Your privacy is very important. To keep your privacy safe, we created this Policy so you understand how we treat data that we collect from visitors to CarolynMaul.com, or when someone subscribes to our newsletter.
When someone visits CarolynMaul.com (that’s you, right now… hi!) we use a common third-party service, Google Analytics, to track anonymous behavior. That means we learn things such as the number of visitors to each page or how long a page gets looked at, but we cannot see any identifying information.
We do not try to learn identifying information about our visitors, nor do we allow Google Analytics to try to identify our visitors. Additionally, we have set user and event information to expire as soon as possible, which is 14 months.
If and when we do want to collect personally identifiable information on CarolynMaul.com, it will be obvious we are doing so and we will make it clear why we are collecting that information and how it will be used. For instance…
Newsletter Sign Up
When someone wants to receive email newsletters from us we need to collect some personal information. We use that information to send subscribers information they’ve asked to receive (and only that information), to contact them if we need to learn or provide more information, and to ensure our records are accurate.
To make our email magic happen (that means sending our newsletter), we use a third-party service called MailChimp. MailChimp automatically collects some industry-standard information, such as email opens and email link clicks. This helps us figure out if you like the content we’re sending so we can send you more of what you like and less of what you don’t. To learn more about how MailChimp keeps your information secure, visit MailChimp’s privacy notice.
If someone signs up for our email newsletter and changes their mind, they can easily unsubscribe or opt-out of future emails by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send, or you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Personal Information
You have the right to access the personal information we have for you (if any). To request your data, please email email@example.com.
We’re always reviewing our information to ensure we’re keeping you protected while improving your experience. If we make any changes to this policy you’ll be able to find it on this page, and if you are a subscriber to our newsletter you will also be notified by email.
No, not that kind. 🍪 Cookies are text files stored on the device you visit CarolynMaul.com from, and they contain a small amount of information. That information gets passed back to the originating website or another website that can recognize that cookie when you visit again later. That information gets used in a couple of ways:
These are cookies that are required to use a service or feature a visitor specifically asks for. They’re needed to use the website’s features, such as secure areas and shopping carts.
These are cookies that remember your preferences, and by using CarolynMaul.com you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.
The cookies track things like language, region, changes you make to text size, and other things that enhance your experience on CarolynMaul.com. They provide a better set of features that are more tailored to your wants, and can also be used to provide services you request, such as watching a video or commenting on blog posts.
However, you should know that the information may be anonymized and can’t track what you do on other websites.
Performance Cookies track anonymous information from the pages that are visited on CarolynMaul.com, and by using CarolynMaul.com you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.
They don’t collect personally identifying information and the data is aggregated. What they do is collect information about how CarolynMaul.com is being used, such as which pages are being visited and any errors showing up for visitors. We use this information to make CarolynMaul.com a better place.
These cookies let other tools and services track the success of their application or customize their service for you. However, we cannot access these cookies, and the third parties cannot access the data in the cookies used on our site.
Some services we use which may use these cookies include Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and ManyChat, but there may be more depending on your use of CarolynMaul.com. For example, if you “share” a blog post to Linkedin, they may place a cookie on your device.
A Note About Facebook Ads
We may opt to put a Facebook “Pixel” (read: cookie) on some of our pages. The pixel tracks things like whether a visitor has landed on a page or taken a certain action, such as clicking a button or submitting a form. We do this so we have the option to run ads on Facebook or Instagram to get in touch with more of our audience and other awesome people who might want to come have fun with us.
How Long Our Cookies Keep
Much like the tasty kind, there are different types of cookies. They fall mostly into two categories; persistent and session.
Session cookies track data for only one “browser session”, which is a fancy way of saying from the time you open your browser to when you close it. They’re temporary and get deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies stay on your device for a set amount of time, and that time may be reset each time someone visits CarolynMaul.com. The length of time may vary, and if it’s a third-party cookie, we may not have control of that time. We will, however, make sure it’s the minimum time allowed when we are able.
Contact us with any questions.