Privacy Policy

JENNIFER MCGUIRE INK, LLC

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We take privacy seriously, and have a few principles that we follow.

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone…ever
  • There are no ads on this site, and NONE of the data is ever sold to other companies for any reason
  • We don’t store personal information on our server unless required for the on-going operation of our site

Jennifer McGuire Ink, LLC (referenced as “we”, “us”, “our” or “I” in this document) operates https://www.jennifermcguireink.com and https://sharehandmadekindness.com.  It’s our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.  By using our sites, you agree to be held to the details outlined here.

What We Collect
Our site will request an e-mail address and name only for specific operations.  Outlined below are the times when we request your information and why.  We try and limit this only to when it’s absolutely required to achieve the operation or when required by the software and services we use.

  • When you leave a comment, our site requires an e-mail address to be entered. Your name is optional, but is stored if you enter it.
  • When you contact us with a question, we need your e-mail address and name so that we can respond back. 🙂
  • When you subscribe to blog updates, we obviously need your e-mail address to send the blog updates. Your real name is optional.
  • When you create an account, an e-mail address is required as part of the signup process.  When you signup, you will be sent an e-mail to continue the account creation process. Your real name is optional, but is displayed when you comment.
  • When you browse the site, we collect non-personally-identifying information. This includes browser type, language preference, referring site, the date and time of each visitor request, duration and similar information. You can NOT be identified from any of this information, even if you are browsing while logged into the site or leaving a comment.

What We Do With Data
Any time we store or request data, it’s done because it’s required for the site operation.  Without the information, the action you are requesting (leaving a comment, creating an account, asking a question, etc.), we would not be able to do what you request.

Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.  Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our websites.

NONE of our information, statistics or browsing data is ever sold or traded to other companies or individuals.  We are required to send some information to third parties to complete required services.  See for details below.

Where It’s Stored
The majority of your information is stored on our systems with our hosting provider, SiteGround.  SiteGround does not access any of your information.  This is only available to administrators of JMInk, which are Jennifer and her brother Mike.  This includes site comments, site account information, stored bookmarks and contact questions you submit.

Comments are sent to Akismet to check for spam, and they may or may not store this information.  Please contact Akismet if you care.

Analytics tracking data is stored at Google as described in this document.

When you subscribe to receive blog updates via e-mail, your e-mail address and name are sent to MailChimp.  MalChimp will store this information in order to send you the requested updates.  They will not use the e-mail or name for any other purpose.

Cookies
A cookie is information that a website stores on your computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.  This is how all websites keep track of things as you move from page to page on our site. We use cookies for the following reasons.  We considered all to be required for proper operation of this site.

  • Keep track of you when you login.  You can create an account on our site and use it to store favorites and make quicker comments.  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.
  • Speed up website performance.  We use the third party service CloudFlare to provide images and files to your browser as fast as possible.  They use cookies to provide you with images from the closest server allowing the fastest performance.  They do not retain this data.
  • Analytics data.  Like all websites on the internet, we take advantage of Google Analytics.  This is used to see how people use the site and which pages they view.  The cookies will correlate all of the information and store it with Google.  But all of the cookie information and IP addresses are anonymized, and can in no way be used to identify you, even when logged in or when leaving a comment.

Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our websites.  The drawback is that you will not be able to login, and may see slower performance.

3rd Party Services Used
When you request blog updates to be e-mailed to you, this is handled by a third party service called MailChimp.  They will store your name and e-mail in order to send you the mail. This information is not sold or traded to other services. (MailChimp Legal)

Analytics data is stored with Google, but does not contain any information that will allow them, or us, to identify you.  This includes e-mail addresses, names and IP addresses. (Google Privacy Policy)

Comments are submitted to Akismet anti-spam service to help keep our site free of span. The information needed by Akismet may include the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). This information is used to identify potential spammers. (Akismet Privacy Policy)

This site makes use of Cloudflare to increase site performance and security. Cloudflare may access your IP address for use in identifying security threats and determining your relative geographic location. Location is not stored and is only used to serve images and media in the closest and fastest method. This is data required for the functionality of this site. (Cloudflare Privacy Policy)

Sharing
We do not share any data with any ad or information networks.  We only provide the minimum data to the services listed in the previous section that are needed for them to provide us with the requested functionality.

Sale of Data
We do not sell ANY information about you, your account or your history on this site.

Security of Your Personal Data
The security of your personal data is very important to us. We have multiple layers of security from Cloudflare, Wordfence and Siteground to do our best to product your information that we store. But please remember that no method of transmission or storage of data on the internet is 100% secure.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion.  We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.  Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Right to Your Data
You have the right to both access your data and have it deleted if requested. If you want a copy of your information, or request to be forgotten according to your local law, please do so from the contact form as described below.

How to Contact Us
If you would like to contact us with any questions, please do so from Contact Me.  You can contact us using the contact form at Contact Me.  Note that if you request to be forgotten, most information will be removed.  This may include your account, bookmarks and all comments you have left.  That will make Foxy and Abby sad dogs.  This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for legal or security purposes.