Cookies

What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent by the web server to your web browser (Chrome, Mozilla, Internet Explorer). These cookies can store some information about you and your online activity.

 

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to get information about the way users interact with our website in order to track and improve the content and services we provide.

Cookies cannot personally identify you personally, but they can provide us with some information about you.

 

The services we use

This website uses services from other companies. This means that we also use third-party cookies. These are the main services we use right now:

 

MailChimp - an online platform that allows us to create newsletters

If you choose to sign up, you give us your email address (and name). This means that you will sometimes receive emails from us. Those emails are sent through MailChimp, therefore they also have access to your email address.

You can unsubscribe at any time.

 

Teachable - an online course platform

We use Teachable to create free or paid courses. In order to access them, you need to create an account with your email address. This means that we and Teachable will have access to that email address.

If you buy a course, that payment will be processed by Teachable.

You can delete your Teachable account at any time, but this means that you will no longer have access to those products.

 

Google Analytics

This is a free service provided by Google. It allows us to measure the traffic we get on our website and how users interact with our website. It also provides us with some information about the users, but we have no way of identifying them personally. Many websites use this type of service.

Google Analytics helps us:

  • better understand our audience
  • see what articles are most popular
  • identify how you access our website (from a Google search or from our social media accounts)

 

Affiliate links

We may occasionally use affiliate links. This means that when we recommend a certain service or product and you decide to purchase it, we may receive a small amount of money because we recommended it to you. Those affiliate links also use cookies so that the vendor (the person or website that sells that product) can see that we directed you to their website.

Whenever we use affiliate links, you will be notified. We usually mark them with an asterisk (*) and we explain the meaning of that asterisk at the bottom of that page.

 

What type of information do we collect?

We may collect information about you or the way you use our website. Here are a few examples of the type of information we have access to:

  • your email address (if you gave us your address to sign up for a newsletter or course)
  • your age group
  • the country you are in
  • we can tell if you are visiting our website for the first time or not
  • the medium you used to get to our website (a google search, our Instagram account, our Facebook page and so on)
  • the pages/articles you read on our website

However, we cannot identify you personally. Even if you provided us your email address to sign up for the newsletter, we can only use that to send you emails. We cannot use your email to see how you are using our website.

How long we keep data

We keep the information we have access to indefinitely. However, you have access over the accounts you create on or through our website. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter or delete your Teachable account at any time.

 

Your rights

You have the right to be forgotten. You can ask us to delete the information we have collected about you. You can also control the accounts you have created on/through our website.

 

Opt out

If you want to, you can block cookies when using our website. Learn how to do that, depending on the browser you use:

However, keep in mind that if you do block all cookies, we have no way of learning more about the way you use our website. Therefore, this means that it will be harder for us to optimize our content and our website.

 

Safety and privacy

We do not collect your data with the intent to sell it to other parties. If third-parties have access to some of your information, it is only because we use some of their services to access, use or organize the data we collect.

We use services from other companies (Google Analytics, Teachable, MailChimp). These services are either free or paid for. Since these companies help us collect and use data with or on their platforms/websites, they are responsible for the protection of your data.

 

In case we discover any data breaches, we will notify you about it.

Contact

The website thesunshinereview.com belongs to Paula Ghețe. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact us at paula@thesunshiereview.com.