Last Updated: 20 April 2021

Who we are

Our website address is: https://basilandbay.com. Privacy information is controlled by Megan Jones.

At basilandbay.com, the privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us to us. This privacy policy outlines the type of personal information that is received and collected by choosingchia.com and how it is used.

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.

Information Collected from Others

We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. 

Automatically-Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account; 
  • To send you promotional information (like newsletters) 
  • To send you communication e-mails (like confirmation e-mails, technical notes, updates on policies)
  • To respond to your comments on posts
  • To provide you with user support

Third-party use of personal information

Information may be shared with third parties if you authorize us to share your information.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Flodesk – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Flodesk’s privacy policy for further information.

Who we share your data with

The data collected may be shared with:

  • service providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services including, but not limited to, application development, site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, payment processing, marketing, analytics, and enforcement of our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements;
  • Other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the Services;
  • Persons or entities with whom you consent to have your Personal Data shared;
  • Third parties in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or to collect amounts owed to us;
  • Merchants and payment processors; 
  • and third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence

We do this to: 

  • comply with legal process; 
  • respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; 
  • enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; 
  • protect our operations; 
  • protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; 
  • and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.   

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

Anonymous data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Publicly displayed information

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation.  Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

To assist with sending you requested information, we use MailChimp to collect and store your email address. You may opt out of the collection of your data by:

  1. unsubscribing (we will remove your data) and 
  2. contacting them using the instructions on their privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. youtube, pinterest, wordpress.org, etc.). 

Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Embedded content from other websites

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

Analytics

We use Google analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc. The information that we collect anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

Children Under the Age of 13

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

This website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any personal data from children under the age of 13. If we find out that any information has been collected by anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent, that information will be deleted. 

Rights related to your personal information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Where we send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Protection of personal data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

Affiliate Program

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Basil and Bay is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Disclosure Policy

Basil and Bay is a personal blog. I accept forms of payment through advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and the sales of digital products. Any content on the blog that is paid or sponsored will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Basil and Bay may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, and other topics. Even though Basil and Bay receives compensation for some posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions and experiences with products and services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Notice and choice

i. The types of Personal Data we collect and why we collect it, are described in Section 2 of this Privacy Policy.

ii. See section 5 to remove your data from this site.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

[email protected]