Privacy Policy Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

When filling out our contact form or entering a contest, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience. We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information onto our site. We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey, enter a contest or giveaway, or ask a question. We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We do not use an SSL certificate because we only provide articles and information, and never ask for credit card or other private information on this site directly.

Our site may use cookies. 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. Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and interaction. 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 through your browser settings. If you turn cookies off, some features may be disabled but it should not affect the user experience.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. 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.

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. According to CalOPPA we agree to the following: Users can visit our site anonymously; we will add a link to our privacy policy on our home page and include the word “privacy” in the link; we will notify users of any policy changes on our privacy policy change, and users are able to change their personal information by logging into their account.

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Trace (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. It is also important to note tht we do not allow third party behavioral tracking.

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. We do not specifically market to children under 13. On our contact and contest forms, we request the name and contact info of a parent. For questions, please reach out to Miranda Paul at authormirandapaul [at] gmail [dot] com.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will notify the users via in site notification should a data breach occur, as soon as it is possible on our end. We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:
email: recyclenjau [at] gmail [dot] com