Privacy Statement

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to me. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Kim Moreno and QuinGem's Creations collect and how QuinGem's Creations uses that personal information.  This privacy statement only applies to this website.

Personal Information Collection

Information You Voluntarily Submit to this Website:  QuinGem's Creations may collect and use the following kinds of personal information: your first and last name and your email address.  You may voluntarily submit this information when you're leaving a comment on a blog post.
Information that is Automatically Collected for this Website: QuinGem's Creations automatically collects specific information about you and the device (smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet) that you use when visiting this website.  For instance, when you visit quingem.com, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, the dates/times when you accessed this website are logged, and links you've clicked.  The purpose of this is to help me create better content to help my readers.
Cookies: QuinGem's Creations may gather information using Session Cookies or Persistent Cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by this website. Session Cookies expire when you close your browser while Persistent Cookies remain on your browser until you delete them by clearing your history/cookies.  These cookies aid in providing a more personalized experience on this website.

Use of Personal Information

The following is a list of examples of how the website, QuinGem's Creations, may use your personal information (as discussed above).
  • To operate and maintain this website, plan and update content, and plan and update products (i.e., books, ebooks, marketing materials).
  • To send you monthly and bi-monthly newsletters or email updates, which include the ability to opt-out of future correspondence (look for the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email).
  • To respond to blog comments and queries submitted through the contact form on this website.
  • To track and measure advertising and user behavior (blogs read, links clicked) on this website.
  • To protect this website and website's readers from unauthorized or illegal activity (e.g., phishing, spamming).

Disclosure of Personal Information

QuinGem's Creations may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, this website partners with third-party service providers to aid in the management of various aspects of this website.  Each third-party provider's use of personal information is explained by their individual privacy policies.
Currently, your personal information isn't being shared with any other third-party services. However, this list may be updated in the future as the owner of the website (me, Kim Moreno) finds better ways to provide you with free, useful content.
Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your prior consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through this website to third parties should I sell all or a portion of QuinGem's Creations.  This may also apply to a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of this website's assets or it may be related to a bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against QuinGem's Creations.

Anonymous Data

Occasionally, this website may provide anonymous data, which doesn't identify you alone, to outside parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.  Examples of anonymous data may include analytics, as discussed above, and information collected from cookies.

Publicly Visible Information

If you leave a comment on a blog post, the name that you use will be visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.  You also have the option to add a link to your website when leaving a blog comment.  Users will see the name that you use when you leave a comment on a blog post.
At this time, QuinGem's Creations does not allow you to create a user profile or link to a social media profile.

Cookies

QuinGem's Creations uses cookies to prevent email capturing pop-ups and welcome mats and banner ads from being shown to regular visitors. Cookies may also be used by third-party services.
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.

Advertising

Display Ads
QuinGem's Creations uses a third-party advertising company to serve advertisements when you visit this website.  This service may use cookies, as explained above, to better target ads based on your preferences.
Affiliate Program Participation
QuinGem's Creations engages in affiliate marketing and may earn a commission should you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase.  These affiliate partners may engage a cookie in your browser to track sales after you click on a link.  Please note that these cookies have a limited life and do expire.
Kim Moreno (owner) 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 linking to Amazon.com. Kim is also a member of the following affiliate advertising programs: Share-a-Sale, Caf├ęPress, Commission Junction and SurThrival.
Newsletters
You may choose to subscribe to email updates which may be used for advertising products or services used by me (owner). The purpose of this is to help me provide better content that is useful to my readers.  What I learn is not shared by third parties.

Your Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You are welcome to opt-out of all future email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of email updates.  You may also contact me (owner) at quingem@gmail.com to request that I remove you from the mailing list.
Access – If you can't recall if you have subscribed for future updates, you may contact me (owner) at quingem@gmail.com, and I will confirm your subscription status.
Amend – You may contact me (owner) at quingem@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information (name and email address).
Delete – There may come a time when you will like me to remove you from the email list (see “opt-out” above) or delete a comment on a blog post.  To do so, please contact me (owner) at quingem@gmail.com.
Please note that there may come a time when I may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

Please note that you should not submit sensitive personal information to this website, either in blog comments or in an email to me.  Please note that although your email address isn't visible to others (outside of myself), your comments will be visible to anyone who reads the comment thread.
If you don't want strangers to have access to information, do not post it in a blog comment on this website.

Children's Information

QuinGem's Creations does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 16.  If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 16 and you believe your child has subscribed to the blog's newsletter or the child has shared personal information in a blog comment, please contact me (owner) immediately at quingem@gmail.com so that I may remove the information from my records.

Updating this Statement

QuinGem's Creations may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.  With each update, this page will be shared on social media to keep you informed of changes.
Last Update: June 10, 2018

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or Kim Moreno treatment of your personal information, please write: