Privacy Policy

Last updated:  April 27, 2022

Natural Universal Secrets (“us”, “we”, “I”, or “our”) operates the www.NaturalUniversalSecrets.com website (the “Service”).  The Service is operated and owned by Natural Universal Secrets, a blogger, in the United States of America, state of California.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service, accessible at this link.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.  Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) may include, but is not limited to:

LOG DATA

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

COMMENTS

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 spam detection.

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.

The Service does not sell or market your email address from the comments form to anyone.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

CONTACT FORMS

There are no contact forms within the Service.

THIRD-PARTY VENDORS

If you purchase a product through a link from the Service to a third-party site, you will be directed outside of the Service to a third-party vendor, who may require you to provide your email and other personal information in order to purchase the product.  They may store your personal data according to their privacy policy. We do not control the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party site or service.

We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policies and Cookie Policies of every site you visit, especially all third-party vendors this site links to.  The privacy and cookie policies of these third-party sites and services are different than the privacy and cookie policies of the Service here. It is your responsibility to read and understand the privacy and cookie policies of any third-party site the Service links to or recommends.  By purchasing any of our recommended products on these third-party sites, you are agreeing to all of their privacy and cookie policies.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

PARTIES THAT MAY COLLECT, RECEIVE, OR USE PERSONAL DATA

By continuing to use the Service or by giving your consent on our consent management platform, you agree to the use of your personal data by all parties as outlined in this privacy policy.

  • The Service uses Google Analytics to collect, receive, and use personal data.

To access how Google Analytics uses your personal data, click this link to view Google’s Privacy & Terms page:

HOW GOOGLE USES INFORMATION


  • To identify each party in our vendor list, select the “Vendor List” link in the bottom left-hand corner of our consent management platform. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. To view the purposes they believe they have a legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing, use the vendor list link below (select “Vendor List” link in the bottom left-hand corner of the pop-up consent management platform). The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. If you would like to change your settings or withdraw consent at any time, the link to do so is in this privacy policy accessible at the top of this page, or click the “View Vendor List” link below, then click the “Manage Settings” button to select your individual preferences. This consent management platform is located on the Service and can be accessed by clicking this link:

VIEW VENDOR LIST HERE

Within the above-stated “Vendor List”, you can easily access information as to how each party uses personal information by clicking the “+” sign next to each vendor’s name in order to view each vendor’s privacy policy details.


  • The Service provides Amazon affiliate links to users. If you click on a link that leads to www.Amazon.com, a cookie may be placed on your browser in accordance with Amazon’s privacy policy and their use of cookies. Amazon may collect, receive, and use personal data if a link is clicked that leads from the Service to www.Amazon.com. To access information as to how Amazon uses personal information, click the following link that leads to their privacy policy on www.Amazon.com:

AMAZON’S PRIVACY POLICY

ADS

If you would like to turn off the personalization of ads when using your Google account, you can install the Interest-Based Ads Opt-Out extension by clicking here on the Chrome Web Store page: GOOGLE’S INTEREST-BASED ADS OPT-OUT EXTENSION.

COOKIES

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Cookies are used by the Service to fight against fraud, abuse, for ad personalization, analytics, to customize your experience, to personalize content, target ads, to provide social media features, and for 3rd-party affiliate links.

To learn more about the different parties that may serve cookies on the Service, see the below section titled “WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH”.

If you want to revoke your consent to cookies, you can click the “Revoke Cookies Consent” link at the bottom of any page on this website, or just click this link:  Revoke Cookies.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.  Login cookies last for 2 days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for 2 weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Amazon.com may place cookies on your browser if you click on a link that directs you to a product from our website to Amazon.com.  If you do not want Amazon.com to place cookies on your browser, do not click on any link that directs you to Amazon.com.  If any link on this website directs you to Amazon.com, the link will include the word “Amazon” in it, for clarification.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

The Service embeds videos in some articles to enhance the viewer’s experience.  Videos are embedded from YouTube. By viewing the videos on the Service, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy and terms of service (see links below).

YouTube’s Privacy Policy:   https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

YouTube’s Terms of Service: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms.

ANALYTICS

The Service uses Google Analytics in real-time throughout your visit to the Service.  The purpose of using this data is to help us make better business decisions based on statistics and to provide better service to our users.  We also use this data to make our website better for both the user and the creator. Google Analytics is a system that automatically collects data as you use the Service.  This data helps us create better future content to meet the needs of visitors. If we know what the visitor wants, we are better able to create content that satisfies their searches. 

To help us make better business decisions and to serve our users better, our Google Analytics accounts have enabled the ability to track a user’s language, new vs returning visitors, number of sessions on our website, number of page views, frequency of user visits, how recent a user visited our website, the amount of time spent on our site, service provider, mobile vs desktop user data, number of visitors to our site, type of browser and OS, bounce rate, what pages on our site the user visits, and other metrics.

Google Analytics provides us with data such as how we rank on Google, organic traffic, what posting times perform better than others, user internet connection, affiliate-link tracking, which of our tags or categories is more popular than others, e-commerce tracking, user data across platforms and devices, user location, Google AdSense tracking, the kind of computer or device used, what files were downloaded from our website, user search and browsing behavior on our site, referral sources, to see our most-frequented articles and pages, universal monitoring, and other features.  Google Analytics helps us identify and understand user patterns better. It gives us information about what kind of device you are using, your location, your device’s communication with the Service, and the way you use our website. We use Google Analytics to understand our website better through statistical analysis.

If you don’t want Google Analytics to collect and store your personal information, you can opt-out by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

By installing the above Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, your data will no longer be used by Google Analytics, as long as it is loaded and executed properly on your browser.

By continuing to use the Service, your use includes the Service’s use of Google Analytics, unless you choose to opt-out by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on as described above.  Through your consent to cookies or your continued use of the Service, you agree to and understand Google’s privacy policy as it pertains to the use of Google Analytics on this website.  Google’s privacy policy is located at this link:  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

To learn how Google Analytics safeguards data regarding your privacy, click this link on Google’s Analytics Help page: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

If you choose to purchase a product through an Amazon link on this Service, you will be directed through a link to Amazon (www.Amazon.com) in order to buy the product.  Amazon may collect your personal information such as your name, email, and billing information in order to meet the requirements of the purchase. Once you navigate to Amazon, you are subject to their privacy policy.

We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit before purchasing any product.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services. 

Amazon.com may place cookies on your browser if you click on a link that directs you to a product from our website to Amazon.com.  If you do not want Amazon.com to place cookies on your browser, you agree not to click on any link that directs you to Amazon.com.  If any link on this website directs you to Amazon.com, the link will tell you that it leads to Amazon.  If you click on a link on our website that directs you to Amazon.com, data from your browser can be shared with Amazon.com.

Affiliate links provide us with a means to earn a living by recommending and linking to products we personally use and believe in.

To learn how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services, click this link that leads you to Google’s Privacy & Terms page:

HOW GOOGLE USES INFORMATION FROM SITES OR APPS THAT USE THEIR SERVICES

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

User data and event retention as outlined in this policy’s use of Google Analytics are stored for 26 months.  This data is deleted after 26 months and can no longer be traced to any cookies, advertising identifiers, or user identifiers.

The length of time that cookies last, as used by Google, can be found in Google’s Privacy & Terms page located at this link: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US. In regards to Google cookies, we use Google Analytics.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase, correct, or limit any processing of personal data we hold about you.  This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  If you have a complaint, you may contact the appropriate supervisory authority in your jurisdiction.  To revoke or change your consent to cookies on this site, click this link.  If you don’t want Google Analytics to collect and store your personal information, you can opt-out by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on at this link:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.  By installing this Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, your data will no longer be used by Google Analytics, as long as it is loaded and executed properly on your browser.

You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Information.

You have the right not to have Amazon.com place cookies on your browser for affiliate link tracking purposes.  In order to avoid the placement of cookies on your browser by Amazon.com, do not click any link on this website that leads to Amazon.com.  Any link on this website that leads to Amazon.com will tell you that it leads to “Amazon”, which is the same thing as the website www.Amazon.com.

You have the right to select which types of cookies you’ll allow to store your personal information, to view the vendor list, and change your consent settings at any time by visiting our privacy policy here: PRIVACY POLICY. Or you can alter the types of cookies here: CHANGE COOKIE SETTINGS

WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

Visitor comments and emails may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Limited data contained in the cookies placed by Amazon.com on your browser can be sent from our website to Amazon.com when you click on any Amazon link on this website.  Any link that directs you to “Amazon” or Amazon.com is an affiliate link and can send your browser’s data through these cookies.  If you do not want your data sent through cookies to Amazon.com, you agree not to click on any link on this website that leads to “Amazon” or Amazon.com.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

SECURITY

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I receive commissions for purchases made through links on this website.  Any link that directs you to Amazon from our website is an affiliate link.  If you do not want us to use these affiliate links, you agree not to click on any link that leads to Amazon on this website.  Any link that leads to “Amazon” (identical to “www.Amazon.com”) will clearly be labeled as a link to Amazon.

We use affiliate links to provide us with a means to earn a living by recommending and linking to products we personally use and believe in.

For more details regarding Amazon affiliate links on this website, please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure, which can be accessed on this website at the following link: Affiliate Disclosure.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena.

FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT COMPLIANCE

In order to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, we are informing you that you have the right to request what categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected.  You can see the categories and specific types of Personal Information we collect from users as outlined above in this privacy policy.  Read our Analytics section above to learn more details as to what kinds of Personal Information we collect.  The categories of personal information collected include user country, city, language, browser, operating system, service provider, active users, if the user came to the website from an organic search or social site, number of user sessions, average duration of a user session, user bounce rate, new vs returning users, frequency & recency engagement, browser & OS, if the user is on mobile or desktop, type of mobile device, and more.  You have a right to request these types of user data collected.  The purpose of collecting this Personal Information is to ensure you get the best experience on our website, for statistical analysis of traffic to our site, and to customize your experience.  We use Personal Information from Google Analytics to see how many page views we get per month.  It also allows us to see how many page views are unique.  This helps us know if we’re doing a good job with our website and to determine if our articles are getting traffic or not.  This helps us know what kind of articles our users enjoy better than others.  We believe in treating you how we would want to be treated regarding online privacy.  You have the right to request that we delete any Personal Information about you.  We are not legally obligated to delete Personal Information that helps us detect illegal, deceptive, or fraudulent activity.  That includes our ability to detect security incidents and protect us against malicious activity.  You have the right to request that we disclose the categories of sources from which your Personal Information is collected.  You have the right to request our business purpose for collecting your Personal Information (which is already outlined in this privacy policy), and the categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information.  You have the right to request that we disclose to you how we share your Personal Information for our business purposes including categories of Personal Information we have collected, the categories shared with third parties, and the categories of the third parties with whom the Personal Information was shared.  We currently share Personal Information with Google Analytics for our business purposes.  To see exactly how Google Analytics safeguards your data, click on the Google Analytics help page here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.  If you want to opt-out of the sharing of your Personal Information with Google Analytics, click on the opt-out link here.  If you want to exercise your right to opt-out of cookies on this website, click this link. You are not required to consent to our use of cookies or the sharing of your Personal Information.  If you do not consent to our use of recommended cookies, you’ll still be able to read the same content on the Service as long as the necessary cookies required to ensure proper functionality and security of the site are enabled and agreed to.  You have the right to leave the Service immediately if you don’t agree with any part of this policy.  Here is a link to our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” internet web page (click link to access): Do Not Sell My Personal Information. You can contact us at the email located at the bottom section of this privacy policy. For more information on your right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, click on the following link to our page on this website that provides more details: Right to Opt-out.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

PRIVACY DATA CONTACT TEAM SUPPORT

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, contact us at privacy(at)naturaluniversalsecrets.com.

TERMS OF SERVICE

By continuing to use the Service, you agree to the entirety of this privacy policy and all terms of service, which are located at this link.