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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice explains how we, at overthehillandroundthebend.com (“company”, “I”, “we” or “us”) process the information that is collected from you on overthehillandroundthebend.com (hereinafter the “Site”) and how it is used. The term “you” refers to anyone who uses, visits and/or views the Site.

This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

Our Site is not designed with the purpose of attracting any person under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 16. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information. Parents, if you believe your child has provided personal information to us, you can request that the information be deleted by contacting us at leaveasmallerfootprint@gmail.com

How we collect, use, and share information about visitors to our Site

Information We Collect About Visitors to Our Site

We collect information about visitors to our Site in a few different ways–we collect certain information that the visitors provide to the Site, and we collect some information automatically.

Information a Visitor Provides to a Site

We’ll start with information that visitors provide directly to a Site, which primarily happens when visitors type into a text field on the Site, like a comment field or a sign-up form. 

Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides information to a Site:

Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to our Site which typically includes an email address.

Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on our Site, we collect that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.

Crowdsignal Survey Responses: When a visitor completes a poll, quiz, or other type of survey prepared by us via Crowdsignal.com, we collect the visitor’s responses to those surveys, and other information that the survey owner requires for a poll/quiz/survey response, like an e-mail address.

Order and Shipment Information: If a visitor orders something from our Site using our store and ecommerce features available through WordPress.com or Jetpack (including WooCommerce Services), we may collect information to process that order, such as credit card and billing information, and an address for shipping the package along to the recipient and calculating applicable taxes. 

Other Information Entered on the Site: We may also collect other information that a visitor enters on the Site–such as a contact form submission or a search query.

How We Use Information a Visitor Provides to our Site

This information may be used for the purpose of, for example, sending you marketing and other communications, to personalise your experience, provide customer service support, efficiently process your requests or transactions, tailor advertisements to you, elicit reviews of services or products, provide you offers, promotions and to follow up with you through correspondence (email or phone). We may also use this information to provide you offers and promotions from our partners and/or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without additional cost to you.

Information We Automatically Collect from the Site

We also automatically collect some information about visitors to our Site.

We’ve listed examples below:

Technical Data from a Visitor’s Computer and Etcetera: We collect the information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a Site, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.

Visitor Interactions: Our site is powered by WordPress.com (you can read their Privacy Policy HERE) and Jetpack. These collect information about a visitor’s interactions with a Site, including the “likes” and “ratings” left by visitors.

Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, tally  how many people visit our Sites from certain geographic regions. 

Akismet Commenter Information:
Our site uses Akismet anti-spam service which collects information about visitors who comment on our Site. This 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, of course). You can read more about Akismet’s HERE

Crowdsignal Response Information: 

Our site may feature a Crowdsignal survey which will collect information about visitors who respond to it. The information that it collects typically includes IP address, browser type, operating system, user agent, and the web page last visited.
You can read more about Crowdsignal HERE

Jetpack Site Activity: 

Our Site is powered by WordPress and as such uses Jetpack which collects visitor activities related to the management of the Site, such as login attempts/actions and comment submission and management actions. For more information, please see the Jetpack Privacy Center.

Information from Cookies and Other Technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a Site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on Sites.
Automattic uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help identify and track visitors and Site usage, and to deliver targeted ads.
When browsing our Site which is hosted on WordPress.com, you may see a privacy banner appear across the bottom of the screen. For visitors from the European Union, we will not show you ads that have been personalized to your interests (as determined by an individual cookie) until you click “Close and accept”.
For more information about Automatic and how they use cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how visitors can control the use of cookies, please see their Cookie Policy

How We Share Visitor Information

We may share information collected about Site visitors in the limited circumstances spelled out below:

Subsidiaries, Employees, and Independent Contractors: We may disclose Site visitor information to our subsidiaries, our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help us provide our services to our Users, or to process the information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Notice for information about visitors that we share with them.

Third Party Vendors: We may share Site visitor information with third party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide their services to us. This group includes vendors that help us provide our services to our Users. We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.

Legal Requests: We may disclose Site visitor information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request. 

Business Transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that Automattic goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, Site visitor information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Notice would continue to apply to Site visitor information and the party receiving this information may continue to use this information, but only consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Information Shared Publicly: Information that visitors choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like visitor comments and “likes” are all available to others, including information about the visitor that is displayed in connection with a comment or “like” (such as a visitor’s WordPress.com username and Gravatar). We provide a “firehose” stream of public data (including comments) from Sites to provide that data to firehose subscribers, who may view and analyze the content, but do not have rights to re-publish it publicly. Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.

Financial Transactions: Financial transactions relating to our website and services are handled by (but not limited to) our payment services providers, Paypal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at paypal.com.

International Transfer of Your Data: You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

How Long We Keep Visitor Information

Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

We will retain your personal data as follows:

We will retain Personal Information we process for as long as needed to provide our Services or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements. Or until you request the removal or update of the information.

We may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

Other Tools

Our Site may contain ads from third party ad networks and advertisers, and other tools and services (such as Google Analytics and third party plugins).

Ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about visitors’ use of a Site and across other Sites and online services, such as a visitor’s IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by those companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to visitor interests.
You can view Google Analytics’ privacy policy HERE

Security

We strive to protect your personal information submitted to us voluntarily and automatically. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee absolute security of your information. When you make a credit card purchase or purchase through any means on the website, you will be directed to a third party vendor to complete the transaction. Any information you provide during the checkout process is not stored on our website but instead provided to the third party vendor that completes the purchase transaction.

By using this website, you agree to hold us harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that we cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through our website without our knowledge and consent.

Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy

By visiting and using the Site, you accept and agree to be bound by this privacy policy. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of any changes to our Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes and updates. You must not access or use the Site if you do not wish to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Your rights

Your information is protected by the data protection law. The rights are complex, and accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

Our details

This website is owned and operated by A Smaller Footprint

You can contact us:

(a) using our website contact form

(b) by email, using asmallerfootprint@gmail.com