Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Made Simply by Stacey is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Contact me at if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you.

By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the Processing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Definitions used in this Policy
  2. Data protection principles we follow
  3. What rights do you have regarding your Personal Data
  4. What Personal Data we gather about you
  5. How we use your Personal Data
  6. Who else has access to your Personal Data
  7. How we secure your data
  8. Information about cookies
  9. Contact information


Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
Child – a natural person under 16 years of age.
Me/I; We/Us/Our; (either capitalized or not) – Stacey Byers, Made Simply by Stacey and trusted partners,

Data Protection Principles

We promise to follow the following data protection principles:

  • Processing is lawful, fair, transparent. Our Processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before Processing Personal Data. We will provide you information regarding Processing upon request.
  • Processing is limited to the purpose. Our Processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered.
  • Processing is done with minimal data. We only gather and Process the minimal amount of Personal Data required for any purpose.
  • Processing is limited with a time period. We will not store your personal data for longer than needed.
  • We will do my best to ensure the accuracy of data.
  • We will do my best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.

Data Subject’s rights

The Data Subject has the following rights:

  1. Right to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
  2. Right to access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
  3. Right to rectification – meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
  5. Right to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
  6. Right to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
  7. Right to object to automated Processing – meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
  8. Right to data portability – you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
  9. Right to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
  10. Right for the help of supervisory authority – meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
  11. Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.

Data We gather

  • Information you have provided us with
    This might be your e-mail address, name, address etc – mainly information that is necessary for delivering you a service or to enhance your customer experience with my site. We save the information you provide us with, in order for you to comment or perform other activities on the website. This information includes, for example, your name, e-mail address, and website.
  • Information automatically collected about you
    This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools. For example, your IP address, etc. This information is used to improve your experience. When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged.
  • Information from our partners
    We gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information with us. This is either information you have provided them directly with or that they have gathered about you on other legal grounds. See the list of our partners here.
  • Publicly available information
    We might gather information about you that is publicly available.

How We use your Personal Data

We use your Personal Data in order to:

  • Respond to your requests such as; questions you have, subscribing to my site;
  • provide my service to you. This includes, for example, registering your account; providing you with other products and services that you have requested; providing you with promotional items at your request and communicating with you in relation to those products and services; communicating and interacting with you, and notifying you of changes to any services.
  • enhance your customer experience;
  • fulfill an obligation under law or contract

We use your Personal Data on legitimate grounds and/or with your Consent.

On the grounds of entering into a contract or fulfilling contractual obligations, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to identify you;
  • to provide you a service or to send/offer you a product;
  • to communicate with you by responding to questions, etc;

On the ground of legitimate interest, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to send you personalized offers* (from us and/or our carefully selected partners);
  • to administer and analyze our client base (purchasing behavior and history) in order to improve the quality, variety, and availability of products/ services offered/provided;
  • to conduct questionnaires concerning client satisfaction;

As long as you have not informed us otherwise, we consider offering you products/services that are similar or same to your purchasing history/browsing behavior to be our legitimate interest.

With your consent we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to send you newsletters and campaign offers (from us and/or our carefully selected partners);
  • for other purposes, we have asked your consent for,

We Process your Personal Data in order to fulfill obligation rising from law and/or use your Personal Data for options provided by law. We reserve the right to anonymize Personal Data gathered and to use any such data. We will use data outside the scope of this Policy only when it is anonymized. We save your billing information and other information gathered about you for as long as needed for accounting purposes or other obligations deriving from law.

We might process your Personal Data for additional purposes that are not mentioned here but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we will ensure that:

  • the link between purposes, context, and nature of Personal Data is suitable for further Processing;
  • the further Processing would not harm your interests and
  • there would be an appropriate safeguard for Processing.

We will inform you of any further Processing and purposes.

Who else can access your Personal Data

We do not share your Personal Data with strangers.

We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it.

We work with a few third-party companies to keep this site running smoothly. They all have different ways of storing data, and they all work hard to stay compliant with international laws.

  • I use Site-Ground and WordPress to build this website.
  • I use WP Forms to build my contact and subscriber forms.
  • I use Google Analytics and Jetpack to monitor traffic to my site.
  • I use Google Adsense, Amazon Affiliates, Target, Grammarly and Share A Sale merchants these are affiliate links that are used to help monetize my blog.

These are trusted sites that have privacy policies of their own. Please see their privacy policies.

How we secure your data

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe.  We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymizing and pseudonymizing where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Even though we try our best we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

If you have an account with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.


We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services.

Cookies and other technologies we use

We use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyze customer behavior, administer the website, track users’ movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to personalize and enhance your experience with us.

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
  • Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
  • Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
  • Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

You can remove cookies stored on your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as or For more information about cookies, visit

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

In a nutshell but not limited to

This is exactly what I see: If you enter information on a contact form, comment section, subscribe, etc. Such as name, email or website along with your comment, I can see that information. As you can see, if you make a comment on my site other people can see that comment. If you “like” something, your like will be counted as “a like”. I use what is called a plug-in to create these forms. The plug-in I use is WP Forms.

If you enter my site there will be cookies, (not the kind you bake, I know that would be so much better). This is an occurrence that happens with-in every website you enter. These cookies help the website perform better. See above for the exact details. The analytics cookies let me know you were here. I don’t see your personal information. The information that I do see; what country you are from, how you entered my site; via social media, search engine, or another website. What pages were visited and what links were clicked contained within my site. These are impressions and do not personally identify you or tell me which visitor clicked what while on my site. My analytics tracker, affiliates, and website hosts may collect more detailed information, you will need to check their privacy policy as stated above.

I have external links such as Affiliate links or links to other blogs. Once you exit my blog I am not responsible for their privacy policy. You will need to investigate their privacy policies and disclaimers. I trust all of my external links fully but cannot be responsible. If you don’t feel a link is trustworthy do not click on it, contact me to investigate.

I have a secure site as you see above (https:) I use other website securities such as a firewall and securities protector to protect from spam, etc. Although not all of this is 100%, I do my best to protect my content and visitors. I want you to visit and come back so I will jump hoops to make sure I’m a great host.

My content is copyrighted. I am not responsible if someone uses or duplicates my content without my permission. This is not allowed as explained in my disclaimer.

If you have any questions at all please contact me, I will be more than willing to help with your concern.

Contact Information

Stacey Byers at

If you are ok with these policies please consent.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make a change to this Privacy Policy.
Last modification was made May 26, 2018.

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If that was not enough legal jargon, I have more legal information in my Disclaimer