I do not collect your private information, meaning names and e-mail addresses, except where you leave them in comments or contests that are visible to all readers. I have never sold and will never sell your information to anyone. As a fellow Internet user myself, I totally respect your online privacy. I'm fully committed to safeguarding your online privacy while you're here at the Best Things in Beauty. That's precisely why I've decided to disclose the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.
If you choose to subscribe to Best Things in Beauty by e-mail, GFC, RSS feed, or other means, the details you provide are handled and collected by the third-party subscription provider, such as Google. I can trace the e-mail address you submit when you subscribe through an e-mail subscription. I would never use your e-mail address for any purpose other than to contact you regarding a giveaway contest. I will never disclose e-mail addresses to other parties.
Google, Site Meter, and StatCounter compile aggregate data about Best Things in Beauty traffic and site interaction. That's how I know how many visitors I have. Like most standard Web sites, this Web site uses log files that are maintained by third-party providers. These include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses and the other information collected are never linked to personally identifiable information.
Web Cookies and Beacons
Web cookies (also known as HTTP cookies or just cookies) are parcels of text that are sent by a server to a Web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. In other words, a cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer that is tied to information about the user.
Web beacons are objects that are embedded in a Web page or e-mail that are invisible to the user, but allow checking that a user has viewed the page or e-mail. Other names are web bug, tracking bug, tag, or page tag. Honestly, I don't think Web beacons are used by any third-party service to which I subscribe, but I'm not sure. I barely understand them!
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so easily through your individual browser options. Please check your browser's help section for instructions on how to do this.
I use outside advertising networks and companies in order to display ads on this site. I currently work with Google AdSense. If you have any questions, please check Google AdSense for its privacy policies. These ads may contain cookies and/or Web beacons in order to collect data in the ad serving process. These cookies and/or Web beacons are collected by the companies and/or advertising networks themselves. I do not have any access to this information. If this concerns you, I would advise you to refrain from clicking on advertisements at Best Things in Beauty. The advertisements are clearly identified in the sidebar on the right.