Empowered Millennial

Privacy & Disclosure

PRIVACY POLICY

Empowered Millennial found at https://empoweredmillennialgirl.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

 

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 1. Information you provide

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

2. Information we collect from other sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorisation procedures determined by that social media site. We may also collect information about you when you post content to our pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.

3. Automatically-collected information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

4. Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

1. Our use of personal information

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website and to improve and promote our products and services;
  • To communicate with you and send you promotional information, such as newsletters and blog post notifications. 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 and provide you with user support;
  • To monitor and analyse trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services, including tracking and measuring advertising on the Website;
  • To personalise and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
  • Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards;
  • To link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity; and
  • To carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of this information.

2. Third-party use of personal information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. You can refer to the Google Analytics Privacy policy for further information.
  • Yoast SEO – this service uses various web analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) and other measurement tools (like Hotjar and VWO) to help analyse how users use the site. These tools use cookies to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. For further information, please refer to Yoast SEO’s privacy policy.
  • MailChimp – this service processes and stores user data when they sign up to receive access to freebies, such as the VIP resource library, or when they join a newsletter mailing list. The data you provide to the Website includes your full name and email address. Mailchimp may store additional information such as your IP address. You can refer to the Mailchimp privacy policy for further details.
  • Sassy Social Share – this service allows users to share blog posts on social media and through platforms like email and WhatsApp. Sassy Social Share does not track user data, but if the plugin depends on any third-party service, they might track user data. Please refer to the Heateor Privacy Policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.

3. Anonymous data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

4. Publicly visible information

If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

5. Social sharing features

The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share your actions on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

6. Advertising and analytics services provided by others

We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by this Website and others to, among other things, analyse and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

 7. Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customise Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics.

Users may, at any time, prevent the Website setting cookies by using a corresponding setting in their internet browser. This may permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If users deactivate the setting of cookies in their Internet browser, not all functions of the Website may be entirely usable. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We use the following cookies:

  • Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Analytical/performance cookies – These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they use it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed and also allow you to connect to social sites. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

8. Advertising

 The following types of advertising may be used on the Website:

  • Display – We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as previously noted.
  • Retargeting – From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.
  • Affiliate Program Participation – The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for commission purposes.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS PROTECTED

1. By us

The Website takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party service providers.

Email, text and other electronic message correspondence is not recognised as a secure method of communication. The Website endeavours to secure all correspondence, but all private information sent through email, text or other electronic message correspondence is done so at the users own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our Website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Website uses software and programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

2. By General Data Protection Regulation

If you are located in the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These rights are summarised below. The Website will retain any information you choose to provide to us, unless you ask us to delete the information or if the Website decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

 

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE IN RELATION TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 Your rights related to your personal information include the right to:

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law.

 

WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

1. Sensitive personal information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, insurance number, tax file number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

 2. Minors’ information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at empoweredmillennialgirl@gmail.com and we will take reasonable action to promptly remove such information from our records.

3. Policy changes

Changes to the Privacy Policy will be made on this page. If the Website makes material changes to the way we treat your information, you will be notified via the email address you have provided to the Website or through a notice on the Website home page. You are responsible for periodically checking this page to check for any changes and ensuring the Website has an active and deliverable email address.

4. Contact information

For questions related to this Privacy Policy, please contact empoweredmillennialgirl@gmail.com

5. Comment policy

Commenting on posts is highly encouraged, but strictly monitored. Spam, offensive, disrespectful, or non-inclusive comments will not be accepted on this site. This is a place of learning, encouragement and positivity.

 

This privacy policy was last updated on January 19, 2018.

 

DISCLOSURE POLICY

The purpose of empoweredmillennialgirl.com is to help women in their twenties live their best life by providing relevant advice, information and support on personal growth, finance, career and lifestyle topics. While content is researched and the information and resources shared have been helpful to the author, please do not take the information on this site as professional emotional, medical, or legal advice. Information should be used for entertainment and/or informational purposes only. Your level of success in attaining results from the advice or resources we share depends on the time and effort you devote to completing each step, as well as your personal circumstances such as location and financial state. Since these factors differ according to individuals, we cannot guarantee your success, nor are we responsible for any of your actions. All opinions shared on this site belong to the author and do not reflect the opinions of any affiliated organisations.

The content and images within blog posts on the Website belong to the author and site and may not be edited or used for professional or offensive purposes. This may include, but is not limited to, using the images for e-books, promotional resources, discriminatory materials or pornography. If you would like to use any of the Website’s original images in a blog post or on social media, please credit the author and empoweredmillennialgirl.com, including a link back to this website. The images used for blog post featured images, categories and homepage promo boxes are stock images. Where possible, the author has been credited, along with the source of the image.

The author will sometimes use sponsored posts or affiliate links to promote other brands, websites or products. Using the link/s provided will not impact the cost of the item, the author will simply gain a commission from the stated company if you purchase a product using the link/s. Any money earned is used to cover the costs associated with running the Website. The author only recommends affiliates and sponsors that she has personally used and trusts to benefit her readers. All sponsored/paid content is stated within the blog post. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact. You can do so by emailing empoweredmillennialgirl@gmail.com

The author of this site reserves the right to change its focus, along with the way it is run or managed, at any time.