PRIVACY POLICY

 

Privacy is a big deal. This privacy policy page is here to let you know what kind of information is collected and how it is handled. It may change as NoelleParton.com and connected sites, services or programs (collectively “websites”) are developed and new services/programs are offered, so please check back from time to time to understand the current policy.

The website and its content is owned by Noelle Parton (“business,” “us,” or “our”). The term “you” refers to those who view or use our websites.

Questions or concerns? Please contact me at [email protected].

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SECTION 1 – PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED AND WHY

Various types of information is collected depending on how you use the websites to allow for a better user experience. Email addresses will not be sold, rented, or leased to third parties, but may be sent to you by us or our affiliates to inform you of news of our services or offers. The information we collect may include:

Personal Data:

Personal Data is information that can identify you specifically, including name, email address, personal account preferences, shipping address, telephone number, health data, or demographic information. Your personal contact information such as name and email address will be collected in the following situation: when you choose to send an email correspondence; when you subscribe to the newsletter; when you create an account to join the community; when you comment on a post; when you purchase a product offered; when you participate and/or register in any event, program, contest, survey or other promotion that is offered. It is created not only by the user’s interactions with our websites, but also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

Information collected when you leave comments on the site include that which is shown in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the websites, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the websites.

Technical Data: Like other sites, when you browse our websites, log files are automatically received and stored on the web server such as your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, device type, referring page, pages visited, the time spent on those pages, time and date of visit, information about cookies, and other statistics. This “non-personal” information helps us evaluate consumer trends and usage related to our websites.

Transactional Data: This data includes purchasing information such as your method of payment and related information. Collecting transactional data allows you to purchase, order, refund, etc. the products or services from our websites and any related mobile apps. We store limited transactional data and most is transferred out our payment processors, Shopify Payments, Amazon Pay, and PayPal and you should review these processors’ Privacy Policy in order to determine how they use, disclose and protect your transactional data.

Social Media DataIn order to best serve you, we may access personal information such as name, your social network username, location, email address, age, gender, profile picture, and any other public information on various social networking sites and apps, including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapchat or others. Please change your privacy settings on those various platforms if you do not want us to access this information.

Mobile Device DataWe may collect mobile device information including device ID, model and manufacturer, and location information if you use our website via a mobile device or app.

Other dataIn the case of a survey, contest, or giveaway, you may give us additional data in order to participate. It will be clear when prompted that you are offering this kind of information in exchange for participation or entry.

SECTION 2 – HOW YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS USED

The information we collect allows us to offer products and services that are personalized to your needs and best support you. This includes the use of our websites, to customize your interaction with our company and websites, and to allow us to suggest other products and services that may be of interest to you. Generally, we store and transmit your data to a third party for processing, however we process your data to serve our legitimate business interests, for example, in providing you with the opportunity to purchase services and become a member of our community by interacting with our websites.

In particular, we may use the above specified information and data to:

  1. Create and administer your account,
  2. Deliver products or services purchased by you to you,
  3. Correspond with you,
  4. Process payments or refunds,
  5. Contact you about new offerings you may be interested in,
  6. Connect with you via social media,
  7. Inform you via a newsletter or other updates about our company or websites, products or services,
  8. Deliver targeted advertising,
  9. Request feedback from you,
  10. Administer contests, giveaways, and surveys,
  11. Generate a personalized profile that will create a more customized experience in the future,
  12. Compile anonymous statistical data for our own or third party use,
  13. Troubleshoot any problems and resolve disputes,
  14. Assist law enforcement as necessary,
  15. Prevent fraudulent activity on our website or mobile app, and
  16. Analyze trends for an improved website and service.
SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information with certain entities that control us, are controlled by us, or are under common control with us (“Affiliates”), so that they and we can offer you products and services that may be of interest to you. We may share your data with third party processors as needed to serve our legitimate business interests. This includes administration of our websites, your account, entering into contracts with you, communicating with you, taking orders for and delivering our goods or services, identifying trends, protecting the security of our company and website, and marketing additional goods and services to you. We require our Affiliates be in coordination with our Policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

In addition, we may disclose your and other related information if we are required by law to do so, such as to meet national security requirements, or if there is suspected illegal activities, fraud, violations of our Terms of Services, or otherwise required by law or by government and regulatory authorities.

The legal basis for our disclosure of your data is both your Consent to this Privacy Policy and our own right to protect and promote our legitimate business interests.

The following is a list of how and why we may share your data:

Third Party Processing: We disclose to third parties who assist us with various tasks. Please see the “Section 5” below.

By Law: If required by law or to respond to legal process, we may share your data as required. This may include a subpoena, or as necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, or to prevent or address fraud and to avoid credit risks.

To Protect Our Company: If we need to protect our company, we may use your information in situations such as to investigate and remedy any violations of our rights or policies, to acquire and maintain insurance coverage, manage risks, obtain financial or legal advice, or to exercise or defend against legal claims.

Third Party Marketing: If we partner with a third party listed on our websites for events such as giveaways, we may disclose your information in order that they may contact you to relevant goods and services.  

Affiliates: Your personal information may be shared with our business affiliates who promote our product(s) or service(s) for a commission fee. We require our affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. They are not allowed to spam you and must disclose they are an affiliate for us. Please contact us if they do not do so as they are in violation of their affiliate terms and this Privacy Policy.

Advertisers:  In the case of our using third party advertising companies to run and manage our ads that appear when you visit our websites, these companies may use information about your visit to our website and other websites that are contained in web cookies (see Section 7 below)  to offer you personalized advertisements about goods and services that might interest you. We cannot control the activities of other advertisers or websites. Please consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party advertisers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

Other Third Parties:  In order to conduct general business analysis, we may share information with advertisers, our investors, or other third parties. If we do so, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you if required by law.

Sale or Bankruptcy: In the event that our company is sold, goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, your information may be an asset that is transferred to a third party successor. You will be notified in the event our company is sold, goes out of business or enters bankruptcy as the successor is not bound by our Privacy Policy and may have its own.

Interaction with others: If you interact with others on our websites, such as participating in a group chat or a group online course or community, other users may have access to some of your data, including your name, profile picture, and your history of interaction with our website, such as prior comments or posts.

Online postings: When you post online, your posts may be viewed by others, and we may distribute your comments outside the websites.

External Links: Our websites may include hyperlinks to other websites not controlled by us. Please exercise caution when clicking on a hyperlink. Although we take great care when including a hyperlink on our own web page, we do not regularly monitor the websites of these third parties, are not responsible for any damage or consequences you suffer by using these hyperlinks, are not bound by the Privacy Policies of any third party website that you access by a hyperlink, nor are they bound by ours. Please read the Policies of those third party websites before interacting with them or making purchases to know if they collect different information and by different methods than we do.

Other purposes: We may disclose your personal data as necessary to comply with any legal obligation or to protect your interests, or the vital interests of others or our company.

SECTION 4 – YOUR RIGHTS

You have certain rights with respect to your personal data. Please see details below. We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable fee for actions that you ask us to take with respect to your data and request that you provide us with evidence of your identity before we take any action. Further, your rights may be restricted or nullified to the extent they conflict with our legitimate business interests, the public interest, or the law.

Consent:

When you use our websites and provide us with personal information, you consent to our collecting it and using it for that reason specified in this Privacy Policy. We may be unable to provide you with the services you request if you choose not to give your personal information.

When you provide us with additional personal information, such as with an online purchase, you consent to our collecting and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no. You have the right to change your consent to our use of your information. If you desire to withdraw your consent, you may do so by emailing us at [email protected] or by unsubscribing to our automated email if you have chosen to subscribe by following the instructions included in the email.

Update Account Information:  You have the right to update or change any information you have provided to us.  To update or delete your information, please contact us at [email protected]

Confirm Personal Data and Its Use: You have the right to request that we confirm what data we hold about you and its purpose.  You have the right that we confirm whether we process your data or deliver your data to third party processors, and for what purposes. Copies of your personal data will be supplied to you unless doing so would affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Request a Copy, transfer, or deletion of Data:  If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You have the right to request we gather and transfer your data to another controller, in a commonly used and machine readable format, unless doing so would cause us an undue burden. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you without undue delay. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. d\Such a request may result in a termination of your account with us and you may have limited or no use of our website.

Emails And Communications:  You may opt out of receiving future email correspondence from us by checking the appropriate box when you register for the account or make a purchase, or through the email itself. Please contact [email protected] to request change of your communication settings.

Marketing Communications:  You may opt out of receiving any third party marketing communications or having your personal information used for marketing purposes. Please contact [email protected].

Processing: The processing of your data may be restricted in some circumstances, such as when you contest the accuracy of your data or when you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. When processing has been restricted, we will continue to store your data but will not pass it on to third party processors without your consent, or as necessary to comply with legal obligations or protect your rights or those of others or our company.  Additionally, you may opt out of your data being processed altogether. Please note however, doing so may result in the termination of your account and loss of access to our website.

Complaints: You have the right to complain to a supervising authority if you believe we are misusing your data or have violated any of your rights under this Privacy Policy or applicable law.

SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

“Non-personal” information may be shared such as our statistical analyses to third parties, including advertisers and other business partners. We may team with a marketing agency or other website to conduct special events. Each of the participating third parties may collect or receive your personal information if you directly provide it. When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our website. In these instances, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

We may also share your personal information with third-party providers that perform services for us.  For example, this site is hosted by Cloudways. They provide the online e-commerce platform, WooCommerce, that allows me to sell products and services to you.

Our websites provide links and sharing buttons to social networks that allow you to post links of our content on your social network pages. When you click on these buttons or other links on our websites, the third party operating the linked site may be collecting information about your browser, device, and online activity through its own tracking technologies and subject to its own separate privacy policy, which may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Your data is stored through Cloudways’ data storage, databases and the general Cloudways application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on these sites may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

SECTION 6 – SECURITY

Protecting your personal information is important. To protect this information, we take reasonable physical, technical, and organizational precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. We use recognized online secure payment systems and implement generally accepted standards of security to protect against personal data loss or misuse. Please note, there is not 100% secure method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage and therefore we cannot 100% guarantee the security of our databases or that your information won’t be intercepted during transmission over the Internet.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

Our website is also integrated with Cloudflare Inc. to provide an extra layer of security.

By consenting to this Privacy Policy, you are acknowledging that your personal data may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of your data by other parties. However, we will promptly notify you of any known breach of our security systems or your data which might expose you to serious risk.

SECTION 7 – TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies and Web Beacons:

As you browse our websites, we or our third-party providers may use tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons to store certain information, improve our performance or give you extra functionalities, all with the goal of providing a better experience for you.

A “cookie” – small piece of information sent to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or store information or settings in the browser, will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. We use both session cookies, which move from page to page while your browser remains open, and persistent cookies, which last from visit to visit. Cookies may be used to authenticate your identity, determine if you are logged onto our website, for personalization, security, targeted advertising, or for analysis of the performance of our website and services. We use cookies that are not specific to your account but unique enough to allow us to analyze general trends and use, and to customize your interaction with our website.

Please note, most browsers are set to accept cookies and similar files by default, but you can usually prevent this by changing the settings through your individual browser options.  However, this may change the functionality of our websites and affect your ability to use or make purchases from our website. Please visit http://www.whatarecookies.com/ for more information about cookies. By continuing to use our website and not disabling cookies on your browser, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.   

Additionally, we may use third-party software to post advertisements on our website or mobile app to oversee marketing or email campaigns, or manage other company initiatives. These softwares may use cookies or similar tracking technology. Please note, we do not have control over these third parties or their use of cookies.  For more information on opting out of interest-based ads, visit the

Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

Log Files:

Like many other websites, we make use of log files. These files log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

SECTION 8 – ANALYTICS

We may partner with third party analytic companies, including Shopify Analytics, Google Analytics, Bloom Analytics, and MailChimp Analytics. These analytic companies may also use cookies or other tracking technologies to analyze visitors’ use of our website or mobile app to determine the popularity of the content, and better understand online activity.  We do not transfer personal information to these third party vendors. However, in order to access our website, you must consent to the collection and use of your information by these third party analytic companies. Please review their Privacy Policy and contact them directly if you have questions. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

SECTION 9 – DATA RETENTION

We retain personal data as long as it is needed to conduct our legitimate business purposes, to comply with our legal obligations, or until you ask us to delete it. For example, certain personal information will be retained indefinitely for the purposes of maintaining your account, unless and until you delete your account. Data gathered for a specific and particular purpose, such as assisting law enforcement or analyzing trends, will be kept only for the time necessary needed for that particular purpose. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is in order to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Data will be permanently deleted that is no longer needed by us for any of the purposes listed above. However, you may request that we delete your data at any time.  Please note that we cannot control the retention policies of third parties though. If you wish to have any third parties delete that data, including those to whom we’ve transmitted your data, you will need to contact those third parties directly. You may request from us a list of all third parties to whom we have transmitted your data.

SECTION 10 – AGE OF CONSENT AND CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This website is not designed for use by children under age 16, and we do not solicit personal data from those under 16 unknowingly. By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

We will not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13 in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). If you are a parent/guardian and you suspect that your child may have submitted personal information to us, please email [email protected]. We will strive to delete such information collected from our files as soon as possible.

SECTION 11 – CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

If you are under 18 years of age and live in California, you have the right to request removal of content posted by you on our websites. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove content posted by you from our websites upon receipt of a fully completed removal request. However, this does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of your posted content. For example, if reposted by others, your posted content may continue to appear on our websites, or it may continue to be stored on our servers (although it will not be visible to other users of our websites).

Further, residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed certain information during the preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  However, we will not disclose personal information or sell such information to third parties for direct marketing purposes without your consent.

SECTION 12 – NEWSLETTER PRIVACY

You may volunteer certain information to us that is used for email and marketing purposes which includes, but is not limited to, your name and email. You may unsubscribe from any future communications via email, but we reserve the right to maintain a database of past email subscribers. This information may be used by us as reasonably necessary in our business and as provided by law. Additionally, it may shared with reasonably necessary parties for the ordinary course of conducting our business, such as through Facebook ads or Google Pay Per Click marketing campaigns. We do not ever sell your information to third parties.

SECTION 13 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. This Policy was last updated May 2018.

Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our site is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you and you will be notified.

SECTION 14 – LAW AND JURISDICTION

If any part of these Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy is deemed unlawful and/or unenforceable, all other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect.

These Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy are governed by and construed in accordance with United States law. Any dispute arising out of or related to the information contained herein is subject to adjudication in the state of California, United States of America.

SECTION 15 – CONTACT INFORMATION

If for any reason you wish to contact us about this Privacy Policy, please send an email.

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DISCLAIMER

My goal with this site is to support and encourage you in your own wellness journey and equip you to live a simple and intentional life. I share with you my thoughts and what I’ve learned, my creations from the kitchen, and tools that have helped me thrive. I am not a medical health care provider, and am not providing medical or nutrition therapy. I cannot “prescribe” dietary changes, meal planning, or supplementation. I may include topics on nutrition, food, physical, spiritual, emotional, or mental aspects of wellness. All suggestions in regards to nutrition and health are given with your well-being in mind, and are recommendations, not medical advice. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

AFFILIATE LINKS

While browsing my site, you may run across an affiliate link. I do promote some products through affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase through my referral, I will receive a small commission. It is important to note that this is at no additional cost to you! However, it does allow me to continue to keep this site up & running. I am very grateful for your support. Thank you!

All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I do not promote anything that I do or have not used, would not use myself, or can not recommend fully. I will only promote products or companies that I love.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL MATTER JUST TO COVER THE BASES

This site is written & edited by me. All photos are taken & edited by me. All opinions are my own. Building trust is very important to me, so I will always give my honest opinion, beliefs, or experiences about the product.

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Last updated May 26, 2018

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