Hey, I’m Rani from You Totally Got This. The good news? When you use of my website www.youtotallygotthis.com (the YTGT website), I totally got your privacy!
If you’re keen to know more. Keep reading. This policy explains what personal information I may collect on the YTGT website, how I use it and your privacy rights.
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What personal information do I collect and how do I use it?
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual (you) from which you can be identified.
On the YTGT website, I collect personal information like your name and email address when you sign up for the YTGT newsletter, leave a comment on a blog post or contact me. The YTGT website also collects information automatically for analytics. This includes, traffic data, location data, operating system, browser usage, and information about the pages and posts that you view. I use this information for a range of different purposes, including:
- to operate and maintain the YTGT website.
- to send you the latest YTGT recipes in a monthly newsletter or let you know about special offers or big news in one-off emails.
- to send administrative emails, such as confirmation emails, updates on policies or security
- to answer your questions and respond to your comments.
- to measure the performance of the YTGT website including individual recipes or blog posts, so I can provide you with more of the stuff you like best.
- To track and measure advertising on the YTGT website.
- To comply with laws or regulations or to comply with any directions given by regulators or authorities.
If you’re a details person (like me) you might want to know a bit more. So here’s all the deets.
When you sign up for the YTGT Newsletter…
If you change your mind about receiving emails. Don’t worry. You can always opt out by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of all YTGT emails. If you have any trouble unsubscribing, just reply to the email and I’ll take you off the list.
When you leave a comment on a recipe or blog post…
When you leave a comment on the YTGT website, your name, email address and website are stored in the comments form. And because spam sucks, I also collect your IP address and browser user agent string, which is checked through an automated spam detection service called Aksimet. You should also keep in mind that if you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible such as your name and profile photo. But, don’t worry. Your email address will never be made public.
When you contact YTGT….
When you contact YTGT by email or using the form on the YTGT website, the personal information that you send including your name, email address and message will be automatically stored for the purposes of responding to your question or providing you with the information or advice that you have asked for. This information will not be used to send you marketing emails, unless you have agreed to receive them by signing up to the YTGT newsletter.
I use Google Analytics to understand how the YTGT website is being used and make it even better. Google Analytics collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the YTGT website. For example, when you use the Website, it will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. I may also collect information about what you do when you use the YTGT website, including which links you click on. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics, it does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Social Media Sites
The YTGT website allows you to share my blog posts and recipes using social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pintrest. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of the YTGT website. Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. Just so you know, I don’t have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.
Cookies & Other Technologies
- Remember what you have seen, that means you only receive the YTGT newsletter pop up once every time you visit the website. Plus, it helps me ensure you are not seeing the same ads every time you visit and allows me to customise what you see on YTGT based on your browser and device.
- Recall information you have provided before, so you don’t have to type it in again. For example, if you leave a comment on the YTGT website you can opt-in to saving your name, email address and website, so you don’t need to enter it again next time you leave a comment .
- Track and measure how the YTGT is being used, so I can make it even more awesome.
- Help target ads over the Google Content Network, ShareThis and via social networks, like Facebook. That means, you may see an ad for YTGT (or similar websites) as a result of visiting the YTGT website. It’s called interest based advertising. It also helps me target YTGT ads and measure whether my ad campaigns are working.
Cookies and pixels by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may be able to see your public IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to the YTGT website and what country or region you are from, and not to identify individual visitors.
If it’s not your thing, you can also opt out of interest based or targeted advertising here:
- Facebook: Opt out of Facebook remarketing here.
- Google: Opt out of Google remarketing here.
- ShareThis: Opt out of ShareThis remarketing here
Who do I share data with?
Let’s get one thing straight. I will NEVER, I mean NEVER EVER on-sell or share personal information like your name or email address, to third parties for use of advertising or further promotions of any kind.
But, like most other websites, I use service providers to help me maintain and operate the YTGT webiste. This means, those service providers may have access (directly or indirectly) to the personal information you have shared with YTGT. This includes:
As explained in the section-Cookies and Other Technologies-I may share information with Google, Facebook and ShareThis through cookies and pixels to assist me with marketing (identifying target groups for ads and improving my marketing campaigns) and helping me understand and improve YTGT (like Google Analytics). The only data I share, which may be considered personal information under some laws, is your public IP address. Your IP address is available publicly and gives a rough location of where your computer or router is connected to the Internet. It is not linked to your name, home address or other personal information.
I may also need to disclose your personal information if it is required to or authorised to do so by law, or, if it is reasonably necessary in my opinion to protect the rights or property of YTGT, or to avoid injury to any person.
I may share anonymous data, such as analytics or information collected from cookies with other parties. For example, if I create a sponsored post for a product owned by another company, I may provide them with information so they can see how effective the post was. It is not possible to identify a single person from this data.
Affiliate Program Participation
The YTGT website may engage in affiliate marketing. This means if you click on a link for products or services I mention in a recipe or blog post then buy it, I may receive a small commission. Affiliate links are custom links that add a cookie to your browser to track any sales. That way, I can get paid if you buy something. If I use affiliate links, I always tell you in the blog post or recipe that they appear.
How I protect your personal information
I am committed to protecting your personal information against unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction and take reasonable measures to do so, by using a firewall to help prevent hackers and real time monitoring to identify potential vulnerabilities and attacks.
The YTGT website is protected by Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption which encrypts any data sent through a secure area of the Website. In order for SSL to be effective. You must use an SSL compliant browser. A locked padlock will appear on the right of the address bar when SSL is in use.
How long will I retain your data
I generally discard information about you when I no longer need the information for the purposes I collect and use it, which are described in the section above on-what information I collect and how is it used-and I am not legally required to keep it.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you are located in certain countries, including Australia and those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, and give you the right to:
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
- Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
- Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- Request portability of your personal data.
You have a right to complete access to the records we hold of you. You may ask us via email to provide you with all details of the personal information we hold on our system. At this time we will verify your identity by sending you a confirmation email. We will then process your request in a timely manner.
Sensitive Personal Information
The YTGT website does not knowingly collect any personal identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes the YTGT website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.
Got any questions? Contact me at email@example.com