“Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal Information does not include publicly available information that is made available from federal, state, or local government records.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
1. Information You Provide Us
When you visit our Website, you may be required or permitted to share information with us or our service providers through various methods, including but not limited to:
When You Use Our Website: Our Website offers certain features that may ask you to provide Personal Information including but not limited to your name, email address, and phone number. For example, if you request one of our free resources, you will be asked to provide your name and email address. You may also submit Personal Information by leaving a comment on a blogpost or submitting a contact form.
Email Newsletters: If you choose to provide us your email address, we may send you email communications from time to time to share updates about our resources, events, courses, and other details that may interest you. You can opt out of receiving email communications from us by following the instructions and unsubscribe links contained in any communication we send to you.
Surveys and Contests: From time-to-time, we offer promotions, giveaways, contests, surveys and the like on our Website. Your participation in these activities is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate, however, you may be required to provide Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and physical address.
The information we collect in connection with these activities will be used to notify winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Social Media: You may provide Personal Information to us through use of our social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter). Please remember that any information you post will become publicly available. [You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user proﬁle. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user proﬁle, we will receive your name, email address and proﬁle picture associated with your account. The Website utilizes the WordPress commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your proﬁle picture will appear. We may use your Personal Information to locate you via social media for marketing purposes.
2. Automatically Collected Information
We may automatically collect certain activity and usage information about when you use our Website, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system type, browser type, referring URL, pages you view and links you click on our Website, the dates/times when you access the Website, and other activity data. We collect this information in order to improve our Website and help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit the Website. We may use several technologies to help collect this information as discussed below in “Cookies and Related Technologies.”
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
In addition to the purposes for collecting your Personal Information described above, we may use the information we collect to comply with laws and for our legitimate business interests. Our purposes for collecting and using this information include:
- To operate, maintain, and improve the Website and your experience with it;
- As described to you when collecting your Personal Information;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
- For our everyday business purposes, such as to respond to your comments or inquiries, process your transactions relating to the services we provide you, manage records, send you administrative communications, and administer and provide services to you;
- For our marketing purposes, including to improve and customize our Website for you and to understand how our Website is used;
- To provide, support, personalize, and develop our Website and services;
- Complying with legal, ethical, or regulatory obligations, including disclosures designed to eliminate potential risks to you or others;
- Detecting, preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity; or responding law enforcement requests; and
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
We do not sell your Personal Information and do not share your Personal Information with third parties, except for as otherwise provided in this section. We share Personal Information with the following categories of recipients.
Third-Party Service Providers: The Website may share your Personal Information with third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website and provide us with services such as website hosting, information technology services, and related infrastructure, e-mail delivery, auditing and similar services. These service providers may have access to your Personal Information to perform their functions but are prohibited from using Personal Information for any purpose other than providing services to us.
Other Legal Reasons: We may share your Personal Information with third parties if we conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation, or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of our Company, its customers, or the public. Additionally, we may disclose your Personal Information to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
Marketing: We may use third parties for our marketing purposes, as described further below in “Advertising and Third Party Data Collection.”
From time to time, we may track visits to the pages, links on our websites, and create and use other forms of anonymous information (aggregate or deidentified information that does not identify you as an individual). This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
COOKIES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
You may prevent the Website from setting cookies at any time by adjusting your browser options settings. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. While you generally can use our Website without cookies, please note that it you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, you may not be able to use certain features of our Website.
Cookies may also be used by third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze Website usage information, such as information about referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects Personal Information.
This site has reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.