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Privacy Policy

At www.timothyshim.com, we recognize the importance of privacy and are committed to protecting the personal information of our users. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we collect when you visit our website and how we use, share, and protect that information. By accessing and using www.timothyshim.com, you acknowledge and agree to the practices described in this policy.

1. Information We Collect

1.1. Personal Information: We may collect personal information such as your name and email address when you voluntarily provide it to us, for example, when you subscribe to our newsletter or submit a contact form.

1.2. Log Files: Like many other websites, we automatically gather certain information and store it in log files. This information may include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This information does not personally identify you and is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather demographic information.

1.3. Cookies and Similar Technologies: We may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to enhance your experience on our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your device that enable us to recognize you and remember your preferences. You can control cookies through your browser settings, but disabling them may limit certain functionalities of our website.

2. Use of Information

2.1. Personal Information: We may use your personal information to communicate with you, provide requested services, respond to inquiries, send newsletters or updates, and improve our website and services.

2.2. Log Files: The information collected in log files is used for website administration, analyzing trends, and gathering demographic information. It is not linked to personally identifiable information.

2.3. Cookies and Similar Technologies: We use cookies to personalize your experience, analyze website usage, and improve the functionality and performance of our website. We may also use cookies for marketing purposes, such as serving targeted advertisements. You can opt out of certain third-party cookies for advertising purposes through the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page.

3. Sharing of Information

3.1. Service Providers: We may engage trusted third-party service providers to assist us in operating our website and delivering services. These service providers are bound by confidentiality agreements and are prohibited from using your information for any purpose other than the service they provide to us.

3.2. Legal Requirements: We may disclose your information if required by law or in response to a valid legal request.

4. Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the security of your personal information. However, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

5. Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for such websites’ privacy practices or content. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites before providing any personal information.

6. Children’s Privacy

Our website is not directed to individuals under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child without parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our records.

7. Updates to the Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with a revised “Last Updated” date. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your information.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us.

Last Updated: [12 July 2023]

Additional information

a. How we protect your data

We take the security of your personal information seriously and implement reasonable safeguards to protect it. We employ industry-standard security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of your information. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

b. Data breach procedures

In the event of a data breach that compromises your personal information, we will promptly notify you and any applicable regulatory authorities as required by law. We will take appropriate measures to investigate the incident, mitigate the impact, and prevent future breaches.

c. Automated decision-making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not engage in automated decision-making or profiling activities with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

As a blog, we strive to comply with relevant industry regulations and legal requirements regarding the collection, use, and protection of personal information. However, it is essential to note that we are not responsible for the misuse of information by individuals or third parties who obtain it unlawfully or through unauthorized means.