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ThePennyJar Privacy Policy

Last Updated 12/26/2017

The Penny Jar wants to make sure that you understand what is happening with your data when you visit the site. We collect certain types of information about you when you visit and this policy will cover what that means for you.


NPII Information

(Non-Personally Identifiable Information) The Penny Jar collects anonymous information from our visitors that cannot be associated with that specific individual. For example, we know how many people visit The Penny Jar, but we don’t know names or any other personal information. This can include demographic information like sex, age, and interests. We collect this type of anonymous data in order to create better content, and make sure that the site matches what our users are looking for. Some of this anonymous tracking information is shared with third parties such as advertisers, but again, it remains anonymous.


Personal Information 

We collect personal information if you voluntarily join The Penny Jar's mailing list. Our mailing list is powered by MailChimp, and we do not store any e-mail addresses locally.


The Way We Use Information 

We use your email address to send out newsletters with The Penny Jar content. No other use is now or ever will be made of this email address. We will not send you any other email directly unless you contact us first and specifically request information, technical help, or administrative assistance. We do not sell this address, or link it to any other personal information.


Data & Site Security 

While we do not collect any personal identifying information through a visitor's browsing, we have obtained SSL certification for your protection. The site is also regularly scanned for malware and other security threats.


Cookies

The Penny Jar and it's third party partners may use cookies to track how visitors are using the site. This includes things like how did you find the site (Facebook, Google Search, etc.), how many pages a visitor viewed, and if any links were clicked. The data may also be used to serve visitors ads that may be of interest to them. You have the ability to disable cookies in your browser settings. You can also prevent Google Analytics from using your data here.


Links to Other Sites

We frequently link to third party sites. Please be aware that our privacy policy is not in effect once you leave our site, and you should familiarize yourself with those site's privacy policies.


Surveys or Contests 

From time to time we sponsor surveys and contests. If you participate, we will request certain Personal Information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you will have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Contest information typically includes information such as name and mailing address. We only use this information internally to determine eligibility, notify contest winners, and to measure the success of our efforts. 


Third-party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Changes in this Privacy Statement 

While we don’t anticipate any changes in our privacy policy, there is always a possibility of change. If there is any substantial change to our policy, we will post those changes on pages we deem appropriate so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.


Contacting Us 

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information on our About page.

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