Personal and Non-Personal Identification Information
The site may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, and in connection with other activities, services or resources on the Site. Users may be asked for name, email address and mailing address appropriateate. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities like commenting or entering competitions.
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Cookies, as well as delicious treats, are small files that a site 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. These cookies do not collect personal information but monitor your behaviour whilst browsing (which I view in Google Analytics). If you leave a comment on my website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is so it’ll save you time if you comment again however this is optional.
When someone visits http://glutenfreehorizons.com I use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is to monitor things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and how visitors find my website. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
How I use the information I collect
I may collect and use personal information for the following reasons:
- To run and operate the Site
- To improve our Site – some information can help improve the information and services I provide
- To run a promotion, contest or survey
- To send you information you agree to receive about topics that will be of interest to you.
- To send periodic emails that you agree to receive by signing up
Sharing your information
I do not and will not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. I may use third party service providers to help me operate the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
I am planning on releasing e-newsletters to inform readers about new blog posts, competitions and giveaways I may run – to do this I do collect personal information. I will only use that information to tell you about stuff you’ve asked me to tell you about. I don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations, blogs or businesses.
Iuse a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver my newsletter. This gathers statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve our email campaigns. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
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