Real Ramble Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with my website.

What personal information do you collect from the people who visit your blog, website or app?

When registering on my site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details as appropriate to help you with your experience.

When do you collect information?

I collect information from you when you register on my site, subscribe to my blog, fill out a form or enter information on my site.

How do you use my information?

I may use the information I collect from you when you register, sign up for my blog, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize each user’s experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
  • To allow me to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests
  • To send periodic emails regarding your search or other products and services

How do you protect visitor information?

My website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to my site as safe as possible.

I use regular Malware Scanning.

I do not use an SSL certificate because I do not share information with third parties.

Do you use “cookies”?

I do not use cookies for tracking purposes.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient, and some of my services will not function properly. However, you can still browse the site.

Third party disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless I provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating my website, conducting my business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on my site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to my users based on their visit to my site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

I have implemented the following: Demographics and Interests Reporting

I, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to my website.

Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics opt out browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA I agree to the following:

Users can visit my site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, I will add a link to it on my home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering my website.

My Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy,” and can easily be found on the pages specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On my Privacy Policy page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By emailing me
  • By calling me
  • By logging into their account

How does your site handle “Do Not Track” signals?

I honor “Do Not Track” signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does your site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that I do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

I do not market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, I will take the following responsive action should a data breach occur:

I will notify users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

I also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

I collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information and respond to inquiries and/or other requests or questions
  • Market to my mailing list or continue to send emails to my clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, I agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of my business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email me at botwer@realramble.com, and I will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Contacting me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the information below.

Bohdan “Bo” Twerdowsky
RE/MAX Greater Princeton
112 Village Boulevard
Princeton, NJ 08540
botwer@realramble.com

Last edited on May 5, 2016