Terms + Conditions
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Your privacy is very important and we value you choosing to spend your time here with us! This site gathers some data from every person that joins us here at www.sincerelyshirley.com. The data that is gathered is only shared with our sponsors and advertising companies in order to give them an accurate depiction of our readership or with other third parties who help us make the site work as best as possible.
information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
When you contact us through this website or otherwise, or purchase any items through this website, we will ask you to provide certain personal information to us. This may include, but not be limited to: your name; your contact information (including your address, email and telephone numbers); your payment information, or; any information that we reasonably require in order to provide you with products, the details of which will be confirmed at the time of your request for services (collectively, the “Information“). By providing us with Information, you agree that we may use the Information in accordance with
this Policy and applicable privacy laws (the “Consent“). We generally collect the Information directly from you. We may collect Information via forms on our website, via telephone or email correspondence, or in-person. If you do not provide us with the required Information, we might not be able to provide you with the products that you are requesting. When you visit our website, we may also collect additional information about your visit, such as the Internet Protocol Address and domain name used; the type of browser and operating system that you are using; the date and time of the visit; and the web pages accessed.
Sincerelyshirley.com understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy online. The websites covered by this Policy are not intentionally designed for or directed at children 16 years of age or younger. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 16.
USE OF INFORMATION
Once we have collected the Information, it may be used:
• To provide you with our information or products;
• To process payment for products;
• To tell you about our services or promotions from time to time; or
• For any other use which is currently permitted under applicable privacy laws.
If you would no longer like to be contacted by us regarding our products or promotions, please contact us via email at email@example.com. We use your Information for the purposes outlined above because : (a) of our legitimate interests
in the effective delivery of our products to you; (b) of our legitimate interests in the effective and lawful operation of our business so long as such interests are not outweighed by your interests; (c) of the legal and regulatory obligations that we are subject to, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency; or (d) the information is required in order to provide our products to you.
We disclose Information only to our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know the Information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide products, and that have agreed, in writing, to observe the intent of this Policy and our data security policies and practices.
LENGTH OF RETENTION
We will hold your Information on our systems for the longest of the following periods: (i) any retention period that is required by law or professional standards; or (ii) the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of the products. Further, any copies of Information stored in our electronic backups will be destroyed in accordance with that backup’s ordinary lifecycle.
We will always take reasonable measures to protect the Information. We will continually review and update our security policies and controls as technology changes to ensure ongoing Information security. Should any event occur where Information has been lost, stolen, or potentially compromised, our policy is to alert our clients via email, telephone, or mail. We will also report such incident to any required data protection authority. We will work closely with any clients affected to determine the actions needed to rectify the data breach and how to avoid any similar event in the future.
We may collect, use or disclose Information without your Consent:
• When it is permitted or required by law;
• When the Information is available from a public source;
• When we require legal advice;
• For the purposes of collecting a debt; or
• To protect ourselves from fraud.
You may withdraw your Consent at any time. If you choose to withdraw your Consent, we may not be able to provide you with our services. You may also request a copy of the Information we have for you, or for a correction to your Information in order to ensure its accuracy and completeness. A request to correct or delete Information must be made in writing and provide
sufficient detail to identify the Information and the correction or deletion being sought. If you make a written request to review Information, we will provide such Information to the extent required by law. The information will be made available to you in a form that is generally understandable. This Policy may change from time to time.
This Policy was last updated on February 6, 2019.
Cookies + Other Technologies We Use
A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
- Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
- Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
- Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
- Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings if you wish to do so! Here is a great website you can use that will walk you through the steps necessary to delete/remove cookies. If you still need help, please feel free to contact Sincerely Shirley.
Sincerely Shirley also uses Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Because Google is its very own company and entity, they have a separate policy, which you can access here. Just like you can with cookies, you also have the option to opt-out of Google Analytics. You can do so here.
Here at Sincerely Shirley, we are a lifestyle blog that aims to provide quality content, tips, advice, etc. One of the ways to ensure that Sincerely Shirley is a success is to have and offer interaction within the site through the use of comments. In order to assure quality, we must have a policy to fight against SPAM.
While we appreciate each comment, if your comment does not follow our comment policy, it will be removed. Continuous abuse of the policy will result in permanent ban of the IP address, domain, and the email used.
How to get Support for a Problem? – If you have a general question directly regarding the tip, hack, or the tutorial that we posted, please post a comment in the post. If your question is specific regarding your site then you should use our Contact Form. The comment area is not the best place to ask a question that is not related to the post. You should ask the question using our Contact form. If your comment contains personal information, or have a personal question specific to the site, we will delete your comment and use your email to contact you regarding the question.
What to Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear – If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period (1 business day), and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, please contact us using the contact form.
Comment Name – We do not allow Keywords stuffed in the name field. You must use your name or nickname for commenting.
Valid Email – Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. Email addresses that look like SPAM will be flagged as SPAM.
Language and Manners – This blog is written in English, so leave your comments in English. Sincerely Shirley is a “family friendly site” therefore any comment that includes offensive or inappropriate language, and/or considered rude by our editorial staff will be edited or deleted. This is a friendly community, so play it NICE.
Add Value – A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs of on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted. All SPAM comments will be deleted because they do not add value to the site.
Limit Links – We love resources as they can be really helpful sometimes, but in order to prevent SPAM and assure quality, we must limit links on the comments. Do not add more than two links in the comment. If you do so, your comment will be added for further review. DO NOT sign your comments with a backlink to your site. They will be removed.
No Personal Attack Comments Permitted – In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the blogger, nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.
All Rights Reserved – Sincerely Shirley reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. We also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog.
Hold Harmless – All comments within Sincerely Shirley are the responsibility of the commenter, not the editorial staff of Sincerely Shirley. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and you agree to hold Sincerely Shirley, all subsidiaries of Sincerely Shirley, and all representatives of Sincerely Shirley harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.
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