Privacy Policy

Who we are:

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

What personal data do we collect, and why do we collect it

At https://virginiashoplocal.com, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our website. In particular, we want you to know that https://virginiashoplocal.com is not in the business of selling, renting, or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

This Privacy Policy provides detailed information on when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of https://virginiashoplocal.com  with a safe and secure environment.

Cookies

https://virginiashoplocal.com may set and access https://virginiashoplocal.com cookies on your computer. Cookies provide our system with the essential information to provide your requested services.

Last Updated: 20230801
  What are cookies? This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use, i.e., the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to manage the cookie settings.
Cookies are small text files that store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us function properly, make the website more secure, provide a better user experience, understand how the website performs, and analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
  How do we use cookies? As with most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are primarily necessary for the website to function correctly, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and, all in all, providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
 
Types of Cookies we use  

Manage cookie preferences Cookie Settings.

You can change your cookie preferences anytime by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent immediately.
In addition, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change your browser’s settings to block/delete the cookies.

Click Here for cookie settings. 

Below are the support documents for managing and deleting cookies from significant web browsers.
Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc
If you use any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.
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Google Analytics

When someone visits https://virginiashoplocal.com, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavioral patterns.

We do this to track the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and their interactions with the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website.

Website Comments

When someone visits https://virginiashoplocal.com, there may be an ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages. You can use aliases or information that completely hides your identity when submitting comments. When a comment is submitted, your relevant details (name, email, website) are stored.

These details are stored so that we can display your comment back to you and anyone viewing the site’s comment sections. We do not verify the information entered, nor do we require verification.

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are correct and to check now and then that you’re happy and satisfied.

We do not rent or trade email lists with other organizations, businesses, or individuals.

You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.

Third Parties

There may be circumstances where your IP address, geographic location, and other browser-related details may be shared with third-party companies. We may share your above-mentioned data with the following third-party companies from time to time.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete our personal information. Email your request to our data protection officer, greg.b@virginiashoplocal.com, and we will work with you to remove any of the data we may have.

PRIVACY POLICY

If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you by an update or email, where possible. By continuing to access or use our services, you agree to be bound to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Your Right To Be Forgotten/Removed From https://virginiashoplocal.com’s email list

If you wish to remove your email and ALL personal information from our email list and promotional marketing material, please contact us.

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 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.

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