Privacy Policy

 

 

This privacy policy (‘privacy policy’ or ‘policy’) sets out how Candacisms (herein ‘I’, ‘me’ or ‘my’) uses and protects any information that you give while using https://candacisms.com (referred to herein as this ‘website’ or ‘blog’). The privacy of my visitors is very important to me.

Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on Saturday, 18 April 2020. It is advised that you re-read this from time to time to make sure you are happy with the various policies.



INFORMATION I COLLECT

I may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email addresses
  • Demographic information such as age, preferences and interests
  • IP Addresses, and anonymous information about clicks and activity on the blog
  • Other information relevant to giveaways.
  • Any information you may send, post or deliver to us, either electronically or otherwise, regardless of whether I have committed not to collect it as part of my standard practices under this policy.

MY PROMISE TO YOU

I will not sell, lease or distribute your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I believe you may find interesting.

HOW I USE COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to work more efficiently and to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to each user’s needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent or limit you from taking full advantage of the website.

REVIEW OF ANONYMOUS DATA FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS

I am committed to ensuring that my website contains content that is valuable and useful to my readers. To help me with this I have implemented the Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting features on my website. These tools allow me to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt my website content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to me in a personally-identifiable format. This means I cannot identify what information is about you, and I will never attempt to do so.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

EMAIL LIST

Candacisms maintains an email mailing list of those who freely subscribe. These emails are used only to email blog newsletters, occasional updates, and promotional content. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of your newsletter emails. I will never pass your email to third parties.

OPTING OUT AND MANAGING YOUR INFORMATION WITH CANDACISMS

You may choose to stop the collection or use of your personal information by opting out at any time. If at any time you would like to opt out, please contact my by email at candace@candacisms.com including the words ‘opt out’ in the subject line.

If at any time you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us by email at the email address above including the words ‘contact info correction’ in the subject line.

If at any time you no longer want to receive emails similar to those you are receiving from me, you may unsubscribe using the ‘unsubscribe’ link or button at the bottom of our email messages or, if you prefer, you may unsubscribe by contacting me by email at the email address above including the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line. If you choose to unsubscribe, I wish you all the best, and you’re welcome to re-subscribe at any time.

BLOG COMMENTS

When visitors leave comments on Candacisms blog posts and website pages I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you are not happy for your data to be collected and stored, do not comment.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to, but not limited to:

  • Comments deemed to be spam
  • Comments including profanity or language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  • Comments that attack a person individually
  • Comments which contain links that are questionable, such as broken links or invalid links.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to change the focus of this blog, shut it down, or sell it at her own discretion.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

CONTENT HOSTED ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET

Candacisms is not responsible for any republished content from this blog on other blogs, websites, blog comments or other media.

SECURITY

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER PRIVACY MATTERS

You consent to communicating with me through e-mail, including without limitation the exchanging of documents as attachments to email communications. You understand that such communications may include information that I or you consider private, and that not all computer networks are necessarily secure. You agree to hold me harmless for any non-intentional loss of or access to electronically exchanged and stored information.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The reading of all information on Candacisms is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms & Conditions or Privacy Policy, you should hop off my website immediately.

All content provided on this blog is for information purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.

The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other web sites or media without our permission. All opinions are those of the author alone.

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our plugin or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

SoundCloud

On our pages, plugins of the SoundCloud social network (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, UK) may be integrated. The SoundCloud plugins can be recognized by the SoundCloud logo on our site.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server is established via the plugin. This enables SoundCloud to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the “Like” or “Share” buttons while you are logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link the content of our pages to your SoundCloud profile. This means that SoundCloud can associate visits to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by SoundCloud. For more information on SoundCloud’s privacy policy, please go to https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

If you do not want SoundCloud to associate your visit to our site with your SoundCloud account, please log out of your SoundCloud account.