Disclosure and Privacy

August 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Disclosure & Privacy Policy

Disclosure

The purpose of this blog is to encourage women in their walks of faith, to tell stories that point to Jesus, and to seek light together, so we can make it through the dark days. We’ve been on this journey since 2008. As this blog has grown, so have the expenses to run it. In order to cover the cost of servers, design, technical support, and the email newsletter you receive, I use affiliate links in posts when they are available. My promise to you is this: If I endorse, advertise or sell a product, book or service, it means that I have found it to be beneficial. I will not include links to products that don’t mesh with our overall mission at JenniferDukesLee.com.

Jennifer Dukes Lee at the web address https://jenniferdukeslee.com/ holds the following privacy policy.

Privacy

Your privacy is so important to me. So I wanted to share this notice explaining the online information practices of this blog and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

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.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

Below are all the details about cookies and saved information and their uses. This page is here for a few reasons:

#1 To comply with GDPR laws and requirements
#2 Because we care about your privacy and your want-to-know
#3 For Jennifer Dukes Lee's own protection, disclaimer and limitation of liability

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log 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.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

This blog may, on occasion, use third party advertisements to support its operating costs. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit my site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with my blog as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Collection of Personal Information – Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

How Your Information May be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

To operate and maintain the Website.

To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account.

To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.

To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.

To respond to your comments or inquiries.

To provide you with user support.

To track and measure advertising on the Website.

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.

Links to Third Party Websites

Sometimes, I will include links on this site for your use and reference. I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these other websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from my own, and I recommend you read the privacy notice of any website you visit.

Jennifer Dukes Lee makes no representation, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy polices of 3rd party entities that information is shared with.

The Website 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.

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.

Giveaways

Any information collected during giveaways, such as names and email addresses, will not be used for any purpose other than to contact the winners.

Anonymous Data

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

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Retargeting Ads

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 a person’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website 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.

Jennifer Dukes Lee 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 links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website 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.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the Website, 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.

If you leave a comment on the Website, 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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the email address you used is connected to that provider. If connected, so your Gravatar displays next to your approved comment.

If you have left comments on the Website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also 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.

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

Email

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or posts may opt-out of receiving these by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail.

Rights Related To Your Personal Information

Access – You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to

Amend – You may contact me at   to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to

Please note that I may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

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. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at  and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

Contact me if you have any questions regarding this privacy policy.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

 This policy was last updated May 26, 2018.

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