Your privacy and the privacy of every human on this planet is important. Humans have always shared information, and data about one another has always been part of that equation. You shouldn’t be scared that data is collected, but you should know who collects the data and what they do with it. That’s what this page is about.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide to Us
When you use our services, interact with my team, send us an email, post on our website or blog, or communicate with us in any way, you may be supplying information that we collect. That information may include your IP address, name, physical address, email address, phone number, credit card information, operating system, as well as details like gender, occupation, location, birth date, purchase history, and other demographic information. By giving us this information, you consent to your information being collected, used, disclosed, transferred to servers in the United States and stored by us.
Cookies and Tracking
When you visit our website or associated internet assets, we may store “cookies,” “tags,” or “scripts,” which are strings of code, on your computer. We and our analytics Service Providers (such as Google, Clicky, or Facebook) use those cookies to collect information about your visit and your use of our website or services. You may turn off cookies that have been placed on your computer by following the instructions on your browser, but if you block cookies, it may be more difficult (and maybe even impossible) to use some aspects of our website or services.
When we send emails, we may track behavior such as who opened the emails and who clicked the links. We do that to measure the performance of our email campaigns and to improve our service. To do this, we may include a single-pixel image, also called web beacons, in emails we send. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details.
Information from Other Sources
We may get more information about you, like name, age, and use of social media websites, by searching the internet or querying third parties.
Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information
We may use and disclose your Personal Information only as follows:
- To promote the use of our services. For example, if you leave your personal information when you visit our website, we may send you an email with more information about our services. If you use any of our services, and we think you might benefit from using other or additional services that we may offer, we may send you an email about it. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send.
- To bill and collect money owed to us. This includes sending you emails, invoices, receipts, notices of delinquency, and alerting you if we need a different credit card number. We use third parties for PCI-secure credit card transaction processing, and we send billing information to those third parties to process your orders and credit card payments.
- To communicate with you about your account and provide customer support.
- To enforce compliance with our various legal agreements and applicable law.
- To protect the rights and safety of our customers and third parties, as well as our own.
- To meet legal requirements like complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
- To provide information to representatives and advisors, like attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
- To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
- To provide, support, and improve the services that we offer. This includes aggregating information from your use of the services and sharing such aggregated Information with third parties.
Public Information and Third Parties
We may have public blogs on our Web sites. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your personal information appears on our blogs and you want it removed, contact us. If we’re unable to remove your information, we’ll let you know why.
Social Media Platforms and Widgets
Our websites may include social media features, like the Facebook Like button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. We also maintain presences on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
Links to Third-Party Sites
If it is necessary to provide you something you’ve requested, like send you a book or a T-shirt or enable a service that you have requested, then we may share your personal information with that service provider for that purpose. We’ll tell you we’re working with a service provider whenever reasonably possible, and you may request at any time the name of our service providers.
We Operate in the United States
Our servers and offices are located in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States. While the data protection, privacy, and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, we take many steps to protect your privacy, including offering a data processing agreement. By using our Websites, you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this policy.
If you operate outside of the United States, please contact us to discuss data and privacy issues.
Accuracy of Data, Transparency, and Choice
We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do that. If your data changes (like a new email address), then you’re responsible for notifying us of those changes.
We retain your information for as long as your account is active, or as long as needed to provide you services, or until otherwise notified. We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our legal agreements.
We will provide access to any personal information we hold about you within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request this information from us by contacting us. Unless it’s prohibited by law or technically unfeasible, we’ll remove any personal information about you, at your request. There is no charge for an individual to access or update his or her personal information.
If you have any questions or need to contact us, please use these contact details: