The Short Read
The gist of the details below is: I will not have your personal information unless you give it to me. I will not use it unless you give me permission to do so or am mandated by law. I value your information and will do everything in my power to protect it. You are a valuable customer after all. I don't want to lose you!
I will however have certain less-personal info when you visit my site, like the date and time you visited my site and your IP address.
Finally, a few extra details:
- I will never collect personal info via email. So, don't send it via email.
- You must be an adult to use this site.
- And I will NEVER sell your information to anyone. To do so would compromise my integrity and the success of my business
Read on if you want further details or explanations of cookies and IP addresses.
The Long Read
When accessing my Website, Louisemandar.com will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Similar to other commercial Web sites, my Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how my Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at my Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after my Web site, your IP address.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
If you choose to correspond with me through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and my responses. I provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
How Do I Use the Information That You Provide to me?
Broadly speaking, I use personal information for purposes of administering my business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to my customers and prospective customers.
Louisemandar.com will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you
visit my site, unless you choose to provide such information to me,
I may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when I, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of my legal rights.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use my web site and services and I ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to me. If you are a minor, you can use this site only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
How Do I Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, I request that you do not send private information to me by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on my Web site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
Louisemandar.com may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of my site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Louisemandar.com uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
I am committed to conducting my business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, or your dealings with my web site, please contact me.
Barrie ON Canada