I value your privacy and I want to make sure you understand what rights and legal boundaries you have when visiting this site and reading my materials both here on the site and via social media.
The terms “we”, “us”, “our” “Paula Tarrant” and “My English Country Life” refers to MYENGLISHCOUNTRYLIFE.COM. The term the “Site” refers to MYENGLISHCOUNTRYLIFE.COM and all online class sites connected with Paula Tarrant | MYENGLISHCOUNTRYLIFE.COM . The term “user,” “you” and “your” refers to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.
The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide which personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number and email address.
INFORMATION THE SITE COLLECTS.
Product Orders. We collect a variety of personal information with each product order. This includes:
1. Your name and email address. If you are a consulting client, I additionally ask for your physical address, phone number and month/day of birthday. We use your email to communicate with you about your order and/or services and to manage our customer relationship with you.
2. Your payment information. We collect payment information for each order but we do not store payment information on youroneofakindlife.com servers. Your payment information is securely communicated to and processed via our e-commerce software providers.
All personal information collected for an order is used for the fulfillment of that order and to manage our customer relationship with you.
Blog Interaction. I only collect the personal information you voluntarily provide which may include: your email address in order to subscribe to the mailing list; your name, email address and/or social media profile in order to post a comment on the blog via third party provider; your full name, email address and message in order to contact me via the contact form.
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.
I will never take your email address and/or other personal information and store it without your permission or send you emails without you opting in.
Cookies. Cookies are used in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of your experience while on my site (such as, pages loading faster). The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. The site may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them).
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED.
The information you provide through the email signup form is used to send periodic emails.
I use a few vendors to help me run my website and communicate with my readers (such as Flodesk) and these trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.
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.
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.
THIRD PARTY LINKS.
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.
Security Measures. I maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure. However, be aware that no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While I make every effort to protect your personal information shared through the Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share could be accessed or tampered with by a third party.
You agree that I’m not responsible for any information shared through the Site that’s intercepted without my knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release me from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
Sharing. Please be aware that when you use the Site to post comments and share other information, any information that you provide may not be secure and can be collected and used by others. As a result, you should exercise caution before you make such disclosures. 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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
HOW TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION.
If you opt-in to my mailing list, the option to unsubscribe will be included in every email. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting me with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY.
You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Updates to this Policy will be posted on this page.
Updated July 2022