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The following is the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for this website, Eco Going Life

www.ecogoinglife.com

Terms of Use

By accessing this website, you are offering ‘implied consent’ and agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations.  If you do not agree to any of the Terms and Conditions or policies listed below you are prohibited from using or accessing any and all of this website. 

Privacy Policy

The privacy of our users is extremely important here at Eco Going Life.  This Privacy Policy only applies to the information collected by Eco Going Life and does not apply to any third-party web sites or links to other websites which may exist on the Eco Going Life web site. 

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service called Akismet.  Akismet anti-spam service collects information about visitors who comment on this site. The information collected by this anti-spam service could include the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Newsletter and Contact-Us Form

This website collects and stores your name and email address when you submit it in order to sign-up for the newsletter notification. For example, when you subscribe to receive newsletter updates, announcements and/or enter a contest.  We only use this information as permitted by law and may only disclose personally identifiable information if we are required to do so by law or in compliance with legal process in order to protect or defend our rights and property.  We may also us this personal information to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the site or protect the personal safety and property of our users or the public. We may not provide notice to disclosure in such cases.  

If at any time you wish to unsubscribe or remove your name from the e-mail list you can click ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of the email and your name and email address will be removed from the list.  You will not be contacted again unless you choose to opt-in again.

Disclosure Policy (Required by the FTC)

Eco Going Life may use affiliated links from third-parties within the web site.  If you use an affiliated link to make a purchase I may receive a small commission from the purchase.  If you choose to purchase a service or product through an affiliated third-party I am not responsible for their acts or omissions. 

Advertising links found on this Site may provide compensation if visitors use the links located throughout the Site to make purchases.  If you choose to purchase service(s) or product(s) through an advertising link (i.e. a third-party) I am not responsible for their act or omissions. 

Eco Going Life may be given free products to review, or may be provided with sponsored projects or activities.  It will always be explicitly stated that the product, project or activity review post(s) are from a paid sponsorship.  

We utilize Word Of Mouth (WOM) marketing strategies.   In order to create honest and true content. All reviews of activities or products which are sponsored or given as gifts will be honestly reviewed based upon my own opinion or experiences with these activities or products and will be without influence of the sponsorship, compensation or ‘gift’ aspect of the item being reviewed.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As of May 25th 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) takes effect. The information we collect from our visitors are their names and email addresses.  This information is optional and not required in order to access the information on this web site.  We collect this personal information in order to send you announcements and newsletters.  You have the right to access or change your personal data at any time.

If at any time you wish to unsubscribe or remove your name from the e-mail list you can click ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of the email and your name and email address will be removed from the list.  You will not be contacted again unless you choose to opt-in again.

Use of “Cookies”

“Cookies” are pieces of data placed on your web browser and/or hard drive on your computer or phone and are used to collect identifiable and unidentifiable information while you use this web site.  The information collected is used for record-keeping and communication purposes. 

Why do we use ‘cookies’? 

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Eco Going Life also uses social networking buttons and Google analytics are used on this web site, all of which collect information and use ‘cookies’. 

The ‘cookies’ are used 

  • By the social media sharing icons you see on the page (i.e. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
  • To compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools.  To allow us to measure traffic to the blog by use of Google Analytics.
  • To know more about how Google uses personal data please click here.
  • We may use third party affiliate links, which uses cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website or other websites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

“Cookie” Removal

These cookies can be removed from your browser and hard-drive. If you wish to remove cookies from your web browser and hard-drive please gohere to learn how to do this.

You may also go here to learn more about ‘cookies’ and how to remove them. www.aboutads.info

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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 its 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.

Policy Regarding Minors

Even though this website is not designed for use by minors (under the age of 18), the website may still be accessed by a minor.  No information should be submitted to this website by a minor. We do not knowingly collect or share any personal information of minors.  This website does not verify the age of any user and in so doing is unable to confirm that all users are adults.  Minors are not eligible to participate in contests or give-a-ways.  In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Eco Going Life will remove personal information made known to be of a minor’s which was given without parental consent.

Limitation of Liability

ALL CONTENT AND INFORMATION FOUND ON ECO GOING LIFE IS “AS IS” AND WITH OUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  ANY DOWNLOADING OF CONTENT FROM ECO GOING LIFE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  ECO GOING LIFE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE ACTS OF THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING THIRD PARTY AD NETWORKS.

Contact information

If you have questions about the website or this privacy policy please email me at ecogoinglife.com

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