Your privacy is critically important to me! I’m going to go into detail here about your privacy and data usage on the site. Please excuse the legalspeak!
In summary– I only collect what is necessary to run my site well. This means that any info that is collected helps me serve you better content that you would like. Period.
At any time if you need to have me delete any data that may be stored through commenting or interacting on the site, email me: kirsten at kirstenoliphant dot com
Here is the info that we may collect and how it is used:
Information You Voluntarily Submit: You may voluntarily submit information when you leave a comment or fill out a contact form. This information may be stored on the site, but is not used in any other way, unless it is to respond directly to a comment or message through the form.
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. If you’d like to opt out of cookies, you can adjust your browser settings OR check this site to opt out of advertising: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
I have the Facebook pixel on my site, which I may use for targeting ads to site visitors. Facebook may use aggregated information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.
I’m not selling stuff, spamming you, or doing weird, icky stuff. My advertising and affiliate partners track info so my blog can run ads that are relevant to the readers.
The Website currently uses Google Analytics, which tracks how users interact with and use the site. It provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Again, this is all a part of helping me create content best suited to you.
I love my blog. I would love if I got paid doing this thing I love, sharing these stories. When I’m really lucky and all the stars align, I may partner with a brand for cash, merchandise, food, event tickets, or other goodies. I will also be sure to disclose when I use affiliate links, have been given a product, or paid for a post. This complies with the FTC and also is just plain HONEST.
If you have ANY questions about this, please message me! Know that your privacy is important and that I collect as little as possible to run my site and serve you well.