PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
What personal information do I collect from the people who visit my website?
When signing up for my newsletter, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your name and email address.
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on my site.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you sign up for my newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, enter giveaways/contests in the following ways:
• To send you newsletters.
• To process your participation in giveaways, contests or other promotions.
How do I protect visitor information?
I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
I do not use an SSL certificate.
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 me in operating my website, conducting my business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
I may also release your information when I believe 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.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
I have not enabled Google AdSense on my site, but I may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA I agree to the following:
Users can visit my site anonymously
Users are able to change their personal information:
• By using the contact form below
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 30 days of my becoming aware of a breach.
I also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
Last Edited on May 15, 2016