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PRIVACY POLICY & DISCLOSURES

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.

Mail Chimp and Flodesk – if you have subscribed for email updates from Shine Your Light, your name and email address are stored for purposes of delivering email updates to you. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Mediavine – see below

Occasionally anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads:  Shine Your Light uses a third-party advertising company to serve content and advertisements, which may use cookies as noted above. I am compensated for sharing these advertisements on my blog and do not share content which might present a conflict of interest.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

Retargeting Ads:  Shine Your Light may remarket content on social media platforms that use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s past visits to this site. You can disable cookies issued by these sites here:

Facebook remarketing opt-out

Google remarketing opt-out

Pinterest remarketing opt-out

Twitter remarketing opt-out

AFFILIATE MARKETING

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.

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.

Shine Your Light is a participant of the Reward Style affiliate marketing program. The Reward Style privacy policy is available here.

Shine Your Light is a participant of Skimlinks affiliate marketing program. The Skimlinks privacy policy is available here.

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.

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

You may subscribe to the Shine Your Light email newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are embedded in emails and allow an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns, allowing me to see how many readers open an email and which links are clicked, but these statistics are anonymous. As stated above, please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

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]

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

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.

Please contact me at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.


SAFETY

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.


CONTENT SHARING

Thank you for your interest in my projects and ideas! All content, including text and images, are the copyrighted property of Lisa Scibilia/Shine Your Light unless noted.

If you are a blogger, feel free to share one photo from this blog for non-commercial purposes with a do-follow link back to Shine Your Light. Thank you for sharing! Copying posts or tutorials is strictly prohibited. 

If you represent a brand and would like to use a photo from Shine Your Light please contact me at lisashineyourlight(at)gmail(dot)com for rates. 


This privacy policy and disclosure statement was updated on June 13, 2020.