Last modified: March 31, 2020

© Tap Dancing Spiders 2020

Privacy

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through all of Tap Dancing Spiders’ websites, software, and mobile applications, and not to information collected offline. By using our sites, software, or mobile applications you acknowledge that any information provided by you is provided voluntarily and subject to Tap Dancing Spiders’ privacy policy, to which you consent. Note that Tap Dancing Spiders’ websites, software, and mobile applications are not intended for use by a person in any state or country where such use would be contrary to local laws or regulations. Tap Dancing Spiders’ privacy policy is subject to change without notice. When changes are made, we will revise the “modified” date at the top of this policy. Tap Dancing Spiders encourages you to visit this page periodically so that you are aware of the most recent privacy terms. This privacy policy reflects Tap Dancing Spiders’ current practices.

Information Collection and Use

We collect information from you when you use our web-based tools when you subscribe to follow posts and comments, subscribe to the email lists, or fill out a form.

When communicating with us through our websites, software, or mobile applications for these purposes you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website based on the information and feedback we receive from you
  • To respond to your customer service requests and support needs
  • To evaluate and respond to your guest post submission
  • To send you emails

You acknowledge and agree that any information you provide to us through our websites, software, or mobile applications is provided voluntarily. You further agree to defend, indemnify and hold Tap Dancing Spiders harmless from any and all liability, claims, actions, damages, fines, penalties or judgments (including attorney’s fees) that may arise from your use of Tap Dancing Spiders’ websites, software, or mobile applications.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted parties who assist us in operating our website, or responding to your requests for service. We may provide information to trusted parties, such as our affiliates and business partners, in compliance with our privacy policy and confidential and security requirements. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Who we are

My website address is: http://tapdancingspiders.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Bianca Smith collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Bianca Smith’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Bianca Smith’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Bianca Smith may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Bianca Smith also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Bianca Smith only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Bianca Smith’s websites choose to interact with Bianca Smith in ways that require Bianca Smith to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bianca Smith gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive hashtag holidays via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Bianca Smith collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Bianca Smith. Bianca Smith does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Bianca Smith discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Bianca Smith’s behalf or to provide services available at Bianca Smith’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Bianca Smith’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Bianca Smith will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Bianca Smith discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Bianca Smith believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bianca Smith, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Bianca Smith website and have supplied your email address, Bianca Smith may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Bianca Smith and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Bianca Smith takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Bianca Smith uses cookies to help Bianca Smith identify and track visitors, their usage of Bianca Smith website, and their website access preferences. Bianca Smith visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Bianca Smith’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Bianca Smith’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Bianca Smith, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Bianca Smith goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Bianca Smith may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

What We Collect

Aggregated Statistics

Bianca Smith may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Bianca Smith may monitor the most popular pages on the sites or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Bianca Smith may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Bianca Smith does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Universal Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

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.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Contact Forms

We use Forminator Forms as a way for you to send me a message. The contact information requested is used only as a means to contact you and answer your query. Any information submitted through contact forms will never be used for marketing purposes. Any details submitted via a form will be deleted on request via email to bianca@tapdancingspiders.com.

Which forms collect personal data?

If you sign up for the monthly hashtag holiday list or send me a message, the forms will request personal data limited to what’s needed to process your request.

What personal data do we collect and why?

When visitors or users submit a form, we capture the IP Address for spam protection. We also capture the email address and might capture other personal data included in the Form fields.

How long we retain your data

When visitors or users submit a form we retain the data for 30 days.

Where we send your data

All collected data might be shown publicly and we send it to our workers or contractors to perform necessary actions based on the form submission.

Third Parties

We use Google reCAPTCHA for spam protection. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
We use Akismet Spam for spam protection. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://automattic.com/privacy/.
We use Mailchimp to manage our subscriber list. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
We use Zapier to manage our integration data. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://zapier.com/privacy/.
We use ActiveCampaign to manage our subscriber. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://www.activecampaign.com/privacy-policy/.
We use Aweber to manage our subscriber. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://www.aweber.com/privacy.htm.
We use Campaign Monitor to manage our subscriber. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://www.campaignmonitor.com/policies/#privacy-policy.
We use Google Drive and Google Sheets to manage our integration data. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
We use Trello to manage our integration data. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://trello.com/privacy.
We use Slack to manage our integration data. Their privacy policy can be found here : https://slack.com/privacy-policy.

Hummingbird

Hummingbird uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies, such as Google. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Bianca Smith and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

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.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes 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.

Defender Pro

This site creates and stores an activity log that capture the IP address, username, email address and tracks user activity (like when a user makes a comment). Information will be stored locally for 30 days and remotely for 1 year. Information on remote logs cannot be cleared for security purposes.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Bianca Smith may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Bianca Smith’s sole discretion. Bianca Smith encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Copyright

This website is owned by Bianca Smith and contains material protected by copyright laws which may not be reproduced in any form without advanced written consent of an authorized officer of Tap Dancing Spiders.

Governing Law

The applicable law governing the content and use of this site and any disputes arising from the use of this site is Washington state law and all disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Seattle, Washington, United States of America.