Privacy Policy

Cozy in Carolina is an anxiety lifestyle blog owned by blogger, Cassie Clark. This site is dedicated to protecting your privacy, which is why we collect as little personal information as possible from our visitors. Below you will find our Privacy Policy, outlining exactly what information we collect and how it is used.

Personal Data Collected by Cozy in Carolina & How it is Used

Comments

We collect data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and their browser user agent string to help us detect spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (a hash) is provided to Gravatar to see if you are using their service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After comment approval, your profile picture is visible to the public alongside your comment.

Media

Images often include embedded location data. In order to best protect your privacy, we ask you to avoid uploading media of any kind to Cozy in Carolina.

Contact Forms

When visitors contact us through the Contact page, the information entered is collected and used to respond to messages.

Cozy in Carolina offers readers the opportunity to subscribe to our mailing list. Subscribers receive post notifications, newsletters, and other communications. This information is stored with the email automation service, MailPoet. We use MailPoet to create and send our communications. MailPoet’s Privacy Policy is found here. Your information will never be sold for marketing purposes. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so you do not have to fill in your details when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

Embedded Content From Other Sites

Articles on this site might include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as when you visit the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content, if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Cozy in Carolina uses Google Analytics to compile statistics on how visitors interact with our website. Google’s Privacy Policy is located here and more information on Google Analytics is here.

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize user experience. We aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We reserve the right to use and disclose Non-Personal Information to outside parties at our discretion.

Who We Share Your Data With

Except as otherwise stated, we do not share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who perform services for the site. Vendors such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user email addresses for the purpose of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information at our direction.

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, provide technical support, and inform users of new content.

We may share Personal Information with outside parties for the following reasons:

  • we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request
  • to enforce applicable Terms & Conditions, including investigation of potential violations
  • address fraud, security or technical concerns
  • to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

You can request an exported file of any personal data we have stored about you. We will erase your personal data upon your request. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to the Cozy in Carolina Privacy Policy

Cozy in Carolina reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms & Conditions at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by placing a prominent notice on our site. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check Cozy in Carolina and this privacy page for updates.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to cassie@cozyincarolina.com.