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By visiting or using this website, you agree to the terms, policies and conditions set forth below. These terms can be updated at any time, so if you visit often please review them periodically to make sure you are still happy with them. Updated terms take effect immediately.
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How we protect your data
My website has a SSL Certificate and is now on the more secure https address. If you look in your browser you will see the green locked padlock symbol before the web address to show this. All data you enter into my site is therefore processed with the secure SSL Certificate as long as you enter the https address correctly.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you sign up for my free newsletter and updates you will be asked for your email address. This is only used for my newsletter subscription and email updates. I will not share or sell this information to anyone. Promise.
I have used a double opt-in subscription since the beginning. This means you get an email to get you to confirm that you did subscribe to it yourself. You will need to click the link to authenticate this and confirm that you want to subscribe to my Newsletter and receive emails from me. As of May 23st 2018 I am using a new GDPR friendly sign-up form from MailChimp for greater clarity.
Once on my mailing list you may get a monthly Newsletter, email updates containing news, blog posts, tips, special offers, promotions which includes or may be classified as marketing. By subscribing, you are agreeing that you are happy for me to send these emails.
You are free to unsubscribe at any time from my Newsletters and emails as every email contains a link to unsubscribe at the bottom.
If you sign up for the Newsletter you will also be asked for a first name. You do not have to use your real name but it will be used in the ‘To’ field of any emails sent to you. This information like your email address is private and will not be sold or shared. You can update your contact name and email address at any time through the update link at the bottom of all my emails.
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.
The cosmetist will never add your email address to his Newsletter subscription without your permission. Nor will he sell or share your email address.
If you use the Contact form to send me an email, I will not use your email address for anything other than responding to you. Your email address is private and I will not sell or share it with anyone. Further information provided by Jetpack is below:
Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will inc
Like many other Web sites, thecosmetist.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
DoubleClick DART Cookie
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thecosmetist.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
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.
WordPress and third-party widgets/plugins and software used to operate this website may use information about visitors for analytics purposes. This could include your location, pages viewed, links clicked, downloaded files, pages or posts shared, how you came to this site and search terms for example. These are just website stats and are used anonymously. This is used to better understand my visitors, see what articles are popular and improve the content I create for you.
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.
Please see the Newsletter Subscription policies at the top of this page for further details.
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.
Compliance With Laws
I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my visitors, newsletter subscribers or others.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. I use Akismet anti-spam software to keep my site spam free.
Other Website Links
The cosmetist is the Data Controller of this website. Any privacy questions should be directed at him using the contact form on the website.