Sunday, May 20, 2018

Important: Please Read! - GDPR and Your Privacy with Heck Of A Bunch

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You may or may not have heard about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And even though this is an EU thing, I have been tuned into the necessary actions to be compliant.  Whether you're from Europe or another country, I'd like to keep you informed about your privacy and consent.

I care about your privacy and want to be 100% transparent.  Here are the primary ways that your information may be connected to this site:

Mailing list: Heck Of A Bunch never adds people to the mailing list without their explicit consent. You are more than welcome to unsubscribe to my email list at any time (although I hope that isn't the case!  I like having you around.)

Comments: If you leave a comment on a blog post, you provide data (e.g., e-mail address) so I can respond directly if necessary. I receive e-mail notifications about comments but once I address the comment, the e-mails are deleted.

Direct e-mails: If you e-mail me directly or submit via a contact form, you are submitting your e-mail to me through that process. But as mentioned above, I never will add you to my newsletter because you e-mailed me about something else.

Google Analytics and other similar metrics: Heck Of A Bunch has a Google Analytics account. I only use it to analyze blog numbers and to determine which posts are working better than others.  When you use this website, Google Analytics will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website.

Cookies:  This Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Giveaways:  If you leave a comment on a blog post or enter your email via Rafflecopter to enter a giveaway, your personal identifiable information is not shared to companies or sponsors unless it is specifically posted as such.  If you are a giveaway winner, I do share your email and mailing address with the sponsor so your product can be sent out.
Affiliate Links:  This website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

In a nutshell, I won't be shady and sell your email to a foreign currency company in the hopes that they'll let me in on the cut.  Or any of that jazz....

Thanks for being a reader of my blog!  Each and every one of you matter.  And so does your privacy.