Last updated: July 3rd, 2020
Effective date: July 3rd, 2020
2. What Personal Information We Collect About You
We may collect the following data about you:
- Your name, email address, and any other information that you directly provide to us when you contact us through the Contact page or send us an email.
- Your name, email address, and IP address when you leave a comment on one of our articles and any personal data you post on our website through your comments.
- Your name, email address, and estimated location based on your IP address when you sign up for our newsletter.
- Statistical data about how you use our website, how long you stay on the pages of our site, which pages you visit, the device you’re using to access our site, etc.
- Technical information such as your IP address and details about your browser.
- Your marketing and communication preferences.
3. How We Process Your Data
Your data may be used to:
- Respond to your queries when you get in touch with us through our Contact page or email.
- Send periodical newsletters with our latest posts.
- Personalize visitor experience on our website.
- Monitor the use of our website through statistical analysis.
- Administer and protect our website.
- Deliver relevant content and advertisements to our visitors.
- Understand the effectiveness of our advertising through statistical analysis.
- Comply with any legal obligations we are subject to or as required by a government authority.
4. Legal Grounds for Processing Your Data
- When you contact us through the Contact page (or by email), we receive an email with your message, name, and email address. This information will be used to respond to your query. The legal grounds for processing this data is “legitimate interest” – you expect us to respond to you.
- When you leave a comment on one of our articles, you have the option of receiving email notifications when new comments or new articles are posted. This is managed through WordPress.com. The legal grounds for processing this data is “consent” – you give explicit consent by ticking a box to receive these notifications.
- The legal grounds for us sending you newsletter emails is “explicit consent” – you have personally signed up to our newsletter by clicking “subscribe” and then confirmed your intent by clicking the confirmation link sent out by our Email Marketing Tool.
- When you browse our website, we track information about you such as which location you visit us from, which pages you visit, how long you stay on these pages, what type of device you’re using, your navigation path, etc. This information will be processed to administer and protect our website, to deliver relevant website content and relevant advertisements to you, and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. The legal grounds for processing this information is “our legitimate interest,” which enables us to properly administer our website, to grow our business, and decide on our marketing strategy.
We do not collect any sensitive data about you.
5. How We Collect Your Personal Data
There are multiple ways we may collect your data:
- You may provide your personal information to us directly, either by contacting us through the contact page, sending us an email, leaving a comment on our website, or signing up to our newsletter.
- We may receive data about you from third parties such as Google Analytics for historical research and advertising networks such as Facebook.
6. Sharing Your Personal Data
We do not share your personal data with anyone unless required to do so by law.
7. Data Transfers
We do not transfer your personal data to any third-parties.
8. Data Security
Although we do not store any of your personal information, we do have security measures in place to prevent your data from being accidentally disclosed or accessed without authorization. We only allow access to your personal data by employees who need to know such data due to business reasons. They will only process your data based on our instructions and must keep the data strictly confidential.
We will notify you and any applicable regulators if there is a data breach and we are legally required to do so.
9. Data Retention
Your personal information is only retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose we collected it for, including any legal, analytical or reporting requirements.
10. Google Analytics
The data Google Analytics collects includes, but is not limited to:
- What country and city you visit our website from
- What device you use when visiting our website
- Which pages you visit
- How you reached those pages
- How long you stay on these pages
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking if you wish. Learn more about it here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Your data is stored indefinitely, but you can ask us to remove it from Google Analytics any time. If you wish to do so, please get in touch with us through our Contact page.
Google Analytics data is completely anonymous and can’t personally identify you. The data is only used for analyzing statistics and historical records.
11. Google Adsense
Our website also uses Google Adsense, a Web advertising service of Google Inc. Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies, may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to QueenofAffairs.com and other sites that use Google advertising services.
Third parties may also be placing and reading cookies on our visitors’ browsers or using web beacons to collect information as a result of ad serving on our website.
You can opt-out of Google Ads Personalization using the Google Ads Settings: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated?hl=en
Learn more about Google ads: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
We offer all visitors of QueenOfAffairs.com the opportunity to sign up for our newsletter and receive monthly emails with our top posts.
We use MailerLite.com to manage our newsletters and email marketing subscriber list.
MailerLite.com uses web beacons and other tracking technologies to collect and process your personal data using industry-standard technologies during our email campaigns. They use this data to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. You can read about it here.
The information they collect includes:
- Personal data: Your name, DoB, gender, title, and contact details you provide. Also data about personal preferences, such as your purchase history, chosen marketing preferences, and publically available social media information.
- Device data: Information about your email client type, browser, IP address, usage data, and other similar data.
- Product usage data: Information about when you opened the emails sent by us. This data is used to create reports about the performance of our email campaigns, including information about what actions you took after opening our email, which pages you visited on our website, and how much time you spent browsing our website.
You may withdraw consent by unsubscribing from our email list at any time. You can do that by contacting us at amber[at]queenofaffairs.com or following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email you receive.
13. Your Rights Under GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation)
Under the new Data Protection Regulation, you have many rights regarding your personal data and privacy. These rights include the right to request access to the data we hold about you, ask us to delete that data, ask us to stop collecting data, ask us not to transfer the data, object to processing this data, ask us to export that data, and withdraw consent where consent is given. Learn more about these rights here: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
If you wish to contact us about any of these rights above, please get in touch through the Contact page. We try to respond to all requests within 30 days.
If you have any concerns about how we process your data, you have the right to complain to EDPI, the Estonian supervisory authority for data protection issues (http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080).
The third-party websites we may link to from time to time and our advertising partners may also serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and QueenofAffairs.com has no access to or control over these cookies. This type of data collection is subject to the Privacy Policies of these third-party advertisers.
Our advertising partners:
You may opt-out of personalized ads at any time. Here is a helpful resource for disabling internet ads.
Data controller’s contact email: amber[at]queenofaffairs.com.
Effective date: July 3rd, 2020
We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms. If we do, the changes will be listed under the “Last Updated” line. You should regularly review these Terms. Your continued use of QueenofAffairs.com after changes indicates your acceptance of those changes.
2. Use of Site
QueenofAffairs.com is for personal use only. You shall not modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from or transfer any of the Content without our express written permission. In the event of any such unauthorized use, we will be entitled to an injunction in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.
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Your use of any materials or information on QueenofAffairs.com is at your own risk entirely, and you are responsible for making sure that any information available on this website meets your personal requirements.
Although we use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content we present is accurate and informative, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the Content. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in such Content, any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your reliance on such Content, or the use of any product or service reviewed or discussed in such Content.
We make no warranties or representations regarding the use of the Content or about the accuracy, completeness, correctness, timeliness, or reliability of any Content.
All of the Content and information provided via QueenofAffairs.com, including, without limitation, text, links, and graphics are provided “As is” and without warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied. You assume the risk of any and all damage or loss from use of or inability to use, the site or Content.
We do not represent or warrant that the functions contained on QueenofAffairs.com will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
5. Limitation of Liability
In no event will we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, even if we have been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, site, products, functionality, and materials available from QueenofAffairs.com.
6. Links to Other Websites
We work with various partners and affiliate programs and may link from QueenofAffairs.com to these third-party sites. QueenofAffairs.com does not have any control over the Content or performance of these third-party websites, and we make no guarantees about the accuracy or completeness of their Content, nor do we make any promises about the quality of the information provided by these sites. We assume no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites.
7. Intellectual Property
QueenofAffairs.com is our property. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Cookies Policy for QueenOfAffairs.com
Effective date: July 3rd, 2020
1. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that contain certain information and that are stored on your computer either permanently or temporarily. None of the information these cookies store can identify you personally. All they do is recognize your computer as it moves between different websites on the web and help web servers identify you and remember things about you.
2. What Kind of Information Do Cookies Collect?
Most cookies simply tell web servers whether you have already been on the site or not so they can offer you a more convenient browsing experience next time.
For example, if a website is available in multiple languages, cookies will remember which language you preferred and will display that website in that particular language the next time you visit. Or if you’re shopping on an online retail site, cookies save the items in your shopping cart so that you can return to them later.
Cookies are also used to analyze website traffic and for marketing and advertising purposes.
3. What Types of Cookies Are There?
* There are two different types of cookies:
- Persistent cookies, which are stored in your computer as a file and stay there even after you close the website. These types of cookies use the recorded information to analyze your behavior or offer you personalized content when you visit that website next time.
- Session cookies, which are only stored on your computer during the time you browse a website. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close the website. Session cookies don’t usually collect any personal data from your computer.
* Cookies can also be categorized as:
- Performance cookies, which allow us to analyze and improve the performance of our website. For example, performance cookies help us understand how people reach our website and which pages they visit most often. Performance cookies collect data that can be used for marketing and advertising purposes.
- Functionality cookies, which allow websites to remember your choices and offer enhanced features. For example, display a website in a foreign language. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.
- Strictly necessary cookies, which are essential for you to move around a website and use its features. These cookies do not collect information that could be used for marketing purposes.
* Third-party cookies
- Sometimes we embed video content, photos or other content from social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Youtube. These third-party sites may also place cookies in your browser through embedded content to collect information about you and serve content or advertisements. This type of data collection is subject to the Privacy Policies of these third-party advertisers.
4. How Can You Control Cookies?
Please note that although you can block cookies, doing so might prevent you from accessing some parts of our site. You can find more information about cookies here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
5. What Types of Cookies Do We Use?
QueenofAffairs.com uses the following cookies:
- Statistical cookies (Google Analytics) to understand how visitors use our website. Some of these cookies are valid for two years or until you delete them and some of them are valid for one day or until you delete them.
- Statistical cookies that are used by Google Analytics to collect data about the visitors’ device and behavior. These cookies are session cookies, which will be deleted automatically when you close our website. These cookies track the visitor across their devices and different marketing channels.
- Cookies used by our Email Marketing Tool MailerLite.com, which are session cookies and expire when you close our website.
If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, please Contact Us.