This privacy policy as of March 25, 2018 will help you understand how Totally LA uses and protects the data you provide to us when you visit Totally-LA.com. Re-visit this page for any updates to this policy.

What User Data We Collect:

Of itself, Totally-LA does not collect or store any personal information regarding our visitors unless you opt in to subscribe to our email list which we will discuss below.  However, third parties we are associated with in the operation of our website including Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Taboola, Amazon Associates, and Commission Junction may collect and track the following information via Cookies placed on your web browser.

  • Your IP address
  • The type of device you are using (mobile, desktop, tablet) and your browser
  • The websites you visited prior to arriving at Totally LA and after leaving Totally LA
  • The time of your visit and your language preference

These cookies used by third party vendors including Google are used to serve ads based on your previous visits to Totally LA or other websites.  For a complete disclosure of how Google uses the information it collects, visit this link https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Note that each party identified above will have their own privacy disclosure posted on their respective sites.

Social Media and Other Links on our Website:

Social media provides tools that many of our visitors use and enjoy, and we include links to various social media platforms on our website. If you interact with these social media tools through our website – or any other links made available to you – you do so at your option, and your experience on those social media sites will be governed by the privacy and other policies of those sites. The privacy settings you have chosen on those sites will determine the degree to which your information is used, shared or made public.

Security of Information:

Totally LA is committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential.  We use an encrypted connection for your added security and we do not store any of your personal information on our own server.

Cookies

Cookies allow the third parties mentioned above to analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, the websites you visit and attempt to make your web browsing more enjoyable to you.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can block or delete cookies to prevent the collection of your browsing information for purposes of delivering interest-based ads and tracking visitor behavior. You can typically do so through your browser. For instructions, check your browser’s technical information.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links that lead to other websites. Visiting those websites is not governed by this privacy policy agreement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the website you go to from our website.

Collection of email addresses:

Totally LA does collect your name and email address should you opt in to subscribe to our email list.  These are stored with Mail Chimp, not on our own servers.  Neither Totally  LA or Mail Chimp will sell your information to any third parties.  It is used only to send you periodic emails regarding things of your interest at Totally LA.  You can have this information removed at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button available at the bottom of each email we send.

Collection of Information Via Comment Forms:

The comments sections of our posts does collect that information which you choose to provide including a username or personal name and email address.  Your email address is not publicly visible and emails left in the comments section are not used by Totally-LA in any capacity at all.  Nor are they sold to or shared with any third parties.

How we respond to Do Not Track Signals:

Do not track signals are set at the level of the users browser.  Totally LA does not track its visitors over time and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track Signals one way or the other.  However some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities which is what allows them to tailor what they present to you.  Setting your browser to Do Not Track may or may not prevent their tracking your browsing depending on their own policies. If you are concerned about your activity on the web being tracked you can also disable tracking cookies in your browser as mentioned above.

If you are a California resident with an established business relationship with us you can request a notice of categories of personal information we have shared with third parties.  Totally-LA does not seek to attract minors as visitors, though visitors to our site may be under the age of 18. If you are a California resident under the age of 18, you can request that we remove any information that you have posted to our website.  However, please note that with the exception of possible information posted as a comment to an article on this site or a subscription to our email list, we do not collect your information.

EU Data Subjects Rights

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the right to: (a) request access to your Personal Data and rectification of inaccurate Personal Data; (b) request erasure of your Personal Data; (c) request restrictions on the processing of your Personal Data; (d) object to processing your Personal Data; and/or (e) the right to data portability (“collectively, “Requests”). We can only process Requests from a user whose identity has been verified. To verify your identity, please provide your email address or [URL] when you make a request. For more information about how to get access to Personal Data and for exercising your rights, you can submit a request here by selecting the “I am an EU resident and would like to exercise my individual rights” option. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. To view additional information about behavioral advertising and manage your preferences, you can do so by visiting: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

The Services are operated in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please be aware that information you provide to us will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States. By using the Services or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws are not as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen such as the European Union. You understand that the U.S. government can obtain access to the Personal Data you submit if necessary for investigative purposes (e.g., terrorism investigation). We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We use appropriate and suitable safeguards for transferring your Personal Data to the U.S. (e.g., standard contractual clauses issued by the European Commission, which can be accessed here).  Again, please note that what information Totally-LA collects is extremely limited, as noted above in this policy.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy, contact us at la@totally-la.com