Terms + Conditions

GENERAL DISCLAIMER

Courtney Helena (“Courtney Helena”, “The Courtney Helena Blog”, and “Us”) provides the information on these pages as a public service intended to serve informational purposes only. Information contained in these pages is not intended to be, and should not be taken as, advice. All information provided through this website, on our blog or through Courtney Helena’s email subscription are provided “as-is, where-is” and without any warranties of any kind, including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, information provided should not be considered valid after the date of publication. Your use of this website does not constitute or establish a contractual relationship with Courtney Helena or the Courtney Helena Blog. However, you may subscribe to certain services through this website, in which case you agree to the the terms and conditions set forth in this document.

CONTRIBUTORS

Courtney Helena works with and allows publication of materials from a variety of contributors. Views expressed and actions taken by these contributors in no way express the views held by Courtney Helena and expressly disclaims any liability therefore. Further, the content on the blog is the opinion of the writer, and is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual, or anyone or thing.

THIRD PARTY INFORMATION DISCLAIMER

Certain links on this site lead to websites controlled by other parties over whom Courtney Helena has no control. Therefore, Courtney Helena makes no representation or warranty concerning the content or accuracy of third party information and expressly disclaims any liability therefore.

COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK

This site and all the information it contains, including, but not limited to, articles, blog posts, designs, drawings, illustrations, photographs, videos, opinions, text, guides, trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos (“Protected Information”) are the property of Courtney Helena, its contributors, and licensors and is protected from unauthorized use, copying, distribution and dissemination by U.S. Copyright law, trademark law, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws. All rights reserved. You may not use our Protected Information without Courtney Helena’s express written consent.

PRIVACY POLICY INTRODUCTION

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

WHAT THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVERS

This privacy policy covers Courtney Helena’s treatment of personally identifiable information collected by Courtney Helena through a website owned and operated by Courtney Helena. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Courtney Helena does not own or control, or of persons that Courtney Helena does not employ or manage, including any third-party content contributors bound by contract and any third-party websites to which courtneyhelena.com may link.

COLLECTION & USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can visit the website of Courtney Helena without revealing any personal information. However, when registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address or other details to help you with your experience. We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, or enter information on our site.

Where required, this information may include your personal contact information and/or other information. We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the content/product offerings in which you are interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

By accessing the services of Courtney Helena and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

COLLECTION & USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

Courtney Helena automatically receives and records non-personal information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested. Courtney Helena may use this information to customize the content you see and to fulfill your requests for certain products and services. However, Courtney Helena does not connect this non-personal data to any personal information collected from you.

INFORMATION SHARING & DISCLOSURE

Courtney Helena will not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

CONSENT

If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy, please do not provide any personal information to Courtney Helena. If you have provided personal information to Courtney Helena and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify us.

SECURITY

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your Courtney Helena information is protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas of our websites, as identified on the site, Courtney Helena may use industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access through access control procedures and physical security measures, including regular malware scanning. We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards or an SSL certificate. Further, Courtney Helena retains your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes identified above or as required by law.

THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

GOOGLE

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICES

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur, We will notify you via email within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Courtney Helena may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this policy from time to time. When it does, Courtney Helena will also revise the “last update” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Please review this policy periodically. Your continued use of the courtneyhelena.com after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.

CAN SPAM ACT

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

UNSUBSCRIBING

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at ch@courtneyhelena.com. Alternately, you may follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

CONTACTING US

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

courtneyhelena.com
3222 NW 54th St, #13
Seattle, WA 98107
USA
ch@courtneyhelena.com

Last Edited on 2017-03-04

 

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