Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on my site, Strands of My Life may collect personally identifiable information, such as your email address and first name.
If you purchase Strands of My Life’s products and services, I collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Strands of My Life’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
I do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to me when you elect to use certain products or services available on the site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on my site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by me or one of my partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending me an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on my site. To wit, I will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. I also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information
Strands of My Life collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
Strands of My Life may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Strands of My Life.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Strands of My Life does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Strands of My Life may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name) is not transferred to the third party. Strands of My Life may share data with trusted partners to help fulfil orders, send you email shipping updates, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Strands of My Life, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Strands of My Life may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Strands of My Life or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Strands of My Life; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Strands of My Life, or the public.
Tracking User Behaviour
Strands of My Life may keep track of the websites and pages my users visit within Strands of My Life, in order to determine what Strands of My Life services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Strands of My Life to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Strands of My Life. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Strands of My Life website.
The Strands of My Life website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Strands of My Life pages, or register with Strands of My Life site or services, a cookie helps Strands of My Life to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Strands of My Life website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Strands of My Life features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Strands of My Life services or websites you visit.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. I encourage my users to be aware when they leave my site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
Strands of My Life secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Strands of My Life uses SSL Protocol method for this purpose.
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
I strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while I strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond my control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and me through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Children Under Thirteen
Strands of My Life does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Disconnecting your Strands of My Life Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your Strands of My Life account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR STRANDS OF MY LIFE ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time.
From time to time, Strands of My Life may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve my Services, I may receive a notification when you open an email from Strands of My Life or click on a link therein.
I retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide the services to you, and to comply with my legal obligations. If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Strands of My Life, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.
If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights also apply to you:
For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), I am a ‘data controller’ of your personal information.
How you can access your personal information
You are also entitled to ask me to port your personal information (i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to you), to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on my legitimate interests, such as profiling that I may perform for the purposes of direct marketing, and, where I have asked for your consent to process your data, to withdraw this consent as more fully described below.
These rights are limited in some situations – for example, I can demonstrate that I have a legal requirement to process your personal information. In some instances, this means that I may retain some data even if you withdraw your consent.
Where I require your personal information to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such data is not provided, then I will not be able to manage my contractual relationship with you, or to meet obligations placed on me. In all other cases, provision of requested personal information is optional.
If you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities. The relevant data protection authority will be the data protection authority of the country: (i) of your habitual residence; (ii) of your place of work; or (iii) in which you consider the alleged infringement has occurred.
Changes to this Statement
Strands of My Life welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Strands of My Life has not adhered to this Statement, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org