Privacy Policy

by Sheri @ A Busy Bee's Life

When you visit our website or use our services, you’re trusting us with your information.

We will always protect your information and privacy.

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can update, manage, and delete your information. It is essential to us to continue to remain compliance to the laws on data protection.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations.

All emails received through a subscription to abusybeeslife.com, will remain private and will not be sold or shared to a third party. We respect your privacy. ALWAYS.

 

What personal information do we collect from the people who visit our blog, website, or app?

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address or other details to help you with your experience. When we collect personal information from you, for example name and/or email address that you voluntarily submit to our website through our contact form, comments form,  or subscribing to receive details of new posts and any newsletters we send out, you are consenting to having your data stored on the website.

 

When Do We Collect Information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site, via comments, or using the contact form.

 

How Do We Use Your Information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey, surf the website, or use certain other site features such as commenting. We will never share your information.

We use your information in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested;
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests;
  • To send periodic emails regarding information, posts, products and services;
  • To respond to queries and questions;
  • To respond to comments;
  • o protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

You information will never be with any third parties outside our organisation.

 

How Do We Protect Your Information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate. We do not need an SSL because no passwords are created or collected. There is nothing for sale on this site at this time. SSL certificates will be considered if and when that changes.

 

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Contact Forms

We use a contact form plugin to create our contact form.

Your name and email are captured on the contact form.  If we do not respond to your query on the contact form, the information is permanently deleted from our servers and computers.

Personal data from the contact form is kept for as long as we are in contact with you. If you unsubscribe, you information is deleted within 24 hours. and then deleted.  The information submitted through our contact form will never used for marketing purposes or passed on to any third parties outside our business.

 

Cookies

Do we use cookies? Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience and some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
• Keep track of advertisements.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf. Cookies help us to customize web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser.

This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

 

Disabling Cookies In Your Browser

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
You will be unable to share any links to social media with one easy click.

 

Log Files

Like many websites, abusybeeslife.com makes use of log files to track statistics.  The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information.  ( IP ) addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

 

Subscriptions & Newsletters

We do not use a third party marketing platform but instead use our own email client which creates the following tables in our database:

  • email lists:  This has all our subscribers information
  • notifications:  This has all the post notifications that we create to send new blog notifications
  • sent details:  This is a log which has information about post notifications and any newsletter emails that we have sent
  • delivery reports:  This is a detailed log which has information about post notification and any newsletter emails that we have sent.

Additionally any custom post templates we create (for newsletter or post notifications) are stored in our WordPress Post & Postmeta table.

We can assure you that this data will not be misused, passed or sold on to any third parties outside our organisation.  We value our privacy as well as yours. We will never break this trust.

 

Rights You Have Over Your Data

Under the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) your rights are as follows:

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

If you 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.

 

How We Protect Your Data?

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information.

We work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorised access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our website for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Our website is regularly scanned for security and malware attacks using various plugins in order to keep the site safe.  Access to personal information is limited to the site owners only and all information is kept via secured networks and through encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

 

Third Parties We Receive Data From

Our website may contain affiliate links on some pages.

A Busy Bee’s Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.  An affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.

A Busy Bee’s Life is also a participant in the Booking.com Affiliate Program, ShopStyle Collective, and Awin.

Clicking on any affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device.

You can read more about cookies on this website above.  Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie.  In most cases we earn a very small commission from the affiliate partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any affiliate links found throughout the website. A Busy Bee’s Life is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs, websites or media used without our permission.

 

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

 

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

Google Advertising Principles

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

 

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

 

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email, within 7 business days.
We will notify the users via in-site notification, within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us  – Click Here

 

Permissions Policy

You may:

  • share the contents of this website with a link back to the original content.
  • use the content of this website for non-commercial use as long as you include the following copyright notice © 2015 – 2018 abusybeeslife.com All Rights Reserved. Originally published at www.abusybeeslife.com. after obtaining permission from A Busy Bee’s Life
  • link to our site or public posts.

You may NOT:

  • re-post our content in its entirety.
  • re-post our content without permission and link back.
  • alter our content.
  • sell any of our content or products.
  • translate any of our writings in to another language (we would need to legally verify the accuracy of each translation).

Copyright infringement is against the law and you will be sued and prosecuted.

If you would like to request permission for any of the above or have any questions, please contact us here.

 

Comment Policy

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Please keep your comments clean and related to the content. We reserve the right to remove any comment. Our site, and the web in general, is all about dialogue and the sharing of information.

Feel free to ask questions, disagree, provide alternate methods, or comment on the post as long as your comment’s content is not offensive, defamatory, abusive, or otherwise mean and inappropriate.

You retain ownership of comments you leave on our site; you simply grant us a license to post your comments.

This license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, and royalty-free. You grant us the right to store, transmit, display, use, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, in a presentation, in a class, or in a video.

We expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from any comment you leave on this site.

By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights for the comments you post on this site and that you will relieve us from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

Spam comments or comments which contain profanity, racism, sexism, and any other such language that attack individual persons, religions, or minorities will be deleted.

Again, we reserve the right to remove any comment.

We reserve the right to revise and update these terms without notice to you. You are cautioned to review these terms periodically.

Your continued access or use of this website after any such changes are posted will constitute your acceptance of these changes.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer, privacy policy, and agree to all of our terms and conditions.

Thank you.

A Busy Bee’s Life

(Last updated – May 24,2018)