Policies & Disclosures

Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Updated: May 25, 2018
Here at Simply Angela, your privacy is important to us and we strive to ensure that your information is protected and that you, the user, are informed of what data is collected at https://simplyangelarenee.blogspot.com/ as well as any other sites we own and operate. This privacy policy also provides you with options for opting out.
Personal Identification Information
We only collect personal identification information if the user voluntarily submits such information to us in various ways, included but not limited to, when users visit our website, leaves a comment, subscribes to a newsletter, fills out a form, enters a giveaway, participates in a gift exchange, participates in a card exchange, or participates in other features on our site. 
All users have the right to visit Simply Angela anonymously and withhold their personal information but, please note, by doing so it may prevent them from participating in certain events and activities hosted by Simply Angela. 
As is standard when subscribing/participating in any of the above-mentioned activities, the personal identification information collected by us includes the following: First and Last Name, Email Address, Mailing Address, and Any Other Details required to better serve you.
This information allows us to:
  • Send prizes—if you are a giveaway winner
Giveaway winners will be contacted by email. All Giveaways will state where the prize is coming from. If the prize is coming from an author, publisher, or company your mailing address will be shared with them. If Simply Angela is shipping the prize, your mailing address will be held for three months or until we’ve been notified the prize has been received.
  • Match Participants in Gift/Card Exchanges
When entering a gift or card exchange on Simply Angela, the user acknowledges that their name and mailing address will be shared with the person(s) they’ve been matched with in the exchange. Simply Angela will hold your mailing information for three months after the exchange deadline or until we’ve been notified the item exchanged has arrived. 
  • Respond to your requests, inquiries, complaints, etc.
Any personal information acquired by Simply Angela from users via requests, inquiries, complaints, etc. will not be shared unless it’s required to address the inquiry and I have permission from the user to do so.
  • Send out Newsletters
All newsletters and subscriptions services used by Simply Angela (Feedburner and MailChimp) have both an email verification at signup and an unsubscribe bottom at the bottom of the newsletter. Simply Angela does not and will not share/sell/rent their list of subscribers.
  • Comments
When commenting on Simply Angela, the user’s name/username will be visible. Although not shown publically, Disqus, the commenting service used, will collect and store your IP address, email, and name/username. If, at any time, you wish for your comment to be removed, please notify me.
Non-Personal Identification Information
Like all websites, Simply Angela may collect non-personal identification when users visit and interact with our website.
Web Browser Cookies
Cookies are a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser. These cookies are stored temporarily and aid in enhancing the user’s experience.
Simply Angela used the following cookies:
  • Essential Cookies: these cookies remember you and your login information when you comment.
  • Performance Cookies: These are anonymous and help us to know how many page views and visits a post has received. These help us tailor posts and improve our content.
  • Social Media Cookies: When you share information using our social media buttons or engage with us via social media, the social network logs that you have done so.
Users can restrict/prevent the use of cookies as well as delete them from your browser. Your web browser can further aid you in these steps. Or you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ to learn more about cookies and how to delete them.
This information allows us to:
  • Improve and personalize your visit
  • Improve our site
  • To send emails
Protecting Your Information
We have security measures in place to protect against unauthorized access to your personal information on our website. We have also adopted the appropriate data collected, processing, and storage measures.
If a data breech occurs, we will inform everyone within a 48-hour period through a post on our website and, if possible, reaching out via email to those affected.
Sharing your personal information
Simply Angela does not share, sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information with others.
From time to time, certain information may be shared but only under the following circumstances:
  • Third-Party Sponsored Giveaways: if you win a giveaway sponsored by a third-party, such as an author, publisher, or company, your mailing address will be shared with them. Where the prize is coming from and the information shared will be made clear before you enter the giveaway.
  • Gift/Card Exchanges- your name and mailing address will be shared with the person(s) you’ve been matched with in the exchange. By participating in an exchange, participants acknowledge and agree to have their personal information exchanged.
Occasionally, Simply Angela will share information regarding pageviews and such with trusted business partners and affiliates. This information is nonspecific and contains no personal information regarding our users.
Simply Angela uses the following third-party services.
Please note that each site and service has their privacy policies.
From time to time, Simply Angela may use Affiliate or Ambassador links. These links will use a cookie to track my ID. Once you click on a link and enter their sites you are subject to their user policies. When these links are used, it will be noted in the post that they are included in.
This blog operates in accordance to COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection ACT). If you’re a parent/guardian and discover that your child (13 or under) has provided us with information without consent please contact us and we will remove it.
We also operate in accordance with CalOPPA (California Online Privacy Protection Act) and users can visit our site anonymously.
Simply Angela reserves the right to update this privacy policy at any time and the revision date will be show at the top of the page. It’s the users responsibility to check this page for any revisions to said policy.
If, at any time, you would like your information removed, please contact Angela by email at angela.simmons at yahoo dot com or click HERE
By using this site, Simply Angela http://simplyangelarenee.blogspot.com, you accept our policy and terms.
FTC Disclosure
Jane Eyre said it best; I have an independent will, which means my thoughts are my own and even though I receive books and products from authors/publishers/publicity outlets/companies in exchange for an honest review that doesn’t influence my reviews.
All reviews are indicative of my own thoughts toward the items reviewed, which means that I may not like everything that I am reviewing and I often DNF or rate a book/product low that I’ve received for review.
I also review books/products that I’ve purchased, borrowed, or received as gifts. The source that I obtained them from will always appear in my review.
Affiliate or Ambassador Links
From time to time, Simply Angela may post Affiliate or Ambassador links. Purchasing through these links may result in the blog receiving a small compensation or a free product; this is at no cost to you.
Giveaway Policy
  • Giveaway winners will be contacted by email and will have 72 hours to respond. If we have not heard from the winner(s) by then, another winner(s) will be selected.
  • All Giveaways will state where the prize is coming from.
  • If the prize is coming from an author, publisher, or company your mailing address will be shared with them.
  • If Simply Angela is shipping the prize, your mailing address will be held for three months or until we’ve been notified the prize has been received.
  • PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT FORM. If you do post your mailing address in the public comment form, Simply Angela is NOT responsible for it being distributed.
  • Simply Angela is not responsible for any delays in claiming or receiving your prizes or damages to prizes that occurred in the post. When a prize comes from a third-party Simply Angela has no responsibility over the item.
  • Please read each giveaway carefully as further rules may apply.
  • No substitutions will be made for prizes you win.

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