The Next Half Privacy Policy 

10 May, 2021

Your privacy is important to The Next Half. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use my website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. The privacy policy may change from time to time.  If any changes are made, then you will be notified by revising the date at the top of this policy. 

About The Next Half

Founded in 2021 and based in London, England, The Next Half is an independently operated blog run by Kirsten Kulukundis. The website  primarily aims to promote a positive approach to discussing issues facing women in midlife/ over the age of 50.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We take the security of your data very seriously and will not disclose it to any third party without your permission.

We plan to send correspondence whenever we have something worthwhile to educate you with. This could be from once a week, unless I have a flurry of wonderful new things to tell you. 

How information is Collected

Here is how your information is collected at The Next Half:

- If you subscribe to an email notice of one of my posts

- if you leave a comment on the blog

- through Google Analytics

Emails
If you decide to subscribe to receiving email notifications of new blog posts, then your first name and email address are required. I require your email address in order to send you the emails and I require your first name so that my emails to you will include a friendly personalized note. 

I currently use Mailchimp as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here). Your data is sent to Mailchimp to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to meet your needs.


Currently, I send an email to advise when a new blog post is published. I do not send newsletters or offers of service.
Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.
All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. 


Blog Comments
Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.


It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.


I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.


Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on The Next Half:

Google Analytics
The Next Half uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more about that here.


Who we share your data with

This website hasn’t developed enough to share data with anyone else. If I do get that far, I will be asking your consent every step of the way, and will amend this policy accordingly.


What third parties we receive data from

None. I don’t accept external advertisers on this website.


Social Media Privacy
The Next Half uses various social media platforms. The Next Half is not responsible for what you post on The Next Half's social media channels.


Parental Consent
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using my website or entering personal information.


Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.


Personal information will not be transferred unless I am legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from my systems, please contact me at kirsten<at>the-next-half.org. You can request to be removed at any time.


The Next Half may contain links to other websites. As such, The Next is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications they use.


If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at kirsten<at>the-next-half.org.