This notice is a disclosure about data collecting software currently activated on this site. The purpose of this software and it:s services. Please read carefully and completely.
Dated for January 27, 2020
As required by law, I must inform you of the types of data collecting software I use on my site, how your data will be used, offer you the option to deny collection of your data, and if you should choose to do so, instruct you on how to opt-out of the data collection process.
Currently, there are three types of data collecting services employed on this site. They include:
All three services are editions of google provided services. Specifically, Google Analytics, Google Remarketing, and Google Adsense.
The word data refers to individual pieces of information that may be used individually or collectively. For analytical purposes, all data will be used on my site collectively. I must specify the type of software employed on my site. The software consists of six tracking cookies.
Beginning with the preference cookie. This cookie records data associated with changes to the site and page settings initiated by the user. For example, a change to the location setting is data that will be collected by this cookie to help create better options for user interaction.
Next, the security cookie is activated when a user inputs personal credentials into forms such as payment information. This helps prevent unauthorized use of information.
The processes cookie collects data that reflects how well the site is performing on search engines, and as an online entity. For example, the processes cookie collects data that shows page load times, and activity based on ads.
The behavior cookie collects data to show how users interact with the site. Behavior is considered page views, button clicks, and entrances/exits to the site.
The advertising cookie collects data that how the site is navigated to. This helps Google and site owners create more relevant ads online.
The analytics cookie collects aggregated data and renders it to google analytics for general reports in addition to the information provided by the other cookies.
To attract visitors and increase traffic to all platforms "Google Ads" has been integrated into the analytics and marketing services. "Google Ads" like "Google Analytics" collects data from interactions with paid ads marketed by the site.
Remarketing means that Google will attempt to make these ads more visible to you during your search activity online. Google will display ads on pages you visit based on your search and click behavior. Although no personally identifying data is collected, the software will automatically generate a profile based on your search queries on google and assume your personal interest.
Such activity performed on the "Google Search" engine and Google Search affiliate platforms are collected to increase ad exposure.
This information will never be collected:
social security number
date of birth
credit card information
Nor will anything that can be used to identify you. Your identifying data will never be disclosed to me or any of the google services that I have employed.
However, data that does help me to create content more relevant to my site's content category is made available to me. It will be used at my discretion. This includes:
general user locations; city, country
device information; whether the device is mobile, desktop or tablet
browser names if available
service provider/service name if available
how many times you've visited the site
length of visit
the days, times, and other session-related data.
This will continue until you opt out or make a request in writing to not have your data collected. You may also choose what data is collected by adjusting the cookies settings. You can do this by clicking Settings on the cookies banner at the bottom of the visited page.
In addition to the above disclosures, I am required to meet the standards of the California Consumer Privacy Act, which was implemented into effect on January 1, 2020. This law although originated in California stipulates all online businesses must comply with its regulations. The regulation requires that you, the users, are informed about the use of your data. Your data will only be collected as part of group-oriented categories.
You are considered a user and a part of the collection process once you are connected to the site either by clicking an ad, a link found on social media, in an email sent to you from the site, or any other means of navigation. Once you are considered on-site, viewing any page on the site, your data; such as browser information, location status, time, and user status is counted as a visit to the site.
Your data will never be sold, even if you decide to share your name and email for account registration. Your d/o/b, address, phone number, or gender will never be requested for account registration. Under no circumstances, shall any information shared confidentially with me, now or in the future, be shared with Google or any other third-party affiliates I chose to associate with.
The use of forms on my site is confidential and no one has access to the information entered on the forms but myself, the sole legal representative for the site. Google services record form submissions as single action units and does not extract information from the forms for site analysis.
Just below this paragraph, you will find the necessary link to opt out of data sharing according to the rules of the C.C.P.A and Google Analytics. You will also see additional information for more options to prevent data collection participation. To conclude this notice I will provide the site's official contact email if further assistance is needed during the opt-out process.
Thank you for your patronage;
Google has an opt-out extension you can access at https://chrome.google.com
You can also change the cookies setting in your browser to disable cookies.
Site email address: email@example.com
Update to the privacy notice:
Dated February 3, 2020
For all visitors; members and non-members.
This update to the privacy notice is to inform you of a new tracking feature; "User_id".
Activated on my site on 1/31/2020, this software is a feature of Google Analytics that aggregates user activity including user visits and attributes one automatic, system-generated profile or user_id per visitor, with or without an active membership.
The purpose of this software is to assign all of a visitor's activity to one analytical profile so that user interaction can be better monitored.
The types of data collected include, but are not limited to, sessions date and time of each visit, navigation to and from the site, pages viewed, button clicks, etc.
The user id is configured by what Google Analytics considers to be the first visit to the site. Your email is not used to generate the id. However, your login information
for the site may be used in future data collecting processes once you become a member of the site for better data collection.
Thank you for your participation and cooperation.
You may contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.