When accessing the Website, certain information about you will be learned both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take while visiting the Website. This policy applies to information collected on the Website and in email or other electronic messages between you and the Website.
Information the Website Collects
When you access the Website, specific information is learned during your visit.
Information You Provide: The Website provides various places for users to provide information. Information is collected when users fill out forms on the Website, communicate via contact forms, respond to surveys, enter search queries on the Website’s search feature, provide comments or other feedback, and provide information when ordering a product or service via the Website.
The information the user provides is used to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve the overall performance of the Website, and to provide the user with offers, promotions, and information.
Information Collected Through Automatic Data Collection Technology. As you navigate through the Website, automatic data collection technologies, including Google Analytics, may be used to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. Generally, this will include information about your location, your traffic pattern through the Website, and any communications between your computer and the Website.
The Website is committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. The Website will not sell, rent, or lease subscription lists to third parties, nor will the Website disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.
All e-mails sent from the Website will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. All e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from the Website’s mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from the Website. At any time, users who no longer wish to receive e-mail communications may opt-out by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the bottom of the e-mail.
How And Why the Website Collects Information
The Website collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a resource, sign up for a newsletter, and/or purchase a product, the Website will collect your information. This information is used to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information.
If you are outside the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event or purchase any products sold on this Website, you may be automatically enrolled to receive the free e-mail newsletter from the Website. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. An “unsubscribe” link is provided at the bottom of every email the Website sends. If at any time you have trouble unsubscribing, you can contact the Website to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you are in the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event or purchase any products sold on this Website, you will only be enrolled to receive the free e-mail newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. An “unsubscribe” link is provided at the bottom of every email the Website sends. If at any time you have trouble unsubscribing, you can contact the Website to unsubscribe from future emails.
How Will the Website Use the Information That You Provide?
The Website uses personal information for purposes of presenting the Website and its contents to you, providing you with information, providing you with offers for products and services, providing you with information about your subscriptions and products, administering business activities, providing quality customer service, and making available other items and services to customers and prospective customers.
From time-to-time, the Website may use the information you provide to make you offers to purchase products and services provided by third parties, in exchange for a commission to be paid by such third parties. Should you opt to take part in such promotions, the third parties may receive your information.
Occasionally, the Website may use the information you provide to display advertisements to you that are tailored to your personal characteristics, interests, and activities.
Disclosure of Your Information
The Website does not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.
The Website may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce the terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Website.
When legally compelled to do so — in other words, when the Website, in good faith, believes that the law requires it or for the protection of the Website’s legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so — the Website may disclose information.
Please be aware that when you participate in the comments, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, and comment.
The Website may use various technologies to collect information, including cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help the Website improve your experience, see which areas and features of the Website are popular, and count visits.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of aspects of the Website.
How Does the Website Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
The Website employs commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes working only with reputable third-party vendors and using standard security protocols.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information by email. Doing so is allowed, but it is at your own risk.
The Website may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of the Website, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
Visitors’ GDPR Rights
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
The Website will retain any information you choose to provide until the earlier of: (a) you asking the Website to delete the information, (b) the Website’s decision to cease using the existing data providers, or (c) the Website decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You have the right to request access to your data that the Website stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data. You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
The Website requires only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you.
Effective as of May 22, 2018
Adapted from Your Blogging Mentor.