Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for www.TheFloridaBlog.com

I understand that people are very concerned about their online privacy and the collection of their personal data; for these reasons, I have developed this Privacy Policy in order to keep my users informed as to what information I am collecting and how I am collecting it.

I do use third-party advertising companies and plug-ins that collect certain information about your activities while on my site. This collection allows me to better develop the services I provide and for my advertisers to better tailor ads for goods or services to your interests. The Florida Blog will never sell or share personally identifiable information such as names or email addresses. I wouldn’t want my data sold to some spammy email company, so I would never do that to anyone else.

 

Cookies

As with almost every website you visit, we do use cookies to improve your experience and loading times. If you choose to disable this feature in your web browser, you will still be able to use our site. 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. We use cookies across our sites to help identify and track visitors, their usage of our services, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our websites, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

When Names Or Email Addresses Are Required

There are only specific instances in which your names, email addresses or mailing addresses are required:

  • Registering for my email newsletter requires your name and email address.
  • Registering to comment on my blog posts requires your name and email address.
  • Communicating with me via the form on the “Contact” page requires your name and email address.
  • Using the Commentluv plug-in when leaving a comment requires a website address.
  • Winning a blog contest or give-away requires your name and mailing address (emailed privately to contact@thefloridablog.com) for prize delivery.

On all of these occasions, I am the only individual seeing your personal info. This blog is a one-woman show, I am the only person checking emails/messages or writing out labels.

 

Analytics

We use Google Analytics for tracking visitors and aggregating information about the traffic to our websites. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here:  https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can learn more about how to opt-out of tracking in Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

 

Ads & Marketing

We use email marketing to communicate with readers from time to time. All email lists and campaigns are “opt-in” meaning we will not send you these sorts of emails unless you indicated that you wish to receive them during signup or other interactions on our website. We never send affiliate or 3rd party communications to our subscribers. All marketing emails sent by us will include an unsubscribe link in the footer of the email. Emails sent to you may also include standard tracking, including open and click activities. We use MailChimp to build and manage our email newsletter. Mailchimp’s privacy policy is found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

We may send you “system” emails, such as password reset requests even if you have not opted-in to email marketing lists. We may utilize social media and web advertising campaigns. These service providers use cookies on our sites and/or pixel tracking to serve ads across the different platforms. We use Google AdSense & DoubleClick (privacy policy | opt out)

 

3rd Party & Embedded App

Embeds are pieces from other websites or applications that are shown from time to time on our website. They behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website and may use cookies or capture information. Typically embedded content is from websites that share videos, images, or other content. These services may collect your IP Address, your User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including correlating your interaction with the content with your account with that service, if you are logged in to that service.

Links to the privacy policies of the most common services have been included below.

Google Analytics :: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Akismet :: https://automattic.com/privacy/
Commentluv :: http://comluv.com/about/privacy/
Contact Form 7 :: http://contactform7.com/faq/
JQuery Pin It Button :: https://wordpress.org/plugins/jquery-pin-it-button-for-images/
Ajax for AdSense :: http://www.thulasidas.com/others/privacy-policy/ (tentative on Approval)
Instagram Feed :: https://smashballoon.com/terms-conditions/
Jetpack for WordPress :: https://jetpack.com
Host Gator :: https://www.hostgator.com/privacy
AccessPress Twitter Feed :: https://wordpress.org/plugins/accesspress-twitter-feed/
iThemes Security :: https://ithemes.com/privacy-policy/
Time.ly :: https://time.ly/tos/
Varnish :: https://halfelf.org/plugins/varnish-http-purge/
WP Google Fonts :: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
WP Fastest Cache :: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-fastest-cache/
Yoast SEO :: https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/
MailChimp :: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
Smush :: WP Subscribe :: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-subscribe/
YouTube :: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Instagram :: 
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
Art19 ::
https://art19.com/privacy
Twitter :: 
https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Florence theme by Solo Pine ::
 http://solopine.com/theme/florence/
WordPress :: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/

 

Your Data Rights

If you are a registered user or have left comments on our site you can request to see or download the data we have about you. Typically for visitors that have left comments, the data will be their email address, any IP addresses assigned to them at the time of leaving the comments and the user agent strings of the browsers they used. The rest of the data is public as published by the visitors themselves. For registered users, this will also include profile information and download and contact histories.

You can also request “to be forgotten” and we will erase any personally identifiable data we have about you. Of course, this excludes data we need for administrative or security purposes or if we are required by law to retain some of the data. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct their query to contact@thefloridablog.com. We will respond within a reasonable timeframe, not to exceed one week.

 

CONSENT

By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our privacy policy. Any future changes to our privacy policy will be listed on this page and dated. Our current Privacy Policy is effective as of 5/1/2018.

 

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