2. DATA WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
We collect the personal information you voluntarily provide to us (the “Data” as defined in detail in this section), which includes your name and e-mail address, in order to subscribe to and receive our content, post comments and/or purchase services or online products.
We also collect data from you directly when you fill out a form, purchase a product, or communicate with us via email or social media. Finally, we may collect or receive personal data from third parties such as our payment processors, advertising networks, and/or analytics providers. Your data is stored in a secure platform. We use your personal data for processing as outlined below or a reasonably compatible purpose.
The legal basis for processing and use as outlined below is our legitimate interest, namely monitoring and improving our website, marketing, and services.
A. Usage Data. We may process data about your use of our Website and services. This may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, geographical location, page views, website navigation paths, and frequency and/or pattern of your use of our website. This data is collected through our analytics tracking systems, including but not limited to Google Analytics. This data is used to analyze the use of our Website, to deliver relevant content and advertising, and understand our users.
B. Customer Data. We may process user data, such as name, email address, address, telephone, credit-card number, and other relevant data as related to purchases of our products and/or services. We process this data to supply products and/or services to you, as well as to market other relevant goods and services to you.
C. User Data. We may process personal information you provide us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications, free content, and/or newsletters, as well as communication data that you send to us either through email, social media, or other posting and/or communication methods. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, to deliver relevant website content, and for the purposes of sending you marketing, content and/or emails.
3. MARKETING AND ADVERTISING.
The Data may be used to send you marketing communications about our business or products. We may send you such communications if you requested it and/or if you agreed to receive such communications. You may opt-out of such communications at any time through the ‘unsubscribe’ button in each email or contacting us through the Contact information shared on our Website.
Any of the Data may be used to deliver advertisements to you, including Facebook Ads, Instagram, and/or other similar advertisements. We may also use Data to understand the effectiveness of our advertising.
4. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We do not share your information with third parties other than those trusted companies which provide support in running this Website, including any blog or newsletter, as well as those parties and services that help administer our business. Your data will never be shared with unrelated third parties. We may disclose your information to payment service providers, administrative and marketing providers, business advisors, or third parties if we sell or transfer parts of our Company. Third parties we share your data with will keep it secure and respect your privacy under the law and we take steps to ensure they companies we work with also comply with the GDPR.
5. ANTI-SPAM POLICY
The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies and tracking signals using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Website may not work properly or at all. Our Website may not respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your browser.
7. THIRD PARTY LINKS
8. DATA SECURITY AND BREACH RESPONSE
We do our best to protect your information for any unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. We may allow access to your personal data to our employees, contractors, and service providers that need to know such data to perform necessary business services. Personal data will be kept confidential and employees and/or contractors will only have access to it when necessary. Keeper (keepersecurity.com) will be used to manage data access when possible.
Should there be a potential breach of personal data, we have procedures in place to respond. The breach will be identified, the scope will be determined, and we will make reports and/or notification if we are legally required to do so.
You acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Website without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner. You agree to notify us for any breach of security or unauthorized use of your information.
9. DATA RETENTION AND DESTRUCTION
Personal data that we process for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil its collection purpose or to satisfy a legal or accounting purpose. In some cases, your data by be anonymized for research purposes and used indefinitely. If your data no longer meets any of the above criteria, personal data will be deleted or otherwise disposed of in a safe and secure manner.
10. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Your data may be transferred to other countries and by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside your country of residence. If you are located in the European Union, we may store and share your personal data with companies located outside of the European Economic Area. We will always do our best to ensure security of your data. We aim to use US-based providers that are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield. You may always request information on how and where your data is processed and stored.
11. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
12. YOUR RIGHTS
Your rights under data protection laws include the right to access, erase, correct, restrict, and/or object to our use and processing of your personal data, as well as the right to portability of the data. You have the right to confirmation as to how and where we process your data. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing consent, you have the right to withdraw at any time. If you consider our processing to infringe data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.