Privacy Policy

Because I participate in one or more affiliate advertising programs (chiefly Amazon Associates), publication of this policy is apparently necessary.  It doesn’t directly address the question most readers have: do you rent or sell your mailing list? My answer: no, I do not.

Privacy Policy:

Ellen Kolb d/b/a Leaven for the Loaf ("Leaven for the Loaf") operates leavenfortheloaf.com and may operate other websites. It is Leaven for the Loaf's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Leaven for the Loaf 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. Leaven for the Loaf's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Leaven for the Loaf's visitors use its website. From time to time, Leaven for the Loaf may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Leaven for the Loaf also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on leavenfortheloaf.com blogs/sites. Leaven for the Loaf 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Leaven for the Loaf's websites choose to interact with Leaven for the Loaf in ways that require Leaven for the Loaf to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Leaven for the Loaf gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at leavenfortheloaf.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Leaven for the Loaf are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Leaven for the Loaf collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Leaven for the Loaf. Leaven for the Loaf 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Leaven for the Loaf may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Leaven for the Loaf may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Leaven for the Loaf does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Leaven for the Loaf 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 Leaven for the Loaf's behalf or to provide services available at Leaven for the Loaf'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 Leaven for the Loaf's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Leaven for the Loaf 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, Leaven for the Loaf discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Leaven for the Loaf believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Leaven for the Loaf, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Leaven for the Loaf website and have supplied your email address, Leaven for the Loaf 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 Leaven for the Loaf and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Leaven for the Loaf 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. Leaven for the Loaf uses cookies to help Leaven for the Loaf identify and track visitors, their usage of Leaven for the Loaf website, and their website access preferences. Leaven for the Loaf visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Leaven for the Loaf's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Leaven for the Loaf's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Leaven for the Loaf, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Leaven for the Loaf 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 Leaven for the Loaf may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. 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 Leaven for the Loaf and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Leaven for the Loaf may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Leaven for the Loaf's sole discretion. Leaven for the Loaf encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a leavenfortheloaf.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

a Granite State pro-life blog by Ellen Kolb