Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog or website?
When ordering or registering on my site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you register on my site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on the site.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for a newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
       To personalize the user’s experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
       To improve my website in order to better serve you.
       To allow me to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
       To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
       To quickly process your transactions.
       To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
       To follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do I protect visitor information?
I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards, however I do perform daily malware and vulnerability scans.
I only provide articles and information.
I never ask for credit card numbers.
I do use Malware Scanning.
I use an SSL certificate
Do I use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, I use cookies to help remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help me understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables me to provide you with improved services. I also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

I use cookies to:
       Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
       Keep track of advertisements.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled and it may effect the user’s experience of the site.

Third-party disclosure
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third-party links
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
I use Google AdSense Advertising on my website. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on my site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to my users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

I have implemented the following:
       Demographics and Interests Reporting
I, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at:

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

My Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
       On my Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
       By emailing me

How does my site handle do not track signals?
I honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. I do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: I will notify the users via email within 1 business day.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
       We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:
       NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you click the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of each of my emails and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Who is collecting the data?
I use AWeber to manage my email list. Google Analytics collects anonymized data about you, which I use to better understand how users are interacting with the site and how I can improve. I also collect general contact data when a contact form is submitted. This data is not stored on the server and is sent directly to the administrative email.

What data is being collected?
Data such as general location, referral source, and other anonymized data is recorded via Google Analytics. I also record your IP address when you attempt to log in to the website (whether said log-in is successful or not). When signing up for a newsletter or completing another form, I may ask for your name, phone number, email address, or mailing address. Additionally, if you are a part of my email newsletter through AWeber, I may track which pages you visit on my site on a non-anonymous basis. I do this so that I can send follow-up offers based on your interest in my site. I do make use of a “Facebook Pixel” which anonymously (to us) tracks who visits our site and allows us to follow-up via targeted Facebook ads.

Will the data be shared with any third parties?
See “Third-Party Disclosure” – but the answer is no.

How long will the data be stored?
Anonymized analytics data is stored with Google Analytics indefinitely. You can opt-out of Google Analytics reporting. When it comes to newsletters or order information, I perform “scrubs” of inactive users on a yearly basis. You may unsubscribe at any time.

What rights does the data subject have?
You may unsubscribe from emails at any given time, and may request that your data be permanently deleted from my email marketing platform (AWeber) and any identifying information from our servers.

How can the data subject raise a complaint?
You may use the contact details at the bottom of this policy to raise a complaint or request that your information be deleted.

Rachel Flanagan Fitness, LLC is not responsible for the business or financial success of anyone visiting this website or using the services described herein, and shall not be held liable, financially or otherwise, for losses or damages resulting from advice or opinions given on or offline.
Contact me
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact me using the information below.
Rachel Flanagan Fitness, LLC
270 Jamestown Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Last Edited on 5-24-2018

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