Privacy Policy

We appreciate your personal privacy. This Privacy Policy is intended to explain what data we collect from users of the Site.  A “User” means either a Member or a non-Member who is simply visiting the Site (a “Visitor”). This Privacy Policy may be revised or updated at any time and we encourage you to check back often to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version and the terms of this Privacy Policy.

When do we collect your personal information?

You may provide personally identifiable information (“PII”) to us in the following ways:

  • by registering as a Member
  • by subscribing to the newsletter
  • by sharing personal information when you post comments on blog posts, such as your email address or Twitter handle
  • by contacting us through our contact page, or by emailing us at one of our email addresses listed on the Site, like our contact page

In addition to PII, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information (“NPII”) from Users when they visit the site.

What personal information do we collect?

Depending on the portion of the Site and Service that you interact with, PII we collect may include your:

  • full name
  • email address
  • mailing address
  • profile photo you submit
  • Username or login IDs for Twitter or Facebook

NPII we collect when you visit the Site may include:

  • your IP address
  • your approximate geographic location
  • the operating system you are using
  • the Internet browser you are using
  • the Web page you requested to visit

How is my personal information used?

Depending on the portion of the Service and Site that you have subscribed to or interacted with, we may use your information in a number of ways:

  • If you choose to subscribe (opt-in) to our newsletter, we will send our periodic newsletter to the email address you provided. Members can opt-out of our newsletter at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link that is present on every email at the very bottom of the newsletter.
  • The email address that you use when contacting us through our contact page or one of our email addresses listed on the Site will not be used for any reason except for responding to your inquiry.
  • From time to time, we may organize contests and other promotions. If you share information with us directly or through one of the third party service providers, we may use the email address you provided in order to notify you of the results
  • We may use your NPII to monitor Site usage trends and improve the User experience.

Who else has access to my personal information?

Our Site may contain links to Internet sites or third party applications or widgets operated by other companies that we don’t own or control. These links might have been added by us or by a User, such as in a submitted comment. Regardless of who added a given link, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or other services operated by third parties. Once you leave the Site via such a link or access a third party application or widget, you should check the applicable privacy policy of that third party to determine how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

Below are the privacy policies of some of the other third parties who may indirectly provide services to us:

Cookies

Cookies are small files which are filed on a visitor’s hard disk. They permit information to be maintained for a specific period and the visitor’s computer to be identified. We use so-called session cookies which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can set your browser in such a way that it informs you about the filing of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you.

How do I edit my personal information?

Click “My Account -> Edit Account” to edit your personal information. While most of the information in your profile can be edited, many of the fields are required in order to complete the modification to your profile. Also please note that you cannot change your username.

How do I delete my account?

If you would like to delete your Membership account, please send me an email from the email address that is associated with your Membership account at help@samantha-frost.com. Please let us know your username in that email, so that we may complete your request accurately.
You should be aware that it may not be technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to me from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your PII may exist in a non-erasable form that may be difficult or impossible for us to locate.
In addition, we have the right to delete any account at any time if required to do so by process of law, or if necessary in order to investigate fraud, a violation of our Terms of Use or in connection with any harm being caused to a third party or their rights.

How secure is my personal information?

We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, we cannot completely guarantee the security of PII. You should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet.