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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit from http://alwaysamy.ca.

What information is collected?

Information voluntarily collected: Always Amy may collect personal information from you such as your name, email address and/or blog address (if applicable), when you leave a comment, send me an email, use the contact form or subscribe to my email/newsletter.

Information automatically collected: There is certain information automatically collected about you when you use this website. This includes the IP address of the device you are using, operating system type, browser type, website that you are coming from, other pages you’ve viewed, links you’ve clicked, and the dates and times at which you’ve accessed the website. Information concerning your preferences and interests may also be gathered.

Cookies: Let’s chat about cookies – no not edible cookies (unfortunately). The type of cookies I’m referring to is a small bit of information that gets stored on your computer. These cookies help to analyze the website’s web traffic and keeps track of when you visit other websites. They store your preferences and ensure that you do not repeatedly see the same banner or image ads repeatedly. You may choose to accept or decline the use of these cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.   Cookies may also be used by third-party services as described in this privacy policy.

How is this information used?

The information collected about you may is gathered to provide you with a better service and may be used in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain this website;
  • To identify you as a user of the website and customize the experience for you;
  • To send you email newsletters after you have subscribed about new posts, products, special offers or other information that you may find useful.  Each email sent to you will provide information about how to unsubscribe and opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you additional communication such as confirmation emails, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments, questions, and emails;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the website;
  • To improve the website’s content, products, and services; 
  • And to protect, investigate and deter again unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third party use of personal information

Always Amy uses third-party services to provide various aspects of the website. Each third part service provider’s use of your personal information is covered by their own privacy policies. I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email address or other personal information without your consent.

Always Amy does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience (done through the use of cookies).

Always Amy currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: This service tracks people’s usage of this website and provides information about referring websites and the actions that you are taking during your visit. It may capture your IP address, but no other personal data.  Google Analytics privacy policy can be viewed here.  If you would like to opt out of Google Analytic tracking, click here.

Jetpack (WordPress.com Stats) – Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Jetpack (WordPress.com Stats) – Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.


I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Some of the sections of this site will allow you to purchase different products and services online provided by other merchants. Some of the links that are posted on Always Amy are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

I am not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. In addition, a merchant will likely have privacy and data collection practices that are different from Always Amy. If you make a purchase from a merchant on their site or on a site that we have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected by the merchant. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.

Always Amy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.ca and affiliated sites.

Sensitive personal information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this website through the use of forms or email messages. This data includes your social security number, information regarding your race or ethnic origin, political or religious beliefs, heath information, criminal background or trade union memberships. If you choose to submit such information, it will be subject to this privacy policy.

Children’s information

This website is not intended for individuals under the age of 16 and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under this age.  If a parent or guardian believes that the website has gathered this information from a child, please contact me immediately at thealwaysamyblog@gmail.com and I will promptly remove this information from our records.

Links to 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.

Once you click on these links and leave this website you should know that I cannot control how your information is gathered. This means that I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you choose to provide while visiting sites outside of Always Amy because they are not protected by this privacy policy. 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. Please exercise caution and search for the privacy policy of the website you are visiting.

Content and images

All images and text on this blog are the property of Always Amy unless otherwise credited. Feel free to use one or two photos that link back to the original post and give credit to this blog. Please do not remove any watermarks, crop, or edit any of my images without first getting written permission from me. 

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