What Information do I collect and how is it used?
When you access the website, you may voluntarily submit certain personally identifiable information including your name and email address. This information is collected when you subscribe to my email list, contact me, or leave a comment. You may choose not to provide your personal information, but if you have already provided it, you may contact me to have it removed. To opt out of email newsletters, click the unsubscribe link on the newsletter. This personally identifiable information is used to improve the website to better serve you and your interests, provide better customer service to you, communicate with or follow up with you through email, and send you offers and promotions from my partners and/or affiliates for a commission that comes from no additional cost from you.
Like other websites, this Website automatically collects certain information about you and the device you use to access the Website. When you access the Website, the automatically collected information includes your IP address, operating system, browser type, referring website, dates and times when you accessed the Website, and pages you viewed on the Website. This information is used to operate and maintain the Website which helps to improve the performance of the Website and your use of it. Collected information may also be used to protect against and investigate illegal or unauthorized activity.
Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. Session cookies expire once you close the browser and persistent cookies remain on the browser until you delete them. Both session and persistent cookies are used by the Website.
The purpose of cookies is to provide a more personalized experience for you when using the Website. Cookies store visitors’ preferences for future use, customize content on the Website based on the visitors’ browser type and interests, and may be used for affiliate marketing or posting comments on the Website.
If you wish to do so, the user has the option of turning off cookies on their computer through popular internet browsers. You are also able to delete already set cookies using your internet browser. By permanently denying the setting of cookies or turning cookies off on your browser, you may not be able to properly view all content and features of the Website.
When you leave a comment on the Website, the comments and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. Your name and email address will never be shared with a third party and your email address will never be publicly available.
The purpose of retaining comments’ metadata is to help with spam detection and to automatically recognize and approve comments rather than holding them in a moderation queue.
Content that you submit in any form, including social media platforms, email, or submissions on the Website, becomes property of Earthful Life. By submitting content to me, you grant me the right to use that content as I see fit for any purpose, including the right to distribute, copy, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat it. By submitting content to me, you agree to comply with all intellectual property laws (this includes copyright and trademark laws). You will be solely responsible for any violations of laws for content that you submit to me.
If you choose to communicate with me through social media, note that you will be voluntarily disclosing your personal information because those social media sites can track your personal information. That information will no longer be private and can be collected and used by others. I have no control over or responsibility for the use of this publicly disclosed personal information submitted by you over social media.
On the Website, you may subscribe to the email list. By subscribing and opting in, you agree to receive emailed newsletters, messages, updates, and promotional materials from me. When you send an email, your message and email address will be saved for communication purposes, but will remain confidential and your information will not be shared, sold, or traded with third parties. I do not envision any of my goods or services being offered to individuals in the European Union as is outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Newsletter emails may contain tracking pixels, which allow me to see if an email is opened, which links are clicked on, and therefore analyze the success of online marketing. This analysis can help me determine which content to be shared in the future that better matches the interests of my email list. None of this analysis or personal information will be passed on to third parties.
To respect the privacy of children, this Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children, meaning individuals under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has collected personally identifiable information of such a child in its database, please contact me immediately to have that information deleted.