Privacy and Data Collection Policy
The terms “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to Professionally Speaking Consulting, LLC. The terms “user,” “you”, and “your” refers to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.
The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us which personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address.
Professionally Speaking Consulting, LLC hosts a website where users can read articles, watch videos, and learn about our services. There are no online financial transactions on this site currently.
Information We Collect
Blog Interactions. We only collect the personal information you voluntarily provide to us, which may include: Your email address, name, and/or social media profile to post a comment on our blog.
Forms: Your full name, email address, and/or message will be recorded in order to contact us via our contact form or sign up to receive downloadable content.
Embedded content from other websites. Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Mailing list. If you subscribe to our email list, we collect your name, email address, and business name in order to communicate with you. Our email sign-up process requires an opt-in to ensure you wish to receive communications from us.
If we find you have participated in several of our free online offerings (i.e. webinars, Summer Reading Series, downloaded gated material, etc.), we may reach out to you to see if there is any interest in other services.
Analytics. We have Google Analytics on our site to better understand users’ interest in our site. This is for our edification. It’s informative to see how many visitors are landing on our website, and what page they found most enjoyable to read (based on time spent on the page).
Comments. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
(NOTE: Comments are typically turned off on this website, but it’s possible they will be turned on at some point. For example, we turn on the comment feature as part of our Summer Reading Series, so readers can share their thoughts/reflections).
Other client information
If you have a client relationship with Professionally Speaking Consulting, LLC, other information may be collected in order to provide services, including but not limited to: name, phone number, physical or mailing address, website, and business information.
How Your Information is Used
The information you provide is used to send periodic emails for communications you have opted to receive and improve the service we provide. We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, and servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell your information to other companies, period! We do share data with third parties who help us provide services. For example:
- This website is built on a WordPress platform; by default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
- Our mailing list is managed by MailChimp. Here are MailChimp’s policies.
How long we retain data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue, and because your comments provide valuable insight.
If you’re on our mailing list, we retain your data indefinitely unless you choose to unsubscribe and/or you request we delete your information. We do this so we can communicate with you and for analytics purposes.
We maintain anonymized analytics reports indefinitely.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You can choose to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time. There is an unsubscribe button on every email sent via MailChimp. If you have trouble with it, contact Professionally Speaking Consulting, LLC and we can unsubscribe you manually. Additionally, normally once a year we send out an email inviting readers to unsubscribe to our newsletter if desired.
If you have specific requests about your data, please contact us directly.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We send data to companies we trust and have a working business relationship with. We are a very small company and try to choose reputable providers with strong data protection practices.
How to update your data
If you opt-in to our mailing list, the option to unsubscribe or update will be included in every email. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notifications of Changes to the Policy
You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review the Sites and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Updates to this Policy will be posted on this page.
This policy was last updated June 18, 2018. Technical and legal standards keep evolving, so as we learn more about how to do this well, this policy may be updated from time to time without notice. Feel free to check back as often as you like.
If you have any questions or concerns about your data, please contact Stephanie Scotti at email@example.com.