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Cookie and Privacy Policy

Cookie and Privacy Policy

Who we are

Learning From Animals and LLAMA Meditation are company brands belonging to Melanie Appleyard (melanieappleyard.com), which are focused on your wellbeing and that of your family. We offer well-being blogs and online courses to help you nurture your children’s well-being.

Melanie Appleyard values your trust and confidence and is committed to maintaining that. As such we want you to know that we would never rent, sell or trade your details or email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. For your reassurance, this Privacy Policy is designed to provide you with lots of detailed information on why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

Types of data we collect

This website uses cookies to collect some information about your browsing or purchasing information when you access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased, and your journey around the website. This really helps us to tailor our services to the needs of our customers. We don’t use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address, or other contact details. You can find out more about how we use cookies by reading our cookie policy.

As part of the registration process for our services, free content, or newsletters, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to send you content and products that you’ve requested or to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; occasional marketing of products or services that we feel may be of interest to you, or to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information. We may also email you to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don't rent or trade email lists with other organizations and businesses. Under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 we may, however, be required to share information without consent if, in our judgement, there is a lawful reason to do so, such as where safety may be at risk.

​​Third-Party Providers

​Links are used interchangeably between my websites, which are hosted on Membervault, and Wix platforms. Further external links are included in my articles, which you may find of interest. We are not responsible for any data collected on those sites, so you should refer to the privacy policy of the websites for further information about them. 

We use a third-party provider, Mailerlite, to deliver our products, services, and newsletters via email. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our products, services, and newsletters. For more information, please see Mailerlite’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.

We also use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. 

​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.

How long do we retain your data?

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, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. 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.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to Melanie Appleyard at learningfromanimals@ma-wellbeing.com.

​Changes to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

 This policy was updated in April 2022

Cookie Policy

What are cookies and why are they used? 
Cookies are small data files, which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smartphones and tablets) as you browse our websites. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our websites. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of the website, in order to provide a great experience for our visitors and customers, identify our registered members, and make sure the platform is secure and safe to use. They also help to monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness of the websites, which are powered by Membervault and Wix. They also help us to tailor our products, services, and information offered and advertised to you both on our websites and elsewhere.  
 

What information is collected? 
Some cookies collect information about your browsing or purchasing information when you access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and your journey around the website. This really helps us to tailor our services to the needs of our customers. We don’t use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address, or other contact details.  


How are cookies managed? 
The cookies stored on your computer or another device when you access our websites are managed by Membervault and Wix, the providers of our websites, third-party applications, which support the operation of our website, and google analytics, which we use to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites.   


What are cookies used for? 
The main purposes for which cookies are used are:  
      - For technical purposes essential to the effective operation of our websites, particularly in relation to online transactions and site navigation.  
      - To help us market our products and inform visitors and customers of any updates and great offers and new services that may interest them.  
     - To help us collect information about your browsing and shopping patterns and monitor the success of campaigns and promotions. 


How do we disable cookies? 
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you do this depends on the browser you use. Here is some information on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers.  • Cookie settings in Firefox

• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

• Cookie settings in Google Chrome 
• Cookie settings in Safari (OS X)

• Cookie settings in Safari (iOS)

• Cookie settings in Android

You can find out more about cookies here. 
Please be aware that if you do decide to disable cookies, depending on what is disabled, the website may not operate properly. If you only disable third-party cookies you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies you may be unable to complete a purchase.

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