Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.melissahopes.com. This is a blog website, intended for information and encouragement. It is in no way intended to be professional therapy, counseling or legal advice. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate and helpful information.

We make no attempt to solicit or collect personally identifiable information for children under the age of 13 (or the minimum age set by your state or country’s requirements).

By continuing to visit melissahopes.com, you confirm that you understand and agree to these Terms of Use.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 anonymized 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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you explicitly sign up for an opt-in on melissahopes.com (newsletter or other clearly indicated opt-ins), your name, email address and Starbucks name are collected. The information will be made available to a third-party email newsletter service provider. You can unsubscribe at anytime via a button on the bottom of the newsletter emails. Contact me if you have any problems: [email protected]

Cookies

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

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website and that sites privacy policy is in effect for that content.

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

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone.

Please note that if you click ads on melissahopes.com, data may be collected by Google and their affiliates. You can read how they use this data here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en#infosharing

The Yoast plugin collects data about how people come to and click around this website. Their privacy policy states that they do not collect identifying information and can be accessed here: https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/

We use Google Analytics and Yoast for website traffic purposes and no personal data is collected.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information for this site

Mailing address:
321 N. Pass Ave #61
Burbank, CA 91505 USA

email: [email protected]

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use trusted plugins and data security tools to protect any data. Your email address and name are provided to a trusted email newsletter service. Even with due diligence, no one can guarantee the security of your personal information. By continuing to use this site, you acknowledge this.

Copyright

All the content on this site and the products are mine, Melissa Caddell. They are protected by United States intellectual property laws. If you continue to use this site, you agree not to copy the content. This is stealing. You are welcome to link back to my site with a hyperlink and credit to me. If you would like permission to use my content, please contact me at: [email protected] I reserve the right to deny or agree to your request. Stealing is for jerks. Don’t be one.