Embracing Your Means, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company (​“Company” or​ “We”​) respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This privacy policy (the “​Policy​”) describes the types of Personal Information (as defined herein) we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (our “​Website​”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that Personal Information.

“​Personal Information​” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual, who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

This Policy applies to Personal Information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you, us or the Website.

It does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, and using our services, you agree to this Policy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect several types of Personal Information from and about users of our Website, including:

(a) Comments

Currently comments are disabled, but they may be enabled at any time. When you leave comments on the Website, we collect the data, including Personal Information shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

(b) Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

(c) Contact & other forms

If you fill out and submit a form on our Website, we store on our server the Personal Information you have provided. We do not share your Personal Information with outside sources. Form submissions only store Personal Information you have provided. IP addresses of visitors, who complete a form are not saved or stored.

Forms used for eCommerce are submitted utilizing PayPal or Stripe as a payment gateway. Any form data outside of payment processing information is stored the same as any other form submission.

While using the website, we may ask you to provide us with certain Personal Information that can be used to contact or identify you.

(d) Cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

If you leave a comment on our Website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and Website in a 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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no Personal Information, and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no Personal Information and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

(e) Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this Website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other Websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect Personal Information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

(f) E-Commerce transactions

We collect Personal Information about you during the checkout process on our store to enable us to complete and support your donation or purchase. PayPal or Stripe is used to provide secure credit card processing. For your security, no credit card/PayPal/Stripe information is stored on the Website.

When you make a purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide some Personal Information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this Personal Information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your donation
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes if applicable

We generally store Personal Information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

(g) Analytics

Google Analytics is used to collect site metrics. Refer to their Google’s privacy information here.

Who we share your Personal Information with

The Company does not share Personal Information you provide through contact forms or e-commerce with outside organizations other than to facilitate your order processing via our payment processor.

How long we retain your Personal Information

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your Personal Information

If you have an account on this Website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the Personal Information we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any Personal Information we hold about you. This does not include any Personal Information we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your Personal Information

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

E-commerce financial processing is handled by PayPal or Stripe. All financial (i.e., debit card) information is handled and processed on their secure website and no financial information is stored on our Website.

Your contact & forms information

You contact information provided via website forms or your e-commerce transactions are stored on our server to allow us to contact you or to process your e-commerce transaction.


We accept payments through PayPal or Stripe. When processing payments, some of your Personal Information will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the ​PayPal Privacy Policy​ and ​Stripe Privacy Policy​ for more details.

Additional information

How we protect your Personal Information

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. In the event of a data breach, we will notify users via the email address provided.

Children’s Privacy

Our service, or the Website does not address, and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18 (“​Children​”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we are notified in writing that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers as soon as reasonably practicable.

Compliance with Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Embracing Your Means LLC
24775 Novi Rd, P.O. Box 1275, Novi, MI 48376
+1 (947) 886-0225

Last Updated: 20 December 2020