides us with data about how individuals use our site), Bloglovin’ (which allows you to subscribe to our blog), and Jetpack (which provides functional services and tools used on our site, as well as with data about how individuals use our site). Additionally, this Site uses rewardStyle, ShopStyle and Amazon affiliate links. Should you click on links from these affiliates, your browser may embed cookies from these third parties to track your purchases. Click on any of the third parties as linked in this paragraph to view their own Privacy Policies.
Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
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. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States.
When you leave a comment or submit a query on the Site’s contact page, we will maintain your personal information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. For information collected via Google Analytics, data is retained for a period of 14 months.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Updated: December 2018