What personal information do I collect from the people who visit my website or blog?
When filling out the contact form on my site requesting that I contact you, you will be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, or other details to help you with your experience.
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you fill out the contact form on my site.
How do I use your information?
I may use the information I collect from you when you fill out and submit the contact form or contact us via mail, email, or phone in the following ways:
- To improve my website in order to better serve you
- To send emails regarding my services
- To follow up with you after correspondence (inquiries by mail, email, or phone)
How do I protect your information?
I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
On my website, I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card numbers.
I do not use malware scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
I may store your contact information for more than 60 days.
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
I reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or court order) and when I believe that disclosure is necessary to protect my rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. I may also disclose information about you if I determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.
I may include links to third parties on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for user. I have not enabled Google AdSense on my site, but I may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:
How does my site handle Do Not Track signals?
I honor Do-Not-Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do-Not-Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does my site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that I do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, I notify you via email within seven business days should a data breach occur.
I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address in order to:
- Send information and respond to inquiries and/or other requests or questions
- Market to my mailing list or continue to send emails to my clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- Include the physical address of our business
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance if one is used
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Last revised on November 1, 2017