Update 13 January 2017: Made more clear how we maintain privacy.
- We update the serversoftware at least every two weeks.
- The used frameworks are updated at least every week.
- We now have a SSL certificate.
- We now have a malware scanner installed on our server.
What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog?
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or fill out the contact form. Also Google Analytics collects anonymized information about how the site is used.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you subscribe for the newsletter or fill in the contact form in the following ways:
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To send periodic emails regarding new blogposts or incidental important news.
How do I protect your information?
I do use a vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. I never ask for credit card numbers. Information provided through the contact form is not stored persistently and will be deleted after the form is completed. Only the email is stored. The blog is scanned for malware or other malicious software every day. To secure the connection an SSL certificate is active. This is the little ‘lock’ you see in the browser.
To make sure the data stays protected, the server software is updated at least every two weeks. The used frameworks and/or plugins are updated at least every week (if applicable).
Do I use ‘cookies’?
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on my behalf (Google Analytics).
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 browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, no features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. I may only release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
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. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
I use Google AdSense Advertising on my website.
Remarketing with Google AdSense and Demographics and Interests Reporting.
I, 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.
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites. You can contact me with the contact form at http://howtobulletjournal.com/contact/.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:
Users can visit my site anonymously.
- By emailing me
- Through Subscribe form
How does my site handle Do Not Track signals?
I 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 my site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that I do not 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.
I 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 I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
I will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days
I 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.
I collect your email address in order to:
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email me at and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence. You can also unsubscribe yourself by following the unsubscribe link in every email.