Published: June 20, 2018
Updated: April 4, 2022. Clarifies update policy with no substantive changes.
Who I Am
The term “Lara Lee Design” or “me” refers to the owner of the website, Lara Lee. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of my website.
My website address is: https://www.laralee.design.
What Personal Data I Collect and Why I Collect It
When visitors leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact Forms and Email Inquiries
I won’t use your personal information included in the “Contact” form in the site or e-mail query sent to my e-mail address (email@example.com) for purposes other than the following:
- To use contact address of customer in order to answer inquiry from such customer.
- To reflect the opinions of customers to our product development and/or service.
- To prepare analytical data in order to evaluate my site’s efficiency in a form impossible to specify individuals.
When visitors contact me using the Contact Form on the site, I collect the user’s name and email address. These are for your convenience so that I can answer any questions or comments you send me. Users should refrain from sending me personal data such as political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin.
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on my behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
Turning off cookies won’t affect your experience that makes my site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
If you leave a comment on my site, you may opt-in to saving 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.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. – See more at: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
I don’t use Google AdSense Advertising on my website.
I have implemented the following:
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
I, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
My Google Analytics tracking settings include the following for your increased privacy and protection:
- Anonymize IPs while tracking
- Exclude tracking for users sending Do Not Track header
- Enable Force SSL
Opting Out of Google Ads:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
How I Use Your Data
I may use the information I collect from you in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve my website in order to better serve you.
Who I Share Your Data With
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless I provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating my website, conducting my business, or serving my users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
I do not include or offer third-party products or services on my website.
Third-party Behavioral Tracking
I do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
How Long I Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on my website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Do Not Track Signals
I honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Where I Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How I Protect Your Data
I use regular Malware Scanning.
I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card numbers.
I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
My website does not sell products or products. Therefore, no transactions are stored or processed on my servers.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses his/her information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling I Do with User Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:
- Users can visit my site anonymously.
You can change your personal information by emailing me.
Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- I will notify you via email within 7 business days.
- I will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.
I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, I agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
My Contact Information
103 Whistlestop Court
La Plata, Maryland 20646
United States of America