The privacy of my own personal information online is very important to me.  And, I also care about your privacy and the protection of the information that you give me.  I love that governments regulate this stuff so that we can continue our digital lives.  Those government regulations outline the things that I need to inform you about in this privacy policy notice.

YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

I don’t really collect and keep any information that you don’t provide.  You voluntarily provide your information when you purchase my Lifetime License, fill out my contact form, or when you sign up to receive my email newsletter.  And, as you will read below, you can remove yourself from my records at any time, or ask me to.

You are always free to visit my site at anytime anonymously.

NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Non-personal identification information is collected from Users to help me make the site better.  I can view stats like how many visitors I had, which pages were viewed, which links were clicked and what outside website led someone to my site by using analytics software like Google Analytics or Jetpack.

WEB BROWSER COOKIES

My site may use “cookies” to enhance your User experience. The information collected can include the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your IP address, your browser, software operating system, web log data (including the date and time you access this site), pages you visit, what you do during your visit, and what searches you performed.

You can choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or alert you when cookies are being sent.  See my Cookie Policy for more information.

TRACKING

I (via Mailchimp) use open tracking in my emails. When I send emails newsletters, Mailchimp tracks behaviors such as how many people opened the emails and how many links were clicked.  This all just helps me measure success and relevance for my efforts.

HOW I USE COLLECTED INFORMATION

I collect your information that you voluntarily provide.  You give me information through becoming a lifetime licensee, filling out my contact form and joining my email newsletter sign up.  I will use your information to give you what you requested.  I will call or email you to answer messages submitted through my contact form, and I will send periodic email newsletters to those who signed up.  Lifetime Licensee information is retained as my proof of your license.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

I don’t share your information.  However, I do use third-party providers to help my website function.  Those providers sometimes are my means for collecting information, and so they technically are “sharing” it with me.  Currently, those providers are:

Jetpack:  This is used for tracking pageviews, referrals and clicks. You can view their privacy policy here.

Mailchimp:  This is used to manage my email list. You can view their privacy policy here.

Just so you know, when you post comments to my site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the site in perpetuity (a great legal word that I love using).  In other words, other people could copy/paste/screenshot what you said, quote you, make a meme…it will be part of cyberspace for all eternity.  I really love your comments though!

ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS

If you signed up for the email list, you may get periodic emails.  Everyone has to give me permission to send them stuff.  Here’s the great part…my email software provider, Mailchimp, makes it super easy for you to change or delete your information at any time.  You can unsubscribe to my email.  The link will be in every email.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Due to the nature of this site, I can’t think of a time when I link to other websites.  But, if it happens, you should know that if you click a link to a third-part website from mine, then anything you do while on that website will be subject to that website’s privacy policy.

COMPLIANCE WITH CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

Here is the legal part:  I never collect or maintain information from those I actually know are under 18, and no part of my website is structured to attract anyone under 18. If you become aware of any data I have collected from anyone under the age of 18, please contact me using my contact form.

HOW I SECURE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Here is the legal part:  I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.  While I have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide, please be aware that despite my efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, I cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

I reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as compelled by applicable law, regulation or legal requirement; to conduct investigations of complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of this site and property and assure adherence to my terms of use; to protect the safety of my visitors or others; and to fulfill your requests.

FOR VISITORS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

This business, site and associated computers are located in Greenwood, Indiana, USA.  Our host and the servers it uses may be located outside the United States.

FURTHER COMPLIANCE WITH THE GDPR

E.U./E.E.A. individuals have the right to access and/or personal information about them, and to limit use and disclosure of their personal information. These individuals also have the right to request their information be amended or erased.

E.U./E.E.A. individuals who believe their personal information has been mismanaged by this site have the right to contact the E.U. data protection authorities (DPAs) for more information or to file a complaint.  If you do have a complaint, I would appreciate you to contact me first to see if we can resolve it.

If you would like to have your private information deleted from the records that I keep, please fill out my Forget Me Form and I will forget you forever (but that is sad).

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I, Jill Levenhagen, of jilllevenhagen.com have the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When I do, I will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. I encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this site, you consent your acceptance of this policy. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact me.

This document was last updated on May 21, 2018.