Privacy Policy of KathyLittlemore.com


I’m Kathy Littlemore and I am the owner of this website, “KathyLittlemore.com”.

I value my own privacy, especially when I visit other websites.  So I understand how important your privacy is. The information you choose to share with me is as important to me as it is to you.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I have taken measures to ensure any information you share with me is secure, seen only by people who need to see it, and remains within your control.

By reading this Privacy Policy you can ascertain why I need the information, what happens to it, who needs to see it and how I keep it secure. If you need further information you can contact me.

I write with and maintain the highest standards of integrity on this website. I apply these exacting standards to dealing with the information you entrust to me. We hope this helps you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

Why Collect Information?

Collecting information from website visitors helps me enhance the overall experience for visitors to my site.

The most important reasons I collect information are to:

  • ensure this site precisely displays information, and to correct errors
  • ensure your have a user friendly and enjoyable experience when using this site
  • develop and enhance the products and services available from this site
  • provide great customer service, with prompt and efficient responses to your queries.
  • facilitate competitions, surveys and promotions
  • respond to visitor enquiries, questions and requests
  • send emails. If you have subscribed these may include electronic newsletters and auto-responder emails
  • send information which you agree to receive about topics of interest to you.

Collecting Personal Information

KathyLittlemore.com collects personally identifiable information from  visitors to our website, only on a voluntary basis, with your knowledge. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.

Circumstances in which I might need to ask for personal information include: because you  sign up for my online newsletter, get in touch through my ‘contact’ page, sign up for my free gift,  ask to exhibit in ABC Bunyip's Online Art Gallery, or want to participate in a competition, survey or promotion.

I only collect your personal information when I need it. I need it for these reasons:

  • By contacting me, using one of my contact forms, you agree to give me your name and email address so I can reply to you.
  • When our correspondence has finished, your personal information is deleted. I do not keep it or use it in any other way unless I seek your permission first.
  • When you sign up for my newsletter, I collect your name and email address so that I can send you newsletters. It is retained for as long as you wish to receive my newsletters.
  • You can  “unsubscribe” at any time. There is an "unsubscribe" link in every newsletter and email I send. By clicking on that link, you will immediately be unsubscribed from my emails and your information will be permanently deleted.

I hate spam. You will only ever receive information that you requested. Even if you select to receive information when you subscribe, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Where Your Personal Information Goes

Your personal information will not be shared with anyone for commercial or any other use. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose you provided it for, to this website.

There are certain circumstances when I do need to share your information with others.

I only use other individuals and companies I know and trust. I am careful to ensure they are also compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. Then I am confident they will keep your data safe.

The companies who have your information are:

• Mailerlite, securely stores your name and email address when you subscribe to my newsletter, so that I can contact you.

• If you purchase merchandise directly from my website, PayPal securely processes your payment information on my behalf.

. If you submit artwork for exhibition in the ABC Bunyip Art Gallery your information will be securely stored by Solo Build It, the company which hosts my website in its servers.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced specifically for the protection of the data of individuals.

Although the GDPR currently only protects people in Europe, the internet brings valued visitors from around the globe. Everyone deserves this level of protection. Therefore all my policies and practices follow GDPR requirements.

My Privacy Policy is my commitment to you to protect your personal information.

To update your information or to have it deleted from my records, please click this link to advise me. 

If you think your personal information is being used improperly and you want to make a complaint here is what to do. First, you should  contact me, explain the problem and ask me to put right whatever is wrong.

If you are dissatified with my response, you have the right to lodge a formal complaint. To do this, contact a lawyer and say you want to complain under the terms of the GDPR.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

I use cookes to personalise your website visit.

The sort of information collected automatically includes your Internet Service Provider, your Internet Protocol address, and the name of your internet browser. 

Other data which helps me provide information that interests you, includes which pages you visited, how many pages you looked at and how long you stayed on the site. This helps me write articles on subjects that interest visitors.

Cookies

That information is automatically collected by means of “cookies”. A cookie is a small piece of code placed by this website onto your computer. Each time you come back, your browser sends that code to my computer so I know that you have returned. This helps me understand which types of articles are most helpful to you.

Google Analytics Cookies:

Google Analytics provides the service I use to analyse how visitors use this website. Using cookies it collects demographic information and general data about your interests. The cookies are stored on the visitor's computer and the information is shared with Google, which stores the information on its servers and provides me statistical reports.

Click here to visit Google's Privacy Policy.

KathyLittlemore.com uses the data provided by Google Analytics for tracking the number of visits to the site and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is taken from these cookies.

If you prefer Google Analytics does not collect your data, you can install its opt-out browser extension by clicking here. Alternately, you can disable cookies  in your browser. It is possible to set your browser to automatically accept or reject all cookies, or you can elect to be notified when a cookie is being requested, so you can decide what to do.

Web beacons

A web beacon is a transparent image file which tracks your visit around a website. Their most common use is to monitor traffic to a site.

Disabling cookies or web beacons should not cause a problem with continuing to use the website. However, some interactive features may not work properly.

Advertising

I use third-party advertising companies (Google) to serve ads on this website. Google uses cookies and web beacons in their ads to track the number of many times you have seen an advertisement.

No personally identifiable information is given to Google for cookie or web beacon use. They cannot personally identify you with that information from this website.

Google uses the DART cookie to serve ads. This cookie enables Google to serve ads based on your visits to other sites on the web.

To opt out of the use of the DART cookie at any time, by visiting the Google Policy by clicking here.

Affiliate Products

When this website starts recommending affiliate products, it will only be with products I know and love and companies I trust. Links will be provided to the Privacy Policies of those companies when the time comes.

Social Media

There are links to LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube on this site. When you click on these links or leave comments, your browser connects directly with that site. It sends information like your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.

Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies.

Children's Online Privacy

It is my objective that kathylittlemore.com is a family friendly site. However, this site is not intended for use by children under the age of 16, without parental supervision.

I operate in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Article 8 of the GDPR.

I will never knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 16 years of age. Children under 16 years must have permission from a parent or legal guardian before asking questions, sharing stories or buying anything from this site.

If you are concerned about your children's activities or their privacy on this site, please e-mail me through my “Stay In Touch” page.

Release of Information

If KathyLittlemore.com is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records, or would like to update or correct that information, please use our Contact Us page.

Updates and Effective Date

KathyLittlemore.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to the terms of my Privacy Policy as posted here, please do not consent to the setting of cookies, or the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this Privacy Policy. 

Please use my "Stay In Touch" page to advise me if you have any concerns, questions or comments about this policy.

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