Collection of Information – Information You Provide to me.
We collect information you provide directly to me. For example, I collect information when readers subscribe to my blog, participate in any interactive features of my blog e.g commenting on posts, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, make a purchase, communicate with me via third party social media sites, or otherwise communicate with me.
The types of information I may collect include your name, email address, password, postal address, phone number, gender, date of birth, occupation, employer information, photo, payment information (such as your credit or debit card and billing address), preference or interest data, and any other information you choose to provide.
If you provide an email address to invite a friend to read my blog, I will collect that email address and use it to send your friend such an invitation.
The information I Collect Automatically.
When you access my website, I may automatically collect information about you, including Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser, links clicked and the page you visited before navigating to the Services.
Mobile Device Information
We collect information about the mobile device you use to access my website and services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of my mobile applications.
Myself and my service providers use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons.
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help me improve my blog and, services and your experience, see which areas and features of my website are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in my blog or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
I may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information I collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third party social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; I may also collect information about you when you post content to our pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.
Use of Information
I may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
- Provide, maintain, improve and promote my blog and services;
- Provide and deliver the information, products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
- Respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide customer service;
- Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by myself and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with my blog and services.
- Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
- Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards;
- Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
- Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
I am based in the United Kingdom and the information I collect is governed by UK law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to me, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the UK and other countries.
• With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work or perform services on my behalf;
•When you participate in the interactive areas of my services e.g commenting on posts, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and other information you choose to provide;
•In response to a request for information if I believe disclosure is in accordance with or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
•If I believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Company or others;
•With your consent or at your direction.
Social Sharing Features
The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
I take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
If you wish to unsubscribe to my blog, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but note that some information
you provide through the Services may continue to be accessible (e.g., comments you submit through the Services) and that I may continue to store information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. I may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of my website and services.
With your consent, I may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.