Privacy Policy

Below is my Privacy Policy. In brief, I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting the information you entrust to me. I promise to only collect information that helps me to serve you better, to never share or sell your information without your permission, and to honor any request you make to unsubscribe, change, or delete your info.

In more formal and specific language:

This website, located at FernHorst.com (“Website”), is owned by Apples of Gold Media LLC (“Company,” “we,” or “us”).  The term “you” or “your” refers to the user or viewer of FernHorst.com (“Website”).

This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of FernHorst.com, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through FernHorst.com. This Privacy Policy also informs you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how we may use it. It applies to information we collect on the Website and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and us or the Website. This statement only applies to this Website and does not apply to any third-party websites linked to this Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any third-party website.

By using this Website or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when given the option, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by this Privacy Policy. Through the use of FernHorst.com, you are consenting to the following:

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

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.

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.

Publicly Visible Information: If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible.  We will never make your email address available publicly.

Anonymous Data: We may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. We may provide this type of anonymous data to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. Third-party services employed by this Website may also log information using cookies.

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

Email Mailing List and Marketing Messages: You may voluntarily subscribe to our email list which we use to inform you about new posts, products, services and/or news. We use a trusted third-party provider to manage our email list and to send emails to our subscribers. Emails that we send to our email list may contain tracking pixels which allow an analysis of the success of our online marketing campaigns and may permit us to know if you open an email and which links within the email you click.

Display Ads: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads: We may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

How We Use the Information You Provide to Us

We may use the information we collect in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you information, such as newsletters. Each email will provide information on how to opt out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To make products and services available to you;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Disclosing Your Information

As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information we collect, whether automatically or through your voluntary action.

We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing services to you.

We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.

We may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

How We Protect Your Information

We strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially-acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We are unable to guarantee the absolute security of information we may have collected from you.

Neither email or the contact form on the Website is a secure medium. If you choose to communicate with us by either, you must do so at your own discretion and provide personal details at your own risk. Please do not use either to submit sensitive personal information such as your social security number or credit card information. If you elect to do so, you do so at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website, newsletters, and emails may contain links to other sites not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications with us via our email list by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also contact us to be removed from our mailing list.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by contacting us.

Amend: You may amend or update your personal information by contacting us.

Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data by contacting us.

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

Children Under the Age of 13

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We will not request any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

You may contact us at any time for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Apples of Gold Media LLC, PO Box 606, Bealeton, VA 22712

Policy last updated: May 27, 2018

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