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This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information that is collected and recorded by www.adorablest.com and how it is used.

Consent
By using and accessing www.adorablest.com (this ‘website’) in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and you hereby consent that we will collect, use and share your information in the following ways. Further, this Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and any updates, amendments or changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted here.

Log Files and Non-Personally Identifying Information
Like most websites, www.adorablest.com collects non-personally identifying information by making use of log files. These log files are the sort of data that web browsers and servers make available as a standard procedure as part of hosting company analytics. Information contained in log files includes, but is not limited to browser type, language preference, referring site, date and time of visit and IP address. The purpose of collecting this non-personally identifying information is to better understand how www.adorablest.com visitors use and move around the website and analyse trends.

Personally-Identifiable Information
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law (although www.adorablest.com is based in Australia, we adhere to this 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. Please read this section of the privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how www.adorablest.com may collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What and When is personal information is collected?
Information is collected when subscribing to the newsletter, or filling out a (contact) form or survey on the website, where you are asked to enter your name and email address. This website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on the blog. This website only discloses commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below (Complying with Legal Process), except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for the newsletter, to send periodic emails regarding new blog posts or other products and services. To unsubscribe at any time from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email (unsubscribe link) and you will promptly be removed from all correspondence.

Complying with Legal Process
www.adorablest.com reserves the right to use or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information and other information in response to subpoenas, court orders, warrants, or legal process, or to otherwise establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or in the event you violate or breach an agreement with this website. We may use and disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if we believe you will harm the property or rights of www.adorablest.com or its owners.

Third-party disclosure
Except as otherwise provided as above in with Complying with Legal Process, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Cookies and Third-party links
www.adorablest.com does not use cookies, however this website employs the use the various third party services. Through the use of this website, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website and these third party services may place anonymous cookies on the visitor’s browser and may send their own cookies to the visitor’s cookie file. Some of these services include, but are not limited to: Google, Amazon, MailChimp and service providers. These services may also collect and use anonymous identifiers such as IP Address, HTTP Referrer, Unique Device Identifier and other non-personally identifiable information and server logs.

These third-party ad servers, ad networks or sites use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on www.adorablest.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalise the advertising content that you see on the site.
These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. www.adorablest.com therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites or the cookies that are used by third-party advertisers and 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, including doing so through your own individual browser options. www.adorablest.com’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google
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.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the internet. Users may opt-out of the personalised advertising by visiting the Ads Settings or alternatively users can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info

Third Party Hosting, Serving and Storage

This website may contract with third party suppliers for hosting and server needs including without limitation storage of or users personally identifiable information. www.adorablest.com shall not be responsible or liable and hereby disclaims all responsibility and liability for culpable (including without limitation negligent) acts or omissions by its third party suppliers.

Children’s Information
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ 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.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old and www.adorablest.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that www.adorablest.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us to promptly remove such information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree that users can visit our site anonymously and that once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on the Privacy Policy Page and you can change your personal information by emailing this website.

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 we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur. We will notify you via email within 7 business days

CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to send information (such as a new blog post), respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can do so by following the instructions at the bottom of each email (unsubscribe link) and you will promptly be removed from ALL correspondence.

Last edited and updated 21 December 2016

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