Updated May 24, 2018
Purpose: PrivacyGuidance.Com, aka PrivacyProfessor.com, needs to gather and use certain types of information about individuals to fulfill our business services offerings. These individuals can include customers, vendors, suppliers, business contacts, contractors, employees and other people with whom PrivacyGuidance.Com has a business relationship of any kind.
Consequences: The consequences of not providing such personal information may not be significant when the personal information is not needed to support business services and related processing. However, if the personal information is needed for a business transaction, or to fulfill the services provided by PrivacyGuidance.Com, the provisioning of such services will not be able to be fulfilled without the requested personal information.
When ordering from our site you may be asked, as appropriate, to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to accomplish the transaction, to help you with your experience, and allow us to fulfill your transaction. When requesting the free monthly Tips messages, you will be asked for your email address to allow us to fulfill delivery of the Tips to your email inbox.
We collect information from you (the source) when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
We may use the information we collect from you when you make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We regularly use malware scanning tools.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems to support their job responsibilities, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information (e.g. credit card numbers) you supply online is encrypted.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, or accesses their information, to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions involving sensitive information are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
We have information security and privacy policies that all employees must follow, and all employees receive regular information security and privacy training.
We perform risk assessments, and audits, as part of our comprehensive risk management program.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use a Google Analytics cookie to help our site be found during Google searches, and to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services and information on our website. We also use this cookie to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
PrivacyGuidance.Com may process personal information relating to you if one of the following applies:
In any case, PrivacyGuidance.Com will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of personal information is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Personal information be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for. Therefore:
PrivacyGuidance.Com may be allowed to retain personal information for a longer period whenever the individual has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, PrivacyGuidance.Com may be obliged to retain personal information for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, personal information will be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.
However, non-personally identifiable (anonymized) visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing or advertising research, or other site support uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Individuals can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Individuals have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her. by PrivacyGuidance.Com does not use automated decision making related to actions that impact legal rights.
Individuals may exercise certain rights regarding their personal information processed by PrivacyGuidance.Com.
In particular, individuals have the right to do the following:
Where personal information is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in PrivacyGuidance.Com or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PrivacyGuidance.Com, individuals may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.
Individuals must know that, however, should their personal information be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether PrivacyGuidance.Com is processing personal information for direct marketing purposes, individuals may refer to the relevant sections of this document.
Any requests to exercise individual rights can be directed to PrivacyGuidance.Com through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.
Individuals can visit our site anonymously.
You can change your personal information by emailing us.
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
The Fair Information Practices Principles (FIPPs) form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the FIPPs and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
We will notify you via email, telephone, or other method as appropriate to the situation as soon as possible after confirming breach and associated details.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
The Privacy Professor
Rebecca Herold, CEO
625 42nd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Last Edited on May 24, 2018