Privacy Policy – Revised

Effective Date: 05-24-2018

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING, USING, ACCESSING, OR PURCHASING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY PART OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES
 

★ Who we are

Welcome to
BetterLifeDirectory.com (the “Site”).

Our website address is:
https://betterlifedirectory.com.

The Site is owned and maintained by
Volker Karrer – Hella Schwerla [Digital Information Products]

Our contact page is:
https://betterlifedirectory.com/support/
 

Privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand this is a big responsibility and work hard to protect your information and put you in control.

This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to
“Visitors” – users of the Site who visit without transacting business – and

“Authorized Customers” – Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by BetterLifeDirectory.com (collectively, “Services”).

 

★ Information we collect and why we collect it

Personally Identifiable Information (disambiguation):

“Personally Identifiable Information” refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information.

Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
 

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors.

We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, email addresses, and usernames of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell. This is for direct marketing communications and related profiling to help us to offer you relevant products and services, including deciding whether or not to offer you certain products and service.
 

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?

With your expressly given consent (optional) we may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We will also send marketing to you by email and social media and digital channels (for example, using Facebook Custom Audiences and Google Custom Match).

We may furthermore use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Image Optimizer Plugin “EWWW”

User-submitted images will be transmitted and stored on a global network of third-party servers (a CDN). Alternatively they may be transmitted to image compression servers in the United States and stored there for up to 30 days.
 

GDPR compliant registration forms

Visitors may register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by BetterLifeDirectory.com. Our GDPR compliant registration forms will ask for your first name and email only. They provide Yes/No options so that you may express your consent if and to which extent you want to receive specific news, information, updates, offers, free giveaways etc.
 

Cookies

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use cookies to understand how our Visitors use our site, their preferences, the services they select and to improve your overall experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising.

We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, we will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Login information: BetterLifeDirectory.com uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

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 two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

For more Legal information please refer to:
Privacy Policy – Revised
Terms and Conditions
GDPR – FAQ
Legal Information (Overview)
 

Social Media Plugin “Shariff Wrapper”

On our website we offer you the possibility to use so called “Social Media Buttons”. To protect your data, we use a solution called “Shariff”. Hereby the share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network site. If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. Only in that moment of time the provider of the social network site will get information about you, for example your IP address. If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. Information about the collection and usage of your data on the social network sites can be found in the corresponding terms of use of the respective provider. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/shariff/

On our website we offer share buttons for Facebook, PayPal, and may do the same for the following services / companies: AddThis, Diaspora, Flattr, Flipboard, GooglePlus, LinkedIn, Mastodon, Odnoklassniki, Patreon, Pinterest, Pocket, Qzone, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Telegram, TencentWeibo, Threema, Tumblr, Twitter, VK, Wallabag, Weibo, WhatsApp, Xing.

Analytics

We have analytics tracking in place run through 2 standard “Google Analytics” WordPress Plugins to help us optimize performance of the Site. Users who choose to opt out of analytics tracking can do so here:
Disable Google Analytics

For the plugins Privacy Policy you may refer to:
https://www.monsterinsights.com/privacy-policy/ and
https://www.pascal-bajorat.com/datenschutz/
 

Embedded content from other websites

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
 

★ Who we share your data with

Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

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

What organizations are collecting the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
 

Access to Personally Identifiable Information on the Site

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?

BetterLifeDirectory.com has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information.

For these partners’ or service providers’ Privacy Policy you may refer to:
https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
https://www.a2hosting.com/about/website-privacy
https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm?scid=3
https://www.jvzoo.com/privacy
https://warriorplus.com/legal/privacy.php
https://support.clickbank.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004023572-Customer-Privacy-Policy
https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy
https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law

We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.
 

★ 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.
 

★ How we protect your data

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?

All of our employees (if any) are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to the owners of the Site and protected by a strong password in order to gain access to the information.

We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information (should it be requested / collected at all), such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet.

While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.
 

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?

Personally Identifiable Information collected by BetterLifeDirectory.com is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties whatsoever except for use as indicated above.
 

★ Your privacy controls

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at the email address specified at https://betterlifedirectory.com/support/.
 

Correcting any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at the email address specified at https://betterlifedirectory.com/support/.
 

Deleting or deactivating Personally Identifiable Information

We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting [Email]. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
 

★ What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?

We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.
 

★ Links:

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
 

★ Your contact information

Our contact page is:
https://betterlifedirectory.com/support/