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Privacy and cookies policy
1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website users
1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors.
1.3 In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Diffuser Essentials
- How we use your personal data
We may collect, store and use the following types of data:
2.1 Information such as IP address, geographical location, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation. We use Google Analytics to analyze these statistics. Diffuser Essentials does not receive any personally identifiable information from these statistics. We use this information to improve the website for our visitors. You can learn more about how Google Analytics safeguards data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
2.2 Information that you post for publication on our website, including comments. By submitting comments, you agree to have your comment publicly posted.
2.3 Information you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or receiving reader gifts such as printables. This data may be used for the purposes of sending you relevant notifications, printables, and other communications you may be interested in. These may be commercial or non-commercial in nature.
2.4 Any other information that you provide us for any reason.
- Providing your personal data to others
3.1 We do not sell or rent your personal data to others.
- International transfers of your personal data
4.1 We operate from the United States, which may have different data protection laws than other jurisdictions. If you live in the European Union, your information may be transferred outside of the EU to jurisdictions which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the EU.
- Retaining and deleting personal data
5.1 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
5.2 We will retain your personal data as follows:
(a) Google analytics retains data for a period of 26 months.
(b) If you subscribe to the email list, you will remain on the list until you choose to unsubscribe. From time to time, we may purge email subscribers who have not engaged with our communications.
- Security of personal data
6.1 The transmission of data over the internet is inherently insecure. We will take appropriate precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
7.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
7.3 We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email if you are a subscriber to this site.
- Your rights
8.1 In this Section 8, we have summarized the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
8.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
- Third party websites
9.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
9.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
- Personal data of children
10.1 Our website is targeted at persons over the age of 16.
10.2 If we have reason to believe that we hold data of a person under that age in our databases, we will delete that personal data.
- About cookies
11.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
11.2 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
- Cookies that we use
- Cookies used by our service providers
13.3 We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com.
13.6 We use affiliate links on this site as a means of income for this site. When you click on a link, a tracking cookie is used to let the partner site know that we sent them the referral. If you choose to make a purchase at the partner site, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Currently we have affiliate relationships with Amazon, Diffuser World, Plant Therapy, and Aroma2Go.
- Managing cookies
14.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
14.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
14.3 If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website
15. Our details
15.1 This website is owned and operated by Diffuser Essentials, a website property of Pacific Cottage Industries, LLC.
15.2 We are registered in the state of Washington, United States.
15.3 Our business address is 1770 Front St. #235E Lynden WA 98264
15.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by email, using infoATdiffuseressentials.com