Privacy Policy

DATA WE USE AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE:

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form (comment, name, and email address), the visitor’s IP address, and browser used to help spam detection. If a user opts in to automatically receive notices when new follow-up comments are posted, their email address may also be saved.

Opt-in forms

When a user completes a form and opts in to receive the newsletter, their email address will be added to a mailing list on the MailChimp email marketing platform for future contact (i.e. the newsletter). MailChimp's privacy policy is available here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

The information is also sent to a website admin via email to notify them of the subscription. A subscription is only successfully completed when a user gives their explicit consent to have their name and email added to the mailing list by confirming this in an additional email sent to them (double opt-in). 

An initial welcome message will be sent immediately after an an opt-in form is completed and submitted. 

Contact form

The contact form on the contact page collects the user's name, email address, and their message. By submitting the from, the users name and email address is saved in the site’s database. This information is sent via automated email notification to the site admin in order to get back to the user’s request. 

Users may, however, visit our site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.

Electronic newsletters

If a user decides to opt in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, product or service information, etc. If at any time the user would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email or the user may contact us via our site.

Cookies

Our site may use cookies to enhance user experience. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on a user’s browser or the hard drive of a user’s computer if they agree. 

More detailed information about which cookies are used are available at: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001264507

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.  These websites may collect data about a user, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor a user’s interaction with that embedded content.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze the activity on our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website traffic by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is employed to create reports about the use of our website in order to improve our site as well as the user’s experience. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

We also use Squarespace Analytics in order to get insights into how the site is performing. Therefore we collect date and time of site visit as well as referrer, IP address, browser version, and operating system of the site visitor. Squarespace’s data processing addendum and privacy policy are available at: https://www.squarespace.com/dpa, https://www.squarespace.com/privacy/.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If a user leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

If a user submits an inquiry through our contact form, the submission information, including their name, email, and message, is retained indefinitely to allow us to follow up with their request and reference prior requests by the same person or with the same issue.

If a user submits a request through the newsletter opt-in form, their email is saved in our email list on MailChimp for future contact indefinitely, however, the user is able to unsubscribe from this list at any time via the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of each newsletter.

WHAT CONTROL YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If a user has left comments, they can request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of a user’s personal information, and data stored on our site.

WHAT DATA WE SHARE AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE

We do not sell, trade, or rent our users’ personal identification information to others. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share our user’s information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that the user has given us their permission.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 

HOSTING

The files and database information for this site is hosted on servers from Squarespace. Their privacy policy is available at: https://www.squarespace.com/privacy/.

For more information about how Squarespace handles data from this site: https://www.squarespace.com/dpa.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We have the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site will be deemed your acceptance of changes to our policy.

CONTACTING US

For any additional information about our privacy policy, or to make requests for data deletion, please contact us at: hello@christinahughes.com.

This document was last updated in May 2019