Our website is https://empressofdirt.net.
In accordance with GDPR law for EU residents:
1. Data shall be processed ‘lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner’.
2. Data shall be ‘collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes’.
3. Data processing shall be ‘limited to what is necessary’ for the purpose.
4. Data shall be accurate, kept up to date, and corrected. This applies to entities such as Google and Facebook.
5. Data shall be kept so it identifies a person ‘no longer than is necessary’.
6. Data shall be ‘processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security’.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]
Collection of Information
Information on this website is collected both automatically and voluntarily.
We use information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.
Automatic collection of information includes cookies, third-party tracking technologies, and server logs.
You may also voluntarily submit data when you leave comments, provide your email address to receive digital files (free downloads or purchase an ebook), communicate via contact forms, respond to polls or surveys, enter search queries on the site, or join our mailing lists.
Cookies, 3rd-Party Tracking, and Server Logs
Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. Cookies are used by most websites to tailor content and marketing messages to better suit your needs.
We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or looking at the About Cookies website (http://www.aboutcookies.org/) which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
This page describes how Google uses cookie data from this site: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=en
Types of Cookies Used
We use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. Information collected looks at visits to articles on this site, geographical location, pages viewed, time spent on site, and other related details.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.
Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.
Facebook – Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Facebook later visited our website.
Doubleclick Dart Cookie
Other 3rd Party Tracking Technologies
Our Website contains advertisements, links to affiliates, and other websites. Empress of Dirt does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites.
3rd Party and Affiliate Sites Include:
- Adthrive advertisers
- Google Adsense
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at **insert contact email address here** and contact AdThrive at [email protected]. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, [(if your site does not use infinite scroll, include this wording) click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page] [(if your site uses infinite scroll, include this wording) click the opt out link provided at the end of the post]. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at [email protected]. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.
Like many other websites, empressofdirt.net makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Voluntary Information | Information You Provide Us
This refers to information you choose to provide at empressofdirt.net. This Website has an SSL Certificate which activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
How and Why We Collect Information
The Company collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a book or resources, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a product from us, leave a comment, or participate in a poll or survey, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information.
Voluntarily provided information may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information etc., which may be used when you leave comments, purchase products and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested.
This voluntary information is kept private and used only for the intended purposes requested. We do not sell, rent, or share email addresses or any other related information to any third parties.
In addition to the server hosting the empressofdirt.net Website, this information may be stored privately on secure servers by the following:
MadMimi.com is the service we use to manage and send to our email lists.
Our mailing list requires a double opt-in. This is for your protection. It requires both submitting your email address and confirming you wish to subscribe within a message to that email address.
- Empress of Dirt Newsletter
- New posts by email
- Special Notices
- Free downloads
- Digital products including ebooks
When you sign up for our mailing list or request a digital product, you will receive emails via MadMimi. The mailing list is stored securely on their server and a current backup copy is kept by Empress of Dirt.
To unsubscribe, use the Preferences link at the top or bottom of any of these email messages. You can also use the Preferences link to turn off data regarding your email views and clicks.
To be deleted and forgotten, contact me[email protected] with the email address used for your subscription. We can remove you completely from mailing lists.
SendOwl.com is the service we use to deliver free downloads and other digital products.
- Free downloads
- Digital products including ebooks
- Payment records for purchase of digital products including ebooks
You will be contacted after requesting a digital product. Communications include a receipt for your download, information on how to obtain the download, and a note to thank you for your interest. This let’s you know how to reach us, suggests other content or services on the site that may interest you, and provide any free product updates when they become available. Joining our mailing list beyond these initial communications is entirely optional.
To be deleted and forgotten, contact [email protected] with the email address used for your subscription. We can remove you completely from mailing lists.
Payments for Digital Products
Where the information is collected and stored depends on the payment option chosen.
SendOwl.com has record that a free download or sale has taken place. Both SendOwl and empressofdirt must retain sale information for tax purposes for the length of time required by law.
Your payment server will also have record of your actions. This may be PayPal, or another service via Stripe (credit cards, Apple Pay). You would contact these services directly to view payment information.
Comments on empressofdirt.net
When visitors leave comments on the 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.
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.
If you wish to remove a comment you have submitted to empressofdirt.net, you can access the comment and delete it. If you have any problem with this, contact me at [email protected] with a link to the post and/or comment and I can find the data for you and/or delete it.
Emails to Empress of Dirt
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site.
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except where required by law.
We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.
Our emails provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us by reading the Preferences or Unsubscribe links located at the top of any e-mail they receive from us at anytime.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the Preferences or Unsubscribe links in the e-mail.
We save a secure backup copy of this site every day using Vaultpress where they are stored for 30 days and then deleted.
Updates, Acceptance, & Contact Info
Empress of Dirt may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so pursuant to applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or required to:
Conform to decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon Empress of Dirt and/or its website; Safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of Empress of Dirt; and Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of empressofdirt.net and/or the general public.
If at any point in time Empress of Dirt decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.
Acceptance of Terms
Melissa J Will – Empress of Dirt
PO BOX 20012 78 FRONT ST E
STRATHROY ON N7G 4L6 CANADA
Email Address: melissa @empressofdirt.net
Updated January 4, 2020