Privacy

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 our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

 

Waltham Publishing, LLC, operates the allieeverhart.com website, which provides information related to author Allie Everhart.

 

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog or website?

When registering or commenting on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, visit and use the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

       To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content that’s most relevant to you.

       To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

       To send periodic emails regarding products, services and events.

       To respond to comments or questions submitted by users

Keeping Your Information Safe

We striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting your Personal Information. But keep in minnd that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

LOG FILES

This site follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

 

DO WE 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. This site uses this information to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

 

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.

 

THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURE

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

 

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

We may occasionally include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

 

THIRD PARTY TRACKING

We allow third-party behavioral tracking, including but not limited to Google Analytics and MailChimp.

 

EMBEDDED VIDEO (YouTube)

This site may include clips or videos on YouTube. YouTube sets its own cookies. Find the YouTube cookies policy here. 

https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/

 

ANALYTICS (e.g. Google Analytics)

These cookies are used to help us get a better understanding of how this site is used (such as pages visited and time spent on a page) so we can provide relevant content visitors want. We use partners, like Google Analytics, which set their own cookies in accordance with their own privacy and cookies policies.

 

CAPTCHA

This site uses invisible Captcha, or reCAPTCHA, on its forms to verify that the user is a human and not a robot. This is a third-party (Google) service that collects hardware and software information (such as device and application data) from users and sends the data to Google.

 

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at:

http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

 

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found at the page(s) mentioned above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

       On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

       By going to Update Preferences at the bottom of our emails

 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control when it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old. 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.

We 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 we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify users via in-site notification

       Within 7 business days

 

CAN SPAM Act

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. We collect your email address in order to:

Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our users.

 

Note: Your email address is only collected when you fill out a form or leave a comment on this website. Cookies are sometimes used by the site’s web host and plugins that run on this website, including but not limited to Google Analytics and Mailchimp to personalize your experience on this site. You can disable cookies in your browser settings to prevent this type of tracking.

 

TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CANSPAM, WE AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses

Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

 

If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails you can:

Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email (Unsubscribe From This List), and we will promptly remove you from correspondence.

 

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY ONLY

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or was collected. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

 

CONSENT

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

 

CONTACTING US

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Waltham Publishing, LLC

650 S. Prairie View Dr. Ste. 125 PMB# 137

West Des Moines, IA 50266

United States

allie@allieeverhart.com

 

Last Edited on 1/6/2020