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Welcome!

I’m Susan Alynne, a mom, wife, daughter, sister, etc…living my many roles in life with CVID. I started this blog to help raise awareness of CVID and also post about the many different aspects of my life with CVID in hopes that it helps others (both with CVID and without!). In doing so, there are expenses associated with this blog of course and with living a CVID life so I hope to help cover some of those expenses through sharing and blogging.

DISCLOSURE:

Per FTC Regulations I would like to let you know that I do have affiliate links throughout this blog. The links provide me with a small percentage of commission but do not cost you anything extra.

I (Susan Alynne Day) am also 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.

PRIVACY POLICY:

Whenever I ask for your email address or information from you I will guard it safely. I won’t spam you and I won’t sell your information.

I am here to build your trust and to create a community for all those living with chronic illness and especially CVID. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at susanalynne@cvidiva.com.

TERMS OF USE:

Welcome to the CVIDiva web site located at “www.cvidiva.com”, which is owned by Susan Alynne Day. Please read this page carefully before using this site. By accessing or using this site in any way, you agree to and are bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained on this page (these “Terms”).

These Terms are effective as of June 24, 2018.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT

All contents of this site are: ©2018 CVIDiva.com. All rights reserved. This site contains copyrighted material, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress and other proprietary content, including but not limited to text, excepts from a book, photographs, buttons, images, video and graphics, and the entire selection, coordination, arrangement and “look and feel” of this site and the content are copyrighted as a collective work under United States copyright laws (collectively, the “Content”).

Except as provided in these terms, you may not use, modify, republish, frame, license, transfer, post, transmit, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any content from this site, in whole or in part, without the express permission of Susan Alynne Day.

Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within this website is prohibited without prior written consent of Susan Alynne. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the content on this site is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, express or implied, under any of Susan Alynne Day’s intellectual property rights.

CHILDREN ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT  

My sebsite is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the website. I do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website or on or through any of its features/register on the website, make any payments through the website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.

If I learn I have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, I will delete that information. If you believe I might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact me at susanalynne@cvidiva.com.

I am committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Schools and parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider the use of other means to provide a child-friendly, online environment. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission home page at http://www.ftc.gov.

If you are living in the EU and are under the age of 16, it is required by law that you obtain consent from your parents before subscribing to any email list. I do not target, cater or provide products or services for 16 years and under and thus do not have a parental approval process.

EXTERNAL LINKS

As a convenience to you, Susan Alynne Day may provide links to web sites and access to content, products and services of third parties, including without limitation, Susan Alynne affiliates and strategic partners and other entities (“Linked Sites”). You should refer to the separate terms of use, privacy policies, and other notices posted on Linked Sites before you use them. Some of those links contain trackable cookies, which means that website owner will know that their website has shown up in your website browser more than once. And they may know that you visited this website before you visited their website.

Susan Alynne Day does not author, edit or monitor these linked sites, and is not responsible or liable for (a) the availability of or content provided on such linked sites, nor does inclusion of any link imply endorsement of the linked sites by Susan Alynne Day or vice versa; (b) third party content accessible through such Linked Sites; (c) any loss or damage whatsoever you may incur from dealing with any Linked Site; or (d) your dealings with any third parties found on or through this Site, the payment for and delivery of goods if any, or any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings. You bear all risk associated with the use of such linked sites, third party services, and your correspondence or business dealings with third parties found on or through this site.

DATA PROTECTION

WHAT DO I DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

MAIN USES OF YOUR DATA

This section of the Policy describes the things that I do with your data which relate directly to your use of the site and its services. They are the things that I hope you would expect me to do with your information. I will use your information:

  • to provide the products available on our site to you;
  • to contact you for your views on the site’s services and to notify you occasionally about important changes to the Terms of Use or this Policy or developments to this Site or its services; and

TECHNICAL USES

This section of the Policy describes the things that I do with your data that arise from my monitoring of the site and the collection of your information whilst using the site. I may use this information:

  • to identify patterns that can be used in my marketing strategy and to help me develop, administer, support and improve my services and features and adverts;
  • to conduct reviews that assist me in the improvement and optimization of the site;
  • to ensure that content from the site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to administer the site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; and
  • as part of our efforts to keep the site safe and secure.

We may combine technical information with other information that I have about you to help with the processing of your information as described in this Policy.

USE OF YOUR DATA FOR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

When you join a mailing list, which is not required to use the site, your personal information may be used, like your email address, to provide marketing messages to you or allow me or third parties to communicate with you on third party services. I will always seek your consent before doing so and you can opt out of marketing and other communications at any time. You can always make use of the site without having to agree to marketing. The types of things that I may do include:

  • providing direct marketing advertisements and communications to you via email, text, post or telephone or via our selected third parties;
  • making suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of the site about goods or services that may interest you or them;
  • communicating with you on third party social media platforms and sharing your information with that social media platform;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of my direct marketing communications and your responses to it.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We retain access to all personal information that we have collected from you or about you. Our product fulfillment company and email marketing companies also retain some of the data (for example your name and email are passed to our email marketing partner MailChimp so I may send product confirmation and marketing emails).

When this site’s service is available via the websites of our partners, those partners may have access to your information. I may also have links to other websites from our Site. I am not responsible for the content, security, privacy policies and practices of any other websites, even if you access them using links from this site or if you can access this site or use its services from them. I recommend that you check the policy of each website that you visit and make sure that you are comfortable with the terms of such policies before providing any personal information.

If our business is sold or merged, or if we sell or buy any business or assets, your personal data may be disclosed to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. I will make sure that any such transfer is done in a secure way.

If I offer or supply a service to you that is provided on my behalf by a third party I may have to pass your information to them in order to deliver the service. By using this site you consent to my providing your information to the third parties authorized by me to provide such services. I may also use third parties to provide services on the site’s behalf which may include processing (but not using themselves) your information e.g. to complete partial addresses or to augment the information I hold about you. In either case, I will not pass your information to anyone who is not also subject to adequate privacy commitments in my contract with them and I will not allow the third party to use your information for marketing purposes without your consent.

I will not otherwise disclose, sell or distribute your information to any third party without your permission unless I am required to do so by law or to obtain professional advice. I will retain your information for as long as is reasonable and necessary and no longer than permitted by law.

WHERE DO I STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

I maintain your data at the server of the site’s internet service provider, my email marketing company, my offices and my product fulfillment centers.

If you leave a comment on this website that information is stored at my hosting company SiteGround. That information includes your name, your avatar, your comment, the time you left the comment and your ISP address.

For any Europeans using the site, the data that I collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA“). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers or contractors. Territories outside of the EEA may not have equivalent legal protections to those that apply within the EEA but I am under a duty to make sure that my suppliers and contractors located outside of the EEA continue to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy. By submitting your personal data to me, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although I will do my best to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once I have received your information, I will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

I follow strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorized access to it. The computers that store the information are kept in a secure facility with restricted physical access and I use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access. If I am working with third parties, I will require them to have in place similar measures to protect your information.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to use the site without consenting to marketing and communication services that I provide. I will inform you (before collecting your data) if I intend to use your data for such purposes or if I intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. I always use the most recently submitted form to be your current consent status. If you are a registered user, but not signed in when you submit a form, I will not be able to use your saved settings so will deem your consent choice to be as per the form you submit at the time. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by ticking certain boxes on the forms I use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting me at susanalynne@cvidiva.com.

Your Rights:

You have the right to ask that your personal data not be processed at any time.*
You have the right to ask what data has been collected at any time.
You have the right to fix any data that is incomplete or wrong.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the GDPR (in Europe) gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the DPA and GDPR.

*Asking me to not process your data does require me to delete your data, which is legally considered processing your data. So I am respectfully informing you that I would have to do that one thing.

COOKIES AND TRACKING

Like many websites, I use “cookies” to enable me to personalize your visits to my site, simplify the signing-in procedure, keep track of your preferences, for marketing purposes and to track the usage of the site.

Like any business I like to see if my visitors come from Google, Facebook, or another site in order to better manage the business. I use Google Analytics as my analytics package. When I login I can see which pages on this website visitors visited, the paths visitors took, where they came from and how they left. I can not see which website you visited after you leave the site however. The only way I could narrow down the information to any one individual is if only one person was on this website that day, and I knew who that was.

If you have signed up to be a paid affiliate, I will give you a tracking link that will tell me when traffic from your link has taken a desired action on this site.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Susan Alynne Day will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contract, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

·   [to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;]

·   for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or

·   for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SUSAN ALYNNE DAY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCREASED OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, GOODWILL OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, OR USE OF, THIS SITE, EVEN IF SUSAN ALYNNE DAY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Susan Alynne Day or any other party involved in creating, producing, or distributing this site be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or loss of profits, good will, use, data or other intangible losses (even if advised of the possibility of such damages) that result from (a) any delay, failure, interruption or corruption of this site or any data or information transmitted in connection with the use of this site; (b) personal injury or death caused by your use or misuse of this site; (c) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from your use of any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into, through or from this site; (d) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; and (e) any other matter relating to our site. You hereby acknowledge that this paragraph shall apply to all products, and services available through this site. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states, liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Notwithstanding the above, Susan Alynne Day’s sole liability for any reason to you, and your sole and exclusive remedy for any cause or claim whatsoever, shall be limited to the amount paid by you for any product, information or service purchased by you from her through this site.

In accordance with the 1996 Communications and Decency Act, Section 230, I am also not liable for comments the users of this website leave as comments. While I will certainly delete comments that don’t adhere to my personal standards, if someone claims you are a car thief, you have to sue them not me.

REASONABLENESS

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

UNENFORCEABLE PROVISIONS

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

GOVERNING LAW

Use of this site is governed by Kansas law. Any claim related to the site and any product purchased through this site shall be brought in a federal or state court within one (1) year after the claim arises. Users of this site consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this site.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

You acknowledge (a) that you have read and understood these Terms; and (b) that these Terms have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

Susan Alynne Day may change these terms from time to time. Please review these terms periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of any updates or changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of such changes. If you object to any provision of these terms or any subsequent modifications to these terms, your exclusive recourse is to immediately terminate use of this site.

Susan Alynne Day also reserves the right to modify or terminate your access to the site (or portions of this site) at any time, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you. Susan Alynne Day may also impose limits on certain features, services or all of this site without notice or liability. You acknowledge and agree that Susan Alynne Day will not be liable to you or any third party in the event that Susan Alynne Day exercises her right to modify or terminate access to this site or portions of this site.

It is my policy to post any changes I make to the privacy policy on this page. If I make material changes to how I treat users’ personal information, I will notify you. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring I have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting the website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Price and availability information on this site are subject to change without notice.