Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
In an effort to better understand who is visiting our website and to provide a better overall experience, we collect the following data:
- Your name (so we can send you emails directed to you specifically)
- Email address (so we know where to send the emails)
- Your professional development preferences if you took the quiz (so we can customize what we send you)
- How you signed up for our emails (so we know how people are finding out about us)
- When you signed up for our emails (so we know what content you may have already seen)
- Your mailing address, IP address, time zone, and GPS information (so we can let you know about events in your area)
How We Collect This Data
Your name, email address, and mailing address are collected if you’ve typed them in yourself such as when signing up for our email list or when registering for a workshop. Your professional development preferences are saved when you take the workshop quiz or register for a workshop. Other information such as when you signed up for our emails, your IP address, time zone, and GPS information is collected automatically via software.
Most of your data is stored on MailChimp which is the company used to send out emails. However some of your data is stored on Google (to notice general patterns in data such as which pages people are coming to or what percentage of people are viewing the website on their phones) or Facebook (to help us know which people on Facebook are visiting our site so that we can send specific content to them on Facebook).
How Long We Hold On To This Data
We send emails to people on our list about upcoming workshops 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 us at [email protected].
How We Keep Your Data Safe
All of your information is kept safe using the latest technology including encrypted SSL encryption protocols and two-factor authentication behind a secure username and password combination. It is important to realize though that that there is no such thing as perfect security on the Internet.
We Do Not Share Your Data
We do not share your data with anyone. Please do note that we could merge with or be acquired by another business entity at any time. Should such a combination occur, you should expect that we would share some or all of your information in order to continue to provide services. Again, you can “opt out” any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email or by emailing us at [email protected].
Non-Personal User Content
We may use user submitted content such as ratings, reviews, feedback (“User Content”) in a number of different ways, including displaying it on the Website, reformatting it, incorporating it into other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, or distributing it. Accordingly, you irrevocably grant us permission to use your User Content for any purpose. You also irrevocably grant the Website users the right to access User Content in connection with their use of the Website. While you are using our websites, we may also collect certain non-personally-identifiable information about you, such as the URL you just came from, the next URL you go to, what browser you are using (e.g. Chrome, Internet Explorer), the domain name of your Internet Service Provider, and your IP address.
You assume all risks associated with User Content, including reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness, or any disclosure by you of information in your User Content that makes you personally identifiable. You may not imply that User Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by us.
We cannot and do not review all User Content feedback, nor do we have any control over the same. Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising out of any reviews or feedback.
Owner may remove, edit or reinstate User Content at our sole discretion.
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 affiliated with in any forum or user-generated content area. Information obtained in a forum may not be reliable. We 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 message boards or chat — that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.
Please also exercise discretion while browsing the Internet. You should be aware that when you are on our website, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from our website pages that take you outside of our service. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement or a search result, the click may take you off the website. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors, and content partners that may use our 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 we do not control. We reserve the right to disable links from any third party sites at any time.
We 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. We 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 us and our affiliates and our 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 us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
We want you to understand how we protect your privacy. If you have any questions about this notice, please contact us. Send privacy questions to: [email protected].