Alrighty….In order to comply with all regulations for the GDPR (for EU residents….are there any of you out there?), we need to do some “legalese” talk. None of this is new info. If you’ve ever visited websites, blogs, or shopped online, all of the things mentioned below happen automatically. There is information that websites store. I don’t sit here looking at it, but somehow (if I was more technologically advanced) I maybe *might* be able to figure out a way to look at data that your computer provides to my website (or that you provide yourself, voluntarily)…. Here’s what I mean…. The “legal talk” starts now:
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to mypeartreehome.com: When you sign up for the newsletter, we collect personal information that includes your name and email address. This might also be collected if you voluntarily submit information to mypeartreehome.com by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Information Given from Other Websites: If you link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile., we may receive your name, email address and/pr profile picture associated with that account. If you choose to comment on a blog post, your profile picture might appear.
Automatically-Collected Information: When you visit a website (any website), certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website is collected. Examples of things that might be collected are: 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. This is used for information practices only, to see which posts are performing better, to see what devices readers are utilizing, so that we can create content that is relevant and formatted in ways that make sense for our readership.
The information collected might be used in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain mypeartreehome.com;
- To send you promotional information, 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 provide you with user support;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To track and measure advertising on mypeartreehome.com;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, mypeartreehome.com may use third-party service providers to service various aspects or provide different services for readers. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
My Pear Tree Home 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, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Google Analytics is only used for the purpose of seeing where readers are coming from and to make sure that the website is optimized in such a way as to best service them.
At this time, these are the only third-party service providers being used by My Pear Tree Home. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
When you comment on a blog post, you may chose to also add an avatar, and a link to your website. Your email address will never be publicly displayed, but other readers/users may see your username, avatar, website name (if you are a website owner), etc.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies or choose to delete them by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. It should be noted that if readers deactivate the setting of cookies, not all functions of mypeartreehome.com may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
In order to try and recoup costs of running this website, mypeartreehome.com may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
My Pear Tree Home is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees through advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, My Pear Tree Home will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
When reading mypeartreehome.com, you may decide to subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking information which allows us to see the success of online marketing campaigns. Some information that might be available is what time an email is opened and which links within the email are clicked. This allows mypeartreehome.com to create newsletters that are relevant and of interest to our readers. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.
Access – You may request information at [email protected]
Amend – If you need to update or amend your personal information, contact us at [email protected]
Forget – In some cases, you may request this. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
My Pear Tree Home will NEVER ask for sensitive personal information. (Examples of “sensitive personal inforamtion” would include things such as: social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.) Please keep this information off of public areas of the site (such as comment sections on blog posts).
My Pear Tree Home does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes mypeartreehome.com has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
For further questions please contact [email protected]
Last updated: May 5, 2018.