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Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.tracilovelot.com.

Use of I/me/my refers to Traci Lovelot, the author and publisher. Use of we/us refers to Traci Lovelot and any vendors, contractors, and service providers I work with.

Service Providers

I may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate my business;
  • To provide the business-related services on my behalf; or
  • To perform business-related services.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information to perform the tasks assigned to them on my behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Examples of these services may include:

  • Managing my mailing list and/or inbox
  • Managing my website, creating website content, and/or moderating comments made by visitors
  • Managing my social media accounts on my behalf
  • Creating and managing ads on my behalf

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

If you choose to sign up for my newsletter or enter sponsored contests, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that I collect is used for providing information and updating subscribers/contestants only. I will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. Personal Information collected via Google Drive, Survey, Docs, or Sheets will be deleted once the contest winner(s) has/have been contacted. If you enter a contest managed via this website, you will not be added to a mailing list unless you opt in.

To deliver newsletters and author-related messages, I may require you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your first name and email address. The information that I collect will be used to contact or identify you. My mailing list is not shared with or sold to third parties such as other authors, my publicist, my publishers, or agents.

Newsletters

On this Website, you may subscribe to various newsletters, which may be used for advertising purposes. You can always unsubscribe by following links in the footer of the email newsletters you receive. Email 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 newsletter and which links within the email you click. This allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters and this Website to the interests of the user.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Other visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you use a contact form, sign up form, or other forms on this site, I may require you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your first name and email address. The information that I collect will be used to contact or identify you. You will not be added to a mailing list unless you opt in.

Cookies

The Website may use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

If you leave a comment on our site 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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and visit the login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article to this site, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics and Log Data

I use Google Analytics and other WordPress plugs to monitor an aggregated view of visitors to this site.

I may also collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, country of residence, browser type, device type, pages of the website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

This information may be used to create ads based on those who visit this website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You may access the personal information we have about you by contacting me. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Analytics may be provided by Google.

Subscriptions to various newsletters on this site will be sent to MailerLite and potentially other newsletter providers to better ensure deliverability of emails you opted to receive.

Security

I value your trust in providing me your Personal Information, thus I am striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by me. Therefore, I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

This site is created for visitors 18 and older. My Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case I discover that a child under 13 has provided me with personal information, I immediately delete this from the servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided me with personal information, please contact me immediately so that I can delete their information from my servers.

Ads and Affiliate Marketing

I may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above. From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.

TraciLovelot.com 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 by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and other Amazon websites. This program may utilize cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases you make on Amazon. This does not change the cost you pay.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I may update my Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, I advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately once they are posted on this page.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or suggestions about my Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact me.

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