Privacy Policy 

Hello!  I'm Doné Young, owner of this website, DIYHerbalTea.com.  

Please be assured that I know how important the privacy of personal information is to everyone.  

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use DIYHerbalTea.com, as well as steps I take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.

I strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in my website operations. Likewise, I'm dedicated to protecting the privacy of my customers, consumers and online visitors on my website.

personally identifiable information

Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, postal address, email address, phone number, and the like.

The only way I'll receive and collect your personally identifiable information is if you choose to give it to me.  It's up to you to decide how much (if any) personally identifiable information you feel comfortable sharing with me.  

You might wonder why I'd ask for personally identifiable information from you. Here are some examples: 

  • When you contact me with a question, a request for information, or for any other reason, I'll ask for your name and email address so I can reply to you.

  • When you submit a recipe, a gardening tip, a photo, a comment or anything else for publication on my site, I'll ask for your name and email address so I can communicate with you about your submission.

  • When you subscribe to my newsletter or ask to be added to my email list, I'll ask for your name and email address to send you the newsletter or add you to the email list. 

If you would rather not to supply personally identifiable information when it's requested, that's your choice. You may visit my site anonymously, if you prefer. However, doing so may prevent you from engaging in some site-related activities.

Once your personally identifiable information has served the purpose for which you've submitted it, I'll discard it or store it in my files. 

I will not sell your personally identifiable information, nor will I provide it to any third party without your permission.

If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, I'll inform all my site visitors by placing a notice on my site.

non-personally identifiable information

Non-personally identifiable information is statistical data that's collected automatically when you visit my site. This type of information includes the name of your Internet Service Provider, your Internet Protocol address, the name of your internet browser, and other numerical data such as which pages you visited, how many pages you looked at and how long you stayed on the site.

I use non-personally identifiable information to analyze trends, to administer my site, and to gather information about my site's user base as a group. The information collected is used solely for internal review.

Cookies & web beacons

Cookies: Non-personally identifiable information is collected by means of “cookies”. A cookie is a string of information placed by DIYHerbalTea.com on your computer. Each time you come to my site, your browser gives my computer that code so I know that you've come back. 

Web Beacons: Non-personally identifiable information is also collected by web beacons. A web beacon is a transparent image file that's used to monitor visitor's journeys around a single website or a collection of websites. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with pages and content of pages on a website.

google analytics cookies

I use a service called Google Analytics to analyse how my site visitors use my website. Google Analytics collects demographic data and information about my site visitors' interests, for example, by means of cookies. The cookies are kept on your computer and the information is shared with Google, which stores the information on its servers and then gives me statistical reports.

Google's own privacy policy is available here.

I use the information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to my  site and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies.

If you prefer that your data not be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension by clicking here

You can also turn cookies off by disabling them in your browser. You can learn how to do this at the About Cookies website

You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies automatically, or they can notify you when a cookie is being requested so you can decide what to do.

Disabling either cookies or web beacons should not cause a problem with your  continued use of my website, but it may prevent some of its interactive features from working properly. 

Advertising Cookies

I use third-party advertising companies (Google Adsense, Google Search) to serve ads on my website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. I share this information with these companies, but I do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use; so they cannot personally identify you with that information from my website.

Some third-party advertisements are served by Google which uses the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads. This cookie enables Google to serve ads users based on their visits to other sites on the Web.

You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google advertising privacy policy.

You can view the list of Google's Ad Technology Providers here.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.

Affiliate Products and Services

I receive an affiliate commission for some of the products/services sold on my site.

I currently use the following affiliate services platforms:

Amazon.com -  As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. (Note: Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.)

By clicking on a product or service link, you consent to the use of cookies as outlined in the links below: 

Amazon.com's Privacy Policy

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with your use of DIYHerbalTea.com.

Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse DIYHerbalTea.com's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of my website.

Site search box

The search box on my website is powered by Google. Google's privacy policy applies to your use of the search box. By using the search box on my site, you are consenting to Google using your personal information in accordance with Google's privacy policy.

social media

My website offers links to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Reddit. I also offer Facebook Commenting on my site.

When you click on a social media link or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with the social media site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and information about how you use the social site.

If you want to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies by using the following links:

Note: To prevent Facebook from collecting your data, you should log out of your Facebook account while using this site.

Children's Privacy Protection

DIYHerbalTea.com is directed to adults. It is not intended for use by children under the age of 16. I operate my website in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must have parental consent to use this site. I do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of Information

In the event that DIYHerbalTea.com is ever sold, the information obtained from you through your voluntary participation in the website may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through the website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

I provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of my commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through my website and would like to download and review that information, click here.

You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link

Updates and Effective Date

I reserve the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in the cookie and privacy practices, I will indicate on the website that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. I encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information DIYHerbalTea.com collects and how it is used.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to DIYHerbalTea.com's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last Updated: June 10, 2018


 

 

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