Updated April 8, 2019

This page is meant to cover the policies and disclosures of theunluckythirteen.com.  If you notice something that may be missing, please let us know.  If you have any questions, feel free to email us at admin@theunluckythirteen.com.  We look forward to hearing from you, hopefully for good reasons, but we welcome all feedback.

Comment Policy

While comments are always welcome, please be respectful to others on the site. Any and all disrespectful comments will be deleted. Please keep others in mind when writing on the site, just like we do.  We want to create a positive and entertaining environment for all readers and will take any action necessary to make sure that we do.

On the other hand, if any of our content makes you feel uncomfortable, please let us know.  We do not guarantee that it will be removed, but it will be reevaluated.

Copyright Policy

Since work in the US is automatically protected, our work is protected.  Please do not copy any of the work on the blog to use as your own.  Do, however, feel free to share the work with appropriate references to TheUnluckyThirteen.

Disclosure Policy

In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog may incorporate endorsements or testimonials, it is important to disclose the following to you:

We will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that we have used.  Products provided to us by our advertising partners for our review and are given to us free of charge will not initiate an automatic positive review. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way.  You can trust us. We will always give our genuine opinion about a product or service.  Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of our blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at The Unlucky Thirteen.  We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy.  If you have questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at admin@theunluckythirteen.com.

When you visit our website www.theunluckythirteen.com, and use our services, you trust us with your personal information.  We take your privacy very seriously.  In this privacy notice, we describe our privacy policy.  We seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it.  We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important.  If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites and our Services.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website and/or any related services.

What Information Do We Collect?

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the sites.  This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) buy ay include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating systems, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our sites and other technical information..  This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our sites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, as well as from other third parties.  Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: social media profile information; marketing leads and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).

How Do You Use Your Information?

We use personal information collected via our sites for a variety of business purposes described below.  We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, you consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations.  We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.

To send you marketing and promotional communications.  We and/or our third party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences.  You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time.

For other business purposes.  We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our sites, products, services, marketing and your experience.

Will Your Information Be Shared With Anyone?

We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:

  • We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests. We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract. Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations. We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
  • Vital Interests. We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Vendors, Consultants, and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work.  Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts.  We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the sites, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the sites over time.  This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity.
  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale or company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

Do We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to access or store information.  Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our cookie policy.

How Long Do We Keep Your Information?

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted y law.

How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process.  However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our sites is at your own risk.  You should only access the services within a secure environment.

Do We Collect Information From Minor?

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age.  By using the sites, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the sites.

What Are Your Privacy Rights?

You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority.  You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies.  If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our sites.  To opt-out of internet-based advertising by advertisers on our sites visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Controls For Do-Not-Track Features

Most web browsers an some mobile operating systems and mobile application include a Do-Not-Track feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.  No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized.  As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online.  If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

Do California Residents Have Specific Privacy Rights?

Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such  a request, please submit your request in writing to the email address previously listed.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the sites.  To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information previously provided.  We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the sites, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

Do We Make Updates To This Policy?

We may update this privacy policy from time to time.  The updated version will be indicated by an updated date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it becomes available.

Automattic Cookie Policy

You can find the Automattic Cookie Policy at https://automattic.com/cookies/.  This cookie policy is followed by WordPress and Jetpack.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by The Unlucky Thirteen .

The Unlucky Thirteen has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that The Unlucky Thirteen shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.