Your privacy is very important to me. So I have developed this policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, and make use of personal information!
When accessing the https://www.RachelleReaCobb.com website, I will learn certain information about you during your visit. (It’s how the internet works, yo.)
I think (I know!) that the privacy of your personal information is important. So I never sell your personal information to third parties, and all data collected is only used to notify you about giveaway winnings or to send you blog updates as you have requested by checking the comment follow box or filling out the email contact form. You can, at any time, remove your consent.
Similar to other websites, my website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (not as fun as the chocolate-chip variety; see explanation below) and server logs to collect information about how my site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at my site, and the websites visited just before and just after my own, as well as your IP address.
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
IP Addresses (otherwise known as “ippppeee!”)
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
As with most other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout my site.
If you choose to correspond with me through email (and I hope you will, as I looooove email and live in my inbox!), I may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and my responses. Gmail does this for me, as it probably does for you. I provide the same protections for these electronic communications that I employ in the maintenance of information received online. This also applies when you register for my website, sign up through any of my forms using your email address, or make a purchase on this site. For further information, please see the email policies below.
How Do I Use the Information That You Provide to Me?
Broadly speaking, I use personal information for purposes of administering my business activities, providing customer service, and making available other items and services to my customers and prospective customers. I love talking to you.
But here’s what I won’t do. I will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit my site, unless you choose to provide such information to me, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
I may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when I, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of my legal rights.
I am committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. Yes, I can keep a secret! I do not sell, rent, or lease my subscription lists to third parties, and I will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.
I will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information. To you. About blog posts, book announcements, etc.
I will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from me will clearly state who the e-mail is from (me!) and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from my mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from me.
My site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from me by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from me at anytime. That’s right, you can terminate my right to email you anytime you want!
Use of External Links
http://www.RachelleReaCobb.com may contain links to many other websites. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site. But I do try my best! Links to or from external sites not owned or controlled by me do not constitute an endorsement by me of the sponsors of these sites or the products or information presented therein.
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.
Intellectual Property Rights
All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on my website and all content and software located on the site shall remain the sole property of me or my licensors. The use of my trademarks, content, and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from me.
All written and photographic content on RachelleReaCobb (dot) com (with the exception of content directly from the publisher or author) is property of Rachelle Rea Cobb and may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion. The only exception is, of course, sharing the link to the entire blog post via social media and/or quoting portions of the post when it is shared.
You must not:
- Republish material from my website without prior written consent. (Plagiarism is wrong!)
- Sell or rent material from my website.
- Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on my website for any purpose.
- Redistribute any content from our website, including onto another website.
You agree to use my website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content, or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within our website.
You must not use my website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on my website for any marketing related purpose without our express written consent.
We may in the future need to restrict access to parts (or all) of my website and reserve full rights to do so. It is mine, after all. If, at any point, I provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of my website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential. That’s only fair. ;)
Use of Testimonials
In accordance to with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:
Testimonials that appear on this site are actually received by me. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used our products and/or services in some way. They are individual results, and results do vary. I do not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use my products and/or services. Though I hope to always impress!
The testimonials displayed in any form on this site (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed when it seems too lengthy or not the whole statement seems relevant for the general public.
I am not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted on https://www.RachelleReaCobb.com. My site is not a forum for testimonials, however I do provide testimonials as a means for customers to share their experiences with one another. To protect against abuse, all testimonials appear after they have been reviewed by management of myself. I do not share the opinions, views or commentary of any testimonials on https://www.RachelleReaCobb.com. The opinions are strictly the views of the testimonial source.
The testimonials are never intended to make claims that my products and/or services can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. Any such claims, implicit or explicit, in any shape or form, have not been clinically tested or evaluated.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. Big bummer. For this reason, I request that you do not send private information to me by email. Makes sense, yeah? However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.
I may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of my site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
I make no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contain on this website or any sites linked to this site.
All the materials on this site are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall or its agents or associates be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, injury or death) arising out of the use of or inability to use the materials, even if has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.
I am committed to conducting my business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with my website, please contact me here: [email protected]. I’d love to hear from you. Thank you!
- Eligibility: Each giveaway is open only to those who enter through the Rafflecopter form and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The giveaway is open to U.S. only (unless otherwise indicated) and is void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
- Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions, as final and binding as it relates to the content.
- Giveaway Period: Unless otherwise stated, a giveaway’s entry period is one week. Entries will be accepted on the day the contest begins until the Rafflecopter form closes to entries, usually at midnight a week later.
- How to Enter: See eligibility terms and the Rafflecopter form.
- Prizes: Winners will receive the prize or prizes as stated on the blog. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of a prize or transfer/assignment of a prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted.
- Winner Selection & Notification: Winners of each giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter. The winner or winners will be notified by email as soon as possible after the giveaway ends. The winner will have one week to notify the sponsor and supply mailing address. I shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to check email, receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.
- Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless both me and my sponsors for liability, mail loss, illness, injury, death, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof.