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Privacy Policy

Privacy is important and I value it. No one likes getting emails they didn’t actually sign up for, no matter funny and fantastic the content, and I won’t use any information you give me in any way except how it was intended.

Here’s the thing about websites – they do store SOME data. But I’m going to tell you what I store at RachelMcKinney.com and WithLoveNewYorkCity.com, and what you can do about it if you don’t like that.
 

First off, know that most of the information I store is information you give me freely. My site is protected by SSL which ensures that everything sent to or from my server is encrypted. In addition, I use very powerful security software to maintain security on my site to the best of my ability.
 

Now…about what I collect (that you give me):
 

Newsletters

When you subscribe, I collect your name, IP address (the address of your computer), and email

address so that I can send you infrequent updates about what is going on in my world. Want to

be removed from this list? Click unsubscribe at the bottom of any newsletter or send me an email.
 

In addition, my newsletters do send a message back to me when they are opened. This helps me to better design

my future content. I view and store the statistics about whether you’ve opened the newsletters or not.
 

Website Activity Tracking

My hosting company provides me with basic data on those who access my site. The data stored

in this manner is not traceable back to any individual and is deliberately generalized. It provides

me with information related to the country of origin of site visitors, what browser they are using,

and how long they stayed on the site. If you want to read about what I use, here is a good article.
 

In addition, Google and other search engines track website visitors. This is something that happens whenever you use the internet. If you do not want to be tracked, please consider using a private browser window.  The information that these search engines store is not traceable to one individual and so is very generic in nature. I do not store this information, however, I do occasionally look at it so that I can tell what people are searching for when they come to my site. This helps me provide more relevant content.
 

I also use Google Analytics on my site to see where visitors are coming from and to observe click-through rates. This requires the use of cookies (see below). You can read more about what Google captures through analytics here.
 

Use of Cookies

I wish I meant the chocolate chip kind, but alas I don’t. I use cookies on this Site to ensure the

integrity of the registration process and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is

placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver

viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web

server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.


One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, the cookie notice on this site will place a cookie on your computer when you accept it. Then it won’t ask you if you approve of cookies again for a month. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized.


Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie. This technology is a tool used to compile aggregated statistics about web site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a Web page, blog or a newsletter. No private or personal information is transferred in this way.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Many Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.
 

Disclaimer

I am not an expert. Any information I write and share here is to be taken at your own risk. Unless otherwise stated, all visual and written content on this website is owned by me under legal copyright and may not be reproduced without my explicit written consent.
 

This website contains affiliate links for products that I love and therefore choose to promote. If you make a purchase through a link on RachelMcKinney.com or WithLoveNewYorkCity.com, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are and will always be my own. I hugely value your trust and only support products and companies that I believe will positively impact you.
 

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites, or for their privacy policies.
 

Changes to this Statement

If there’s one guarantee, it’s that change happens. I may occasionally update this privacy statement. When I do, I will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, I will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the home page of my Web site. I encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

A Note to International Users

This site is hosted in the United State. If you are accessing the Site from outside the United States, by providing your information to the Site, you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintenance in accordance with this Privacy Notice. You are also consenting to the application of United States law in all matters concerning the Site.

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This policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on May 22, 2020.

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