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PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy (“policy”) describes how AmaraStrand.com (“this website”, “we”, “us” or “our” “I” “website”) collects, protects and uses the personally identifiable information (“personal information”) you (“User”, “you” or “your” “reader”) may provide on the AmaraStrand.com website and any of its products or services (collectively, “website” or “services”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding my use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that I do not own or control, or to individuals that I do not employ or manage.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
This website receives and stores information you knowingly provide when you fill any online forms on the website. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of the website’s features. 

COLLECTION OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you visit the website, the servers automatically record information that your browser sends. This data may include information such as your device’s IP address, browser type and version, operating system type and version, language preferences or the webpage you were visiting before you came to this website, pages of this website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on this website, access times and dates, and other statistics.

USE AND PROCESSING OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
Any of the information collected from you may be used to personalize your experience; improve this website; improve customer service and respond to queries and emails of my readers; process transactions; send notification emails such as password reminders, updates, etc; run and operate this website and services. Non-Personal Information collected is used only to identify potential cases of abuse and establish statistical information regarding website usage. This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated in such a way that would identify any particular user of the system.

This website may process personal information related to you if one of the following applies: (i) You have given consent for one or more specific purposes. Note that under some legislation I may be allowed to process information until you object to such processing (by opting out), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases below. This, however, does not apply whenever the processing of personal information is subject to European data protection law; (ii) Provision of information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof; (ii) Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which you are subject; (iv) Processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us; (v) Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. 

INFORMATION TRANSFER AND STORAGE
Website servers are located in the United States. Depending on your location, data transfers may involve transferring and storing your information in a country other than your own. 

THE RIGHTS OF USERS
You may exercise certain rights regarding your information processed by this website, depending on which country you are governed by. In particular, you may have the right to: (i) withdraw consent where you have previously given your consent to the processing of your information; (ii) object to the processing of your information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent; (iii) learn if information is being processed; (iv) verify the accuracy of your information and ask for it to be updated or corrected; (v) under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your information, in which case, I will not process your information for any purpose other than storing it; (vi) under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of your personal information. This provision is applicable provided that your information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on your consent, on a contract which you are part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.

THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO PROCESSING
Where personal information is processed for the public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in this website or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by this website, you might have the right to object to such processing by providing a ground related to your particular situation to justify the objection. You must know that, however, should your personal information be processed for direct marketing purposes, you can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. 

HOW TO EXERCISE THESE RIGHTS
Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the website owner through the contact form here

PRODUCT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
This website may contract with other companies to provide certain products and services. These service providers are not authorized to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on my behalf or comply with legal requirements. This website may share personal information for these purposes with third-parties. Service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and are not authorize to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.

NEWSLETTERS
I may offer electronic newsletters to which you may voluntarily subscribe at any time. You may choose to stop receiving newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails. However, you will continue to receive essential transactional emails.

COOKIES
The website uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. This website may use cookies to collect, store, and track information for statistical purposes to operate this website and services. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the website and services. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit internetcookies.org

In addition to using cookies and related technologies as described above, this website also may permit certain third-party companies to help tailor advertising and to collect and use other data about user activities on the website. These companies may deliver ads that might also place cookies and otherwise track user behavior.

DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Some browsers incorporate a Do Not Track feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Tracking is not the same as using or collecting information in connection with a website. For these purposes, tracking refers to collecting personally identifiable information from consumers who use or visit a website or online service as they move across different websites over time. This website does not track its visitors over time and across third party websites. However, some third party sites may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.

ADVERTISEMENT
This website may display online advertisements and may share aggregated and non-identifying information about readers collected through the registration process or through online surveys and promotions with certain advertisers. This website does not share personally identifiable information about individual readers with advertisers. In some instances this aggregated and non-identifying information may be used to deliver tailored advertisements to the intended audience.

AFFILIATES
This website may disclose information about you to affiliates for the purpose of being able to offer you related or additional products and services. 

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by me. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites or third-parties. I encourage you to be aware when you leave this website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that may collect personal information.

INFORMATION SECURITY
This website secures information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. I maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of personal information in my control and custody. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while I strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond my control; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and this website cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third-party, despite best efforts.

DATA BREACH
In the event I become aware that the security of the website has been compromised or users personal information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, I reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, I will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if I believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When I do, I will post a notice on the website or send you an email.

LEGAL DISCLOSURE
This website will disclose any information collected, used or received if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, and when I believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect my rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. 

CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
I reserve the right to modify this policy relating to the website or services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this policy on the website. When I do I will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Continued use of the website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POLICY
You acknowledge that you have read this policy and agree to all its terms and conditions. By using the website or its services you agree to be bound by this policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this policy, you are not authorized to use or access the website and its services.

ADVERTISING AND AFFILIATE LINKS
I participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

RIGHT TO PUBLISH

By posting a comment or any communication to the website AmaraStrand.com, you are giving consent and permission to the website owner to publish your content publicly, on the website and elsewhere.

DISCLAIMERS

The content contained on this website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute professional or expert advice. The risk of using this content lies entirely with the reader.

The content on this website is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual, or anyone or thing.  If you choose to use this website, the responsibility is entirely your own.

COMMON SENSE

I am not a doctor, lawyer, financial adviser, nutritionist or therapist. None of the content on this site should be taken as professional advice. If you need professional advice, please consult with a certified professional in the appropriate field. Use some common sense.

EMAIL UPDATES

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This page was last updated on November 7, 2019

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