WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW IS IT USED?
Any Information you chose to submit to this site: Personal information may be collected from you, like your name or email address. For example, you may chose to submit information on chelsweets.com by leaving a comment, or if you create a user profile on the blog platform, which asks you to create a username and password. The username may be stored, but your password will not.
Information Collected from Linked Sites: Information about you can also be received from other sources. Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts can be linked to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, I will have access to your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.
Automatically-Collected Information: Certain types of information about you are automatically collected, including the device you use to access my site. For example, when you visit my site, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates and times you access my site are logged. Information can also be collected regarding the actions you take when using the Website, like links clicked.
Cookies: Information may also be logged using cookies, which are tiny data files stored on your browser by my site. Both session cookies (expire when you close your browser), and persistent cookies (stay on your browser until deleted) may be used to collect information. The purpose of this is to provide you with a more personalized experience on my site.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
This collected information may be used in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain my site
- To identify you as a user of the Website, and customize my site for your account
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- To track and measure advertising on my site
- To protect and investigate unauthorized or illegal activity
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your information may be shared with third parties, if you explicitly give consent to share your information.
Additionally, my site may use third-party service providers for various aspects of my site. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policies.
My site currently uses the following third-party service provider:
Google Analytics – I use this service to track usage and record information, including referring websites and user actions on my site. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but it will not collect any other other personal information.
As of now, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended in the future at my discretion.
Unless required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your personal information without your consent. However, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through my site to third parties if my business is acquired. This could happen as a result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of my assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against me.
I may provide anonymous data (which does not identify you alone) to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of anonymous data include information collected by cookies, or analytics.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on my platform or leave a comment, some information will be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must create a username and password, as well as input your email address for profile confirmation. You may also create an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website. Your email address will never be publicly available. Other site visitors may see your username, avatar, profile description and/or website information.
At any time, site a user can prevent the my site from creating cookies, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser. Users are able to permanently deny the setting of cookies. In addition, if cookies have already been set, the user can delete them at any time through the Internet browser (possible in all popular browsers), or other software programs. However, if users deactivate the cookies, some sections of my site may not be usable.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION