PRIVACY POLICY

Last Update: May 22, 2018

 

The website Adalinc to Life at https://www.adalinc.org is a personal website meant to connect moms, writers, crafters, book lovers and other bloggers from around the world. Your personal information is important to me and I will do my best to be quick, simple and transparent. As a site owner, the data I collect is intended to help me manage, maintain and provide an enjoyable user experience.

As with anything on the internet do not provide personal information then what is beyond the scope necessary.  I only require your first name and email address in order to communicate you.  You can also contact me by email at bonniedani@adalinc.org for further information. This policy can be updated/changed at anytime. Please also take some time to read my Terms and Conditions and Disclosure Page for use of the Adalinc to Life Website.

Why I Collect Data
  • Being connected to and offering my services means I need to stay in contact with you so through my contact form or if you sign up for my monthly newsletter I will ask for your first name and an email address in which you would like me to contact you.
  • Through third party plugins, apps and services I can obtain non-personal data (website stats) that helps me understand visitors to my site and what most interests them which in turn allows me to make changes to content and services that appeal to the visitors of Adalinc to Life
What Data Is Being Collected?

Mailchimp Newsletter Subscriber 

when you sign up to receive an inspirational monthly email and access to the members printable library I will only ask you to provide your first name and an email address that will receive the monthly newsletter.  Mailchimp is a third party service and when you sign up the information on the sign up form will be transferred to Mailchimp.  You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any email or update your preferences at any time. I encourage you to read Mailchimp’s privacy policy as it is not the same as mine.

 

Google Analytics 

helps me understand the behaviour of my visitors to my website.  It collects data such as the top devices my visitors use, where in the world they are coming from, what pages or posts draw the most visitors and which social media platforms are my highest referrals. This information I can then use to improve my website and understand better where to direct my attention and time in creating content.

Please read ‘How Google Uses Your Data when you use our partners’ sites and apps‘ located at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/partner-sites/ In order to collect the data Google uses ‘Cookies’ which our little text files that saved in each user’s browser will record data about the visitors activity and that will be shared with Google. You can opt-out of sending cookies to Google Analytics altogether by going here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en and downloading a browser.  Starting on May25th, 2018 all data collected related to user-level and event-level data associated with cookies, user identifiers (e.g. User-ID), advertising identifiers (e.g. double-click cookies, Android’s Advertising ID, Apple’s Advertising Identifiers) will only be stored on Google Analytics servers for 14 months the lowest setting set out by Google Analytics and then be deleted from their servers.

 

Google Adsense 

 

Google certified ad network that uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the website of its partners, third party vendors use these cookies to display ads based on a user’s prior visit to my website or another website. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to the user of my website based on their visit to my website and/or other sites on the internet. A user can opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ad Settings.  You can also visit About Ad Info to opt-out of other third-party vendors’ use of cookies.

 

Amazon

 

As I participate in the Amazon Affiliate Program the Amazon ads you see displayed will also have cookies.  If you click the link you are then transferred to their site. Go to above link mentioned to possibly opt-out of personalized ads served by Amazon. For more information on Amazon’s Privacy Policy please go to their site to review them. Amazon Privacy Policy and EU-US Privacy Shield.

 

Social Media Platforms

 

On my website you will find links to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube.  Each of these also use cookies. I encourage you to read their privacy policies as they each have their own. Find out more in the Cookie Policy below.

 

WordPress Self-Hosted Site and Plugins (Jetpack, WP-Spamshield, Wordfence Security) 

 

When you comment or fill in a contact form on a WordPress site a ‘comment cookie’ is placed on your name and email address.  Additional data is collected by Jetpack in order to improve the functioning of the site.  This may include comments and other assorted metadata such as: comment author name, comment author email address, comment author URL, comment author IP address, comment author wordpress.com suer ID if known, and comment author external (specific to a site) if known. Find out more at What Data does Jetpack Sync. This makes it easier for commenting frequently on a site instead of filling in the information every time.

Wordfence Security keeps track of IP addresses and countries they appear to originate from as they track security threats for my website.

WP-Spamshield – anti-spam protection that protects blog comments, contact forms, registrations, and everything else from spam.  WP-Spamshield does use cookies to protect my site but all cookies are 1st party cookies and are only used for security, authentication and technical functionality of the website. If you chose to disable these cookies on my site you will encounter problems using and accessing my website. You can read about WP-Spamshield here.

 

Affiliate Links – Pinning Perfect and Shareasale (PicMonkey) 

These links on my site also use cookies in order to provide a commission sale to me on the product that I’m promoting. Please see Cookie Policy below.

 

Third Party Giveaway Apps – Gleam and Rafflecopter

 Gleam is a consent based marketing platform. You will be considered Campaign User and you can read more about the privacy for Campaign users here. If you decide to participate in a giveaway through the Gleam app you will be asked for your consent in order to enter. You would be required to fill out simple form fields that ask for basic personal data in order to proceed with your login. The platform does use third party cookies.  Please see Cookie policy below.

 

Rafflecopter giveaway platform is used in the Third Party Giveaway hosted by BeachBooundBooks and sometimes by myself.  In order to participate in the giveaway you are required to login using Facebook Connect or your email address.  Rafflecopter does use cookies to identify and track users. Please see our Cookie Policy below.  You can also view the Full Rafflecopter Privacy Policy here.

Embedded content from other websites

 

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Please check these websites for their privacy policies as they may differ from my own.

 

Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie? It is a little text file that is placed on to your browser from a website in order to recognize you and keep track of your preferences. Please note that if you chose to disable all cookies on my site or any other site it could affect your use or functionality of that site.

 

Adalinc to Life website does use cookies to analyze site traffic, display and personalize advertising, affiliate links and for social media platforms. We also share information about your usage of this website with our partners Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Amazon, Pinning Perfect, Shareasale(PicMonkey) and some WordPress Plugins such as Jetpack, WP-SpamShield and Wordfence Security. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies.  For more information cookies please go to CookieChoices.org and read how to opt-out of cookies.

Security

The security of my site and your information is very important to me.  I have an SSL certificate for my site and website security through my hosting provider Go Daddy.  You can read their privacy policy here. I enforce strong passwords and also use Wordfence Security Plugin to help control brute force attacks and other malicious attacks by malicious IP addresses and use WP-Spamshield to beef up my eliminating spam from my website. In case of a breach I will inform my email subscribers and any others affected as soon as possible. I can not ensure or guarantee absolute protection from breaches but I will work to rectify the problems and inform those who it may have affected in 72 hours of myself being notified. If required by law, I will comply to release only the information necessary for the law to complete an investigation.

Access and Choices

Mailchimp Sign-Up – You can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of each email. If you would like to be forgotten on the Mailchimp servers you can initiate the request by contacting me bonniedani@adalinc.org

 

Google Analytics – You can opt-out of cookies used by Google Analytics by going here and installing https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en onto your browser.  All data related to user-level or event level data will only be stored on Google Analytics for 14 months (lowest setting) before it is deleted.

 

Google Adsense – A user can opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ad Settings.  You can also visit About Ad Info to opt-out of other third-party vendors’ use of cookies.

 

WordPress Site – I can export and erase your data if you provide me with your user name and email address.  Please note that in order to ensure that you are who you say your are I will have to confirm to protect your data and myself.