Thank you for visiting my website. Here, I am committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice or my practices with regard to your personal information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime, and I will be happy to answer any questions regarding this policy that you may have.
This privacy notice describes how I might use your information if you:
In this privacy notice, if I refer to:
The purpose of this privacy notice is to explain, in the clearest way possible, what information I collect, how I use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, you may fully discontinue use of my Services immediately.
Please read this privacy notice carefully, as it will help you understand what I do with the information that I collect.
Plain language: When you voluntarily provide your personal information to me in order to contact me or work with me, I keep that personal information so I can contact you or work with you. I keep this information for as long as we work together. This information is usually your name and contact information. I don't keep any personal information I don't need.
I collect personal information that you voluntarily provide when you express an interest in obtaining information about me or my products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Website, or otherwise when you contact me.
The personal information that I collect depends on the context of your interactions with me and the Website, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. The personal information I collect may include the following:
Just like how the personal information I provide to you must be true, complete, accurate, all personal information that you provide to me must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify me of any changes to such personal information.
Plain language: Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit my Website. Because I am an individual, I use Google Analytics to know when visitors are going to my Website and what pages they go to. Google Analytics does not disclose any information such as name or contact information. I collect this information only to weed out malicious traffic, determine roughly where the majority of my contacts are located so I can cater my services to fit regional needs, and find out if my site is working or not.
I automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate through the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use my Website, and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of my Website and for my internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses, I also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. The information I collect through cookies includes:
Plain language: I process your information only for legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of my contract with you, compliance with my legal obligations, and with your consent.
I use personal information collected via my Website for a variety of business purposes described below. I process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on my legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with my legal obligations. I use the information I collect or receive:
Plain language: I only share information with your consent and to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
I may process or share your data that I hold based on the following legal basis:
I may also need to process your data or share your personal information for business transfers. I may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of my business to another company. I may also share or transfer your information to your selected individual or business in the event you decide to transfer your request to another individual or business.
I have not disclosed or sold any personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the preceding 12 months. I also will never sell personal information in the future belonging to website visitors, users and other consumers.
Plain language: I keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law. For example, I keep your information you provide while we conduct business, so I can contact you regarding services you want to receive (i.e. deliverables, direct communication, and payment transactions).
I will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require me keeping your personal information for longer than 1 year.
When I have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, I will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then I will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
Plain language: I protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures. Your information is also never given to anyone else without your permission. I do not trade, sell, or distribute your information to other individuals, businesses, or other third parties.
I have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information I process. However, despite my safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so I cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat my security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although I will do my best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from my Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.
Plain language: I do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age. My Website and its services are not catered to or marketed toward children under 18 years of age.
I do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Website. If I learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, I will cease any business transactions and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from my records. If you become aware of any data I may have collected from children under age 18, please contact me at email@example.com right away.
Plain language: Everyone has a right to privacy. You may review, change, or request to delete your personal data I have collected from you at any time.
If you are a resident in the EEA or UK and you believe I am unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.
If you are a resident in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.
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Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track ("DNT") feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage, no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, Google Analytics, the data tracking service I use, does not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that changes how Google Analytics honors this request in the future, I will follow that standard and revise this privacy notice. In the meantime, I can only assure that I do not personally willingly provide, store, collect, or distribute any personal identifying information for any of my users or clients to anyone without your consent.
Plain language: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information. I personally try to comply with these standards for all of my users, even if they are not protected under California law as a resident of the state of California. I cannot guarantee my users who are not residents of California to be fully protected by these laws, but I still do my best to uphold them for the sake of privacy and fairness.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits my users who are California residents to request and obtain from me, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) I disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which I shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to me using the contact information provided below.
My Website does not store personal information. There are no account features and there are no ways for you to publically publish your own personal data on my Website. However, if you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have provided your personally identifiable information to me, you have the right to request removal and/or deletion of unwanted data that you have provided to me. To request removal and/or deletion of such data, please contact me using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your personal information and a statement that you reside in California. I will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Website and delete it from any storage I have personal access to. Please be aware that the data may not be able to be completely or comprehensively removed from all my systems (e.g. backups, etc.).
The California Code of Regulations defines a "resident" as:
If this definition of "resident" applies to you, I will adhere to these certain rights and obligations regarding your personal information. All other individuals are defined as "non-residents." However, I will still do my best to keep secure any and all personal information provided by you to me regardless of your residential status.
Any and all personally identifiable information I collect is provided to me with the consent of my clients and kept by me while we continue to have a professional relationship together. Once business is concluded, I store all personal information collected for up to twelve (12) months before it is deleted, until you request I delete that data, or until I have fulfilled certain legal or tax obligations requiring that information.
Certain personally identifiable information is collected automatically by the third party technology I have implemented on my site, Google Analytics. The information collected is listed in detail in a previous section of this document, under "What information do I collect?".
Ihe following categories of personal information HAVE been automatically collected in the past twelve (12) months:
The following categories of personal information HAVE NOT been automatically collected in the past twelve (12) months:
I will only collect the personal information listed immediately above with your express consent, and only if deemed necessary to maintain contact with you for business purposes.
You can ask for the deletion of your personal information. If you ask me to delete your personal information, I will respect your request and delete your personal information, subject to certain exceptions provided by law, such as (but not limited to) the exercise by another consumer of their right to free speech, my compliance requirements resulting from a legal obligation, or any processing that may be required to protect against illegal activities.
I believe everyone has a right to know how their personal data is being used in nearly every possible instance. And, in all reasonable circumstances, you have a right to know:
I do not and will not discriminate against you if you exercise your privacy rights.
To exercise these rights, you can contact me by referring to the contact details at the bottom of this document. If you have a complaint about how I handle your data, I want to hear how I can help you.
Upon receiving your request, I will need to verify your identity to determine you are the same person about whom I have the information. These verification efforts require me to ask you to provide information so that I can match it with information you have previously provided me. In order to verify your identity, I may contact you through a communication method (e.g. phone or email) that you have previously provided to me. I may also use other verification methods as the circumstances dictate.
I will only use the personal information provided in your request to verify your identity or authority to make the request. To the extent possible, I will avoid requesting additional information from you for the purposes of verification. If, however, I cannot verify your identity from the information I already maintain, I may request that you provide additional information for the purposes of verifying your identity, and for security or fraud-prevention purposes. I will delete such additionally provided information as soon as I finish verifying you.
Plain language: Yes, I update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.
If you have questions or comments about this policy, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling my phone number at 740.972.0699.
I am most responsive via email, so for a more reliable reply, please contact me via email.
Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information I collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please contact me via email at email@example.com, or visit: https://www.coyancm.com/contact.