I know this is the dry stuff; the stuff no one likes to bother with. But policies matter because they tell you about me and whether you can trust me. I hope you do take the time to read them—they’ll certainly be here when you want them.
It’s important, as you evaluate companies online with whom you could do business, that you feel secure that they offer something of value, and that people are not being scammed or ripped off in any way. Because integrity is of vast importance to me, I welcome you and urge you to check me out as thoroughly as you need to before deciding whether to work with me. I’m open to answering all your questions. I don’t put up smoke screens or make vague promises because I don’t have good answers. I offer you the truth, whether it’s good or not-so-good, and leave the decision making in your hands. Most of all, I suggest you go with your gut. If I feel legit to you, that’s because I am.
All written material, graphics, and HTML code found on this website and any of my materials are protected by United States Federal Copyright law. Trademarks registered and unregistered are protected by United States Federal Trademark law. Nothing found here may be, under any circumstances, be reprinted in any form, or hosted on any website without explicit written permission from me (Anastacia Brice). Please don’t steal my stuff. It’s foolish to break the law, and I defend copyright vigorously. Besides, you’re an original, and you want to show that to the world, which doesn’t happen if you look like me. If you are unsure about what copyright infringement or intellectual property piracy is, please do your due diligence and learn. Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Copyright Basics: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf
- Plagiarism 101: http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism
How I collect your information
I collect information from you via fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent, when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, or communicate with me via email.
What information I collect
I only ask for personal information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or payment information when I have a legitimate business interest and truly need the information to provide a service to you that you’ve asked me to provide, such as when you buy something from me, register for a class or appointment, fill out a survey, leave a comment on a blog, subscribe to a newsletter or to receive occasional promotional and informational messages from us.
What we use your information for
Any of the information I collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience (your information helps me to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve my website (I continually strive to improve website offerings based on the information and feedback I receive from you)
- To improve customer service (your information helps me to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To process transactions (to sell you what you want to buy from me)
- To send periodic emails (the email address you provide for order processing may be used to send information and updates specific to your order, the email address you provide when you subscribe to a newsletter or to receive other content will be used to deliver the content to you, the email address you provide when you comment on the blog will be used to contact you about your comment, and if you email my office directly, I’ll use that email address to correspond with you about the topic of your email.)
How I process, store, and protect your information
My website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to this site as safe as possible. 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, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply via this site is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. And all transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on my servers. The personal information I collect is stored and processed in United States, or where I or my third-party providers maintain facilities. I only transfer data within jurisdictions subject to data protection laws that reflect my commitment to protecting your privacy. I only retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide a service, or to improve our services in future. While I retain this data, I will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, I advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and cannot guarantee absolute data security. If you request your personal information be deleted, or where your personal information becomes no longer relevant to my operations, I will erase it from my system within a reasonable time frame. I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist me in operating the website, conducting my business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce site policies, or protect my or others rights, property, or safety.
Monitoring your behavior online
I do not utilize strategies and products that monitor your behavior.
Handling a breach of your information
Should a data breach occur, I will take responsive action by notifying you via email within seven (7) business days.
Third party links
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may use, include, or offer third party products or services I believe in on our website, or to deliver services. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I have no control over those policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites, and advise you to review their privacy policies should you want more information. Please know that I seek to protect the integrity of this site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act compliance
I am in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), You must be at least 18 years old to access this website. I do not direct this website to anyone under 18, nor do I knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen.
I applaud the spirit of the General Data Protection Regulation enacted by the European Union; however, I have decided that the regulatory environment is not favorable to my particular business model, and I do not do business with or knowingly collect any information from anyone in the European Economic Area.
Your continued use of this website will be regarded as acceptance of my practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how I handle your data and personal information, feel free to contact me at a @ anastaciabrice dot com. If you have any questions about how third-parties handle your data and personal information, feel free to contact them.
You always have control about what information I have
You have the right to refuse to give me any information that I request. Please note that doing so may prevent me from providing information or services. Upon your request, I will correct or update your personal information, stop sending emails to your email address, and/or remove all information I have stored. You can make these requests by emailing us at a @ anastaciabrice dot com. When emailing me, please do not email your credit-card number or other sensitive information.
c/o Anastacia Brice
115 Wight Ave., #123
Cockeysville, MD 21030 USA
a @ anastaciabrice dot com
This policy is effective as of 6/12/19.