Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

RissiWrites / Culture Characteristics (“us,” “we,”or “our”) operates (“Site”). At RissiWrites, we respect your privacy. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

Log Data | Like many site operators, RissiWrites collects non-specific and analytic information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This may include browser use (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox), referring links or device use (like if you visit RissiWrites on mobile, desktop or the operating system you use).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Information Collection and Use | While using our Site, if you choose to provide your information (by interacting – comments – with RissiWrites or by subscribing to a content update via our mailing list), we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name or email address (“Personal Information”).

Any data collected for analytics is stored with Google analytics.

Any data collected for a giveaway (using the Rafflecopter form) when:

  • after the giveaway is complete
  • after the winner has been notified and claimed their prize

Any data collected for our content update list is collected on an on-line list to use for the purpose of sending out the update list to those who sign up on RissiWrites (MailChimp).

We never request any Personal Information such as credit cards or other private information, and we do not recommend you ever input this information on

Communications | We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters or giveaways, and other information that you’ve given your consent for.

We contact you through the blog’s RSS feed, content updates (2-3 times a month, no spam) or if you’ve entered and won a giveaway (read our giveaway policies). Any email contact you may receive from RissiWrites will clearly state who it’s from (Culture Characteristics / aka me!). Any content emails you receive from me will also have clear instructions on how to unsubscribe from Finding Wonderland’s mailing list.

When do we collect information? | We collect information from you if you choose to subscribe to a mailing list, interact with RissiWrites or enter information (like your name or email address) to comment on our site. Or when a user enters a Giveaway.

How do we use your information? | We may use the information we collect from you if you choose to do one of the following:

  • sign up for our newsletter / mailing list
  • enter a giveaway
  • interact on

or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To administer a contest, or other site feature.

How do we protect your information? | does not trade or sell your information. In some cases, your information may be shared with a third party giveaway host. Prior to sharing your information with a giveaway host, we will ask the winner’s consent and provide the details in the giveaway post.

Cookies | Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. 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 Site.

We use cookies to:

Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off, it may affect some of the features of the site.

Third-party disclosure | We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, 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.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Ads | The ads run on our Site may use cookies or other forms of data collection. These cookies may be used by ad servers order to place relevant ads to users; this information may be used to remember certain targeted ads. The cookies policy covered in this privacy policy only applies to our Site and does not cover the use of cookies by any ad networks.

Third-party links | At our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Changes To This Privacy Policy | This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 24 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

RissiWrites reserves the right to update or change its Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we post them on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us dreamer13(at)frontier(dot)com

Last updated: December 22 2023

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