Last Updated December 2020
I will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorised third party.
How I Collect and Use Information
This Site only contacts individuals who specifically request that I do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive my free email communications.
Generally, this information includes name and e-mail address for registration to receive our updates or when we share a new post, product, service, offer, or to share business specific information. All of this information is provided to me by you.
In the future, our email communications may include other information, and I reserve the right to update this policy to reflect this.
I also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site. For example, I may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows me, among other things, to improve the delivery of my web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site.
I also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes.
By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help me deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit my site, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before.
The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages.
Details of how to disable cookies on your own web browser can be found in my Cookies Policy.
The information that you give to me directly on the site (e.g. purchase details, your name, email address, and contact details) is never shared or added to any mailing lists, unless this is specifically required as part of a product, service, or package which you have purchased.
You may request to have your details removed from my website, for example those left in comments, at any time by emailing me at email@example.com.
To ensure the security and safety of this site, I may create regular backups of all information on this site, which are held on my own machine, in a cloud service such as iCloud or Google Drive, or within the database of the server of my site. Each backup file will be deleted in full when the next one is created.
We cannot be held responsible for any breaches of cloud services which we use that result in the theft of personal data of our Site users.
The Site may include links to websites I recommend or work with on a collaborative basis, and provide access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies I do not control.
Some of the links I provide may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item connected to that link, I will receive an affiliate commission at no cost you.
Be aware that I may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the site or the public.
Please also note that as my business grows, I may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that I sell some or all of my assets, or my website is acquired by another company, information about my users may be among the transferred assets.
When a purchase is made on the site, details entered to facilitate the purchase will be stored on our database for a select period of time.
Generally this will include name, contact number, and email address for electronic purchases, and name, contact number, email address, and full postal address for physical products. Details of completed purchases will be stored for a period of 21 months.
Please note that if a purchase is not completed or is cancelled, details of these will also be stored as follows;
- Pending order – 6 months
- Failed order – 60 days
- Cancelled order – 30 days
- Completed purchase – 21 months
Details of completed purchases are stored for the length of time required for tax and reporting purposes, and as such are legally covered under the General Data Protection Regulation as lawful.
Should you wish to have your details removed from our database following a failed, cancelled, or abandoned (pending) order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliate links and non-disclosure
Some links on this site may be affiliate links. These are links to products or services that I highly recommend and am an affiliate for. Should you click on one of these links and decide to purchase the service(s) or product(s), I will receive a small commission of the sale at no extra cost to you.
Links to third-party web sites or services are not owned or controlled by myself.
I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that this website and its owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
All the information on this site is exclusively owned by me, and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or shared in a way which suggests it belongs to anyone other than myself.
Quotes may be extracted from content on this site in the event that explicit permission is sought from me, and adequate credit is displayed.
This site may run regular competitions and giveaways. In order to facilitate these, competition entrants will be required to supply certain information. This includes but is not limited to; full name, email address, and full postal address.
Full postal addresses of winners will be shared with brands where necessary to ensure delivery of your prize. As such, supplying of full postal address is necessary to enter any competitions on this site.
Your details will never be shared with anyone other than the brand supplying the prize for the giveaway or competition which you enter. I take steps to ensure that prize suppliers are GDPR compliant and do not use your details for any other reason than to provide your prize, but I cannot be held responsible for any misuse of data by any third party.
Email addresses supplied during the entering of competitions and giveaways are used solely for the purposes of contacting winners. Your details are never added to mailing lists or shared with any third parties unless necessary.
The sharing of full name, email address, and full postal address is required in order to facilitate competitions and giveaways, and therefore the collection of this information is granted legally under the GDPR base of ‘contract’ As such, if you are not happy to share your full name, email address, and full postal address I will be unable to continue with your competition or giveaway entrance.
In the event that the online software I use to facilitate competitions and giveaways incurs a security breach, I will notify the ICO within 72 hours of being aware of the breach. I will endeavour to notify all competition entrants for whom I have details as soon as is reasonably and safely practicable.
You may request to have your details removed from my database and competition software any time after the competition or giveaway has ended by contacting us at email@example.com.
How Do I Store Your Information as a Subscriber?
Your information is stored on the site’s email management database. Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists in order to deliver e-mail to those who would like to receive this Site’s newsletters and recent posts.
I take steps to ensure that all Virtual Assistants, Online Business Managers, Developers, Operations Managers, and other outsourced or directly employed staff are GDPR knowledgeable and compliant in their practices.
All the newsletters or emails that are sent to you by this Site include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our newsletters or mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that I send you.
Your Information as a Member
This site operates account creation and may in the future operate a membership service. Please note, if you are a member of any of our future paid or unpaid membership programs, or hold an account on the website then opting out under this policy may result in a cancellation of your membership or account(s) with us, and a new membership fee or reinstatement fee may apply if you ever want to regain access to any of our membership or affiliate programs.
For this reason, if you are a member of ours, we may, at our option, email you once in reply to verify that you do intend to cancel your membership(s) or account(s) with us before we close your membership(s) or account(s).
If at any time you would like to opt out, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org including the words “opt out” in the subject line.
Information about you as a member of this site is stored on our database, purely to ensure that you have full access to all areas of the site, and as such the storage of your data is necessary under the GDPR base ‘contract’.
Simply, this means that it is necessary for us to store your data in order to provide the service which has been agreed between us, namely, membership or account access to this site.
Although it is highly unlikely, this policy may be changed at any time at our discretion. If we should update this policy, we will post the updates to this page on our Website.
In the event of a security breach on this website, I will notify the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, and I will notify yourself as soon as I can reasonably and safely do so, ensuring there is no further compromise of data.
In the event of a security breach of my machine, including any backups of the site, I will notify the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, and I will notify yourself as soon as I can reasonably and safely do so, ensuring there is no further compromise of data.
In the event of a security breach on any third party server which I use to store your information (such as online competition software, I will notify you as soon as I can reasonably do so and I have been notified by the third party. I will also notify the ICO within 72 hours of being made aware of any breach.