Privacy Policy

Gieselle Allen operates gieselleallen.com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

We take your privacy seriously: We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party. Period.

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

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

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate, and the services we provide.


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 facilitate spam detection.

Contact Forms

If you send us a message through our contact form, we collect the data you submit via the form in order to respond to your query. We do not use the information submitted through the form for marketing purposes.


We use “cookies” on this site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from the Site and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can clear these stored cookies at any time.

You can also 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 Site.

If you have an account and you log in to this Site, a temporary cookie will be used 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, the Site will create 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 cookie 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.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. Your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is also logged, but it is anonymized so that it can’t be traced back to you as an individual.

Your actions are then aggregated with other uses and used to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.


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.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these other sites to determine what personally identifiable information is collected.


If you belong to one of our Facebook groups, please note that by joining the group you are sharing your public Facebook profile information with all other members of the group.

When you post to a Facebook group, that message is only seen by other members of the group. Please respect other member’s confidentiality and do not share group posts to your Facebook profile or share them with other outside groups. We ask that if there is something shared in the group that you wish to share with others, contact the original poster and ask permission first.


We take precautions to protect your information.

We use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online and we also protect your information offline. Only employees or legal representatives who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

We do not process credit card information on our site. All payments are made using a safe and secure third party system: PayPal or Braintree, depending on which option you choose when you checkout. You can read PayPal’s privacy policy here.

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.

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, we store the personal information you provide in your 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 this information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

You may opt-out of any future contact from us at any time.

You may opt-out of receiving email marketing at any time by choosing ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any email message.

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 ask us to delete any data we have about you.

You can express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Where We Send Your Data

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

If you leave a comment, an anonymized string is created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, the profile picture linked to the email address you entered is visible to the public as part of your comment. You can change what image appears at any time by logging into your Gravatar account. The privacy policy for the Gravatar service is available here.

We partner with MailChimp.com to manage our mailing list and to deliver email marketing messages and our newsletter. When you subscribe to our list, your name and email are stored on MailChimp in order to provide these services. MailChimp is not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. You can review MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

We use Google Analytics to collect, monitor, and analyze your Log Data. You may opt-out of sharing this information by installing a browser extension: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ Read the privacy policy for Google Analytics here.

If you don’t choose PayPal at checkout, your transaction will be processed by Braintree, a PayPal owned company, and we will transmit that data securely. Review their privacy policy here.


Gieselleallen.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Gieselleallen.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

Contacting Us

We can be reached by contacting:

Email: hello@gieselleallen.com

Changes To This Policy

Gieselleallen.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

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