Privacy Policy

Effective Date of Privacy Policy: February 3, 2017

I, Jonathan White (“I”, “we”, or “my”), respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship I have with you. This Privacy Policy describes my privacy practices with respect to information collected through my website, applications, and any other online service that links to this Privacy Policy, including any website or online service I operate on behalf of my business (collectively referred to as my “Sites”). By using my Sites, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Sites. I reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of my Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

WHAT INFORMATION I COLLECT ABOUT YOU

I collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Sites: (1) personal information, which is any information that individually identifies you (e.g., your name, email address) and (2) non-personal information, which is information that does not personally identify you but may include information about your interests, and use of the Sites. I collect this information in the following ways:

Information You Provide Directly To me:

I may ask you to provide your personal information, demographic information or information about your preferences or interests when you:

– Sign up to receive email newsletters from me

– Participate on social media accounts related to me

– Submit user generated content on any part of the Sites that permit it

– Knowingly volunteer information on any other part of the Sites

Information Collected Using Technology:

In addition to any information you provide directly to me, I and my third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect certain non-personal information when you interact with the Sites or emails sent to you, including the following:

Device Information

I may collect certain information about your computer or other device that you use to access the Sites, including IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.

Usage Information

I may log certain information about your use of the Sites (e.g., log files, clickstream data, a reading history of the pages you view, your search terms and search results) and additional “traffic data” (e.g., time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, referring website addresses).

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like many websites, I use cookies, web beacons or similar technologies. “Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your computer or other device when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences and actions. I use cookies for a variety of purposes, including remembering you and your preferences, and tracking your use of my Sites. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. However, please note that refusing a cookie may limit your access to my Sites.

A “web beacon” (also known as an “action tag”, “tracer tag”, or “single-pixel GIF”) is an invisible graphic that is programmed only to collect non-personal information about your use of our Sites or emails sent to you. Web beacons may be used for a number of purposes, including counting visitors to the Sites, monitoring how users navigate the Sites, and counting how many emails were opened or how many links were viewed.

California Do Not Track Notice

Some browsers offer a “Do Not Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. I do not respond to these “Do Not Track” signals. At this time, I do not track your personal information about your online activities over time and across third party websites. I also do not authorize third parties to collect any personal information from you on the Sites for these purposes.

HOW I USE YOUR INFORMATION

I may use your personal and non-personal information in the following ways:

General Uses

– Communicate with you about changes to our policies

– Send you newsletters or special events by email

– Optimize or improve my Sites

– Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate my policies or be illegal

– Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of my Sites and recipients of my emails, including browsing patterns

WHO I SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH

Personal Information

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, I do not use or disclose your personal information to anybody. In no event will I sell or rent your personal information as part of a customer list or similar transaction.

Third Party Service Providers

I have third party service providers that perform functions on my behalf, such as hosting, analytics, etc. These entities have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their functions and they are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are obligated not to use, sell, distribute or alter this information in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Sites.

Other Third Parties When Required By Law or In Emergency Situations

I may also use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on me or my Sites; (b) protect and defend my rights or property, the Sites or my users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of me, my affiliates, agents, or the users of my Sites or the public.

Non-Personal Information

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to restrict my use of your non-personal information, and I may disclose or share non-personal information in any manner that I deem appropriate or necessary.

SOCIAL MEDIA

My Sites may provide you with the ability to register, log into, “like” or otherwise interact with third party social media services, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social media services. These features may enable integration and/or access to your social media accounts. I do not control these social media services or your profiles on these services, and I do not establish privacy settings or rules for how your personal information on these services will be used. If you choose to log on to or submit information through any of these social media services, your personal information will be subject to the applicable social media service’s terms and conditions and your current privacy settings on such social media service. By accessing any social media service, you will be assuming the risk that the personal information you provide on that service may be viewed and/or used by third parties for any purpose. You agree that I am not responsible for any acts or omissions by these social media service providers.

In addition, by choosing to log in to my Sites using your credentials from a social media service, you are asking that service to send us certain information from your account with the service, and you authorize me to collect, store and use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY POLICY

I respect the privacy of children and I am committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This Children’s Privacy Policy describes my practices with respect to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13. This Site does not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent, except as permitted by COPPA.

What Information I Collect and How I Use It

I do not require children to share any personal information in order to participate on this Site.

Parent’s Rights

Under COPPA, you have the right to review and have any of your child’s information deleted from our records. You also have the right to tell me to stop collecting or using your child’s personal information. If you have questions concerning my information practices with respect to children, or if you would like to review, have deleted, or stop the further collection of your child’s personal information, you may email me at jonathanwhitewriter (at) gmail.com. For tips on protecting your child’s privacy online, please see the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s brochure on this topic: www.onguardonline.gov.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

I take reasonable steps to help protect and secure your personal information. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, I cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to me. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you transmit your personal information to my Sites at your own risk.

THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

My Sites may contain content hosted or served by third parties or link to websites operated by third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy for my Sites do not apply to information gathered by these third parties. I am not responsible for the actions and privacy policies employed by any third party, and my hosting of third party content or linking to third party websites does not constitute an endorsement of the content or business practices of those third parties.

GOVERNING LAW

My Sites are published in the United States. I attempt to protect the personal information of all users of my Sites and I attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply to my services, but my Sites are located and targeted to United States citizens and my policies are directed at compliance with those laws. If you are uncertain whether this Privacy Policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to me.

NOTICE TO NON-US USERS

If you are located outside the United States of America, you should be aware that your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the United States of America, the laws of which may be deemed by the your country to have inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United States of America and voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to me on the Sites, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States of America.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

As my Sites continue to develop, I may add new services and features to them. In the event that these additions affect my Privacy Policy, or if other changes in my privacy practices or applicable laws necessitate changes to the Privacy Policy, this document will be updated accordingly. If I make a material change in the way I use your personal information, I will provide prominent notice of the change on the Sites. I will not, however, materially change my policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information I have previously collected from you without your express consent.

HOW TO OPT-OUT OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION

You may always opt-out of receiving future emails and newsletters from me. I provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications from me by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within the email you receive. You may also opt out of receiving further communications from me or correct your information by sending me a message at  jonathanwhitewriter (at) gmail.com.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to  jonathanwhitewriter (at) gmail.com.

HOW TO CONTACT ME

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact me as follows:

By mail:
Jonathan White POBox 99 Orcas, WA 98280

Email:  jonathanwhitewriter (at) gmail.com.