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Honey Bee Suite is a personal website, designed for informational and entertainment purposes only. We do not sell products or services. Donations and affiliate links provide income to help defray operating expenses.

Honey Bee Suite (http://honeybeesuite.com) is governed by the following Privacy Policy.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information You Voluntarily Submit: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. This occurs when you voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to post updates, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as the links you clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website. For example, when you close a banner, cookies remember that you already closed it.

How your information may be used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters or notifications of post updates. Each email sent will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-party use of personal information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mailerlite: This service is used for delivery of email newsletters and post updates. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailerlite’s own privacy policy for further information.

PayPal: This payment processor collects donations from readers. When you donate, we receive your name, email, and notification of the amount donated. We do not receive any additional information unless you voluntarily submit your address or a comment. We do not have access to any other financial information you may have on file with PayPal. The privacy policy for PayPal can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Gravitar: 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.

Personally Identifiable Information

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Publicly visible information

If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.  Options such as adding an avatar, a profile description, and/or a link to your website are completely voluntary. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Cookies

The website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Honey Bee Suite is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out:  You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at rusty@honeybeesuite.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to rusty@honeybeesuite.com.

Amend: You may contact us at rusty@honeybeesuite.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget:  In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to rusty@honeybeesuite.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact rusty@honeybeesuite.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Formal Disclosure Policy About Advertising & Affiliate Relationships

This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. We always give honest opinions based on our experiences on the products or topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at rusty@honeybeesuite.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last Updated May 18, 2018

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