The purpose of this statement is to set out how we use any personal information we know we may obtain from you.
The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation aimed at helping to strengthen data protection for EU citizens and residents both within the EU and the wider world and will be effective May 25th, 2018.
This new legislation will replace current data privacy law, giving more rights to you as an individual and more obligations to organizations holding your personal data.
Collecting and Use of Information
In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself.
Personal information may be collected from you when you subscribe to HomeMadeOurWay, sign up for our newsletter, fill out a comment, respond to a survey, and/or purchase a product or service.
Non-personally-identifying information such as demographics may also be collected to:
- to personalize your experience and allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- to provide technical support for our online products.
- to inform you of news, events, sales, and courses.
- to send you newsletters and information about products, services, promotions, and administrative messages relating to our business.
- to improve our website in order to better serve you.
- to allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- to quickly process your transactions.
- to maintain our own tax accounts and records.
- to ask for ratings and reviews of services and products.
- to follow up with them after correspondence.
- to prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including copyright infringement) on our site.
We will protect personal information by implementing a variety of security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services.
- help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
- understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- keep track of advertisements.
- compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our 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. Please look up your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. However, you will still be able to navigate all posts and pages on our site as well as place orders.
Visitors to Our Website
When someone visits HomeMadeOurWay.com we use a third-party service, Google Analytics. They gather anonymous standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns, for example, data of how people are using our site and then provide us with the visitor statistics, details of page views, etc.
Adding a Blog Comment
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts or pages, you may leave your email address for the purpose of receiving comment replies. Any name or email address you enter will be saved to our site’s database along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment.
This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website although if the supplied email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed.
Your comment and its associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either:
- Remove the comment or
- Remove the blog post
Should you wish to have the comment and its associated personal data deleted, please email me using the email address that you commented with and we will remove the comment.
If you are under 16 years of age, you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
We will never share, rent, or sell your information to outside parties except when you have given us permission to do so or if it is needed in order to provide you with a product or service you have requested.
Outside parties do not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We will only disclose your personal information under certain circumstances. These include the following:
- we will disclose your information to our employees, contractors, and affiliates, all who have agreed not to disclose this information to others, in order to process and provide services you have requested.
- we will disclose your information if compelled by a subpoena or court order when that disclosure is absolutely necessary to protect our rights, our affiliates’ rights, or the public at large.
- we will disclose your information to enforce our site policies.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information, such as demographics, may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
When you sign up for an email newsletter, we use a third-party provider, Convertkit.com, to deliver it. Convertkit gathers statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our emails.
Your email address, name, and any other information you provide us with are held in strict confidence. Your information is only kept so that HomeMadeOurWay.com, whose email list you subscribed to, can email you. We do not sell or share your information with anyone else.
Don’t forget, if you have previously subscribed to our mailing list and want to unsubscribe, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email or email me at [email protected]
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
This website is built on WordPress, a website content management system. This service may collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the website, for example, the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it.
WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment, to enter a name and an email address. If you submit a comment on a blog post or page published on this website or if you submit a contact form, some personal information will be stored in this website’s database.
These are the only occasions where personal data will be stored on this website. For more information about WordPress processes, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.
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. http://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
According to CalOPPA, users can visit our site anonymously and we will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
We will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide us with personally-identifying information online. If you are 13 or under, do not register for any of our services and products or provide us with information about yourself.
Your credit card or other payment method and billing information will only be used to pay for products you have requested.
We only use payment services that have agreed not to share your financial information with us so we will never see or handle your financial information. This also applies to payment information stored at the site of the payment processors for the convenience of future purchases.
For security reasons, we strongly recommend that you do not send credit card numbers by standard email but use the secure facility provided via this website. We endeavor to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information.