Privacy Policy

A Brit and A Southerner believe very strongly in keeping your personal information confidential and secure. The following privacy policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

What Information Do We Collect?

Voluntary Information

A Brit and A Southerner collect as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages on our website. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.

Automatically Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, 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.

When visitors leave comments on this 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.

Cookies / IP Address tracking

A Brit and A Southerner use cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of log files, posting comments, and voting on the site. No personal information is stored in these cookies and is simply a way to identify your computer.

If you leave a comment on our site you may “opt-in” to save 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.

With Whom Information is Shared

None of your information will be shared with third parties. A Brit and A Southerner may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message. However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.

How Information May Be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website for your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-Party Use of Information

A Brit and A Southerner utilizes the following third-party services and each one has their own respective privacy policies to determine the use of your personal information:

Google Analytics

This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. In addition, your IP address will be made anonymous prior to anything being stored.

Mailerlite

This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications (the name is for “personalization” of communication).  Please refer to Mailerlite’s privacy policy for further information.

Opting Out

If A Brit and A Southerner choose to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. The editors of our site hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date and/or the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.

These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit Network Advertising.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please e-mail us at [email protected] and we would be happy to provide further clarification.