FTC Disclosure Policy + Private Policy

This FTC Disclosure policy is valid from 24 February 2011 onward.

 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact  rmccoy1234 at gmail dot com.

 This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

 The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

 The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

 This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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We are committed in protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which We collect, uses, maintains & discloses information collected from Users of the Site. This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products & services offered by Us.

"We", "Us", "Our"  -- refers to Robin McCoy-Ramirez
"Site" -- refers to https://www.inspiredbysavannah.com
"Users" -- each, a "User"

March 2018 -- Updates to GDPR Compliance

Personal Identification Information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the Site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.

Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will/may collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us.

Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information.
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Sensitive Information
We do not gather sensitive personal data (e.g. health, genetic, biometric data; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions). We expressly request that you do not provide any such sensitive data to us.

Web browser cookies
Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them.

Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

In general, this site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalize ads and to analyze traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies.
How we use collected information
We may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
  1. To improve customer service
  2. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests & support needs more efficiently.
  3. To personalize user experience
  4. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  5. To improve our Site
  6. We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  7. To process payments
  8. We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  9. To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
  10. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  11. To send periodic emails

We may use the email address to send User information & updates pertaining to their order or inquiries. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and/if data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that links to the sites & services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors & other 3rd parties.

We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site.

In addition, these sites or services, including their content & links, may be constantly changing/updated. These sites & services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies.

Browsing & interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms & policies.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by our advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allows the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer.

This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Compliance with children's on-line privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects European Union data subjects' fundamental right to privacy & the protection of personal data. It introduces robust requirements that will raise & harmonize standards for data protection, security, and compliance.

This Site, in general, is hosted on Blogger a Google sub-product. All datas & information used is kept & protected by Google. Read how Google handles & protects any personal information or data across their services here https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

We may pass your information to 3rd party service providers who we have engaged for the purpose of completing tasks & providing services to you on our behalf (for example, we may provide your contact details to the Search Engine Optimization company we work alongside). We disclose only the information that is necessary to deliver the service.

We also use a number of 3rd party services to help us fulfil our contractual obligations – for example, data sent via our forms is stored & backed up by Google. 

These 3rd party services are listed in full below; we have verified that these 3rd party services are GDPR compliant (or are working towards GDPR compliance), and are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework (or are working towards certification) where these organizations are based outside of the EU.

The following details outlines the personal data we collect & for what purpose. The list also outlines the 3rd parties the data is processed by or shared with, and how long the data is stored for:
Task: Email
3rd Party(s): MailChimp
Used For: Prospect, client & supplier contact information
Basis: Legitimate Interests
Purpose: To allow initial & ongoing contact with prospects, clients, suppliers, etc. For Google Mail we have signed EU model contract clauses.
Data Retention:  Until request for deletion.

Task: Blog Comments3rd Party(s): Held within Disqus, Facebook, Google+, BloggerUsed For: To allow website users to comment on and discuss blog posts, or ask questions.Basis: Legitimate InterestsPurpose: Website commenter name, email address and websiteData Retention: Until request for deletion or users may delete/remove/edit via the comment management panel made available by the comment provider. To maintain flow of conversation comments may not be deleted on request, but all personally identifying information will be removed.
Task: Backup3rd Party(s): GoogleUsed For: Backup of documents on local drives – proposals, schedules, etcBasis: ContractPurpose: Local and/or Cloud backup to ensure business continuity in the event of hardware failure.Data Retention: Until request of deletion.
Task: Analytics3rd Parties: Google - We have signed EU model contract clauses & anonymise IP addressesUsed For: Website visitor behavior (anonymised – full IP address is NOT stored)Basis: Legitimate interestsPurpose: To analyze popular content, website performance, etc – so we can further improve.

Data Retention: Indefinitely/for as long as Google Analytics retains. NB: not personal data

How Google handles & protects personal information or data across their services used at this Site: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ .

How Google uses data when you use Google partners' sites or apps: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/

How Disqus Comments complies with EU-US Privacy Policy: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy

Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
Changes to this Privacy Policy
We have the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page.

We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed on how we are helping to protect the personal information We collect.

You acknowledge & agree that it is to your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically & become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms and services. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site.

Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at:

Robin McCoy-Ramirez
[email protected]