Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy – effective May 25, 2018
Your privacy is important to Life As I See It.  The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use my website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website.  This privacy policy may change from time to time.  If any changes are made, you will be notified.

Founded in 2014 and based in the United States, Life As I See It is an independently operated blog run by Gail Welter.  This website is about focusing on collecting moments instead of things.  It features areas and venues in the northeast, philosophical advice and accompanying photography.

Here is how your information is collected on Life As I See It:
  • ·        If you subscribe to receive blog posts by email
  • ·        If you comment on the blog itself
  • ·        Through website cookies
  • ·        Through Google Analytics

At the bottom of every email I send with new blog posts, you will find a link to unsubscribe.  You may unsubscribe at any time.  I currently use Mail Chimp as my email service provider.  You can read their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/  Your data (email address) is collected when you subscribe and is then passed on to them.  Tags are used within Mail Chimp to track your actions and page visits.  I will not send you any email other than new blog posts.

Blog Comments:  If you love something you read on my blog, please leave me a comment.  If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, be aware the comment is public and can be seen by anyone who reads the blog.  Your email is NEVER shared or disclosed on the blog, but your name and comment is visible.  You may select the option “Anonymous” if you wish.   I reserve the right to remove comments deemed inappropriate, threatening, profane or spammy without notice.

Cookies:  Cookies store user-specific information into a log.  I use the following cookies on Life As I See It:  Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior.  Read How Their Cookies Work

Google Analytics:  Life As I See It uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior.  It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website.  Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender and interests but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you.  Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website.  User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted.  You can read more about that here.

Social Media Privacy: Life As I See It uses various social media platforms.  Life As I See It is not responsible for what you post on Life As I See It’s social media channels.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy:  Because Life As I See It is a private blog, unsponsored, contains no advertisements and does not sell products, the only thing I collect from subscribers is their email address if and when a reader subscribes.  You may unsubscribe at any time.  Life As I See It contains links to other websites.  As such, Life As I See It is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or third party applications it uses.   If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at gwfirecracker@gmail.com.

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