The purpose of this policy is to inform you of the type of personal information this site collects and how it is processed and used, per US/EU Privacy Guidelines. Here is that statement, in simple terms that everyone can understand.
About Strategic Living Blog
The Strategic Living Blog is an informational site that shares tips, tools, and strategies for living a more joyful life. The articles are anecdotal in nature, based on the personal experience of the site owner, Gaye Levy.
The primary target audience is readers and followers in North America, including the United States and Canada.
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
Anonymous Information Collected
Everything on the internet is generated from an IP address. This IP address is an anonymous bit of data dropped by all site visitors and it is tracked by the following entities for better security, content creation, and marketing purposes.
Your browser may also send response headers with generic/anonymized information about the type of browser, computer/device, and ISP you are using, and your location by country only.
- Google Analytics: This gathers statistics so I can track the types of content you find the most helpful. Only myself as the site owner has access to this data. Google does not have access to this data.
- A2 Hosting: A traffic log by IP address is kept in the host server logs so the host can identify and stop bad bot attacks.
- Cloudflare: Content Delivery Network (CDN) that can identify and stop bad bot attacks and thus prevent denial of service attacks
- Rafflecopter: An application used to track and maintain giveaway entries. When an entrant signs into and enters a Rafflecopter giveaway, their information is collected by Rafflecopter and used by the giveaway administrator (me) to run, manage, and moderate the giveaway.
Leaving a comment requires that you identify yourself by email address. That info is stored in the website database along with your IP address which is used to aid spam detection.
If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to save 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. These cookies will last for one year.
My email list provider is MailChimp. This email list is used to notify you when new articles are posted on the website and also to advise you of special news, events, or promotions of interest.
If you elect to subscribe, your email address will be stored on their servers. Each email you receive from my email service will include a link at the bottom allowing you to manage your subscription or to unsubscribe entirely.
I never have, and never will share your email address with any person or entity for marketing purposes. That includes Facebook or third-party marketing services.
Third Party Links
Clicking on these links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you on their site. I do not control these third-party websites and am not responsible for their privacy statements. I highly recommend that you read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
You can disable cookies through your own browser settings. Check with the browser vendor (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) for more info on how to do that, if you wish.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Gaye Levy and Strategic Living Blog make no representation, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy policies of 3rd party entities that information is shared with.
Questions or Concerns
The issue of data privacy and data security is a serious one. I welcome this new era of data responsibility and expect that over time we will continue to improve the lackadaisical practices of the past. Please feel free to contact me directly with any concerns you may have about your info that is collected through this website site. I can be reached via this contact form.