(Effective date/last updated: June 19, 2018.)
I am like all of you, I really, really like my privacy. So, rest assured, I will respect yours. This is the boring legal stuff that outlines how we collect visitors’ data, what we do with it and what you can do about it; and it keeps us in compliance with all those regulations. Plus, it’s just the polite thing to do.
Who we are
Our website address at Pamela Hill Designs, LLC is: https://www.pamelahilldesigns.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it:
When visitors leave comments on this site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect and eliminate spam.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
To assist with sending you requested information, we use ConvertKit to collect and store your email address. ConvertKit outlines its use of your personal data and anonymized data here. You may opt out of the collection of your data by unsubscribing (we will remove your data) and contacting ConvertKit using the instructions on its privacy page.
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 you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we also will set up several cookies to save your log-in information and your screen display choices. Log-in cookies last for two days, and screen-options cookies last a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your log-in will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the log-in cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, 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 1 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.
We use Google Analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, such as the URL of the page, time of day and the device used. The information we collect is anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis.
Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more here.
In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.
Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners a sense of which country, state or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).
Who we share your data with
In a nutshell: We will never sell, rent or lease your personal data to a third party. We think that is bad form. We don’t want other sites using our personal data in that way, so we won’t do it to you. That is our assurance to you.
But sometimes we use service providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services (which, as of this writing, June 19, 2018, we don’t even have). This includes but is not limited to:
- Other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the services.
- People or entities with whom you consent to have your personal data shared.
- Third parties, in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons or to collect amounts owed to us.
- Merchants and payment processors.
- Third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence to:
- Comply with legal process.
- Respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.
- Enforce our Terms of Service and other agreements.
- Protect our operations.
- Protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others.
- Allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
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 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.
Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit
To contact us, click here. Pamela@pamelahilldesigns.com
Where we send your data
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the personal data and risks involved in processing that information.
Users under 13 years of age
Our Services are not directed to and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent, please contact us at Pamela@pamelahilldesigns.com. By using the Services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.
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