Privacy Statement

Effective Date: January 1, 2024
Last Update: June 6, 2024

By visiting BradHazel.com sites/applications, you consent to this Privacy Statement.

I (“BradHazel”) am committed to providing a service that is safe and private to the best of my ability. This includes maintaining your privacy when it comes to the collection and use of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) you may provide via the Internet or otherwise. I believe it is important to explain the information gathering practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

This Privacy Statement (or “Statement”) addresses information that the website collects from you, both via the Internet or through other methods, and begins by answering the following questions;

After answering these initial questions, this Statement then addresses a number of other issues related to privacy. You should read this Statement in full before providing information to BradHazel.com websites or applications, and that you regularly check this Statement to determine if there have been any material changes that would affect your decision to continue using them. Please note that this Statement is written in English and it does not guarantee the accuracy of any translated versions of this Statement. To the extent any translated version of this Statement conflicts with the English version, the English version will prevail.

Any Personal Data that is collected or submitted by you is covered by this Privacy Statement and is in effect at the time the information is collected. This Privacy Statement may be revised at any time. If material changes to this Privacy Statement are made, all changes will be posted online at: https://bradhazel.com/legal/privacy-statment/ or by sending you an email or other notification as required by applicable law. The effective date of those changes will be posted at the top of the statement.

BradHazel.com is a blog that started in early 2001. It has been available on and off over the years, depending on time, money, and interest. This blog features a personal journal with selected reflections, comments, options, and links on various topics like personal interests and hobbies.

Personal data is collected by BradHazel.com when you place an order (for yourself or as gifts for others); register on my websites/applications; sign up for my newsletters or to receive electronic documents; enter a contest; participate in a survey; or make a general inquiry. The information collected could include the following: name, address, phone, and email address.

I also may collect certain information automatically as you use my sites, such as your Internet Protocol address, browser type, computer type, operating system version, type of mobile device (if used), location data (if available), the website from which you navigated to my website, the time and date associated with your use of my website, the pages on my website that you view and how long you view each page, as well as other miscellaneous information about you.

To enhance your experience on my sites, many of my web pages use “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that are placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide that information by, for example, registering at one of my sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

Cookies are used to understand my sites usage and to improve the content and offerings on my sites. For example, I may use cookies to personalize your experience on my web pages (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to my site). I also may use cookies to offer you products and services. Cookies save you time as they help to remember who you are. Cookies help my sites to be more efficient. I can learn about what content is important to you and what is not. I can revise or remove web pages that are not of interest and focus my efforts on content you prefer. 

If you want to control which cookies you accept, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of my sites will not function properly if you have refused cookies.

Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept cookies provided by my sites by default. If you want to see cookies that you have accepted, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server.

I also use Google Analytics to understand how my sites are being used. Google Analytics uses permanent cookies on your web browser to identify you as a unique user. All data collected by Google is alleged to be anonymous. Please review the Google Privacy Pages for more information and do your research.

My sites collect anonymous and aggregate advertising metrics, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. I am not responsible for and do not control cookies placed in third-party ads or any actions or policies of any third-party advertising, technology service providers, or of any third party members of any related advertising networks. I encourage you to review the privacy policies and notices published by all relevant third parties. You must contact the relevant third party directly to exercise your opt-out choices with respect to such parties’ use of your information. Review my Cookie Policy for for a cookie list and other cookie related information.

I’m committed to ensuring the security and privacy of the personal data that you provide. I implement all necessary technical and organizational measures available to me and my skill level, with regards to the nature, impact and context of the personal data that you share and the risks involved in processing it, in order to protect your personal data and, more specifically, to prevent any corruption, damage, or unauthorized use by third parties, either through accident or criminal activity. I provide a secure online payment system using the latest technologies. You can make purchases with the guarantee that your data is kept confidential and secure.

Everyone has a part to play in data security and privacy. For this reason, I recommend that you avoid communicating passwords to others, and that you log out of your accounts (especially if these accounts are linked), and close your browser window when leaving my sites, especially when using a public device to access the internet. This way, other users will not be able to access your personal information. I strongly advise against communicating any document issued by BradHazel.com that contains your personal details to third parties or posting such documents on social media.

For more information regarding online privacy, I recommended visiting the following resources;

I reserve the right to disclose your Personal Data only as required by law and when I believe that disclosure is necessary to protect my rights, the rights of my family or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on me. I may also share information when I have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to prevent harm to my family, my websites/applications or my visitors. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts, or government entities.

Additionally, if the ownership of all or substantially all of my business changes or I otherwise transfer assets relating to my business or the websites to a third party, I may transfer your personal information to the new owner to be used consistent with this Statement.

BradHazel.com may also engage certain trusted third party companies and individuals to facilitate sites on my behalf, to perform services (e.g., without limitation, hosting and maintenance services, customer relationship services, web analytics, payment processing and database storage and management services). I may share your Personal Data with these third parties to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services.

I use your information primarily to respond to you and to fulfill your needs as a visitor, as a subscriber, a customer or prospective customer. I use your information to send you the products you have ordered, to send you newsletters or welcome messages, to process your payment, to fulfill your request to perform services, to recognize you as a repeat visitor, to acknowledge your interest in participating in a survey, or to resolve a customer service matter or other inquiry you have brought to my attention.

Information volunteered by you in any message, postings and comments on my sites provided forums, discussion/bulletin boards, club membership sites, event calendars, or the like, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in any such posted message.

If you subscribe to one or more of my Sites, you will also receive a notice or notices about renewing your subscription prior to its expiration date. You may request to be excluded from such renewal mailings per the procedure set forth later in this Statement. You may also receive periodic mailings from me about new products, services or upcoming events.

I believe it is important for you to understand your rights and be able to control the Personal Data you provide. Please note the following rights you have regarding your Personal Data.

  • You have the right to be informed about what Personal Data is collected and how it is used.
  • You have the right to obtain a copy of your Personal Data.
  • You have the right to correct Personal Data that is incorrect or complete your Personal Data if it is incomplete.
  • You have the right to have your Personal Data deleted in certain circumstances.
  • You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
  • You have the right to restrict processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
  • You have the right to obtain or reuse any Personal Data that you provide.

 

How can I exercise my rights with respect to my Personal Data? 

To ask a question or exercise any of your rights listed above, please contact me as indicated at the end of this statement.

In addition, at the time you volunteer Personal Data and at any time thereafter, you can direct me not to use this information for promotional or informational marketing. At your option, you may also elect to suppress the mailing of renewal notices for any of my Subscriptions. If you do so, your Personal Data will be flagged in to correspond with your request, and you will be excluded from related marketing. You can, at any time, send such directions to me in writing, please contact me as indicated at the end of this statement.

There are also national clearinghouse organizations and governmental entities where you can register to suppress unwanted solicitations. The most prominent of these is the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The ANA provides mail, email and telephone database “preference services” free of charge to consumers who wish to block all unsolicited direct mail, e-mail and telemarketing contacts, respectively. For more information, visit Association of National Advertisers website or phone them at (212) 768-7277. I have exercised my right to this option in the past and have experienced its effectiveness.

BradHazel.com website is not directed to anyone under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 Do Not Use My Site. I do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided Personal Data on my Sites website without parental consent, he or she should contact me. If I become aware that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Data without verifiable parental consent, I will delete such data.

BradHazel.com website is not directed to California Residents. If you are a California Resident Do Not Use My Site. I do not knowingly allow use by California Residents. If I become aware that a California Resident has provided Personal Data on my Sites, created a account or purchased products or services, I will delete such data, delete such account, terminate such transactions and cancel such service requests.

BradHazel.com website is not directed to anyone outside of the United States of America. If you are accessing my Sites from outside of the boundaries of the United States, Do Not Use My Site. If I become aware that a Non-US Resident has provided Personal Data on my Sites, created a account or purchased products or services, I will delete such data, delete such account, terminate such transactions and cancel such service requests.

If you have questions about this privacy statement, please Contact Me.