Last Updated September 30, 2016
At The Sister Rap, we recognize the importance of your privacy. If we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Information We Collect
Personal information is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as a customer’s name, e-mail address, mailing address and information about that individual’s activities when directly linked to that person such as information about his or her use of the site. Personal information also may include demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences, when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies the individual.
How We Collect and Use Personal Information
The Sister Rap collects personal information from you at several different points on our Website, as set forth below.
In general, we use personal information for the purpose for which it was collected, such as
- Blog comments
- To anticipate and resolve problems with our Website
- For our own internal business operations, to respond to reader support inquiries and for other purposes as described below.
Other Information Submissions
When you submit your email address to us to initiate a subscription to one of our newsletters, we ask for personal information such as your name and email address. This personal information is only used to send you the newsletter(s). You may opt-out of such follow-up contacts by following the instructions in the newsletter.
When you elect to share a blog post or recipe with a friend, we ask you for your friend’s name and email address. The Sister Rap will automatically send your friend a one-time email on your behalf which contains the requested content, and which invites your friend to visit the Website. If your friend does not wish to receive these messages sent on your behalf, he or she must contact you directly. The Sister Rap users may not use this sharing service to send unwanted spam to others.
Contests, Promotions, Offers and Surveys
Occasionally, our Website requests personal information from users via contests, promotions, offers and surveys. Participation in these contests, promotions, offers, and surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore may choose whether to disclose personal information in connection with these activities. Personal Information requested in these activities may include contact information (e.g., your name and shipping address) and demographic information (e.g., your postal code or age level). We use this information to notify you if you’ve won and to award prizes. We use information we collect in surveys for internal purposes, such as to ascertain the use of this Website and improve its usefulness to you.
We collect personal information when you submit comments, questions or suggestions to The Sister Rap. We use the information you provide to respond to your submission.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Log Files
We may use, and permit third parties to use, “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, 1-by-1 GIFs, and web bugs) on our Website and in our e-mail newsletters, to monitor the effectiveness of advertising and for other lawful purposes. These web beacons do not collect personally identifying information about you on our Website.
We track log files on our Website (i.e., we log your computer’s IP address into our log files when you visit a page on our Website) and use them to analyze trends, administer the Website, track your movements on the Website, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may link some or all of this information to personally identifiable information that is stored on a cookie in your computer. We only use information gathered from these activities for our internal marketing and operational purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Information
With your consent, we may disclose information you provide to third parties in conjunction with
(i) your entry into a contest or promotion,
(ii) your request of an offer, or
(iii) your participation in a survey or similar activity on the Website.
You may be asked for additional information in order to enter the contest or promotion, request an offer, or participate in a survey. The third parties will use the information we provide to them, along with any information you provide during your entry, request, or participation, in order to
(i) notify you if you have won a prize in a contest or sweepstakes, and
(ii) to fulfill, or facilitate fulfillment of, requests for products or services you may make in connection with your entry, request, or participation.
These third parties are contractually obligated to keep all such information confidential and to only use it for the purposes for which it was provided. When we provide information collected during a contest, promotion, offer, or survey on the Website to third parties, we always disclose this to you at the time of collection
Protection of TheSisterRap.com and Others
We do not intend, and the Website is not designed, to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old, you should not register for our services or otherwise provide information on our Website and should ask your parent to do so for you.
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California Privacy Rights and UK Data Protection Act
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not provide your personal information to any third party for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. If, having provided your consent, you would like to revoke your consent to future disclosure of your personal information to third parties, send a request to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “California Opt-Out” in the subject line. Please note that this opt-out will not prevent the use of information that has already been disclosed to third parties with your consent and you should contact them directly to opt-out from such communications
The UK Data Protection Act
Subject access is one of the main rights of the Data Protection Act. It gives people the right to access their personal information. You can ask us to tell you about any personal information The Sister Rap holds about you, and to provide you with a copy of that information. In most cases we will respond within 40 calendar days of receiving such Subject Access request. We may ask you for a modest fee (which will not exceed £10) to cover our costs. Please send any requests for Subject Access to email@example.com. Please indicate such a request by placing “UK DPA Subject Access Request” in the subject line.