Privacy Policy and Disclosures

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Butterfly Outdoors, LLC is located in Huntsville, AL and registered as an entity through the State of Alabama. Kate Gribbin is an authorized representative of Butterfly Outdoors, LLC, and may be contacted at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com. Our official website is www.butterflyoutdoors.com. 

Privacy Policy and Disclosures

Butterfly Outdoors, LLC is a small business owned and operated by Kate Gribbin, an outdoor lover passionate about educating others about the natural world, and committed to spending time there with family.  It is the goal of Butterfly Outdoors, LLC to provide all necessary legal details and provide transparency for our users and customers.  However, due to the complex legal nature of social media, websites, and blogs regarding third party services, please let us know if we have missed a service or program detail.  Bottom line is we strive to protect the rights and privacy of our users, and when users provide data such as name, email, photographs, etc. related to our newsletter subscription, event waiver, or post activity sharing we value your privacy.  It is recommended that all uploaded images avoid embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included, as other website and social media users may be able to obtain this location information.  For additional information on provided data, please see information on third party provider for more details.

Automatically collected information

In order to understand user experience and reader audiences better, Butterfly Outdoors may track IP addresses, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.  All of this information is housed in third-party providers.

Cookies

We may track information using cookies.  Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. Some cookies will expire when you close your browser, and others will stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

For example, if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

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 exact 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third Party use of Data

This website uses third party providers for various aspects and each party has their own respective privacy policy.

Google Analytics and Google Adsense:  Google Analytics helps track website traffic and general usage patterns such as IP address, device used, duration of stay on site, and pages viewed.  Google Adsense is the advertising service this website uses to generate ad revenue.

More information on Google’s privacy and terms is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

MailChimp:  We use MailChimp to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailChimp may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.

MailChimp’s privacy policy is available at https://mailchimp.com/legal/. 

Who we share your data with

Other than the third parties listed above, and unless required by law, this website does not share you personal identifying information with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Email newsletter

You may subscribe to the Butterfly Outdoors newsletter.  This newsletter may be used for advertising purposes.  Newsletters may contain affiliate advertising links.  All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels.  These tracking pixels will track email open rates, clicks within the email, and dates and times of your opening the email. At any time you can unsubscribe from the newsletter list by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of your email.

Your rights to your personal information

You may unsubscribe to email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.  Alternatively you can email ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com and request to be removed from the mailing list.

You may request a copy of the personal information Butterfly Outdoors has about you by submitting a request to ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com. You may also request to amend or update your personal information by email.

You may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive personal information

Do no share sensitive personal information to Butterfly Outdoors online, unless part of a legal waiver agreement.

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that Butterfly Outdoors has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com and we will do our best to remove such information from our website and records.

Disclaimer

Butterfly Outdoors is a small environmental education and eco-guide service including social media content and blog all designed to help others get outdoors, but you, the reader, is responsible for using this information with reasonable judgement and common sense.  You and your family’s safety should always be based on good judgement, your experience, and knowledge.

The authors of this blog will accept no responsibility for any actions taken on the reader’s behalf.

The information on this blog has been gathered from many sources.  When discussing locations, trails, and conditions, do realize that these things can change.   There is no guarantee that this information is completely accurate.  As with any outdoor activity, there are inherent risks and dangers.  Individuals partaking in any activity discussed on this blog are doing so at their own risk.

Contact Information

Please contact us at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy was last updated: March 17, 2020.