Thank you for choosing to be part of the conversation here at www.myhappinessdefined.com (Hereafter, “Website”, “Site”, “Company”, “we”, “us,” “our”).
Protecting your personal information is extremely important to us. This privacy agreement contains an abundance of information, so if you need any clarification, have a comment or if this information concerns you, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT INFORMATION DO I COLLECT?
Personal Information You Disclose to Us
During your visit and use of my Website, I collect certain data that you yourself provide me with if you fill out opt-in forms, contact forms, surveys, purchase products and/or services, enter your information for giveaways and/or competitions.
The personal information that you provide me can include your name, email address, and location. Moreover, if you’re purchasing products, then you’re also providing me with payment and address information (however, the payment information does not get stored in my system because everything gets processed through payment processors (i.e PayPal, Square, Stripe). Therefore, if you have any questions about payment activities and/or information, contact the specific payment processor directly.
Outside of The European Union (“EU”)
If you don’t wish to receive any communications from me in the future, you can opt-out by clicking on the unsubscribe link located on the bottom of the emails.
In the European Union
If you are in the EU and opt to receive a free resource, make a purchase, respond to a survey, and/or participate in a podcast or live recording, your email address will NOT be added to the email list to receive my newsletter and updates unless you affirmatively consent to it. However, you can change your mind at any point. If don’t want to receive emails any longer, simply unsubscribe.
If you have trouble unsubscribing by clicking the link at the bottom of the email, simply email me at email@example.com and request to be unsubscribed from future emails. I will be glad to help you.
INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIRD-PARTY SOURCES
During the time you visit and use my Site, certain limited data is collected from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and analytics sources.
The type of data collected about you from other sources is your location, your computer system, which pages you’ve visited on my Site, how long you spend on each page, your IP address, country, and possibly even social media profiles and referrals.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY AND DATA
My Happiness Defined is not intended for children under the age of 13. I and we do not knowingly and intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or provide any information on this Website. Do not use any third parties that might have links present on this website. Do not provide your name, address, phone number or any payment information.
If you are a parent or guardian that suspects a child under the age of 13 has submitted information on this website, please contact me at once at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do the best to immediately remove any and all such information from our database.
HOW DO I USE THE COLLECTED INFORMATION ON YOU?
Information Collected from You
I use the information I collect from you personally to send you targeted marketing and promotional communications. If you do not want to receive any marketing and/or promotional communication, you can opt-out at any emails coming from us by clicking on the unsubscribe button located at the bottom of every email you receive.
Information Collected From Third-Party Apps And Tools
Any information collected from third-party tools is used for statistical and analytical purposes and for evaluating and making improvements to our Site. This automatically collected information will not include personal information data.
WILL I SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH ANYONE?
I respect your privacy and the value of your information. I do not share, disclose, sell, lease or rent your information to anyone or any third party without your permission.
Only in limited circumstances will necessary information be shared with third parties. Here are the situations for sharing your information:
- You gave us permission to release your information.
- Fulfillment of a Contract-if you are obligated to pay for something and/or provide a service after compensation and you refuse, we reserve the right to share necessary information with a third-party company, such as collection agency, or attorney.
- Mandated by Law-if legal proceedings are initiated, and there is a subpoena to provide your information, we must oblige.
If you do not wish your cookie information to be stored, then you can change the settings of your browser cookies. By default, only necessary cookies are enabled.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS AND POLICIES
If you decide to contact me through email, I reserve the right to retain the content of your email messages along with your email address and our responses.
Your privacy is important to me; therefore, your email address will never be shared, sold, leased to any third-party members.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, any and all communications sent from my Company or Website will clearly state who the email is from, the reasoning for the email, and will have a clear method for contacting the sender.
Furthermore, should you not wish to receive any more emails, you can click on the “Unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of the email.
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA)
Under the CCPA, you, as the California Consumer, have the following rights.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO DEMAND DISCLOSURE
You have the right to demand that we disclose what categories of information we have or are collecting on you, and what personal information we have collected or are collecting on you.
In an effort for full compliance, we are disclosing the categories of information we are generally collecting on and/or about consumers.
As a consumer, you are free to request disclosure of your information at no extra charge to you if you make such requests no more than twice (2) during a 12-month period.
GENERAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We generally collect personal information, as listed under CCPA, in the form of:
- first name
- last name
- email address
- IP address
- Phone number
- products purchased
- address (for charging the credit card or bank account)
- payment method (whether paid via PayPal or other credit card) [note, I don’t retain actual credit card information-all of that is done via third-party providers like PayPal or Stripe]
- IP Address through Google Analytics
- Referral sources
- Facebook Pixel also collects data on social profiles
We collect the information on consumer stated above through:
- Opt-in forms by offering free resources
- Opt-in forms by asking people to join my email list
- purchase/order forms when purchasing a product
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Pixel
You have the right to request disclosure of your collected personal information by contacting me at email@example.com.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO REQUEST DELETION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Under CCPA, a consumer has the right to contact the business that collected personal information on consumer and request deletion of that information.
There are certain limited circumstances when the business does not have comply and delete the information.
- To provide and complete the transaction for which purpose the information was collected in the first place (example: selling and delivering goods and services);
- In compliance with a legal obligation;
- To carry out and be compliant with another legal requirement;
- To keep it for internal use that is reasonable to the consumer.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO DEMAND DISCLOSURE IN CASE OF SALE
As a consumer, you have the right to request full disclosure if the business sells or transfers your personal information for a business purpose. You have the right to know what information specifically has been sold or transferred, to whom, and for what business purpose. We do not directly sell (for profit) personal information we collect from consumers. However, the collected data goes through Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and our Email Service Provider. These are entities that must have access to these data as they are the data processors.
However, in the event we do so within the next 12 months, you will be given the option to opt-out of that if you don’t wish for your personal information to be sold or transferred.
The consumer has the right to request that we disclose what category of information we sold, the specific pieces of information we sold, to whom we sold it, and for what business purpose.
Consumer can make this request by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO REQUEST BUSINESS NOT SELL INFORMATION
Under CCPA, consumer has the right to request that a business that collected personal information on consumer does not sell that information to anyone.
In our efforts to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, you can find a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link in the footer of our website. If there is a field asking for email address, please be sure to include the same email you opted in with.
By selecting “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” you will be marked as opt-out. Therefore, you can be sure that your personal information and in general data collected on you will never be sold.
BUSINESS WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CONSUMER
If you choose to exercise your right and request that we never sell your information, in accordance with CCPA, we will not and cannot discriminate against you for choosing to exercise your right.
You will have access to the same services, at the same prices as everyone else. The quality and conditions of products and services you receive will be the same as everyone else, regardless if exercised your CCPA right to forbid selling your information.
SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Under CCPA, a business that collects or receives personal information about the consumer must implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.
If a business experiences a data breach, then it will be held liable if it did not implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.
We do our due diligence and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to make sure that the consumer data and private information we collected is safe and secure.
Here are the security practices we have in place to protect consumer data:
- All the systems containing the consumer information (such as the email service provider) are password protected.
- Our computers are protected from third-party access by having an additional password layer
Aside from what’s stated above, we take reasonable precautions daily to protect consumers and their information from unauthorized use, modification, destruction, and disclosure.
If you wish to exercise your rights under CCPA and make requests for disclosure, deletion or disclosure about the sale of information, you can make such requests at email@example.com
EFFECTIVE AS OF April 23, 2020