My Privacy Promise for The RoseBouquet
At The RoseBouquet blog, I respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously. This Privacy Promise covers my collection, use and disclosure of information I collect through this blog and service. The RoseBouquet is owned and operated by Ruth Marlene Friesen under the business name, Bouquet of Enterprises.
This Privacy Promise also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. The use of information collected through this service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which YOU, our customer or subscriber have engaged us.
Here’s what I do – and, more importantly, don’t do – with any information you provide to me.
If You Are a Customer
All information I receive about Customers is held in strict confidence.
However, when you are about to purchase something, you are passed to a secure server with a third-party, such as PayPal or Clickbank. They notify me by email when the sale is completed. Aside from writing to thank you, and/or further emails if you have subscribed to my newsletter, I do not use your name and email or purchase details for anything else.
For sure, I do not sell or share your information with anyone! I only collect information like your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and billing information so we can provide the product(s) you ordered, and the email marketing services described on the website.
As my customer, I like to send out regular training and support emails as part of our ongoing training and support. But if you wish to opt out at any time, simply click the “unsubscribe link” at the bottom of our emails. Presto! You are unsubscribed. No questions asked. No guilt or blame.
Since this is not a membership site, you don’t need to worry about closing your account. There is none to close.
If You are a Subscriber
If you are a subscriber to a mailing list associated with this blog, The RoseBouquet, your name and email address is located on another secure site, and I keep the confirmation emails on my computer at home, which is a Linux system and much more secure than most.
I do NOT share my mailing lists with others, nor do I rent them out. I personally hate SPAM to the degree that I will not buy or do business with any company or representative who send me an unsolicited ad mail.
If You are in a European Country
I am well aware of your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but in going over this Privacy Promises document, I see that all the rights and privileges that law would give you are already provided here for you and for every other visitor that comes to my site.
Although I can hardly see how this could become necessary, I reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings or similar legal process, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.
Also unlikely, however, in the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified in advance via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Access To Personal Information
Upon request I will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by contacting me here via my contact form: https://ruthes-secretroses.com/trix/reachme_form.php I will respond to your request within 30 days.
I will retain your information for as long as your subscription is active, or as needed to provide you services. I will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with my legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If or when you unsubscribe – your email is deleted, and not used again on my mailing lists.
I follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us directly.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by our website to your web browser. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our system, and some other service providers to recognize you and make your next visit easier and our service more useful to you.
Affiliates, analytics, or services providers use technologies, such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts, to analyze trends, administer our website, tracking users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. My web STATS will recognize you as a returning visitor, but it does not tell us your name, address, or anything personal. Just that your computer has visited this site before. If you have cleared your cache of cookies since your last visit, it will not even know that much.
I rejoice when I see that my site has had returning visitors, but I could never track you down with that bit of information. It is totally harmless to you.
I may sometimes put a tracking pixel with an ad, which will also recognize your return and perhaps serve up another ad of the type you saw last time, assuming that you like that topic. (That’s something that Google’s AdSense ads have done for may years). Again, unless you subscribe to my mailing list, I have no way of discovering your email or name, etc. If you do subscribe I like to believe that you have chosen to trust me at least long enough to read some of my emails and get to know me better.
I, Ruth, personally have very high Christian standards for my personal and business ethics. Therefore, from the very beginning of my life online, since 1999, I have bent backwards to be honest, fair, and to treat others with respect.
All my email lists (tied to any of my websites) do NOT start to mail to you until you have confirmed by clicking a link in the first confirmation email, that you truly did decide to subscribe. As soon as you wish to be done with my email list, you can click a link that is at the bottom of every email I send, which allows you to unsubscribe with a click. I will not hound you, or even try to ask why. I really do respect your privacy.
I do save the automated email I get that says this email and/or person, has confirmed that they wanted to be subscribed. I save those emails on my own private computer at home, which has a system that does not have to worry about viruses or attacks.
If I offer something for sale, you will need to click a link to a sales page but it will be on a secure server of a third-party that has all the encryption and whatever is necessary to complete the transaction with you to complete the sale. You are then switched back to me for followup.
If you wish to reject cookies, you can still visit and read this website, but some features may be limited. To delete cookies you need to check with the helps for the settings of your particular browser. The exact instructions are a bit different for each one. (You may notice when you get a brand new computer, you have no cookies, and so you have to hunt up the URL for favourite websites, and start over. So cookies do make your internet life easier).
IF I post any customer or client testimonial on my website, I always ask for permission first. If you have granted permission but change your mind, you just need to let me know and ask me to remove it. It is that easy.
Sincerely Wishing to Bless You,
Ruth Marlene Friesen
June 11, 2018 (created).