Who We Are
Our website address is: https://followinginmyshoes.com. You can learn more about the primary author, Rachel, here.
All About Data And Why We Collect It
Personal Identification Information
We may collect personally identification information from Users in a variety of ways in connection with activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name and email address. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities (such as giveaways).
Personal data may be collected in a variety of ways such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.
Non-Personal Identification Information
Our analytics, etc., may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Why We Use Collected Information
Following In My Shoes collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them — i.e. to notify giveaway winners.
– To send periodic emails
The email address Users provide will only be used to respond to their direct inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
How We Collect Information
At this time, we no longer allow comments on posts; if you have a question about a recipe, etc., you may email directly.
But, with regard to past comments left before they were turned off commenting: when visitors left comments on the site, data shown in the comments form was collected, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string — all of which was used to help spam detection.
Web Browser Cookies
- Akismet — “We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but 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).”
- Google Analytics
- Easy Recipe Plus
- Contact Form
- Simple Social Icons
- Feed burner RSS
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this site 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.
Third Party Websites
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
Currently, Following In My Shoes uses Google AdSense for site ads and Amazon Affiliates for direct product links.
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt 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 our Site.
Our Site is in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users.
Your Rights Over Your 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 can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
How Long Do We Store Data/Information
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can 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.
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 our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Following In My Shoes
College Station, TX
This document was last updated on May 28, 2018.