Data I Collect and Why I Collect It
In an effort to better understand who is visiting my website and to provide a better overall experience, I collect the following data:
- Your name (so I can send you emails directed to you specifically)
- Email address (so I know where to send the emails)
- Job role (so I can send you tailored content specific to your job role)
- What resources you’ve downloaded (so I can send you tailored content specific to your interests)
- When you signed up for my emails (so I know what content you may have already seen)
- Your zip code, IP address, time zone, and GPS information (so I can let you know about events in your area)
How I Collect This Data
Your name, email address, job role, and zip code are only collected if you’ve typed them in yourself such as when signing up for my email list or when downloading my resources.
Other information is collected automatically via software. For example, the name of the resource you downloaded is automatically added to the database. Other information like when you signed up for my emails, your IP address, time zone, and GPS information is also added automatically.
Most of your data is stored on MailChimp which is the company I use to send out my emails. However some of your data is stored on Google (to help me notice general patterns in the data such as which pages people are coming to or what percentage of people are viewing my website on their phones) or Facebook (to help me know which people on Facebook are visiting my site so that I can send specific content to them on Facebook).
How Long I Hold On To This Data
I send regular emails to people on my list that include ideas, workshops, or special offers and will continue to use your information indefinitely to provide the best possible service. You may opt out of receiving these emails at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email or by emailing me at [email protected].
How I Keep Your Data Safe
I use encrypted 256-bit SSL encryption protocols and two-factor authentication behind a username and password combination. It is important to realize though that there is no such thing as perfect safety and security on the Internet.
I Do Not Share Your Data
I will not share your data with anyone. Not in a jam. Not with my friend Pam. Not here or there. Not anywhere. I will not share your data with anyone. Again, you can “opt out” any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email or by emailing me at [email protected].
Keep Your Wits About You…
Never assume that people are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are in the comments section or in any user-generated content area. Information obtained in the comments may not be reliable. I cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of any information, and shall not be responsible for any decisions made based on such information. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, for example, via the comments section, that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While I strive to protect your personal information and privacy, I cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.
Please be careful while browsing the Internet. You should be aware that when you are on my website, you could be directed to other sites that I don’t own or control. For example, if you click on a link or a search result, the click may take you off the website. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors, and content partners that may use my logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. In addition, advertisers may send cookies to users that I do not control. I reserve the right to disable links from any third party sites at any time.
I do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give. I strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction.
You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and for all activities that occur under your account. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold me and my affiliates and my officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the Indemnified Parties) harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs (including reasonable attorneys fees) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this Agreement or claims arising from your account. You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with me in the defense of any claim. I reserve the right, at my own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact me at [email protected].