The Short Version:

I collect private information (name, email, address etc) here at Designed For Goodness in order to properly do business with you. I need your information to send you products and emails etc. But I only use your information for the purpose you gave it to me for. For example, if you leave your email address in order to comment, I will only use that to notify you of responses to your comment. You will not be automatically added to my email list. This applies to all other situations. Your information will only be used for the obvious, implied purposes. I do not want to betray your trust!

I also watch statistical information (popular pages, products etc) in order to create content and products that better serve you.

It is my goal to be certain that you feel safe here and know that your information is safe with me and will only be used to improve your experience here at Designed For Goodness!

The Long “Legal Language” Version:

This policy was last updated April 5th, 2019

If you require any more information or have any questions about my privacy policy, please feel free to contact me by email at Misty@DesignedForGoodness.com

The privacy of my visitors is extremely important to me. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by DesignedForGoodness.com and how it is used.

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my website?

When commenting or contacting me via my site you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or other details to help you with your experience. I also collect statistical information as you browse my site.

When do I collect information?

I collect information from you when you comment, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on my site. I also collect information via cookies (see below) as you browse my site.

How do I use your information?

I may use the information I collect from you in the following ways:

To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested. To improve my website in order to better serve you. To send periodic emails you have explicitly opted-in to receive.

How do I protect visitor information?

My website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to my site as safe as possible.

I use regular Malware Scanning.

All information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Do I use ‘cookies’?

Yes. 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. For instance, I use cookies to help me remember the pages you’ve visited so I can load those pages faster for you the second time you visit. They are also used to help me understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables me to provide you with improved services. I also use cookies to help me compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

I also use trusted third party services that track this information on my behalf. 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. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled.

Third Party Disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless I provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating my website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I 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.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: https://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA I agree to the following:

  • Users can visit my site anonymously
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes: On our Privacy Policy Page
  • Users are able to change their personal information: By emailing me at Misty@DesignedForGoodness.com

How does my site handle do not track signals?

I honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

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. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

I do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • I will notify the users via email within 1 business day
  • I will notify the users via in site notification within 1 business day

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

I collect your email address in order to: Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders I may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service. Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred To be in accordance with CANSPAM I agree to the following: NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used. Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence or
  • Email me at Misty@DesignedForGoodness.com
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