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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for JoanWink.com. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

What personally identifiable information is collected, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

The personal information we collect may include your name and email address should you choose to leave a comment. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via the comment system, email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us or to fulfill any request you might make.

When you place an order, that will be through a third-party such as Amazon or PayPal, and their information security and privacy polices will apply to those transactions. When you join our mailing list, that is information is stored by MailChimp, and MailChimp’s information security and privacy policies apply to that.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by contacting us at joan@joanwink.com:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, 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.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information, including using SSL encryption. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Cookies

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us by email at joan@joanwink.com.