“Non Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Website with a web browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.
“Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within our Website. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.
Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website.
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. This information is collected when you voluntarily leave a comment or subscribe to a newsletter.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. The Website utilizes the native WordPress commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your Gravatar profile picture will appear if you have set one up.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
How We Use Your Information
We may use the information we receive from you in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you promotional information you’ve subscribed to, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties without your consent.
We may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
- Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address.
- Statcounter – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Statcounter may capture your IP address.
This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.
We retain the right to collect and use any Non-Personal Information collected from your use of our Website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Website and Service. At no time is your Personally Identifiable Information included in such data aggregations.
Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of http://www.crumbblog.com, our Users, employees, and affiliates.
You may, at any time, change your browser settings to permanently disable cookies, and/or can also choose to delete any cookies that have already been set using your browser or a software program. However, permanent deactivation of cookies may impact some of the functions of our Website.
Advertising on This Website
You can manage many of the cookies used for online advertising via the consumer choice tools created under self-regulation programs in many countries, such as the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices.
You can opt in to receive our email newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. Newsletters may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Requests Regarding Personal Information
You may request the following actions be taken in regards to the personal information we’ve collected from you:
- Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. Alternatively, you may contact us at email@example.com to request to be unsubscribed.
- Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Amend: You may contact us at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
- Remove: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or when required by law.
Links to Other Websites
Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our direct control. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information.
If you have any questions about our Privacy Practices or this Policy, please contact me at crumbblog (at) gmail (dot) com.