I use Google Adsense, Viglinks and other affiliate marketing programs to monetize my blog. I do not write reviews about services or products I do not trust or use myself. However, you may stumble across a link to a product interested in a post by a marketing service like Rakuten. You’ll also see ads powered by Adsense. I do not choose the ads that pop up on your screen. I’ll do my best to block airline ads and or other products that don’t quite flow with the content provided on my website. Now for all the legal stuff….
When you access the website, you may provide certain personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, email address, phone number, address, avatar image, credit card information when you make a purchase on the website.
This information is collected when you register on the site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, contact Heather Poole, use the search feature on the website, provide comments or any other feedback, fill out a form or use live chat or enter any other information on the website to communicate with Heather Poole. From time to time, this website may also collect information that you submit when you participate in any online surveys that Heather Poole may post on this website.
Your personal information is used to personalize your experience, improve the website to better serve you, provide support, efficiently process your requests or transactions, tailor advertisements to you, elicit reviews of services or products, provide you offers, promotions and to follow up with you through correspondence (email, live chat, phone, social media). Heather Poole may also use this information to provide you offers and promotions from our partners and/or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without additional cost to you.
Additionally, like other websites, this website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, equipment you used to access the website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the website.
This information is used to analyze website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve performance and use of the website and to further enhance products and services offered to you.
COMMENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so Heather Poole can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. When you leave a comment, your name, email address and website/organization name is not shared with a third party, and may be used to communicate with you.
Social media accounts and sharing options are available on this website. Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and so forth) can track your personal information. Should you choose to interact with Heather Poole on social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. Heather Poole has no control over and takes no responsibility for the use, storage or dissemination of such publicly disclosed personal information by you.
Any such interactions via comments and social media with Heather Poole does not subject Heather Poole to any kind of liability related to misuse of your information by others.
When you leave a comment on this website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
If you log in to this website, a temporary cookie will determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
This information is only collected to better serve and understand your user experience on the website. You have the option of turning off cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. If you choose to do that, you may not be able to view all features and content of this website.
THIRD PARTY LINKS AND USE
Heather Poole has no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. Neither are responsible for the activities and practices of third parties. You should contact third parties directly and read their privacy policies for any questions.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
As a general rule, Heather Poole does not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent with the exception of the following circumstances:
- Heather Poole may disclose your information to trusted third parties that work with website hosting partners, email marketing service provider, other service providers that assist in the operation of the website, and any other affiliates and subsidiaries to provide you products and services offered here.
- Heather Poole may disclose your information in order to comply with state or federal regulations related to copyright infringement lawsuits or any other legal claims related to the website.
Heather Poole does not envision offering goods or services to individuals living in the European Union as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
If you are in the European Union and opt in to receive any products or services and/or purchase any products or services through this website then you will be subscribed to receive a free email newsletter once you affirmatively consent to it. Please see Opt Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from Heather Poole.
But if you are NOT in the European Union then you will be automatically subscribed to receive free email newsletters once you opt in to receive any products or services and/or purchase any products or services through this website. Please see Opt Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from us.
Heather Poole complies with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and does not spam or send misleading information. Should you wish to no longer receive communication from this website, you have the option of unsubscribing by clicking “unsubscribe” in the bottom of the email we send to you or by contacting us.
As for third party websites, please contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt out from their communications.
GDPR VISITOR RIGHTS
Under the GDPR, if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below.
Heather Poole will retain any information you choose to provide until the earlier of:
- You ask us to delete the information by sending a request
- Decision to cease using existing data providers.
- Decision to no longer be in business or continue to offer the services.
- The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention, or is outdated.
The security of your personal information is important. Heather Poole strives to follow generally commercial industry standards to protect your personal information submitted voluntarily and automatically. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and Heather Poole cannot guarantee absolute security of your information. When you make a credit card purchase or purchase through any means on the website, you will be directed to a third party vendor to complete the transaction. Any information you provide during the checkout process is not stored on our website but instead provided to the third party vendor that completes the purchase transaction.
By using this website, you agree to hold Heather Poole harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that Heather Poole cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through this website without our knowledge and consent.