Policy

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This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Cosmetopia Digest collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.cosmetopiadigest.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Cosmetopia Digest.

Personal identification information

The Site may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit the site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources made available on the Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit the Site anonymously. Personal identification information from Users will be collected only if they voluntarily submit such information to the Site. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.

Non-personal identification information

Non-personal identification information about Users may be collected whenever they interact with the Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, IP address, log files, ISP, demographic details, the type of computer and technical information about Users' means of connection to the Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilised and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

This Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. The User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. The User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How collected information may be used

Cosmetopia Digest may collect and use Users' personal information for the following purposes:
  • To improve the Site: The owner may use feedback you provide to improve the Site's products and services.
  • To send giveaway prizes to winners: The owner will require email addresses to facilitate entries to giveaways and contests run on the Site and will need shipping information of the winners in order to deliver the prizes to them. Email and shipping addresses thus collected will never be sold or shared with outside parties, apart from those who are shipping out the prizes.
How your information is protected

This Site adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on this Site.

Sharing your personal information

I do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personal identification information to others. I may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. I may use third party service providers to help operate the business and the Site or administer activities on my  behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. I may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising, affiliate links or other content on this Site, which links to the sites and services of partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, affiliates, licensors and other third parties. I do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and am not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from this Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to this Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on this site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non-personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Analytics

  • I will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features that is based on the DoubleClick cookie unless I have robust notice of, and the user's prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger.
  • Google Analytics Demographics have been implemented on this site to monitor pageview information in order to improve content and services. 
  • Google Analytics Advertising features have been implemented on this site to collect data about traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.
  • Data from Google's Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics may be viewed from time to time in order to gather reader profile and improve the content and services.
  • Using the Ads Settings, or by adding an opt-out browser extension, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.
  • Current opt-out information can be found here
  • This site and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to this site.
Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to the Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non-personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Changes to this privacy policy

Cosmetopia Digest has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time by revising the updated date at the bottom of this page. Users are encouraged to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how this Site is helping to protect the personal information collected. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting me

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact me.

This document was last updated on January 24, 2016.