Privacy Policy

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Your privacy is important to redheadillusion.com. Email addresses and names submitted in comment forms will never be sold, rented, or added to any mailing lists without your consent.
The privacy of my visitors at redheadillusion.com is of extreme importance. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by this blog of mine and how it is used.

Log Files

Like a lot of Web sites, redheadillusion.com makes use of log files. Inside these log files, the information that is collected, includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, Internet Service Providers (ISP), type of browsers, date/time stamps, number of clicks to analyze trends and referring/exit pages, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. All of the above are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Use of Cookies

Redheadillusion.com uses cookies to make the user’s experience better, while visiting the website. You can read more about cookies by clicking here.
A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know, when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes, by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor, which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Redheadillusion.com uses tracking software to monitor it’s visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics and Statcounter, which both use cookies to track visitor usage. Their software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive, in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of my website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors, when this website uses referral programs, sponsored or affiliated links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Some of my advertising partners who may use cookies are:
• Commission Junction
• Clickbank
• Linkshare
• Amazon
• ShareASale
These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on redheadillusion.com, so as they automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as JavaScript or Web Beacons) may also be used by these third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.
Redheadillusion.com has no access to, or control, over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices, as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Redheadillusion.com’s privacy policy does not apply to them, and I cannot control the activities or the content of such advertisers or web sites.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the corresponding browser respective website.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting redheadillusion.com do so at their own discretion and provide any personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

What information do I collect?

I collect information from you when you fill out a form.
When filling out a form, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, or your website. You may, however, visit my site anonymously.

What do I use your information for?

Any of the information I collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience
(your information helps me to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve my website
(I continually strive to improve my website offerings based on the information and feedback I receive from you)

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent.

Do I disclose any information to outside parties?

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist me in operating my website, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties, which I think you may find interesting if you tell me that you wish this to happen. I may also release your information, when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect mine or others rights, property, or safety.

Third party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third party products or services on my website, through sponsored links and adverts. 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.
Clicking on any such links or adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program, which may use cookies and will tracks the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk. I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Links to other websites

My website only search to include quality, safe and relevant external links. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other websites. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Email Newsletter

Redheadillusion.com may operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about any relevant content I think is of interest to my website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process, should they wish to do so, but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that I participate on, are custom to the terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution, in regard to their own privacy and personal details. I will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users, wishing to discuss sensitive details, to contact me through primary communication channels such as by email.
Redheadillusion.com may use social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised, before using such social sharing buttons, that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively, through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

I, through my social media platform account, may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy url’s [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened url’s published on social media platforms, by redheadillusion.com. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine url’s are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through my website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit my Terms and Conditions page establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of my website at http://www.redheadillusion.com/terms-and-contitions.html

Your Consent

By using my site, you consent to my website’s privacy policy.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

If I decide to change my privacy policy, I will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.
This policy was last modified on May 1, 2013
If you require any more information or have any questions about my privacy policy, please feel free to contact me by email at http://www.redheadillusion.com/contact.html
Thank You
Menia