Some of the links on Simon’s Sanitarium are affiliate links which means that I receive a small commission if you buy anything through them, at no extra cost to you. I only link to products, apps and services that I use myself or truly recommend.
I try to minimise the amount of personal information I collect.
What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my website or use my apps?
You may be asked to enter your email address to sign up to my mailing list. This is entirely optional and does not prevent you from accessing the site.
I also use Google Analytics to track site usage. I use the AnonymizeIP function of Analytics to ensure that Google does not store your full IP address. If you do not want your information tracked, please see this page on setting up Do Not Track on your browser.
You can request that your information be removed at any time.
I will retain your information indefinitely or until you ask me to remove it.
When do we collect information?
I collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on my site.
How do we use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you sign up for my newsletter to send you a periodic newsletter that you can opt out of any time, or to respond to a query.
How do we protect your information?
I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card. I use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is managed by MailChimp and is stored on secure servers. It is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
Removing Your Information
Simon Fairbairn is the data controller and he can be contacted through the About/Contact. If you would like your email address deleted from my mailing list, the quickest way is to click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletters you may have received.
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) and that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. 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.
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 settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless I provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating my website, conducting my business, or serving my users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on the website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
I have implemented the following:
I, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to my website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ 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 the age of 13 years old.