Your privacy is very important to me. Here are a few fundamental principles that I follow:
* I will not ask for your personal information, unless truly needed.
* I will not share personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights.
* I will not store personal information on my servers unless required for the ongoing operation of my website.
Read the information below for more specific details.
The browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request is collected. The purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how visitors use the website.
From time to time, Tidbits by Taylor may release non personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
I also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on my blog. Commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrator of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally Identifying Information
The gathering of personally identifying information will depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on my blog to provide a username and email address. I collect emails from those who wish to receive updates via email. Information is collected only as is necessary or appropriate. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website related activities.
Tidbits by Taylor may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors at its website, such as use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. These statistics may be displayed publicly or provided to others.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
Potentially personally identifying information will not be rented or sold to anyone. Information will only be disclosed in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Tidbits by Taylor believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect its property or rights, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of Tidbits by Taylor website and have supplied your email address, you may occasionally receive an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Tidbits by Taylor. I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users.
Tidbits by Taylor takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cookies are used to help track visitors, their usage of Tidbits by Taylor website, and their website access preferences. Google Analytics is utilized to understand how the website is being used to improve the user experience. User data is anonymous.
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.
Tidbits by Taylor 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.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.