Journaliciously is committed to protecting individual privacy
- Information we receive (when you provide it, visit Journaliciously.com or receive email updates)
- How this information is used
- Sharing of this information
- Data retention
- Third-party tools and sites
If you have questions about this policy or suggestions for its improvement, please let us know at Journaliciously.com/Contact_us.aspx.
Information Received and Retained by Journaliciously.com Online Platforms
Information You Give Us
You do not have to provide the Journaliciously.com with any personal information or create a user account to access public information on Journaliciously.com, which is minimal. However, for our journalling service, we will need minimal personal information from you:
your name and email address. And, of course, we will store your daily entries for you (encrypted) as our main service.
When you visit Journaliciously.com, the following basic information is automatically received and stored by the web servers hosting Journaliciously.com:
- The originating Internet Protocol (IP) address;
- The internet domain name;
- Information about your computer or mobile set-up (e.g., type and version of web browser, operating system, screen resolution, and connection speed);
- The pages on Journaliciously.com that you visit;
- The internet address, or URL, of the website that connected you to our site, if you accessed Journaliciously.com via a link on another page (i.e., “referral traffic”); and
- The amount of data transmitted from Journaliciously.com to your computer.
Journaliciously.com also uses web measurement and customization technologies (such as “cookies”). You can choose not to accept cookies from any website, including Journaliciously.com, by changing your browser settings.
The public emotions poll collects your entry, along with the automatic server info above. The server information above will connect any poll entries entered before logging in to your account if you log in during the same browser session
In order to manage Journaliciously.com email subscription lists, we retain the names and email addresses of our email subscribers, as well as other information they may have shared
with us (e.g., daily entries, answers to poll questions), logs of emails we send, and automatically generated email data used to improve our email communications. This automatically generated email data (generated through simple tools such as “pixel tags” and link redirects) includes:
- The recipient’s email client;
- Whether the email was opened;
- If a link in the message was clicked;
- Whether an email was delivered;
- If the email was forwarded; and
- If the email was printed.
If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving our messages, simply click on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email message.
For aggregate statistical analysis and to improve the quality of our services, we may integrate web measurement tools with our social media pages. These tools enable basic analysis of social media traffic (such as the number of people visiting a certain page) and do not collect personally identifiable information.
How Information is Used
If you choose to provide us with information, we may use that information to contact you, respond to your message, or provide you the information or services you requested. In order to serve you better, we may analyze multiple sources of data you have provided (for example, to look up whether you previously contacted Journaliciously.com about the same topic so that we do not send you a duplicative response). We may also use messages or comments collected through Journaliciously.com or official social media pages for our own purposes, such as to inform policy decisions or in public advocacy.
We may use data you provide and automatically generated data for statistical analysis to assess, for example, what information is of interest to users, technical design specifications, and system performance. This allows us to make general improvements to our site as well as to offer tailored content to email subscribers (e.g., a follow-up message to subscribers interested in a specific topic based on information they have provided or automatically generated data). We may also use your information in order to detect, prevent, and respond to security issues and other harmful or unlawful activities on the Site.
Sharing of this Information
Shared information NEVER includes daily entries, personal questions or answers to personal questions.
Information you choose to share with Journaliciously.com (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information. We may, for example, publish compilations of messages or comments collected through Journaliciously.com or official social media pages and provide them to national leaders, members of the press, or other individuals. However, we do not disclosure identifying information.
Within Journaliciously.com, we restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees who require access to this information in order to perform their official duties.
We do not use or share your information for commercial purposes and, except as described above, we do not exchange or
otherwise disclose this information.
We retain the above anonymous server information for 3 years. We retain account information for 30 days after the account is closed.
Links to External Sites
Your activity on third-party website sites is governed by the third-party website’s security and privacy policies.
We periodically review our processes and systems to verify compliance with industry best practices and to ensure the highest level of security for our website.
Internet Protocol (IP): A computer’s IP address establishes its location on the internet and allows other computers, such as those hosting Journaliciously.com, to send it content and other information.
Domain name: For example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you are connecting from a university’s domain.
Cookies: A small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website.
Device token: A unique string used to identify devices.
Email client: The email client is the program used to access and manage a user’s email (e.g., Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!).
Single-session cookies are used for technical purposes, such as enabling better navigation through the site,
facilitating the use of user accounts, and generating aggregated statistics about how the website is used.
Single-session cookies may use a unique identifier, but do not publicly expose personal information.
Journaliciously.com currently uses single session and multi-session cookies to ensure that Journaliciously.com displays correctly and measure website metrics, such as which pages are popular and how often people visit the website, and to provide automatic login.
These cookies do not capture personally identifiable information, such as your name or email, or track interactions outside of Journaliciously.com and other Journaliciously.com sites/pages.
This list does not include cookies associated with third-party content or functionality included on Journaliciously.com (see Third-Party Cookies).
Cookies for Email Subscribers