Your privacy is very important to me. At ComeOnAileenBlog.com (“ComeOnAileen”) I follow a few fundamental principles:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • I don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of this site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, ComeOnAileen collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, ComeOnAileen may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the website.

ComeOnAileen also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the blog. ComeOnAileen only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors choose to interact with the blog in ways that require ComeOnAileen to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information I gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on the blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive blog updates via email, I collect their emails. In each case, I only collect the minimum information necessary. ComeOnAileen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

ComeOnAileen may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, ComeOnAileen uses Google Analytics to monitor the most popular pages and uses the Akismet service to help identify spam. ComeOnAileen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

ComeOnAileen discloses potentially personally-identifying information only to those of its contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on ComeOnAileen’s behalf or to provide services available at ComeOnAileen’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using ComeOnAileen’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ComeOnAileen will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than as described above, ComeOnAileen discloses potentially personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when ComeOnAileen believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ComeOnAileen, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of ComeOnAileen and have supplied your email address, I may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the blog. I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. ComeOnAileen takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Website each time the visitor returns. ComeOnAileen uses cookies to identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. ComeOnAileen visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ComeOnAileen’s website, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Any ads appearing on ComeOnAileen may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile 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 covers the use of cookies by ComeOnAileen and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they are marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Third Party Links

ComeOnAileen may contain links to other websites provided by third parties not under my control. When you visit other websites by clicking on a link posted on ComeOnAileen, you should read the privacy policies of that website.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

  • request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
  • ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
  • object to our processing of your personal information; and/or
  • withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ComeOnAileen may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in its sole discretion. ComeOnAileen encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact

Please contact me if you have any questions about this privacy policy by emailing aileen@ComeOnAileenBlog.com.