We Value your privacy
Who we are
We are Minority Owned Business and our website address is https://minorityownedbiz.com/. We are committed to ethical, fair and transparent business practices. Please address any questions or concerns about these policies to Contact Us.
We use affiliate links on our site in ads and on posts which means that we may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of our partners. Affiliate links make it possible for us to offer free content on our site.
These will always be clearly marked as such with the following paragraph at the top of the post:
And the following at the end of the post:
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites. When you use an affiliate link to purchase an item, you purchase the item from the seller directly. We receive a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or for sales of products through their affiliate program. We participate in the following affiliate programs:
Personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you complete one of our online forms or purchase a product from us we collect personal information. We collect personal information in the following ways:
• Blog Subscription: To receive our blog posts by email we request your name and email address. We rely on a third-party email delivery service to collect contact information an distribute our blog posts. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe, you can use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send.
• Contact Form: To contact us, we use a contact form that requests your name and email address and your comment so we can respond to you.
• Free Giveaways: To receive our free giveaways by email, we request your name and email address. We rely on a third-party email delivery service to collect contact information and distribute our free giveaway. When you request our free giveaway you will be automatically subscribed to our blog. If you do not wish to receive our blog posts, you may unsubscribe at any time. We include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send. If you have trouble unsubscribing, please Contact Us.** We will manually remove you from our email list.
• Online Purchases: When you purchase a product from us, we collect order information for payment processing, shipping, invoicing and/or order confirmation. We use a third-party payment processing system that requires certain standard information such as your name, address, email address and credit card information to process your payment. Transactions are secured by SSL encryption and credit card details will never be emailed.
Non-personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you visit our Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by using analytics about how our site visitors browse and interact with the Site, and to determine the success of our marketing).
How we use your personal information
If you subscribe to the blog, request a free giveaway or complete a contact form we use your name and email address to fulfill your request or to communicate with you.
If you make an online purchase from our site we use the Order Information that we collect from you to fulfill any orders you place with us. This includes processing your payment information, arranging your shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations. We also use Order Information to: Communicate with you; Screen orders for potential risk or fraud; If the preferences you have shared with us allow, we provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
How and why we share your personal information
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.
We use Google Analytics and Bing Webmasters to help us understand how site visitors use the Site.
You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
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.
As described above, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising at the following links for advertisers such as:
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
BING – https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Do Not Track
We do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please Contact Us.
Additionally, if you are a European resident please note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
Data we keep
If you make an online purchase from our site, we will keep your Order Information for our records unless you ask us to delete this information.
Our site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.
How you can Contact Us