Integrity is one of my core values, and in the blogging world I believe that translates to transparency for my readers in how I operate Countdown to Friday. Here you’ll find information concerning your privacy and a disclosure from me on affiliates.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.countdowntofridayblog.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website. We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may subscribe to the Countdown to Friday email list or submit a contact form with a question.
Automatically-Collected Information. We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Countdown to Friday. For example, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed aggregately.
Cookies. We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
Please know that we will never buy, sell, or trade your data to anyone. Your data will only be shared to our third-parties and only with your consent.
How we use your data
- To provide us with anonymous analytics of our user base to provide catered content and advertising to our audience.
- To send you the information about Countdown to Friday, such as in emails that you sign up for. You can opt out of this at any time.
- To respond to your emails, questions, or comments.
- To track and measure ROI for marketing campaigns and affiliate links.
- To operate and maintain the website.
- To provide you with a seamless user experience based on your browser and operating system.
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.
Who we share your data with
MailChimp. Our newsletter, email updates, marketing campaigns and mailing subscription is provided by a 3rd party company called MailChimp. Unless you explicitly gave us permission to email you for our newsletter or marketing purposes we will not use your email address to contact you.
If you subscribed for our newsletter or marketing material we may contact based on the information you signed up for.
If you provided us with your name, it is used only to personalize and address our emails.
All our subscriptions are double opt in and meet GDPR requirements.
We will not offer any hidden promotions in order to trick you to sign up for our mailing list. It is our goal to be transparent about what you are signing up for.
It is your right to opt out of our subscription list at any time. You can do this at the bottom of any of our emails you can you email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be taken off our mailing list. Once you opt out, you are permanently removed from our mailing list along with your data.
Google Analytics.We use Google Analytics to track our traffic and website statistics. They may receive anonymous aggregated information such as your location, how you landed on our site, links clicked, you long you stayed on our site and other statistics.
SiteGround. SiteGround is our hosting platform. They may receive your IP address, cookie information and any data they need to ensure our website is visible and running to the public.
WordPress. WordPress is the company we use to create our online website. They may receive analytics data from you, such as your IP address, your name, and email.
Sumo. Sumo is the company we use so you can share our articles. They collect data on what social media platforms you are sharing our posts.
Akismet. Akismet is an anti-spam service. The information they collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Disqus. We utilize the Disqus comment sharing platform. They collect information such as name and email.
How long we retain your data
What rights you have over your data
You have the right to know how your data is used and collected. 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.
It is your right to choose to accept Cookies or not. This can be done through your internet browser’s settings where you can turn off the Cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies. You can also decide on acceptance of each new Cookie in a variety of ways or delete all Cookies that are already on your computer. Deleting Cookies may mean having to manually add information that has previously been saved. To find more information about managing and deleting Cookies, visit the ICO website or All About Cookies.
You have the right to opt out of emails or newsletters.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
You should know that my site contains affiliate links and that I may be compensated for clicks or purchases made through them. I love creating this blog, and I put lots of hard work into making it something I’m proud of. Compensation I receive from your clicks and purchases helps me continue to make it something special.
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