Heartki

Heart Ki

Privacy Policy

This is Heartki.com’s privacy policy. This policy, together with the website’s Terms of Use, are to be taken as a single statement. The privacy policy is in a separate page in order to comply with the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. 

1. Overview

Your privacy is respected by navigating this website. You are not required to provide any personal identifiable information to use the website, and the website makes no attempt to obtain such information from you, while you’re using it. If you provide any personal information to Heartki.com, for whatever reason and by whatever means, including, but not limited to, by contacting Heartki.com via e-mail, by subscribing to email updates, and/or in the context of requesting a personal reading, Heartki.com will not share any of such information with anyone.

Heartki.com does use cookies for the purposes of its functioning and to gather statistics about web traffic. The information gathered by cookies is non-identifiable.

By personal identifiable information, it is understood, for the purposes of this policy, as being any type of information that is unique to you and cannot be related with any other user, be it known or not by others. Examples would be your personal name, email address, legal identification numbers, and so on. This type of information is considered private. Cookies used in this website make no attempt at fetching this type of information from the user in any way.

By non-identifiable information, it is understood, for the purposes of this policy, as being anonymous information which could hypothetically be attributed to any other user. Examples would the language defined in your browser, website pages opened, duration of visit, and so on. This is the type of information cookies may access for the purposes of analysing traffic and for the website’s functioning.

By browsing the website you are agreeing with this usage. Under 4. Cookies you’ll find a listing of cookies used by this website. You are, however, free to use Heartki.com while blocking the creation of these cookies. This policy contains instructions on how you can do so.

2. Email Subscription

Email subscription to website updates is currently handled by the Mad Mimi (madmimi.com) third-party application. When you subscribe to email updates of Heartki.com, your email address is stored at Mad Mimi. According to their privacy policy, Mad Mimi does not share your email address or any of your data. For more information about Mad Mimi’s privacy policy please see: https://madmimi.com/legal/privacy.

3. Personal Readings

All Readings you request from Nuno are private. Any personal information you provide in the context of requesting and paying for a reading will not be shared with anyone. It will solely be used for the purposes of performing the reading itself. Readings may be published in the website, under the consent of the client, and always anonymously, by replacing the client’s identity with a fictional alias, to protect his/her privacy.

4. Cookies

A cookie is a text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit it. It enables the website to access and remember information, from the user’s browser, about his actions and preferences (such as language, font size, login when applicable, and so on) over a period of time. Heartki.com uses cookies for the purposes of its functioning, and to gather non-identifiable statistics about the website’s traffic and usage. Below is a list of the cookies used by this website. However, you are not required to accept any of these cookies in order to use Heartki.com. Please see “4.4 How to Block Cookies” on instructions on how to block the creation of cookies.

4.1 Google Analytics

Heartki.com uses Google Analytics, which in turn uses cookies to track non-identifiable, statistical and demographic usage of the website, such as visited pages, time spent at each page, user’s location, language, and browser, for example. This information is stored by Google Analytics, will not be divulged by Heartki.com, and is not intended to infringe the user’s privacy or to use its personal information in any way, other than to provide awareness about Heartki.com’s traffic and usage.

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. 

For further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on please visit:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

For further information about Google Analytics privacy policy, please visit:
http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

For further information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

For further information about Google Analytics cookies, please visit:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

4.2 Addthis

The AddThis (www.addthis.com) third party social data platform handles certain social sharing buttons and services on this website. The AddThis scripts create and update cookie(s) on your browser each time you enter a page where social buttons are displayed, not only in Heartki.com but any site that uses AddThis. AddThis uses these cookies to collect non-identifiable information and analytics about your sharing activities, across the multiple sites that implement features by AddThis.

Heartki.com has access to the AddThis analytics about its own website, for example when an article was shared in a social network. Heartki.com handles this information the same way as with Google Analytics, that is to say, for the purposes of gaining awareness and insights about website traffic and sharing. Much like Google Analytics, AddThis has an opt-out option for users who don’t want information about their website visits to be collected.

For further information about AddThis and AddThis’s privacy policy, please visit:
http://www.addthis.com/privacy

For further information about AddThis opt-out option, please visit:
http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

4.3 Other

Disqus Commenting System is the application responsible for comments in articles. This application creates cookies only if you actively register and/or comment in the Disqus commenting form. For more information please see the Disqus privacy policy.

The notice about the usage of cookies that displays when you first visit the website, uses itself a cookie to remember your preference.

Heartki.com is built with the WordPress infrastructure and may at any time use cookies that are specific to the functioning of Wordpress. WordPress cookies are mainly related with logged-in administrators of the website and when someone creates a WordPress comment, both of which do not apply to regular users at this time. For more information please see WordPress cookies.

Heartki.com uses WordPress, and also relies on a number of third-party applications for its functioning. Furthermore, both WordPress and said applications are subject to frequent updates, made available by their respective third parties and developers. The listing of cookies in this policy aims at being exhaustive, but within a reasonable degree. All applications in this website are used under the belief they align with this policy, still, cookies may be created by this website while not being explicitly listed here.

4.4 How to Block Cookies

You are free to block or delete cookies created by this website. Doing so may or may not affect some features of the website. For example, blocking the AddThis cookies will prevent the sharing buttons and functionality to display properly. But it shouldn’t impede your overall browsing experience in any significant manner, other than the functionality they correspond to.

There are a number of ways to block tracking behaviour and cookies from being created in your browser, by Heartki.com or any other websites in general. One is opting out next to the third-party platform creating the cookie, described before for each case.

You should also be able to delete cookies from your browser, and prevent it from accepting cookies altgether, in your browser settings. For further instructions about cookies and how to disable cookies on your browser please go to www.cookiecentral.com.

You may be able to define in your browser settings a “do not track” option or equivalent. This will make your browser ask online applications and websites, in a non-binding manner, not to track your behaviour when navigating the internet. For more information please refer to your browser documentation.

There are also a number of security applications and extensions you can install on your browser that will allow you to monitor and selectively filter/block cookies, tracking behaviour, and potential threats. Examples of such applications would be the ‘Avira Browser Safety”, or the “AdBlock” extension for the Chrome web browser, just to name a few.