My Commitment to Privacy
The responsible use of personal information collected via my websites is important to my reputation. The extent and type of information I receive from you depends on the information you provide through my contact mailboxes and/or through any registration processes on my websites.
Use of Information
I use your personally identifiable information to respond to your requests and to provide you with information about my services. I may also use it to provide you with marketing material about my services, unless you opt out of receiving this information as provided below. I also use personal information for the purposes of providing my services to you and for maintaining our relationship.
My websites may invite you to contact me or to provide information about yourself. I use the information you provide to personalize your online experience and to deliver the content most suited to your needs. In addition, “cookies” (i.e. small text files placed on your computer when you first visit the site) may be used on this website and any linked websites that I own. Most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered and permit you to refuse or accept it. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with the software manufacturer, your company’s technology help desk or your Internet service provider.
Cookies are primarily used to enhance your online experience and not to track the navigational habits of identified visitors, unless I obtain your permission to do so. If you visit my sites to read or download information, such as news stories or articles, much of the information I do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the sites, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to my sites) and not personally identifiable. I use this information about the number of visitors and their use of my sites in aggregate form to make my sites more useful and attractive to you.
The personal information you provide to me will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law. I do not share personal information with third parties except as necessary to carry out your request or as required by law for other legal processes, and I never sell your personal information. Furthermore, personal data collected by this website may be transferred to associates where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information. By submitting data electronically, you are providing explicit consent to trans-border transmission of data collected via my website.
I, Ruth Hartley recognize my responsibility for protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about my administration of your personal information, or would like to opt out of receiving any marketing material from me, please contact me. If you receive any newsletters from me, there will always be an Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the page.
Your Information on Linked Sites
The same principles apply to all my own linked sites. My associates may have their own, possibly different, policies. I encourage you to review these privacy policies when linking to these websites.
Location and Acceptance of Use