Effective Date: 09/30/2017
Who We Are
We are Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, together the employees of GFY, LLC. We are the site administrators of the Websites and can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].
1. What Data We Collect and How We Use It
A. Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
When you visit a Website, we may collect certain data that does not tell us specifically who you are. This is “Non-Personally Identifiable Information.” It includes things like your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, and the last domain you visited before coming to our Website or the domain you go to when you leave. It also includes various statistical data such as which pages you visit on our Websites, how long you stay on them, and what you click.
B. Personally Identifiable Information
We may use Personally Identifiable Information to fulfill your requests, respond to your inquiries and provide other services, and to alert you to information, offers, or publications in which we think you may be interested. Any emails that we send contain links that enable you to “unsubscribe” from such mailings.
We do not sell Personally Identifiable Information or other information you make available to the Websites, or share such information with third parties. However, we may from time to time provide your Personally Identifiable Information to trusted third parties who or which need such Information in order to assist us in operating our Websites, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep such Information confidential.We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
Despite the foregoing, please remember that this privacy statement applies solely to information collected on our Websites. Our Websites may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of other websites to which we link or which link to us.
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties in connection with a corporate transaction where all or a portion of our business (e.g., a portion that includes our customer lists) is sold or transferred. We also may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if disclosure is required by law or as part of a lawsuit or government investigation or proceeding, or in order to permit us to exercise or preserve our legal rights or take action regarding potentially illegal activities or to protect the safety of any person.
a. WordPress Commenting
- Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
- Older comments may be archived via Amazon Web Services, which has announced its GDPR compliance.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website via cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. By default, this option will be left blank unless you opt in. 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.
We also may use a small piece of code (sometimes referred to as “1×1 clear pixel,” “Web beacon” or “clear GIF”) placed in the pages of the Websites to help us gather additional information about which parts of the site receive the most visitors and other user traffic patterns, and enable us to administer the site. We and/or our ad providers collect and may share the above Non-personally Identifiable Information from all visitors to our site. If you do not want us or ad providers to have access to this information, you should not visit our site.
- ShopStyle: GDPR compliance info and terms of service
Also, we may use advertisers, third party ad networks, and other advertising companies to serve ads on our site. Please be advised that such advertising companies may gather information about your visit to our Website or other sites (such as through cookies, web beacons and other technologies) to enable such advertising companies to market products or services to you, to monitor which ads have been served to your browser and which webpages you were viewing when such ads were delivered. Our policy does not cover the collection and use of information by such third parties. Those companies currently serving ads to the Websites, with links to their privacy policies, are:
- Google AdExchange
- Next Millennium
- Just Premium
Analytics support representatives sometimes need to access this traffic data to provide service and resolution to technical issues. Google Analytics may also contribute this anonymous data to an aggregate data set to enable features like benchmarking and publications that can help publishers understand data trends; to help with developing new products and services; and to help with optimization analysis. All identifiable information about the Websites is removed and combined with other anonymous data before it is shared with others.
2. How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. As noted above, your “preference” cookie expires after thirty (30) days. Your commenting cookie — retention of login information for quicker commenting in future — will last for one year.
3. Data Security
GFY, LLC cannot ensure or warrant the security or privacy of any information you transmit to us. We attempt to follow policies and procedures that will protect against unauthorized access to your Personally Identifiable Information, and we are installed on https and maintain a valid SSL certificate. But we can make no guarantees or promises in this regard, and you provide information to us at your own risk.
4. What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site, or 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.
5. How Your Data Is Protected
This site is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we endeavor not to knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that this site has collected the Personally Identifiable Information of a child under the age of 13, please contact [email protected]
7. Access to your information
8. How To Contact Us
You may contact GFY regarding our privacy practices at the following address:
c/o Alexander, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz, LLP
1880 Century Park East, Suite 914
Los Angeles CA 90067
YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO US. HOWEVER, NO DATA TRANSMISSIONS OVER THE INTERNET CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% SECURE. CONSEQUENTLY, WE CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU TRANSFER TO US IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION, WE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE SECURITY ON OUR SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF OUR SYSTEMS. IF WE LEARN OF A SECURITY SYSTEM BREACH WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. BY USING THE WEBSITES OR PROVIDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO US YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN COMMUNICATE WITH YOU ELECTRONICALLY REGARDING SECURITY, PRIVACY AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES. WE MAY POST A NOTICE ON OUR WEBSITES IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. WE MAY ALSO SEND AN EMAIL TO YOU AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO US.
11. Your Consent