For ValerieSims.com and/or VintageVirginIslands.com
The purpose of this policy is to inform you of the type of personal information this site collects and how it is processed and used, per US/EU Privacy Guidelines.
Here is that statement, in simple terms that everyone can understand.
About the Valerie Sims Blog and/or Vintage Virgin Islands, Ltd. Blog
I share old newspaper clippings, vintage photographs, collectibles, out-of-print books, rediscovered paintings and any related memorabilia for educational purposes.
The primary target audience is readers and followers in North America, including the United States, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Canada.
What Personal Data Collected and Why It's Collected
Anonymous Information Collected
Everything on the internet is generated from an IP address. This IP address is an anonymous bit of data dropped by all site visitors and it is tracked by the following entities for better security, content creation, and marketing purposes.
Your browser may also send response headers with generic/anonymized information about the type of browser, computer/device, and ISP you are using, and your location by country only.
- Google Analytics: This gathers statistics so I can track the types of content you find the most helpful. Only myself as the site owner has access to this data. Google does not have access to this data.
- A2 Hosting: A traffic log by IP address is kept in the host server logs so the host can identify and stop bad bot attacks.
- Cloudflare: Content Delivery Network (CDN) that can identify and stop bad bot attacks and thus prevent denial of service attacks.
Leaving a comment requires that you identify yourself by email address. That info is stored in the website database along with your IP address which is used to aid spam detection.
If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
My email list providers are MailChimp and ConvertKit. These email lists are used to notify you when new articles are posted on the website and also to advise you of special news, events, or promotions of interest.
If you elect to subscribe, your email address will be stored on their servers. Each email you receive from my email service will include a link at the bottom allowing you to manage your subscription or to unsubscribe entirely.
I never have, and never will share your email address with any person or entity for marketing purposes. That includes Facebook or third-party marketing services.
Clicking on these links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you on their site. I do not control these third-party websites and am not responsible for their privacy statements. I highly recommend that you read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
You can disable cookies through your own browser settings. Check with the browser vendor (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) for more info on how to do that, if you wish.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Valerie Sims and/or Vintage Virgin Islands Blog makes no representation, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy policies of third party entities that information is shared with.
Questions or Concerns
The issue of data privacy and data security is a serious one.
I welcome this new era of data responsibility.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any concerns you may have about your information that is collected through this website.
I can be reached via this page: valeriesims.com/contact. Thank you.