Privacy Policy & Disclosure

That OC Girl is a personal blog written and edited by Heather Saez. For any questions about this blog or its policies, please email [email protected].

That OC Girl (https://www.thatocgirl.com/) (“Website”) is governed by the following Privacy Policy and Disclosure.

Last updated: September 18, 2020.

Content

All content is created and owned by Heather Saez/That OC Girl unless stated otherwise. Please do not copy content or images without prior permission from the owner.

Affiliate Program Participation

This Website uses 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 purposes of commissions.

That OC Girl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon products.

If you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links, I may get a very small commission at no extra cost for you. Posts containing affiliate links will be marked as such in the first paragraphs.

I only recommend products or services that I truly believe in. If you chose to purchase an item or service through one of my affiliate links, I want to personally thank you for supporting me and my blog.

Sponsored Content

This website may accept forms of compensation for featuring sponsored content from time to time. This can include paid blog posts, reviews, or sponsored giveaways. All such posts will be clearly marked in the first paragraphs.

The views and opinions expressed will be entirely my own as I will only endorse products and services that I truly believe in or tried myself. Not all product reviews or brands mentioned will be sponsored content, as I also recommend products I love without any connection to the brand. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Information you submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. This information may be collected when you leave a comment on a post or subscribe to a newsletter, for example.

Information we collect from others: We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you link your WordPress account and leave a comment on a blog post, your name and profile picture may appear.

Information we collect automatically: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you use to access the Website. By using this Website, we may log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates and times you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. Precise geolocation and information about device characteristics may also be used.

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 personalized experience on the Website.

The Website may use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. 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.

Cookies may be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics or Amazon.com.

These cookies collect anonymous, aggregated data and enable us to identify our most popular pages and content to improve our site and the experience we offer visitors. Disallowing these cookies negatively affects our ability to improve our product and services.

Users may deny cookies by using the setting on the internet browser. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via the internet browser. However, if cookies are deactivated, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

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.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you authorize 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.

Mailchimp – This service is used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information.

She Media – This service is used to display ads. Please refer to She Media’s privacy policy.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

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.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

The website uses a third-party advertising company to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Newsletters

You may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. These newsletters may contain tracking pixels, which allows us to see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click.

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 [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.

Access

You may access the information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected].

Amend

You may amend or update your personal information by contacting us at [email protected].

Remove

You may request that we erase or forget your personal data by contacting us at [email protected]. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S 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 [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.