A Capone Connection

Privacy Policy for A Capone Connection

The “Website” acaponeconnection.com is governed by the following Privacy Policy.

I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information I may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED? 

  • Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: I may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
  • Information I Collect from Others: I may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to me for fulfillment.
  • Automatically-Collected Information: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, I will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. I may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
  • Cookies: I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

I may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To process payment for purchases you make through the Website; or,
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize me to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
  • Payment Processing – this service is used to serve our e-commerce platform. At no time is your banking information passed to the Website. We receive only information used for order fulfillment.
  • ConvertKit – this service is used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies. 

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

I may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels

This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Acaponeconnection.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to my newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in my emails. You may also notify me at [email protected] to be removed from my mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]

Amend – You may contact me at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]

Please note that I may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact me at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure Policy for A Capone Connection

A Capone Connection is a personal blog written and edited by Andrea Capone. It is my desire to connect with and inspire others through the experience of travel.

At times I may be compensated by advertisers for the time and effort I put forth in sharing information with you.  I may be earning money from products you buy.  Also, you may see ads on my page and I might receive compensation for these as well.

The money I may be paid will never influence the content, topics or posts I make. All opinions are 100% my own.  Please keep in mind that I do provide links to content that may be provided by a manufacturer/retailer directly or from their site and any questions about such content should be verified with them.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Notice:  

It is important to note that acaponeconnection.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. It is also important to remember that prices change quickly on Amazon so you will need to confirm the price I share in the post is the price you pay prior to finalizing your purchase.

Any item that I share is an item that I would purchase myself. If I don’t believe in a product then I certainly would not share it.

Disclaimer Policy for A Capone Connection

If you require any more information or have any questions about A Capone Connection’s disclaimer, please feel free to contact me by email at [email protected]

Disclaimers for www.acaponeconnection.com:

All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. www.acaponeconnection.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (www.acaponeconnection.com), is strictly at your own risk and www.acaponeconnection.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of the website.

From the website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While I strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, I have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before I have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’.

Please be also aware that when you leave the website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond my control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.

Consent

By using www.acaponeconnection.com, you hereby consent to the disclaimer and agree to its terms.

Terms and Conditions for A Capone Connection

This Terms of Use agreement is entered into by and between You and A Capone Connection (hereafter, “Website”, “Site”, “Company”, “I”, “We”, “Me”, “My”, “Us”, “Our”).

  1. AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF USE

 These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between You and Our Company concerning your access to and use of the acaponeconnection.com website, as well as any other application, media channel, or tool related to the Website.

You understand, acknowledge, and accept that by accessing this Website, you are bound by all of these Terms of Use. By using the Website or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made expressly available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use.

 Privacy Policy

Moreover, your agreement also means that you are agreeing to my Privacy Policy. Read my Privacy Policy for more detailed information. My Privacy Policy governs the areas of data collection and how I use and handle such information.

 Disclaimer

Your use of this Website is also subject to the Disclaimer. You can read the Disclaimer policy, which governs the Website. Moreover, the Disclaimer informs users and visitors of the Website of various limitations regarding the information provided on the Website. By agreeing to the Terms of Use, you are also acknowledging and agreeing to the Disclaimer.

The Website is intended for users who are at least 18 years old. Persons under the age of 13 are not permitted to use or register for the Website.

If you do not agree with all these Terms of Use, then you must not access the Website, click on any links, or use the Website in any way. 

  1. ADDITIONS AND MODIFICATIONS TO THE TERMS

I reserve the right to make changes and additions to these Terms of Use from time to time. Any and all changes are effective immediately as soon as we post them on our Website. If you continue using the Website after I post changes to the Terms of Use, it means that you have read the new Terms of Use and understand, acknowledge, and agree to them. 

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

This Website/Company is my proprietary property unless otherwise indicated. I have complete ownership and control of any source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Site (hereafter, “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (hereafter, “Marks”). The Content and Marks are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, foreign jurisdictions, and international conventions.

As a visitor and user of this Website, you are given a limited license and are not permitted to break the boundaries of that license.

As a condition of your use of our Website, you agree and acknowledge to not use the Website or any of the resources available for download from the Website for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Use and/or is unlawful. You will not use the Website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or to advertise or offer to sell goods and services. In addition, you will not engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website; attempt to impersonate another user; interfere with the Website in a way that affects other people’s quality of use of the Website; or attempt to bypass or hack any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site or to any portion of the Site.

Content belonging to the Company or included on the Website is not for resale. In the case you have permission to download something, such as a freebie, PDF, e-book, guide, etc., you are not allowed to sell it or transfer it to another person.

You will not delete, sell or alter any content or other proprietary rights or notices. The Company and the Website do not grant you any licenses for ownership or proprietary rights. 

  1. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND CONTENT

My Website may contain links to other websites as well as articles, blog posts, photographs, quotations, software, and information in general.

Such Third-Party Websites are not monitored or controlled by my Website or Company. Therefore, I am not responsible or liable for any content the Third-Party Websites might show, write, or use. You are clicking on Third-Party Website links at your own risk. Moreover, the instant you click on a Third-Party Website link, these Terms of Use no longer govern those Third-Party Websites.

 Indemnification

You agree and understand that I do not endorse the products or services offered by Third-Party Websites. You indemnify Andrea Capone and A Capone Connection from any harm caused by your purchase and/or use of such products and services.

If you sustain any harm or losses due to your use or purchase of Third-Party Website products or services, you hold us harmless. We are not responsible for your actions or those of Third-Party Websites. 

  1. CONTENT FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

 Any downloads, articles, and resources provided on the Website and through the Website are solely provided for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing provided on and through the Website should be construed as legal, medical, financial, tax, or any other professional advice. You can find detailed information on this in the Disclaimer. 

  1. MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS TO THE SITE

I reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the Site at any time for any reason at our discretion without needing permission from anyone and without notice. Furthermore, I have no obligation to update any information on our Site.

I will not be liable to You or any third party if I decide to modify, change, or remove part or all of the content from the Site, change prices, or suspend or discontinue the Site. I cannot guarantee that the Site will be available at all times. I may experience downtime, technical or software difficulties, or I may simply decide to discontinue for whatever reason.

You agree that Andrea Capone and A Capone Connection has no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Site. 

  1. GOVERNING LAW

 These Terms of Use and your access and use of the Website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Missouri.

  1. BINDING ARBITRATION

 If a dispute arises between You and Our Company and/or Website, and if You and I are unable to resolve the Dispute through informal negotiations, then the Dispute will be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any arbitration will take place in Pennsylvania only. You further agree that you shall be responsible for all costs associated with initiating the arbitration and for the administration of the arbitration.

  1. INTERNATIONAL USERS

This Website and these Terms of Use are controlled, operated, and administered by Our Company and Website located in Pennsylvania, United States of America (“USA”). If you access the Website and services from a location outside of the USA, then you are responsible for complying with all the local laws. You acknowledge and agree that you may not access and use this Website and its contents and services in any way, manner, or country prohibited by applicable laws and regulations.

  1. NO JOINT VENTURE OR PARTNERSHIP

No Joint Venture or Partnership/Agency relationship is created between You and I by your access and use of the Website and by these Terms of Use. You further agree that these Terms of Use will not be construed against me simply because we drafted them. You waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms of Use and the fact that they are not signed by the parties.

  1. ENTIRETY OF THE AGREEMENT

You acknowledge, understand, and agree that these Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer constitute the Entire Agreement between the user and the Company and/or Website. 

  1. CONTACT

I welcome you to contact Andrea Capone and A Capone Connection at [email protected] if you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding the terms in this agreement.