Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Effective date: May 23, 2018

The policy: This privacy policy notice is for this website,, operated by co-coordinators Kirsti Call and Carrie Charley Brown.

The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing/using this website.

Policy key definitions:

·      “I”, “our”, “us”, “we”, or “Owner” refers to the coordinators, Kirsti Call and Carrie Charley Brown.
·      “you”, “users” and “visitors” refer to the person(s) using this website.
·      “website” and “blog” refers to this website,
·      GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
·      PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
·      ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
·      Cookies mean small files stored on a user’s computer or device.

Personal Data Collected

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Our email service is Google Feedburner. FeedBurner email is a service that allows publishers to deliver their feed content to subscribers via email. It collects information from you when you subscribe to this blog or enter information on our website through an opt-in subscription forms. The personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to:

·      Email address
·      First name and last name
·      Subscription time & date

Your Personal Data is used only to send you notifications of new blog posts. You may unsubscribe from these communications by following the unsubscribe link provided in every email or by contacting us at

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our blog to receive notifications of new blog posts. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Personal Data Collected” above.

Lawful Basis for Personal Data Processing
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and/or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful basis.

·        Consent: You have given us permission to do so.

Data retention period: We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Sharing Your Information
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information with third parties not affiliated with ReFoReMo. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Your Individual Rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here.

·      the right to be informed;
·      the right of access;
·      the right to rectification;
·      the right to erasure;
·      the right to restrict processing;
·      the right to data portability;
·      the right to object; and
·      the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information. Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Website.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:
·      Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Website.
·      Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
·      Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

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.
These third-party sites and links have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Do Not Track Signals
We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track or plant cookies when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. You can enable or disable the DNT feature in your browser’s settings.

Data Security and Protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Data Retention
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 who register on our website, 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.

Google Analytics
This website uses the third-party analytics service Google Analytics to track and report activity. Google Analytics is a piece of software that captures various data about our website users, including but not limited to:

·      What website users originate from
·      How long users stay on this website
·      What kind of computer the user is using

This tracking information allows us to better understand who uses this website and which content they are accessing, which in turns helps us improve and modify our content. This data is also shared with other Google services, which may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

To opt out of tracking…
See the Google Analytics Terms of Service and Google’s Privacy Policy for more information.

 COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), ReFoReMo does not actively or knowingly collect personal information of children under age 18. However, the information, content, and videos on this website may be of interest to children and/or used in school projects. If you are a parent or guardian and are aware that your child has provided us with personal data (such as by leaving a comment or subscribing to this blog), please contact us to remove said information. If we independently become aware of such information having been provided by a child under the age of 18, we will take immediate action to delete said information.

Any photographs published on this site that include children have been done so with the explicit consent of a parent or guardian or are stock photos we purchased a license to use.

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.

To be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify users via email within 1 business day. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue 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.

Acceptance of This Privacy Policy
We assume that all visitors and users of our website have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, he or she should refrain from using our website. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of the website after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy.

Contact Us
For questions about this Privacy Policy or how your information is used, please contact Kirsti via email at Our mailing address is 8 Seten Circle, Andover, MA 01810.