Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to wordsbykim.com.  We want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our site and using its services. This Privacy Statement will tell you what information we collect, how we protect it, and what choices you have about how the information is used. We urge you to read our Privacy Statement so you understand both our commitment to you and your privacy and how you can participate in that commitment.

Please remember that any information (including personal and medical information) that you reveal in a public forum (such as a letter to an online advice column) cannot be subject to this Privacy Statement and it will be seen by third parties not related to wordsbykim.com and they may use the information to contact you or for unauthorized purposes. 

When your letter and a reply is added to this website your contact details will not be included.  It is not possible for wordsbykim.com to guarantee, however, that the other information you have disclosed will not cause you any problems. 

Our site also contains links to independent parties. If you link to a third party site from wordsbykim.com, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this Privacy Statement. You should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit.

Information We Collect

If you use a service that requires use of a credit card, we will use the appropriate information to charge your credit card.

We also collect information about you and your use of our site through the use of cookies. “Cookies” are small computer files that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive that allow us to know how often you visit our site and the activities you conduct while on our site (such as the pages you visited). This information helps us monitor how many people are using our site and for what purpose.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Except as set forth in this section, wordsbykim.com will never disclose any information it gathers from you that could be used to identify or contact you (“Personal Information”). Any Personal Information provided to wordsbykim.com will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement, unless you are otherwise notified.

wordsbykim.com will never intentionally disclose any Personal Information about you as an individual. We will never give your name, address, telephone number, credit card number, or e-mail address to any third party without your permission.

In certain circumstances we may be required to release Personal Information to third parties, such as to comply with a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order, or in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or to others.

Wordsbykim.com may provide general information about the use of the website that does not allow you to be identified to, or contacted by, third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our site and their activities  whilst on our site.

Please note you are responsible for taking steps to ensure no unauthorized person has access to your password or other information you consider confidential. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of these things and to promptly inform wordsbykim.com of any need to deactivate a password.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information

We collect non-personal information through cookie technology. This non-personal information may include the web browser you use, the type of computer, the Internet service provider, and other similar information. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on our website and about the links you select from within wordsbykim.com.

We use this information to understand how visitors to wordsbykim.com react to the services and resources on our site. This enables us to understand which areas of wordsbykim.com appeal to our users and which areas need improvement.

We may share this collective statistical information with our partners, suppliers, and other third parties, but will not share any Personal Information with them.

Advertisers on the site may display ads that can collect information about wordsbykim.com, but we will not permit advertisers to collect any personal information from users within our site.
Internal Safeguards

wordsbykim.com wants your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why we have a system that combines technical safeguards and a code of conduct for accessing personal information. wordsbykim.com uses SSL secure pages and password protection to help ensure the integrity and privacy of the Personal Information you provide to us via the Internet. wordsbykim.com adheres strictly to its Privacy Statement.

Your Privacy Choices

When you fill out your request for advice you will be given the option of making your letter private.  Letters marked private will not be published on wordsbykim.com. You may not receive a reply if you mark your letter private.  Whilst every effort will be made to answer all requests for advice priority will be given to letters that can be used on wordsbykim.com and personal replies will only be given at my discretion.

This privacy statement applies only to the wordsbykim.com web site.  This site does contain links to other sites. Please be aware that wordsbykim.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personal information from you.

Contacting wordsbykim.com

You can Contact Me to delete your Personal Information from our systems or ask to have your letter removed from the site at any time.  wordsbykim.com may change this Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions to our site. Your use of the site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Statement and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of any revised Privacy Statement.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement or a revised statement, please exit the site immediately. Continued use of this website indicates your acceptance and agreement with the terms of this Privacy Statement. 

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.wordsbykim.com/blog.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site 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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Cookies

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 visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements