Updated: August 2, 2021
Hello and thank you for visiting our website. We value our relationship with you and want to make sure we are transparent with you.
Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the website www.mustloveroses.com and Must Love Roses (Website/Service) and governs data collection and usage. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve this Website. By using this Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Affiliate and Referral Links
We want to be sure you know any time we have a financial stake in something that we promote. Must Love Roses is a for profit blog. Posts and sidebar content sometimes contain referral/affiliate links. That means we may receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link, at no additional cost to you. You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised. We believe in honesty and integrity and our affiliate programs do not dictate what we choose to share in our posts.
Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the following:
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. You may review Amazon’s Privacy Notice here.
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Cookies and usage data
We may also collect information about how the Website is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Services using cookies on this website are:
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- To provide you with user support
- To track and measure advertising on the Website
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Disclosure of Data
We may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Must Love Roses
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Third-Party Use of Personal Information
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website (“Service Providers”), to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Website is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. We use MailerLite for our email newsletter, which you can opt-out of.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
A “Unique ID” tracking cookie is used for the legitimate purpose of identifying unique visitors, but otherwise no “personal data” is logged.
Information Collected When Leaving Comments
When you leave comments on this Website, you have the option of providing your name, blog or website URL, email, or other information. This information becomes a permanent part of the website when you provide it with a comment and can be seen by other visitors to the site. Your email is required but is not displayed and is never used or sold to third-party vendors. This is a voluntary action and we will never force someone to leave comments on our website.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Any such interactions via comments and social media with us do not subject us to any kind of liability related to misuse of your information by others.
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Sensitive Personal Information
You should NEVER submit sensitive personal information to the website. This includes information such as:
- Race and ethnic origin
- Political opinions
- Social Security Number
- Date of birth
- Religious beliefs
- Health information
- Criminal Background
- Credit Card Numbers (We work with third parties so we never see this information for safety reasons, please don’t give me this information.)
- and other sensitive personal related information.
If you submit this information, we are not to be held liable for anything that may happen to it. If we see it we will delete it if possible. If you comment this information it will be visible to the public and can be misused by others not related to this website. Please keep this information private.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information:
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request.
Amend – You may contact us to amend or update your personal information
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com.
- We use MailerLite for our email newsletter, which you can opt-out of
- We use Google Analytics and Clicky for analyzing website data
- If you subscribed to our newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing us
- If you gave us your name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters
- We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us
You have the right to:
- Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
- Have access to the data about you
- Ask us to change the data about you
- Ask us to delete the data about you
- Ask us to stop sending you newsletters
If you wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your data, you can opt-out by emailing us. firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed), please contact us. We are happy to remove your information/comments and remove or amend your email from the mailing list if you contact us. We do not retain secondary copies of commenter/reader contact information without permission. We do not resell or share your contact information with third parties. Similarly, once you opt-out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.