My name is Liz Oakes and I’m the owner and founder of this website, “Healing-Crystals-For-You.com”. My own privacy is important to me when I visit other people's websites, so I understand how important privacy is. The information you share with me is as important to me as it is to you.
I’ve taken steps under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to make sure any information you give me is secure, only seen by people who need to see it, and within your control.
I maintain the highest standards of honesty and fairness in everything I write for this website, and I apply exactly the same standards when I deal with the information you trust me with.
Some of the reasons I need to collect information are to:
I never collect personally identifiable information (that is, information which may identify you such as your name or email address) without your knowledge.
If I ask for personal information it's because you have volunteered to give it to me, for example if you get in touch through my ‘contact’ page.
I only collect your personal information when I need it. I need it for these reasons:
I will never share your personal information with anyone for commercial or any other use. It will be used only for the purpose you provided it on this website.
Sometimes, though, for specific reasons, I need to share your information with someone else.
I make sure I only use other individuals and companies I know and trust. I have also been careful to make sure they are also compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation, so I am confident they will also keep your data safe.
The only company who may currently hold your information is:
Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced specifically to protect the data of individuals. Although at present it only protects people in Europe, my view is that its extremely high standards should be a protection for everyone, worldwide.
If you would like to update that information or you want to have it deleted from my records, you just need to click on this link and let me know.
If you think your personal information is not being used properly and you want to make a complaint, you should firstly contact me and ask me to put right whatever is wrong, explaining the problem as clearly as you can.
If you’re not satisfied with my response, you have every right to lodge a formal complaint. The best way to do this is to contact a lawyer and say you want to complain under the terms of the GDPR.
If you have submitted personal information through my website and would like that information deleted from my records or would like to update or correct that information, or if you have any further questions, please be sure to use my contact page to talk to me.
Personal information, such as your name and email address, is never collected automatically. I only have it when you choose to give it me.
However, when you visit Healing Crystals For You.com, some statistical information is collected automatically. The reason I collect it is so that I can constantly improve your experience of visiting my site.
This type of information includes the name of your Internet Service Provider, your Internet Protocol address, the name of your internet browser, and other numerical data such as which pages you visited, how many pages you looked at and how long you stayed on the site.
This information helps me know which parts of my site you’re most interested in. That means I can make sure I write articles which focus on the subjects you’re most likely to want to read.
That information is collected by means of “cookies”. A cookie is a tiny bit of code placed by this website on your computer.
Each time you come here, your browser gives my computer that code so I know that you've come back. That helps me know the kinds of articles that are most helpful to you.
Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc.
I use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with my website helps me to improve the content, design and functionality of my site. This allows me to offer a better online experience to my visitors.
Furthermore, when you visit my website a Statcounter cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.
Google Analytics Cookies:
I use a service called Google Analytics to analyse how you use this website. It collects demographic data and information about your interests, for example, by means of cookies.
The cookies are kept on your computer, the information is shared with Google, which stores the information on its servers and then gives me statistical reports.
Healing Crystals For You uses the information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the site and operating systems.
No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies.
If you would rather your data is not collected via Google analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension by clicking here.
If you want to, you can turn cookies off by disabling them in your browser. You can learn how to do this at The About Cookies website.
You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies automatically, or they can notify you when a cookie is being requested so you can decide what to do.
Web beacons are similar. They track your journey around a website, or a collection of websites. They’re most often used to monitor traffic to a site.
Disabling either cookies or web beacons should not cause a problem with the continued use of this website, but it may prevent some of its interactive features from working properly.
I do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from this website. You can opt out of personalized ads from up to 125 different ad networks by clicking on this link.
Healing Crystals For You.com contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website.
Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites.
These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.
I recommend some products I love and I think you might, too, from affiliate companies on this website. You can find my separate policy about affiliates, including who they are and where you can find out how they use data, at this link.
The affiliate services platforms we use are:
You’ll notice on this website there are links to Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
When you click on them or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.
Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies by using the following links:
I operate in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Article 8 of the GDPR. This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16.
I operate my site in compliance with current regulations. I work hard to make sure that Healing-Crystals-For-You.com is a family-friendly site.
However, it is not intended for use by children without parental supervision, particularly children under sixteen years of age. I will never knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 16 years of age.
Children under that age must have permission from a parent or legal guardian before asking questions, sharing stories or buying anything from this site.
If you're worried about your children's activities or their privacy on this site, please e-mail me through my contact page.
If I ever sell healing-crystals-for-you.com, information you have given me voluntarily may transfer to the new owner.
Should that happen, you will receive notice through my website of the change and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell, and they are located at 1000, Sant-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, Quebec QC H9R 5P1, Canada.
If you would like to review your information stored on the SiteSell servers, then please click on this link. You'll also be able to edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers when you click on that link.
We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.
If you have any particular worries, questions or comments about this policy, please use my contact page to let me know.
Last updated: 27th May 2018