Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the A Girl With Tea (AGWT) website.

Protecting your privacy is important to AGWT. We hope the following statement will help you understand what information is collected, how it is used, the choices you can make about your information and how your information is protected.

Please note, that by using the AGWT website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Personal Information Collected:

AGWT is a free-content website, so no submission of personal information is required to use the site.

However, AGWT will collect personally identifiable information if you choose to submit it. For example, you may subscribe to receive blog updates and other information from AGWT by submitting your name and email address. You may also submit comments on the AGWT blog or through the Contact Form.

Please keep in mind that the information you disclose in the comments section of the AGWT blog becomes public information. Therefore, you should exercise caution when disclosing information.

Use of Your Personal Information:

AGWT does not sell, rent, trade or lease your personally identifiable information to outside parties.

AGWT collects and uses your personal information to operate the AGWT website and deliver any services you have requested.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:

• to improve our website,

• to administer a contest or promotion,

• to inform you of other products or services available from AGWT and its affiliates,

• to send surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered,

• to send periodic emails,

• to send blog updates

AGWT may share data with trusted partners to perform services that are necessary to operate and maintain our website. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to AGWT, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

How You Can Access and/or Correct Your Personal Information:

This site gives users the option to remove their information from our database at any time. Simply, click on the unsubscribe link in the body of any email sent to you from this site. You may also contact the site administrator and ask to be manually removed from our mailing list. Please see the Contact Information section below.

You can access information you previously provided to AGWT by simply clicking on the link at the very bottom of any email sent to you by this site. Once you click on the link provided, you will have the option to correct or update your information. You may also contact the site administrator and ask to have your information manually corrected/updated. Please see the Contact Information section below.

Non-Identifiable Information Collected and Stored Automatically:

When you visit the AGWT website, anonymous statistical information is collected. This information does not identify you personally.

The information collected is part of a systems log file that our web host provides. These log files store data such as: the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you accessed our site, the date and time you accessed the site, the type of browser and operating system used to access our site, the pages you visited while on our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.

This non-identifiable information is only used internally for site management purposes.

Google Analytics:

The AGWT website uses Google Analytics, which collects information about our visitors. Google Analytics collects information anonymously; it reports website trends to AGWT without identifying individual visitors.

AGWT uses Google Analytics to understand how our visitors engage with our website, so we can improve it.

For more information and to review the Google Analytics privacy policy please click here.

Outgoing and Third Party Links:

The AGWT website contains links to third party products and services. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. AGWT is therefore not responsible or liable for the content and activities of these linked sites.

If you decide to access any other website linked to or from AGWT, you should consult that website’s privacy policy so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.

Nonetheless, here at AGWT we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome feedback about any outgoing links.

Cookies:

When you visit AGWT, a cookie may be placed on your computer. Cookies are small text file strings that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow). These cookies allow the website or service provider to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

AGWT uses trusted third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to assist us in managing the site and providing any services you’ve requested. These service providers may use cookies to anonymously track website traffic and other activities. Service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us manage and improve the site.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to block cookies, this may affect how you are able to interact with some features of this website as well as others.

Web Beacons:

AGWT may use a trusted third party service provider to improve your experience while visiting our website. A web beacon is a tiny, transparent graphic image that is placed on a website or in an email. Web beacons may be used in association with cookies to understand how you interact with the pages and content of a website. Web beacons may also be included in emails to learn if messages have been opened, acted on or forwarded. You can disable the ability of web beacons to capture information by blocking cookies.

Security:

We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from AGWT may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us via email.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of children is important to us here at AGWT. For that reason, we will not knowingly collect personal information from a child under the age of 13.

If we discover that a child has provided us with personal information, we will use reasonable efforts to delete this information. If you have reason to believe we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately contact us. Please see the Contact Information section below.

Overall, AGWT is not intended for use by children under the age of 13.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

AGWT may update this Privacy Policy at any time. Here at AGWT, we encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how AGWT is using and protecting your information.

When AGWT modifies this Privacy Policy, the date will be updated in this section.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 11, 2011.

Contact Information:

A Girl With Tea (AGWT) welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via or Contact Form. Or, you can mail your questions/concerns to: P.O. Box 8224, Rochester, MN 55903