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.
Mediavine – see below
Occasionally anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
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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, this site 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.
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 protected] 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 [email protected]
Amend – You may contact me at [email protected] 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 [email protected]
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 protected] and I will remove this information from Shine Your Light’s records.
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