What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:
We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or subscribing to my newsletter.
Information We Collect from Others:
We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, you may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other sites:
Cookies and Web Beacons:
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies are retained indefinitely.
More about cookies:
-Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.
-The cookies cannot identify you.
-In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
-As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.
-However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.
-The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
-I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
How your information may be used:
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
-To operate and maintain the Website.
-To send you promotional information, such as newsletters, blog post updates, and special offers. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
-To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
-To respond to your comments or inquiries.
-To provide you with user support.
-To track and measure advertising on the Website.
-To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Who we share your data with
Service Providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services including, but not limited to, application development, site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, payment processing, marketing, analytics.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
We use Google Analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc. The information that we collect is anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more
In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.
Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).
See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data. Google Analytics data is retained for 38 months.
This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
At times, our newsletter may be used for advertising purposes. Newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Publicly visible information
If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Affiliate program participation:
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
I’m an Organizing Junkie is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Rights related to your personal information:
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify me at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact me at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Please note that I may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Where we send your data
Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.
Protection of personal data
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.
Sensitive personal information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. By using the Services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.
See also My Disclosure Policy
This policy goes into effect on May 25, 2018.