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Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Disclosure:

Bear in mind that some of the links on my pages or in my posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

Privacy Policy

Who We Are

This is a private website. The address is: https://www.maureenchu.com

What personal information we collect and why we collect it at maureenchu.com

When subscribing to receive blog posts or newsletters, or filling out a contact form, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other details. Your consent is required when filling out the Contact form. This site also collects cookies. See our Cookies Policy Page here.

When do we collect this information?

We collect information when you fill out a comment section, a contact form or subscribe to receive blog posts or newsletters. You can change or update your preferences by:

  • Emailing us
  • Updating your subscription preferences

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this 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://automatic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

When you submit a contact form, you are asked to fill out your name, email address. Your consent is required when filling out the contact form. This information is stored but the information submitted through them is never used for marketing purposes.

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. Visit our Cookie Policy page here for more explanation.

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.

Third-Party Disclosure

By default, WordPress does not share any Personally Identifiable Information with anyone. We do offer affiliate links on this site. However we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information, with the exception of our email marketing platform, Mailchimp, when you subscribe to our blog posts or newsletter. View the Mailchimp Terms and Conditions, including their Privacy Policy here. 

Data Retention

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.

Your rights about your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal 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. Keep in mind that visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Children’s Privacy

While our website provides information that may interest children, we do not market to children under the age of 18 years old. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take immediate steps to remove that information.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Please refer to this Privacy Policy page for any updates.

Unsubscribe from Future Emails

You are free to unsubscribe from any emails. Follow the directions at the bottom of the email and we will remove your contact information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

P.O. Box 192, Victor, NY 14564 or at maureenchu (at) outlook.com

Other Notes:

Source:  Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Real Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personally identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on this website. You can find the privacy policy here.

Source:  Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself.)