We encourage you to review the privacy policies of all websites you choose to visit so that you can have an understanding as to how these sites collect, use and share your information (as applicable). Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of our own. (referrer or otherwise).
- 1 Collection and Use of Personal Data
- 3 How Your Information is Used
- 4 Third Party Use of Personal Information
- 5 Collection of Anonymous Data
- 6 Publicly Visible Information
- 7 Rights Relating to the Use of Your Personal Information
- 8 Sensitive Personal Information
- 9 Children’s Information
- 10 Compliance with Relevant Legislation and Privacy Acts
- 13 Melissa Douglas
Collection and Use of Personal Data
This section appertains to the ways in which your data is collected by High Heels and a Backpack, and the ways in which it is used.
Information That is Voluntarily Submitted to the Website
High Heels and a Backpack may collect personal information from you such as your name or your email address. There are numerous ways in which information may be voluntarily submitted to us. As an example, you may voluntarily submit your personal information to the site by subscribing to our newsletter, submitting a contact form, or leaving a comment on an article.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Information That is Collected Automatically
There is certain information that we will collect from you automatically when you access our website. This relates to both you and the device which you are using to access the site. When you visit High Heels and a Backpack, we will record your IP address, the type of device that you are using, details of your browser/operating system, the referring site you used to reach our site, the pages that you viewed on our site, and the date and time of your access. We may also record details of specific actions taken on our site such as links that you have clicked, both external and internal.
Our site uses “cookies” in order to personalize your surfing experience. Cookies are small data files that are stored on your browser by our website.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time when you are exploring the internet. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you choose to reach out to us via our contact form, the cookie will remember what information you input into the empty fields if you return to the site at a later date.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. The majority of internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can modify your settings to decline cookies if you do so wish. If you choose to decline, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our site, and others which you visit.
High Heels and a Backpack may use session cookies. These cookies expire after you close your browser. We also may use persistent cookies which stay on your browser until you delete them. These will provide you with a more personalised browsing experience.
How Your Information is Used
High Heels and a Backpack may use your personal information in the following ways:
- In order to track and measure the advertising campaigns operated by this website
- To send email newsletters and promotions for those who have subscribed to receive such information. Upon receipt of each mail, you will have the option to unsubscribe from further mailings.
- To aid with the overall operation and maintenance of the website.
- To respond to your comments and queries where you have reached out to High Heels and a Backpack via comments, contact forms, or emails.
- In order to protect, investigate, and prevent any unauthorised or illegal activity
Third Party Use of Personal Information
High Heels and a Backpack may share your information with third parties, where you have explicitly authorised us to do so. Furthermore, this website may use third-party service providers in order to assist with various aspects of the website operation and management.
Each service provider will have their own independent privacy policies which dictate the way in which said service provider uses your personal information.
Presently, this website uses the following third-party service providers. This list may be amended periodically, at the website’s discretion, as and when service providers are added or removed.
High Heels and a Backpack currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – Google Analytics is used by this website in order to track site usage and provide the Administrators with information such as popular site pages, referring websites, and user clicks and actions. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, in addition to your location and browser/device type.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Unless required and requested to do so by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your personal information, including your contact information and email addresses, without your explicit consent. However, we may transfer or disclose personal information collected through our website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
Collection of Anonymous Data
Occasionally, High Heels and a Backpack may use anonymous data. This does not identify you by itself, or when it is combined with data from other parties and website users. This data may be provided to other parties for advertising, marketing, or other purposes.
Examples of where this type of anonymous data may be collected and used is via Google Analytics, or via information that is collected from cookies.
Publicly Visible Information
Your personal information is only publicly visible in the event that you decide to leave a comment somewhere on High Heels and a Backpack and decide to share your name. If you do decide to leave a comment, and later want to have your information removed, you should email your request to
Advertising and Marketing
The website’s policies and uses of advertising and marketing are disclosed below. All of our affiliates and advertising partners are GDPR compliant.
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Choosing to make a purchase through an affiliate link embedded on this site means that this website may obtain a small percentage of commission for your purchase. This is charged at no additional cost to you.
Presently, High Heels and a Backpack does not send or circulate any advertising or promotional newsletters. If you sign up for updates using your email address, you will simply be notified upon the publication of a new post. You can unsubscribe from these updates at any time. Email addresses and personal information collected in this manner will not be passed on to third parties.
Rights Relating to the Use of Your Personal Information
All website users have rights related to their personal information, as outlined below.
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify our Administrators at
[email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive Personal Information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Compliance with Relevant Legislation and Privacy Acts
This section provides an overview of our acknowledgement and compliance with the applicable national and international laws that exist to protect website users.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
Our Website’s Handling of Do Not Track Signals
Our website honours Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
The Fair Information Practices Principles
The Fair Information Practices Principles form a key component of United States privacy law. They have played a key role in developing data protection laws across the globe. We believe that understanding the Fair Information Practices Principles is imperative in order to understand and comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify our email subscribers via email within 7 business days.
We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.