Privacy Policy

Living.Pretty.Happy is all about being happy and so I want to make sure I keep you that way! I  throughly respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it as I would my own. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used. 

Living.Pretty.Happy found at http://livingprettyhappy.com (“Website”) is governed by the following policy (“Privacy Policy”). This statement only applies to this Website. 

This website is hosted by WordPress.com 

WHAT INFORMATION DO I COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information you voluntarily submit to the Website. 

I may collect personal information such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or submitting a contact form.

When you leave a comment, WordPress stores your gravatar name, IP Address, comment, and email address. Therefore, leaving a comment is considered a clear affirmative, specific, and unambiguous action as defined by the GDPR giving me consent to store this information, and permission to contact you in the future by email.

For further information on how WordPress stores and uses your data please read their Privacy Notice for Visitors to Users’ WordPress sites

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HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

I may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, notices, updates on policies or security alerts
  • To respond to your comments or enquiries
  • To provide you with user support
  • To protect, investigate and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity

In a nutshell, this website saves information about a person who follows or comments on this website in order to provide this service to them and email them updates about this website

If you are not happy with any aspect of how the data is collected and used, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.  However, I would be really grateful if you would contact me first via the contact page first if you do have a complaint so that I can try to resolve it for you.  

THIRD PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

Again, as this website is hosted by WordPress it is important to familiarise yourself with their privacy policy available here.  

Third party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I do not control these third-party websites and am not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave this website, you are encouraged to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, I may use anonymous data,  which does not identify you alone, or when combined from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising and other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include visitor numbers, page views and click throughs.  

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you choose to follow Living.Pretty.Happy or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly – unless you state it within a comment you voluntarily leave on the website. At your option, you may also add a profile description, avatar and a link to your website. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.  Any information you voluntarily leave as a comment on this website is viewable by the general public.  

COOKIES

Cookies may also be used by third party services, such as Google Analytics or Social Media platforms such as Facebook & Twitter.  Please note this website does not use Google Analytics at this present time.  

Cookies are used to ensure normal website functions. Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website by using a corresponding internet browser setting and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in internet browsers, not all Website functions may be entirely usable.

Please refer to the Automattic Cookie Policy for further information relating to Cookies used on this site.  

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

The Website may engage in third-party advertising efforts to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website which may use cookies, as noted above.  This website currently participates in the WordAds scheme.    

Affiliate Links

Please note that some posts include affiliate links. Read below to understand what this means:

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement, between a business and an individual(s), by which the business pays a commission to the owner of an external website for traffic or sales generated from their referrals, which include affiliate links. Affiliate refers to a person participating in this form of marketing, who share such links.

What is an affiliate link?

An affiliate link is a custom URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. In affiliate programs, advertisers use affiliate links to record the traffic that is sent to the advertiser’s website. This action is all part of an affiliate program. If a purchase has been made through the affiliate link, then the affiliate stands to earn a commission for it.

Notice of affiliate participation

This blog is a participant in both the Feel Unique Affiliates program (via webgains.com) and the Amazon Associates Program.  Both affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and feelunique.com.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Subscribers are able to unfollow at any time – the link for this is included in the footer of the follow emails you receive.  

At any time you can contact me via the contact page on the website in order to:

Opt-out – opt-out of future email communications

Access – access the personal information I have about you

Amend – amend or update your personal information

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. 

Please note that I may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. If you select to submit such information to me, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact me via the contact page with any questions related to this Privacy Policy.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I may amend this policy in future without necessarily notifying my subscribers. If you are concerned about any future changes, please check this page from time to time.

This page was last updated on 25th May 2018

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