Privacy and Cookie Policy

Earthtide Tarot is the site of Artist, Author and Tarot Reader, Rebecca Parsons. I value your privacy as I do my own, so I’m committed to protecting any information gathered. I will never sell personal information to anyone. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact me on info@earthtidetarot.com.

What kind of personal data gets collected and how is it used?

Email address and name (as supplied)

When you sign up for the newsletter, your email address is added to my newsletter mailing list via data-encrypted link for your security. My third-party newsletter service is Mailerlite, a fully GDPR compliant, data protected mailer service. You can read their privacy policy here and GDPR Compliance statement here.

If you leave a comment in the comments section or via the contact form, the data shown in the comments form will be collected, and my site’s spam guards will detect your visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The name you supply (can be just your first name) and email address will only be used for me to respond to you if one has been asked for, and it won’t be added to any lists or subscriptions.

Who I share your data with

My third-party newsletter service is Mailerlite, a fully GDPR compliant, data protected mailer service. You can read their privacy policy here. My website is hosted on Canadian Servers by Namesilo (privacy policy here) using Google Analytics to know which country you’re visiting from. I use Gmail to deliver subscription requests and messages from the Contact page form to me. This site also uses reCAPTCHA v3 to protect against spam, subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Google’s Privacy Policy is here.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive a report of any 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.

How we protect your data

The Earthtide Tarot website is protected by a secure https certificate and anti-spam guards for your security.

Cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website. Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy. Your consent applies to the following domains: www.earthtidetarot.com

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data. The third-party cookies used on our websites are used to understand how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, signing up to and delivering newsletters, as well as delivering your messages to me sent via the Contact page.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely. Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. Marketing: Our website uses Gmail to deliver messages submitted through the Contact form to us. It also uses Google Analytics to know which country you’re visiting from. Google uses cookies to identify if you’re a returning visitor and to distinguish between human and bot visitors. Earthtide Tarot doesn’t display advertisements, though these cookies can be used to personalize advertisements shown to you so that they are meaningful to you, and also help to understand the efficiency of these ad campaigns. Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms. Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieDescription
__cfduidThe cookie is set by CloudFlare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
__cfduidThe cookie is set by CloudFlare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
NIDThis cookie is used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users. It is set by Google automatically, even though this site does not display ads.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely. In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.