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Privacy Policy

The personal data I collect and why
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 on automattic.com. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Newsletter / Opt-in form & Contact form

Design for Creative Souls does not sell or give away any of the personal information you may provide while filling out the contact form or opt-in form. When you sign up for the newsletter or opt-in offer, the information you provide (such as your name and email address) must go through a double opt-in process by MailerLite. You can unsubscribe from this service at the bottom of every email sent.

Your contact information is saved on MailerLite according to their privacy policy.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this 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.

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.

Affiliate Links and Browser Cookies

Design for Creative Souls is an affiliate of several products and services. Consequently, there are links on the site for recommended products; these links are known as affiliate links. When you click on one an affiliate link, a browser cookie is stored on your computer and you are taken to a third-party website. Information like the date/time of your visit and your IP address is collected by that third-party website. Design for Creative Souls has no control over these third-party websites. You should read the privacy policies of these sites to learn how the information they gather is being used.

Google Ads

Design for Creative Souls does not place or sell ads or ad space of any kind to outside services or websites.

Analytics

While you are visiting the Design for Creative Souls website, there are a few things you should be aware of in terms what type of information is being gathered “behind the scenes” about your visit. Design for Creative Souls uses the JetPack, SlimStat and Facebook Pixel plugins, as well as Google Analytics. Information about your visit is gathered and stored in log files. This information includes your IP address, browser, operating system, time of visit, pages visited, links clicked, etc. None of the information is personal and none of this information is capable of personally identifying who you are.

How long I 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.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Throughout the site I may mention products and services that I currently use or have used in the past. Some of these sites are affiliate links where I may make a few dollars if you click on the link and purchase the product or service within a set period of time.

Not all outbound links on the site are affiliate links. I will indicate which links and recommendations are affiliate links.

Its important to note that I only recommend products and services that I have paid for and use. None of the products that are endorsed were provided to me free of charge in exchange for my discussion or recommendation. This is simply a hard-earned list of things I use on my own sites or in my business. They have been tested and used by me, sometimes for many years.

Over the 10+ years of designing websites and working with WordPress, there are plenty of things that I have paid for that were a complete waste of money. Those items are not included on this site.

Copyright Statement

This website contains resources, information and material that is owned by or licensed to Design for Creative Souls. This includes, but is not limited to, the graphics, images, video, code, design, layout, look, and appearance. Reproduction or redistribution of these materials is strictly prohibited except when expressly written otherwise.

  • You may download to a local hard disk or print extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.
  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but you must acknowledge this website as the source of that material.
  • You may not, except with my express, written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content found on this website. Nor may you transmit it or store it on any other website or another form of electronic retrieval system.

All trademarks reproduced on this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to Design for Creative Souls, are acknowledged on this website.

Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

Created partially with permission from the TermsFeed.com (http://termsfeed.com/) Terms of Service generator.

Website Terms of Use

Last updated: January 12, 2021
Please read carefully before using the https://designforcreativesouls.com website (the “Service”) operated by Design for Creative Souls (“DFCS”, “us”, “we”, or “our”).

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

Design for Creative Souls (including content on this website, blog, newsletter, resource library, and social media platforms) provides content to the public for informational purposes only. The content therein is not intended to be a substitute for working with a design professional or business consultant.

Your use of the information or materials found on this website is done so entirely at your own risk, for which Design for Creative Souls shall not be liable. It is your responsibility to ensure that all services, products and information available through this website meets your specific requirements.

Your access to and use of this Service is on condition of your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. And by accessing or using this Service you are automatically agreeing to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of these terms presented, then you may not access the Service.

Completeness and Accuracy

Design for Creative Souls does not provide any guarantee in terms of the completeness, accuracy, performance timeliness or suitability of the information and materials found on this website. You acknowledge that the information, content and materials may contain errors and inaccuracies. Design for Creative Souls expressly excludes liability for any such errors or inaccuracies to the fullest extent that is permitted by law.

 
Links To Other Web Sites

This Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Design for Creative Souls.

Design for Creative Souls has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Design for Creative Souls shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Delaware, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

Availability of Site

Every effort is made to keep this website up and running smoothly. However, Design for Creative Souls takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.Design for creative Souls