Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Your email address may also be saved if you opt in so that notices can automatically be sent to you when new comments are posted.

Contact forms

When a user completes a form and opts in to receive the newsletter, their name and email address will be sent to and added to a mailing list on the MailChimp email marketing platform for future contact. You can read MailChimp’s privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

This information is not stored in the site database. Additionally, this information is sent to a website admin via email to notify them of the subscription. An initial welcome message with a link to resources will be sent immediately after an opted in signup is completed. If a user does not opt in to the email marketing portion of the sign up, their personal data will not be stored but they will still have access to download the free resource.

The contact form on the site collects the user’s name, email, and a message. The user’s name and email are saved in the database once they opt in for future reference. This information is slo sent via automated email notification to the site admin so that they may follow up with the request.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

The site uses cookies to determine if the user has received a pop up before. This is for the user’s convenience so that the pop-up’s do not appear too often. These cookies do not save any personal information.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you submit an inquiry through our contact form, the submission information including your name, email, and message are retained indefinitely to allow us to follow up with your request and reference prior requests by the same person or with the same issue.

If you submit a request through the newsletter sign up and opt in, your email and name is saved in our email list on MailChimp for future contact indefinitely, however, you are able to unsubscribe from this list at any time.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Hosting

The files and database information for this site is hosted on servers from the Siteground web host. Their privacy policy is available here: https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm

For more information about how they handle data from the site:

https://www.siteground.com/blog/siteground-is-gdpr-compliant/
https://www.siteground.com/term/301.htm

Contact

For any additional information, or to make requests for data deletion and/or export please contact Christina Hughes at [email protected].

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