Effective Date: June 14, 2018
Collected information and how it’s used:
We may collect personal information from you, i.e. your name or email address, through voluntary submissions to My Passion Projects’ website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. Additionally, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. Usernames are stored. However, your password is not be visible to us.
Information Collected from Outside Parties:
We may receive information about you from other sources, such as a linked Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google account to your user profile. If you choose to connect 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. My Passion Projects utilizes these accounts in the commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a post on this website, your profile picture and name will appear.
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device on which you access this website. For example, when you use this 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. Your IP address will be anonymized.
Cookies are small pieces of data in text files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive (if you allow it) that enables the site’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
They are used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences. They ensure a better experience for visitors, for example: allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be placed by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or by other parties whose content is shown on this website (third-party cookies).
These three different types of cookies are being used on My Passion Projects:
- STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are necessary for the website to function, without them the site would simply not work (well). We are not legally obliged to request your permission for these cookies, but we thought to inform you about them nonetheless. #transparency
- ANALYTICAL COOKIES
We love to know how many people are visiting this blog to read our work. That’s why we use tools and programs that place analytical cookies on your computer. We work with Jetpack and Google Analytics to keep track of how many people are visiting, where they were directed from and what they are reading most. It also let’s us see where our readers are from. We can’t see you personally, we just see country flags and numbers.
- SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
Embedded content coming from social media sites like Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram often contains cookies. What these platforms do with these cookies is not made insightful, therefore we cannot tell you what exactly this cookie is for. To place these cookies, we need your permission.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain My Passion Projects;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. 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 and activity on the website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
YOUR RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
To assert your right to any of these changes, please email your request to email@example.com
Please keep in mind that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Affiliate Program Participation
My Passion Projects 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.
My Passion Projects is an affiliate partner for:
- Shareasale (Tailwind)
- SendOwl (Reroute Lifestyle)
On My Passion Projects, you are able to subscribe to our mailing list, which may be used for advertising purposes. All emails 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 us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties. For our mailing list, we use the service Mailerlite. Click the link to learn more about how they handle your data.
THIRD-PARTY LINKS/ SERVICE PROVIDERS/ AFFILIATE LINKS
Certain content, products, and services available via My Passion Projects may include third-party materials.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, My Passion Projects 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.
Current third-party service providers: Google Analytics, Jetpack, Mailerlite, Disqus.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in My Passion Projects’ sole discretion.
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.
USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
PERSONAL INFORMATION (COOKIES)
We may collect and store personal or other information that you voluntarily supply to us while using the website. The website only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive newsletters or have purchased products. Generally, this information includes your name and email address. All of this information is provided to us by you.
We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the website. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the website. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the website. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the website, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the website where you may have entered preference information before. The website also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the website or open HTML-formatted email messages.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by My Passion Projects, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Users may choose to turn off all cookies in their browser settings. Consult your browsers Help page and/or settings to learn how to do that.
You can delete all the third party cookies through Your Online Choices (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/). This way you can ensure that no party can track your online behavior on any website. This won’t mean you won’t see any more ads on this site, the ads just won’t be personalized anymore.
We would like it to be known that we may release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of My Passion Projects or the public.
Your information is stored at the list server that provides and sends newsletters, updates and promotions for this website. Each email sent contains an unsubscribe link so that you can remove your information from the server at any time.
My Passion Projects does not knowingly collect data from minors (people aged <18). When you are under the age of 13 you should not provide us with any personal information. When you are a minor or a parent/legal guardian of a minor and you wish for your/their data to be removed from our database, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org