Smokies Marketing Affiliate LLC
August 9th, 2022
PLEASE REVIEW THIS POLICY CAREFULLY
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Unless I expressly note otherwise, I do not collect personally-identifiable information from users of my Sites. When you visit my Sites, some information about your computer hardware and software is inherently automatically collected, such as your IP address, domain name, browser type, access time and referring website addresses. I typically do not use this information for any purpose, but an example of when I may use this information is in implementing improvements and analyzing the Sites and for troubleshooting purposes. I also utilize this information to monitor and improve services and to ensure that your use of the Sites is in compliance with my Terms and Conditions. Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit the Sites without telling us who you are. However, some services, such as email opt-ins may require you to provide us with Personal Data. In such a case, you may choose to without any Personal Data requested by us, but it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site or content. We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us. We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:
To provide and operate the Services;
To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;
To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY LAWS AND YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE GDPR
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MY POLICY WITH MINORS
My Sites are not intended for individuals under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you may only use the Sites under the supervision of a parent or guardian. I do not collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 18, and no part of this website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 18. I do not sell products or services intended for purchase by children. If I discover or are otherwise notified that I have received any such information from a child in violation of this policy, I will delete that information.
I only retain Personal Data collected from Users for as long as (the User’s account is active) or otherwise for a limited period of time as long as I need it to fulfill the purposes for which I have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. I will retain and use information as necessary to comply with my legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce my agreements for a period of 5 years. If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at email@example.com.
Many of the posts and pages on www.travelingthesmokies.com (TTS) contain affiliate links which means that if you click on an affiliate link and choose to purchase something, I may receive a small commission. However, this does not result in additional charges for you (the reader). Links to products or businesses within TTS blog posts or pages may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. The affiliate money earned per month helps pay the fees to keep this website up and running. TTS participates in the Awin, Commission Junction and Impact. All are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to participating companies and products. Advertisers selected for this affiliate program with TTS are relevant and/or pertinent to TTS content and audience. The Federal Trade Commission revised their guidelines regarding endorsements in order to protect the public from misleading advertising. As a part of those guidelines, I am disclosing that I may use the blog to promote products and services as a source of income and if I do, I only promote products and services that I love, use myself and or want to recommend to you, my readers.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
NOTICE OF PRIVACY RIGHTS TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
California law requires that I provide you with a summary of your privacy rights under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”) and the California Business and Professions Code. As required by the Act, I will provide you with the categories of personally identifiable information that I collect through this website and the categories of third-party persons or entities with whom such personally identifiable information may be shared for direct marketing purposes at your request. California law requires me to inform you, at your request: (1) the categories of personally identifiable information I collect and what third parties I share that information with; (2) the names and addresses of those third parties; and (3) examples of the products marketed by those companies. The Act further requires me to allow you to control who I can and cannot share that information with. To obtain this information, please send a request by email or standard mail to the address found below. When contacting me please indicate your name, address, email address, and what personally identifiable information you do not want me to share with third parties. Please allow thirty (30) days for a response. Also, please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personally identifiable information or requesting this notice.
By using the Sites, you agree that I am not responsible for: (i) any disclosure of your personal information made by you to a third party through your use of the Sites; (ii) any disclosure of your personal information obtained illegally from me; or (iii) any accidental disclosure of your personal information made by me.
COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
This website is operated by Smokies Marketing Affiliate LLC. All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Sites should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at email@example.com