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 United States 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.

Section One: Collection of Information

When subscribing, commenting, or registering on my site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, or other details to help you with your experience. I collect information from you when you register on the website, subscribe to my newsletter, comment on a post, fill out a form, or enter information onto my site in any way. I may use the information I collect from you when you register, sign up for my newsletter, comment on a post, respond to a survey or marketing communication, send me a message, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  1. To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  2. To allow me to better serve you in responding to your questions, suggestions, or requests.
  3. To send periodic e-mails regarding new content, products, or services.

Section Two: Information Protection

Your personal information will not be shared with any other individual, company, or third party unless legal implications or site policies deem it necessary. I use a periodic malware scanning software on my website to protect your information. I do not use an SSL certificate.

Section Three: Cookies

It is important to note that I utilize cookies on my website. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, I use cookies to help me understand your preferences based on current site activity, which enables me to provide you with improved content and services. I also use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site 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 cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser’s settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Please note that if you disable cookies, some site features may be disabled. This may negatively affect your user experience.

Section Four: Third Party Disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise 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 me in operating my website, conducting my business, or serving my 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 my site policies, or protect mine or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, SEO, or other uses.

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, I have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these third-party sites.

I, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions as they pertain to my website, primarily regarding website traffic and data.

Section Five: California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state 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.

According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:

  1. Users can visit my site anonymously.
  2. Once this privacy policy is created, I will add a link to it on each page of my site.
  3. My privacy policy link includes the word “privacy” and can be easily found on the page(s) specified above.
  4. You will be notified of any privacy policy changes on the privacy policy page.

Section Six: DNT and Behavioral Tracking

I honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. It is also important to note that I do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Section Seven: COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the 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 years old. By entering your information on my site, you are signifying that you are over 13 years of age and understand the implications of the COPPA laws.

Section Eight: 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 policy laws that protect personal information.

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 you via e-mail within seven business days, and I will notify all users via in-site notification within one business day.

I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Section Nine: CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial e-mail, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have e-mails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

I collect your e-mail address in order to send information to you, respond to inquiries, messages, and requests, and to market to my mailing list.

In order to be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, I agree to the following:

  1. Not using false or misleading subjects or e-mail addresses.
  2. Identifying any applicable message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  3. Including the physical location of my business or site headquarters.
  4. Monitoring third-party e-mail marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  5. Honoring opt-out/unsubscribe requests in a timely manner.
  6. Allowing users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each e-mail.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails, you may follow the link at the bottom of any e-mail. You can also e-mail me directly. I will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Section Ten: Policy Updates and Consent

I reserve the right to change or modify this policy at any time. The most recent modification date will appear at the bottom of the policy page.

Your utilization of this website signifies your acceptance of my privacy policy. If you do not accept my policy, please do not use this website.

Section Eleven: Contacting Me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the information below or via my contact page.

Dear Life Love Kat
dearlifelovekat@gmail.com

This privacy policy was created with the assistance of freeprivacypolicy.com. This policy was last updated on December 31, 2016.

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