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What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my website?
When visiting this site, you may be asked to enter your email address in exchange for a free book. This will add you to my mailing list, The Weekly DiVa. I also use Statcounter to help me see which pages are popular. Statcounter is a third-party app that records where your IP is located.
When do I collect information?
When you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter information on my site.
How do I use your information?
If you sign up, I will email you weekly (Sundays) with girl talk, book talk, and life talk. I email about new books, contests, promotions, and reviewing opportunities.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To send periodic emails
How do I protect your information?
I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card numbers.We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
• I do not need an SSL because Wix, my internet provider, does not offer SSL. Collection of emails is hosted on MailerLite, which is secure.
Do I use 'cookies'?
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to 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 cookie 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 you turn cookies off, no features will be disabled. It won't affect the user's experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
I do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
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 use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, 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
I think question is missing a word. I use Google Analytics to monitor traffic and visitor stats.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
How does my site handle Do Not Track signals?
We 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.
Does my site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children 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, 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.
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 the users via in-site notification
• Within 1 business day
We 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.
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.
I collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email and I will promptly remove you from all correspondence.
This site includes Amazon Affiliate Links. If you purchase my books or other books and products linked to from my site, I will be paid a small commission from Amazon on those sales. This, however, does not increase the price that you, the reader, pays.
P.O. Box 6931
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Last Edited on 8-23-2023.