Privacy Policy 2017-02-13T04:05:24+00:00

Privacy Policy

By using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

This privacy policy describes how Melody Walford protects and makes use of the information you give when you use this website.  If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)melodywalford.com.

Certain information is gathered and used in order to provide better services as well as to better communicate with the website visitors.  The information helps to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

Information is collected in two ways.  First, in optional, voluntary submissions, such as in newsletter email sign-ups and requests for customer service.  MailChimp, a third-party newsletter sending service, is used to collect your name and email and to send newsletters.  You will be able to subscribe and unsubscribe to the email newsletter list through sign-up forms.  Upon subscribing to the website email newsletter you give consent to transfer data to MailChimp as part of this process.

Second, some information may be collected automatically.  Passively-collected information may be received through third-party analytical tools when you navigate through the website. This includes:

Cookies

“Cookies” may be used to collect information.  A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you.  They help to understand how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.  These cookies do not personally identify you.

The cookies on this website capture information about page visits.  This information is anonymous and only used internally – to deliver the most effective content to the website visitors.  Information from the cookie is used to gauge page popularity, analyze traffic patterns on the website and guide development of other improvements to the website.

By using this website, you consent to the placement of the cookies referenced above.  You can, however, set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, allowing you to decide whether or not to accept it.

Melody Walford does not give away information about the website users. If you choose to provide Personal Information about yourself, it will used only to communicate directly with you.  I will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose that information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary by law.

Analytical Tools

Google Analytics, a third party analytics tool, is used to collect non-personal information in the form of various usage and user metrics when you use the website.  These tools and technologies collect and analyze certain types of information, including cookies, IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, and other similar information.

How The Information Is Used

Collecting this data helps to understand how visitors interact with the website, allowing for any necessary changes to be made to the website to deliver a better user experience.

Specifically, I may use data:

  • To improve the services I provide.
  • To contact you in response to a specific inquiry.
  • To send you promotional emails about services, offers and other things I think might be relevant to you based on your consent.

Personal information will never be leased, distributed or sold to third parties, unless required by government or law.

Security

Melody Walford considers security of your personal information to be of the utmost importance.  To support this, physical, administrative, and electronic safeguards to ensure that your information is safe from alterations and misuse have been implemented.  These include secure storage of physical documents, encryption and access restriction of electronic files, and personal information access being limited to Melody Walford.

Links From The Site

The website may contain links to other websites.

Please note that Melody Walford has no control of websites outside the www.melodywalford.com domain.  If you provide information to a website to which she links, she is not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites.  Read the website’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

Notification of Changes

Melody Walford reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as she sees fit and your continued use of the website will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms.  If there are any changes in how the website customers’ Personally Identifiable Information is used, notification by email will be made to those affected by this change.  You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.