Privacy Policy

Casually Coastal keeps this privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this page. It is subject to change without notice and was last updated on September 10, 2020.

This privacy notice provides you with details on how we collect and process personal data through your use of casuallycoastal.com.

Casually Coastal, LLC Contact Information (Legal Matters only):

Casually Coastal, LLC
82 Wendell Avenue, Suite 100
Pittsfield, MA 01201

[email protected]

Information We Collect & How It’s Utilized:

At Casually Coastal, we recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important, and we take it seriously. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit casuallycoastal.com. 

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Chrome, Safari, etc.), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. These are not tied back to your personal identity.

We also collect communication data that includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through the contact or email sign-up forms on our website, through email, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, reviewing comments prior to them being published on the blog, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defense of legal claims. Casually Coastal will never sell or share your email address with a 3rd party. Readers can opt-out of emails at any time via the unsubscribe link that is present in all emails sent by Casually Coastal.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website via cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment in the future. These cookies will last for one year. When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

Additionally, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Europe

General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Statement (“GDPR Statement”)

This GDPR Statement applies to persons in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including those based in the United Kingdom. This GDPR Statement supplements our Statement; however, where the Statement conflicts with the GDPR Statement, the GDPR Statement will prevail as to persons in the EEA.

Your Rights Under GDPR:

You have certain rights regarding your personal data. Your rights with respect to your own personal data include the following:

  • The right to request access to your personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
  • The right to request to correct your personal data if it is inaccurate. You may also supplement any incomplete personal data we have.
  • The right to request deletion of your personal data.
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data. We will comply with your request, unless we have a compelling overriding legitimate interest for processing or we need to continue processing your personal data to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.
  • The right to restrict the processing of personal data.
  • The right to data portability. You may request that we send this personal data to a third-party, where feasible. You only have this right if it relates to personal data you have provided to us where the processing is based on consent or necessity for the performance of a contract between you and us, and the processing is conducted by automated means.

We will charge you a reasonable fee for these services.

Additionally, we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity, and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

California 

California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Statement (“CCPA Statement”)

This CCPA Statement is provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies to California residents. This supplements our overall statement with additional disclosures and rights.

Your rights under CCPA:

As of January 1 2020, California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their personal information is shared with third-parties or affiliated companies for direct marketing purposes.

California residents may also take advantage of the following rights:

  • You may request, up to two times each year, that we disclose to you the categories and specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which your personal information is collected, the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information, the categories of personal information that we disclosed for a business purpose, the categories of third-parties with whom we have shared your personal information. Note: Casually Coastal does not sell any personal information about our readers.
  • You may request that we delete any personal information that we have collected from or about you.  There are some reasons we will not be able to fully address your deletion request, such as if we need to detect and protect against fraudulent and illegal activity, to exercise our rights, or to comply with a legal obligation. 

We value your privacy and will not discriminate in response to your exercise of privacy rights. We will respond to your request within 45 days of receipt of your request, after proper verification, unless we need additional time, in which case we will let you know.  We will charge you a reasonable fee for these services.

Questions:

For questions regarding Casually Coastal’s privacy policy, please email [email protected]