When you visit Shine Your Light or any other website, you have a right to know what personal data is being collected about you. I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. Except when required by law, I will never sell, distribute, or reveal your name or email address or other personal information without your consent.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY SHINE YOUR LIGHT
Shine Your Light stores information you voluntarily share such as your name and email address by leaving a comment, subscribing to the newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Additionally, Shine Your Light collects data automatically when you visit the site, such as your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the site. Information about actions you take when using the site, such as links clicked, is also logged.
Shine Your Light also logs information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser. Visit this site to read about how to disable cookies on your browser.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
I may use information collected at Shine Your Light to send you emails that you have opted into, respond to your comments or inquiries, track or measure advertising, and analyze where my readers are coming from and what your interests are so that I can optimize your user experience and serve you content you will enjoy reading.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Shine Your Light enables the following third-party service providers that maintain separate privacy policies.
Google Analytics – this service tracks site usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on Shine Your Light.
Occasionally anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Affiliate Program Participation: Shine Your Light participates in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links onto this site. If you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. I may earn a commission from affiliate sales at no additional cost to you. Mentions of products or services within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.
In addition to other affiliate programs, Shine Your Light is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Sponsored Posts: Some posts on this site may be sponsored by a brand. Unless clearly marked as a “sponsored” post, I am not compensated by any of the brands mentioned on this blog.
I truly value readers of Shine Your Light and will always share my honest opinion or experience about a product I have used, even if I have been compensated for a post or ad. The views expressed on this blog are my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
YOUR RIGHTS ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in Shine Your Light emails. You may also notify me at email@example.com to be removed from the mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information Shine Your Light has about you by submitting a request to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amend – You may contact me at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase your personal data such as a name and email address you have provided. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shine Your Light does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that this site has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database such as name and email address, please contact me at email@example.com and I will remove this information from Shine Your Light’s records.
All content provided on Shine Your Light is for informational purposes only. Please follow manufacturer’s recommendations when using tools or products. I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information I provide, or information found by following any link from this blog. I am not liable for any errors or omissions in information, nor for the availability of this information. I am not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.