Who we are
Our website address is: https://sarahwithasmile.com
II. Information we collect
We collect information to provide our Website better way to communicate with you and or to enhance our Website. There are three ways we collect information; if and when you provide information to us, automatically when you engage through operating our Website, and from outside sources.
A. Information you provide to us.
Information is collected when you provide information to us. You may provide us with information about you in a draft, email, text message, direct message and for published content. If you contribute to a blog post, or write as a guest post and post personal information and biographic information, we will have that information as well with others who have access to the Internet.
Comments: When visitors leave comments this Website, we collect the data shown in the comments form (name, email and website information), the visitor’s IP address, as well as the browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Media: 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: We use a contact form plugin, WPForms, to get information like your name, email, and website if applicable.
B. Information we collect automatically.
We collect automatically information.
Cookies: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This option is saved for the next time you leave another comment.
Location information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. This information is collected and is used to analyze and calculate how many people visit our Website from certain geographic regions.
C. Information we collect from other sources
Information about you maybe collected from other sources.
We use Google Analytics to track information such as traffic and website analytics and statistics.
We use WordPress that is the company we used to create our website. WordPress may receive your data information when you leave a comment.
Such as, if you create or log into your WordPress account through another service (Google) or if you connect your website or account to a social media service (for example Instagram or Facebook), we may receive information from that service via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.
Embedded content from other websites; Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).
III. How and why we use information
We use the above mentioned personal information to provide our Website to further development, enhancement and improve our Website. We use the information to analyze and manage trends to better understand and find ways to improve; how users and visitors interact with our Website.
We measure, gauge and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user and visitor retention. We monitor and prevent harmful issues with our Website, protect the security of our Website, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and illegal activities, combat spam and protect the rights and property of SarahwithASmile and others, which may result in us declining a transaction or the use of our Website. We may also use information to communicate with you and respond to your emails and comments. Such as sending emails with information that might be of interest to you, keep you up to date with our Website, and might ask for your opinions and recommendations and constructive criticism about how we can improve. We may send communication asking about your experience using our Website.
Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information;
Those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:
(1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under our Terms of Service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account – for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device; or
(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or
(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or
(4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information – for example, to provide and update our Website, to improve our Website so that we can offer you an even better user experience, to safeguard our Website, to communicate with you, to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user and visitor retention and attrition, to monitor and prevent any problems with our Website, and to personalize your experience; or
Where we send your data. Visitors comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
IV. Sharing information
We absolutely do not sell our visitors private personal information. EVER!
Third Party Vendors: We share your personal information (name, country, IP address) with third parties to help us use your personal information. This Website uses Google Analytics to help us understand how you use the Site. We may share information about you with third-party vendors who need to know information about you in order to provide their services to us, or to provide their services to you or your site. This group includes vendors that help us provide our Website to you (like payment providers that process your credit and debit card information, fraud prevention services that allow us to analyze fraudulent payment transactions, postal and email delivery services that help us stay in touch with you, customer chat and email support services that help us communicate with you, registrars, registries, and data escrow services that allow us to provide domain registration services, and your hosting provider if your site is not hosted by Sarahwithasmile), those that assist us with our marketing efforts (e.g. by providing tools for identifying a specific marketing target group or improving our marketing campaigns), those that help us understand and enhance our Website (like analytics providers).
Legal Requests: In response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request we may disclose information about you.
To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sarahwithasmile, third parties, or the public at large.
Other Site Owners: If you have a WordPress account and leave a comment on our Website, your IP address and the email address associated with your WordPress account may be shared with the administrator(s) of the site where you left the comment.
Published Support Requests: And if you send us a request, we reserve the right to publish that request in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
Information Shared Publicly
Information that you choose to make public is disclosed publicly.
Your Gravatar, along with other public profile information, will display with the comments that you make on our Website while logged in to your WordPress account. Your Gravatar + public profile information may also display with your comments, and other interactions on websites that use Gravatar service, if the email address associated with your account with us is the same as the email address that you use on the other website.
Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.
V. How long we retain your data
Information about you is discarded when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it. We are not legally required to continue to keep it.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
When you delete a post, page, or comment from user account, it stays in your Trash folder for thirty days just in case you change your mind and would like restore that content. After the thirty days are up, the deleted content may remain on our backups and caches until purged.
For users that register on our website (if any), we 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.
VI. Cookies policy
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
VII. 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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you are located in certain countries, such as those within the European Union. You are entitled to the below information under the European General Data Protection Regulation, the data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
Request access to your personal data and the rights to request correction or deletion of your personal data;
Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
Request that we restrict our use and processing of your data; and Request portability of your personal data.
You have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
You can delete your personal data or request us to delete your personal information. If you are having trouble doing so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIII. Additional things to know
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Sarahwithasmile.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Read more on our Disclaimer & Disclosure Policy.
Third Party Software
If you’d like to use third party plugins, third party services, or other third party software, please keep in mind that when you interact with them you may provide information about yourself (or your site visitors) to those third parties. We don’t own or control these third parties and they have their own rules about collection, use and sharing of information, which you should review.
We work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring this Website for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.
X. Sensitive Personal Information
XI. Children’s Information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. By using our Website, you warrant to us that you are above 13 years of age. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
XIII. Changes To This Page/Statement:
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time.
Last updated: May 22, 2020