Privacy & Cookies

Collection Of Routine Information

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes.

What other information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, data related to your website and / or business, credit card information or PayPal account. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
• Internal record keeping.
• We may use the information to improve our products, customer service and other services
• To process transactions
• To administer other site features
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, send us an email to removeme@guiding-stars.com

Security

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data which is transmitted over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
Please be advised that our website is hosted on a server in the United States of America.
Sensitive and private data exchange between this site and users takes place over a non secured communication channel and is not encrypted.
Payments are processed using Paypal and their secured servers.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:
www.allaboutcookies.org
www.youronlinechoices.eu
• For a video about cookies visit a look at cookies

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorized based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organizations.

A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit these sites:

More on how Google uses cookies: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/
You can change your preferences here: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/?hl=en
Additionally you may manage a lot of companies’ cookies used for online advertising for US-based on this site: aboutads.info choices or the EU-based on this site: Your Online Choices.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties without your consent. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

All registered users of our site may make changes to their information anytime by logging into their account and going to the ‘Account Details’ page.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These links are not endorsements or recommendations.

We have no control over the contents or privacy statements of third party websites, and we accept no responsibility or liability for content and activities of these linked sites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We try to protect the integrity of our site and welcome ant feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection

Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We try not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Controlling your personal information

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Here is a website with instructions for various browsers: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/stop-cookies-installed.html

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee will be payable.
If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:
SKLindemann Publishing, Nusstr. 31, 53340 Meckenheim, Germany.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions page establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.guiding-stars.com

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 28.8.2013

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