Heather Begins takes your privacy seriously and we’re committed to safeguarding your privacy online.
Rest assured that any personally identifiable information you provide will never be sold or traded to outside parties, however we reserve the right to disclose this information where it is required by law. We reserve the right collect information regarding the ways and frequencies our visitors interact with our site.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
Please be aware that the privacy policies of third party links to websites may differ from that of Heather Begins.
INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY SUBMIT TO THE WEBSITE
We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example when visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We may also collect personal information submitted by subscribing to a newsletter, submitting a contact form or purchasing a product via our Website. In the event you create a profile or account, you will create a username and password. We will store the username but your password will not be visible in our records.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHERS
We may receive information about you from other sources. 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.
AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION
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.
Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. 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. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Cookies may also be used by third-party services such as Google Analytics as described herin.
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Google Analytics: This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
To contact us with any questions or concerns, please refer to our contact page.
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