Highly Sensitive Refuge

Our Privacy Policy & Affiliate Policy

This policy effective as of June 1, 2018

We believe in respecting the privacy preferences of our readers. This privacy policy covers HighlySensitiveRefuge.com (the “site”) and describes:

  • What information we collect from you via the site, and
  • How we use and disclose such information.

1. Advertising Privacy Statement

This site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google, and our other advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

1. Advertising — We use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you;

2. Authentication — We use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

3.  Status — We use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

4. Security — We use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

5. Analysis — We use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

6. Google Analytics — We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our site. Some features of the site may cease to be available to you.

By using this site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

2. Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided.

We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons.

We will not share your email address with any third parties.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

3. For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the site, you can contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

4. Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:

(i)  access your personal data

(ii)  ensure the accuracy of your personal data

(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data

(iv)  the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and

(v)  the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us addressed to the following:

Highly Sensitive Refuge
500 Westover Dr #12657
Sanford, NC 27330

5. External Web Sites

Please note that HighlySensitiveRefuge.com contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware that when they leave our site that you read the privacy statements of each website that might collect personally identifying information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by HighlySensitiveRefuge.com.

6. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. The most recent version of the privacy policy will always be posted on the site, with the “effective date” posted at the top of the policy. We may revise and update this privacy policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our privacy policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our privacy policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our site or services after the effective date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the privacy policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

7. Affiliate Disclosure

In accordance with the latest FTC guidelines, we declare that we have a financial or mutually beneficial relationship with some of the brands or products mentioned on this site.

HighlySensitiveRefuge.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Occasionally, we are also an affiliate of other sites or businesses. That means when you click on a link to their site from HighlySensitiveRefuge.com and purchase one of their products, HighlySensitiveRefuge.com is paid a commission.

We only recommend products we personally believe in and think will be helpful to you, our readers.

By using our site, you consent to this privacy policy and disclosure statements.

8. General Information Purposes Only

The content of HighlySensitiveRefuge.com is for general information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Readers should understand that most of our contributors are not licensed professionals, and we encourage you to seek appropriate council before acting on any of our advice.

9. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or the practices of this site, please contact us at andre@highlysensitiverefuge.com.

Or write to us at:

Highly Sensitive Refuge
500 Westover Dr #12657
Sanford, NC 27330