Sunday, November 6, 2016

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with my website.

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit pinupsandpearls.com? When registering on my site, you may be asked to enter your email address to help you with your experience.

When do I collect information? When you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site. I may use the information I collect from you to personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested. The information given to me is only shared with my email provider MailChimp in order to send out periodic emails to my list.

How do I protect your information? My website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

Do I use cookies? Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They can be used to help me understand your preferences based on previous or current activity, which enables me to provide you with improved services. I also use them to help me compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may also use trusted third party services that track this information on my behalf. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookies 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 users disable cookies in their browser, some features will be disabled. Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

The information that is collected (emails) will not be used for illegal or improper purposes. Subscribers will not be spammed and their information will never be sold to third party services.

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. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

I have enabled Google AdSense on my site. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to Pinups & Pearls. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to my users based on their visit to Pinups & Pearls and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13, COPPA puts parents in control. The FTC, 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.

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 users via in-site notification.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. I collect email addresses in order to keep you updated on my latest posts. I will not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses. I will honor your opt out/ unsubscribe requests quickly.

Third party disclosure – I do not sell, trade or transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless I provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Third party links – Occasionally, I may include or offer third party products or service on my website. They have their own separate and independent privacy policies. I have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites. These third party advertisers may have access to my viewers information, such as demographic information.

Links To Other Websites

Pinups & Pearls includes links to outside websites but is not responsible for content of other websites. These websites have their own policies.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails, you can email me at pinupsnpearls@gmail.com and I will remove you.

Affiliate Links:

– Chelsea is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.pinupsandpearls.com.

– Chelsea is a participant in the Target Affiliate Marketing Program, an affiliate advertising and marketing program that pays advertising fees to sites that advertise and link to www.pinupsandpearls.com.

– Chelsea is a participant in the Rakuten Linkshare Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising and marketing program that pays advertising fees to sites that advertise and link to www.pinupsandpearls.com.

– Chelsea is a participant in the Flex Offers Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising and marketing program that pays advertising fees to sites that advertise and link to www.pinupsandpearls.com

– Chelsea is a participant in the ShareASale Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising and marketing program that pays advertising fees to sites that advertise and link to www.pinupsandpearls.com

– Chelsea is a participant in the AWIN Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising and marketing program that pays advertising fees to sites that advertise and link to www.pinupsandpearls.com

Some personal information may be used to track affiliate spending.

Purchasing

If you purchase a product from Pinups & Pearls you will need to go through my preferred method of payment PayPal to make sure that everything is secure.

Pinups & Pearls can make changes without notice. If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement you can email me – pinupsnpearls@gmail.com