Our Privacy Policy was last updated on May 24, 2018.


Our website address is https://alyssajhoward.com.

This website is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the use of your personal data and we will gladly assist you. By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to this website, alyssajhoward.com. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.


Personal Data Protection

What Personal Data We Collect

Information You Personally Provide – This would include your e-mail address, name, etc – mainly information that is necessary for delivering you a product/service or to send you our weekly newsletter and other additional resources.

Information We Collect Automatically – When you access our website, we may automatically collect information about you, including Log Information. We collect log information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser, and links clicked. If you use our website via a mobile device or app, we may also collect information about your mobile device, including device ID, model and manufacturer, and location information.

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies – We and our service providers use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see our full cookie policy below.

Information From Our Partners – We gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information with us. This is either information you have provided them directly with or that they have gathered about you on other legal grounds.  Our partners include MailerLite, the Amazon affiliate program, Google Analytics, Social Warfare, and Askimet.

Information We Collect From Other Sources – We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our website. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; we may also collect information about you when you post content to our pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.

Comments – When visitors leave comments on this website we collect the data 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Use of Personal Data

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain, improve, and promote our products and services;
  • Provide and deliver the information, products, and services you request and send you related information, including confirmations;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards, and events as well as provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities;
  • Facilitate contests and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards;
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using our website or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.


Website Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of this website, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by Google and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.


Who We Share Your Data With

We do not share your personal data with strangers. Personal data about you is, however, provided to our trusted partners in order to either make providing the service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience. We currently share your data with:


We may also share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • When you participate on this website (by commenting, etc.), certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and other information you choose to provide;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of this website or others;
  • With your consent or at your direction.


What Rights You Have Over Your Data

We retain personal data only as long as it is reasonably necessary for the functionality of this website as well as sending you weekly updates/emails. You may request that we delete your data at any time. However, note that we cannot control the retention policies of third parties. If you wish to have any third parties, including those to whom we’ve transmitted your data, delete that data, you will need to contact those third parties directly.

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.


Miscellaneous Security Information

Social Sharing Features

We may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.


Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site 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 data 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.


Children Policy

We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. We do not target children with our services. If you are under age 16, do not access or use our website or related products or services. If you become aware that we have collected data from anyone under the age of 16, please contact us so that we may delete that data.


Website Security

This website takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.


Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.


What cookies do we use?

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works.
  • Functionality cookies – These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you. For example, if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
  • Targeting cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.


What purpose do these cookies serve?

First-party (IT Governance Ltd) Cookies

This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

  • Visitor ID – This cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit.
  • Page Number – This cookie identifies the page you are on.
  • Session ID – This cookie identifies your website session.
  • Test – This cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies.


Third-party Cookies

Our websites will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

  • Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. You can view the Google Privacy Policy here: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
  • Automattic – This includes Jetpack, Askimet, and other WordPress.com features. These features include things such as leaving comments, spam protection for my website, and other features that improve your user experience. You can view their privacy policy right here: https://automattic.com/privacy/
  • MailerLite – We use MailerLite for our email list which includes our opt-in forms to collect names and email addresses. This allows us to keep in touch with readers and customers who want to hear from us regularly. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy/


Our Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding these policies and/or the protection of your personal data, feel free to email us directly here.


Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy.

If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to our website or by sending you a notification).


Be sure to visit our Copyright and Disclosure page for more information about this website and our use of affiliate links.