Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owner. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy. The website runs on the platform provided by and some of the data collected can be accessed by’s affiliates, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations. Some data is also collected by and can be accessed by its affiliates, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations.

We Automatically Collect

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:
Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:

  • Internet domain through which you access the Internet;
  • Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
  • type of browser software and operating system you are using;
  • date and time you access our site;
  • and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site.

We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the site more accessible and useful. We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes. We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.


Through its platform this website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information. Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when you access external links from this website.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owner do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until such time as it is no longer required or has no use. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure email submission process, but users using such an email process do so at their own risk. This website and its owner use information submitted to provide you with further information about the Blog and its content or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates, but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to the email process. Or whereby you previously contacted or enquired about the site that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties without your consent.

Email Notification

This website operates an email notification system used to inform subscribers about new articles published. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so, but they do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity. This is by no means a comprehensive list. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity. In compliance with various Spam Laws and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website looks to include only quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.) The owner of this website cannot guarantee or verify the content of any externally linked website despite her best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and that this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or negative consequences caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owner participate in are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage with them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms or encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owner through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses]. Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

February 27, 2015
Eva S. Balogh
Connecticut, USA

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