On Our Site, We provide services related to building an online community using Facebook groups, Facebook pages, online classes/workshops, digital products, online group programs, one-on-one services, webinars, conference calls, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest (referred to as the “Service(s)”).
The Company only contacts individuals who:
• specifically request that We do so, or
• have signed up to receive Our free eZine or newsletter, or
• have physically given permission by signing in on a registration form at an in-person class, workshop, or event, or
• have downloaded a free product from the Site, or
• have purchased one or more of Our products, or
• have joined one or more of Our paid or free Services.
Information We collect
The Company only collects the Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) You provide to Us including but not limited to:
• Your name and email address – provided by You for registration to receive Our free eZine or newsletter, or
• Your name, email address and/or phone number – provided by You when signing in to a class, workshop, or event, or
• Your name, email address and/or website (optional) – provided by You to post a comment on Our blog, or
• Your name, mailing and/or billing address, phone, and credit card information – provided by You to purchase a product or Service from Our site, or
• demographic information – used to improve Our marketing, products, and Services.
If You opt-in to receive Our eZine or newsletter, the option to unsubscribe will be included in every email to You. You may click the link in an email to opt out of Our eZine or newsletter subscription. If You would like to opt out from all email communication including but not limited to affiliate emails, emails regarding purchases You made from Our Site or Service, and emails regarding any subscription to a membership program, you may contact Us using the contact page on Our website.
All information You provide is strictly protected and used only for delivering the content, products, and/or Services You have signed up for or purchased, or for finding other people who may find Our information valuable. We may share your information with trusted third parties to assist us in operating Our website, conducting Our business, and servicing Our Clients and Visitors. Your “PII” will never be shared with unrelated third parties, will never be used for other purposes, and is never shared with any third parties for their own use with the following exceptions. The exceptions to this could occur if (1) You choose to purchase one of Our products and/or Services via a third party link, or (2) You purchase a product and/or Service through Our affiliate link, or (3) You purchase a product and/or Service through Our joint venture partnership with a third party, or (4) You purchase a product and/or Service through a promotional link for which a third party offers a bonus to You for Your purchase. In any of these cases, Your “PII” will be shared with said third party in order to fulfill Your purchase. Only the “PII” that is necessary to fulfill Your purchase will be shared with said third party.
Regarding demographic information, We may contract with information providers that help Us better understand Visitors of our Sites and to advertise to those who find Our content relevant. We may share “PII” with such companies provided they have explicit policies to not share Our data with any other parties and solely for the purpose of helping Us understand Our Customers better. This technique is called “database marketing” and is practiced by virtually every US corporation. While there is no global way to “opt out” that We are aware of, You may opt out of Us finding out extra demographic information about You by (1) contacting Us using Our contact page, (2) writing “Privacy – opt out of demographic information” in the subject and/or body of Your message to Us, and (3) providing Us with the same email address that You provided to Us as a Customer or Subscriber.
We may also record information relating to Your use of the Site, such as searches You performed, the pages You viewed, Your browser type, Your IP address, the URL You requested, and timestamp information in order to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of Service to You. We may also use this information in aggregate to perform statistical analysis of use behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of Our Site. In other words, We use Your behavior data to help Us improve Our Site so that You can have the best experience possible.
We may use standard technologies called “cookies” and/or “clear GIFs” to collect information about how Our Site is used, to uniquely identify Your browser, and/or to improve the quality of Your Service. A cookie is a small data text file which a website stores on Your computer’s hard drive (if Your web browser allows) that can later be retrieved to identify You to Us. Cookies were designed to help a website recognize a User’s browser as a previous Visitor to save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the User was browsing the Site. A cookie cannot be read by any website other than the website issuing the cookie. A cookie cannot pass on a computer virus or capture any “PII.”
Clear GIFs (also called pixel tags, single pixel GIFs, web beacons, or action tags) help Us measure advertising effectiveness. They are used to track the online movement of Users. Clear GIFs differ from cookies in that they are invisible on the page and tiny (like the size of a period “.”). Clear GIFs are not tied to “PII” and only track Visitor traffic and behavior to and on Our Site. A clear GIF can work with a cookie only if they are both from the same website or advertising company.
We maintain security measures to protect Your “PII” from unauthorized access, misuse, and/or disclosure; However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While We make every effort to protect Your “PII” shared with Us through Our Site, You acknowledge that the “PII” You voluntarily share with Us through this Site could be tampered with or access by a third party without Our knowledge or permission. You agree that We are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through Our Site 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.
Updates to this policy
Updated: October 2015