Privacy Policy

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Privacy Statement 

Pam Ragland is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Pam Ragland’s Blog Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Pam Ragland’s Blog website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Pam Ragland collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number only when you enter it.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Pam Ragland. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Pam Ragland for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Pam Ragland’s Blog and linked Pam Ragland Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Pam Ragland’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Pam Ragland does not read any of your private online communications.

Pam Ragland encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Pam Ragland and her Blog so you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Pam Ragland is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Pam Ragland and Pam Ragland /Aiming Higher family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Pam Ragland collects and uses your personal information to operate the Pam Ragland’s Blog and Pam Ragland Web sites, and deliver the services you have requested. Pam Ragland also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Pam Ragland and its affiliates, if you sign up for her email list. Pam Ragland may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Pam Ragland does not sell, rent or lease her customer lists to third parties. Pam Ragland may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Pam Ragland may share data with trusted partners to help her perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Pam Ragland and/or on your behalf, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Pam Ragland does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Pam Ragland keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Pam Ragland and Pam Ragland’s Blog, to determine which services and content are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Pam Ragland to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. (Trust me — we have no desire to spam you about things you don’t care about any more than we want that ourselves…)

Pam Ragland Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Pam Ragland or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pam Ragland; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pam Ragland, or the public.

Use of Cookies

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

The Pam Ragland Web sites use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Pam Ragland pages, or register with a Pam Ragland site or services, a cookie helps Pam Ragland to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Pam Ragland Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Pam Ragland features that you customized. Pam Ragland NEVER stores your credit card information directly. She uses a service which encrypts this data and is secure.

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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Pam Ragland services or Web sites of hers you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Pam Ragland secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Pam Ragland secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. The shopping cart service also encrypts your information. We choose not to use PayPal as Pam Ragland has determined they are not as diligent with your personal information.


When visitors leave comments on the site 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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 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 (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 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.

What rights you have over your data

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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. We may charge you for the cost of removing your own comments.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes to this Statement

Pam Ragland will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Pam Ragland encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Pam Ragland is protecting your information.

Contact information

Pam Ragland welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Pam Ragland has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Pam Ragland at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.