Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the Internet’s vast array of information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence.
Who we are
This website is owned and operated, or operated under agreement by: Karen Branscombe; and our website address is: https://mybigfreelife.com
Our contact information
You can reach us at [email protected]
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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.
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.
We also collect cookies to be able to remarket to you. When you visit our site, a cookie is being put on your web browser. This is for us to be able to show ads on different places on the internet on networks like Google and Facebook. If you want to opt out from these you can visit Google’s ad settings. You can also visit Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.
Here is how to disable cookies in different Internet browsers:
- Disable Cookies in Chrome
- Disable Cookies in Firefox
- Disable Cookies in Safari
- Disable Cookies in Internet Explorer
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.
By default, ThirstyAffiliates plugin collects visitor’s IP address every time they click an affiliate link as part of the statistics information. By checking this the IP address collection will be disabled, but other information will still be saved.
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.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
My Big Free Life is an affiliate of many online tools, services, and products. Links on this website may be affiliate links and My Big Free Life may earn commissions for purchases that are made by visitors to the Site. These are promotional links that can be used to track a visitor’s purchase and credit it to My Big Free Life. This comes at no additional cost to you and our goal is to provide the very best reviews and recommendations. If you have any questions, please contact us.
This website may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our website with other media services. We currently use Add This for social sharing. Your use of these tools enables the sharing of information with the public, depending on the settings you establish with your social networks. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these tools.
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt-out of having your web browsing information used for behavioural advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
My Big Free Life takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Information You Provide to Us
We collect the information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, provide information via a contact form, or otherwise communicate with us.
The types of information we may collect include your:
- Email address
- Postal address
- Phone number
- Securely stored payment information (such as your credit or debit card and billing address)
- Preference or interest data
- Any other information you choose to provide
- IP address if clicking an affiliate link for reporting purposes
We automatically collect certain information from visitors to, the site, such as Internet addresses browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring and exit page, operating system, time-stamps, and clickstream data. We also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, and to administer our site so that we can constantly improve it.
If you pay for anything on our site using a credit or debit card, we collect the personal information needed to complete the transaction. This information includes your name, card number, and other necessary information, all of which is clearly labelled on the form you use to submit payment. We use an unaffiliated, credit card processing company to process your payment. We transfer your payment information and you authorize us to do so to this company solely for this purpose. The company does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
Anything you send us by e-mail or similar, post on our site, or use with our services, such as blog postings or videos, or if others send us anything about your activities or postings, we may collect such information into a file specific to you. We use this information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our customer agreements.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18, nor do we knowingly distribute such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from someone under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.
Contact us at the email address above if you want us to change or delete any information that we have about you. We will respond to your request to access, update, or delete your information within ten (10) business days. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity.