Privacy policies are a pain the ass to read.
But they mean well.
So I wanted to summarize, in my own terms, how I handle your privacy.
I use the following services:
- ActiveCampaign – to send emails but I also use site tracking for everybody outside the European Union (EU). If you click through a link in of my marketing emails, your site behavior (such as the pages you visit) will be tracked.
- Webflow – they are the website builder and hosting so they probably have access to logs and form submissions.
- Cloudflare – handles DNS, injecting scripts, and other networking stuff. They also have a privacy focused analytics built in.
- PostHog – Website analytics tool I use to see page views, recordings, funnel analysis, and more. For non-EU visitors, I may associate your traffic data with you once you submit a form. For EU visitors I use a cookie-free tracking that doesn’t collect any PII or create user profiles.
🔒 I don’t sell or share your info
🛠️ I use the info you provide to improve my site and marketing. For example, if people are dropping off, I’ll find out way and improve that area.
🇪🇺 My services are conditionally deployed and modified based on your continent. If you are in the EU, I don’t add any tracking or cookies beyond what is strictly necessary. Hence, no cookie pop up!
Last Updated 7/21/23.
This policy lays out how we may collect, store, use, and share any information that we gather from you when you access and use our Website createtoday.io (“Website”).
Our policy governs any information we may gather:
- Through our Website.
- Through any chat, user submission, and electronic messaging features on the Website.
- Through email or newsletter opt-ins, text, or other marketing features you interact with on the Website.
- Through any downloadable products or features on this Website.
- Through your interaction with any of our advertisements including those on third-party websites, applications and services.
- Directly emailing me
Our policy does not govern any data or information we collect that is gathered offline. The Company has no control over data or information gathered by any third-party websites or partners we may link to, including affiliates.
Should you not agree to any provision of our Company’s policy you will no longer use, navigate, access or browse our Website. By continuing to use our Website you are agreeing to the practices we lay out in this policy.
Age Requirements. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16 years of age for any reason or in any circumstance. No one under the age of 16 may access, use, create an account, make any purchases, or provide any information through our Website without verified parental consent.
In the event we are made aware that we unknowingly gathered personal information or data from an individual under the age of 16, we will promptly delete any related data. Should you have cause to believe we have gathered such data, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for helping us stay proactive in the data collection process.
Collected Information. As you browse and navigate our Website, some of your personal information will be automatically collected.
We want you to understand what types of personal information we collect and how it is typically collected.
We hope this clarity eliminates any confusion around our data collection processes so you can have full confidence in browsing our Website and interacting with our Company.
Information we collect include the following categories and kinds of personal information:
- Contact information including full name, address, email address and phone numbers;
- Financial Information including credit and debit card and bank account information;
- Geolocation information;
- Demographic information including gender, age, employment information;
- Internet and website usage data;
- Other identifying information such as IP address, social media usernames, passwords and other information used for authentication and access;
- Your videos and photos (if you provide a review)
- Your consumer profile data (if you sign up for an account)
This information and data is collected when you provide it to us or automatically as you browse our Website. Your information may also be collected from third parties such as our business partners.
Sources of Information. By engaging with our Website, you have an opportunity to provide us with personal information about you through forms, surveys, etc.
Before you give us information, it is important to pay attention to what information is required and what is optional. By providing us with your information, you agree that it is correct, personal to you (and no one else whose permission has not been given), and complete.
Your information may come from the following sources:
- Directly from you - for example, when you create an account, sign up for a newsletter, contact our Company, submit correspondence or inquiries to our Company through the Website or purchase a product.
- From third-parties - for example such as data vaults, data shares, and/or social media sites.
- Passive data collection processes that use such tools like cookies.
Website users may also post or submit content (“Submissions”) on the Website including, but not limited to reviews, comments, testimonials, and discussions.
We really appreciate when our customers and Website users give us an opportunity to use their posted submissions and information to promote our products/services, enhance our user’s experience, and reach a new audience. We could not effectively reach and serve new audiences without their public support and brand advocacy!
However, please keep in mind that your submissions are transmitted to our Website and disseminated to others at your own risk. The Company has no control over how other third-parties and users interact with your submissions. Please remember this before posting your submissions on our Website.
Automated Collection Processes. We use automated data collection technologies — including but not limited to browser cookies, bots and web beacons — to get a better understanding of your online activity and behavior over time and across third-party websites and applications.
This data is used for research purposes, allowing us to uncover the browsing patterns, behavior habits, expedite search inquiries, and characteristics of our users. We can also monitor trends and identify new strategies for improving our Website. This analytic-based information influences our messaging, marketing, user experience, and more — all so we can deliver more value to our users and customers.
For more information on how you can opt-out of certain tracking and internet-based advertising procedures, click here: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1 .
We may use any of the following technologies for data collection:
- Our Website, electronic messaging, and emails may serve files known as web beacons or pixels that allow us, for example, to track users and devices that have accessed our Website or opened our emails. This automated tracking technology allows us to target and personalize marketing messages.
Third-Party Tracking Processes. By continuing to browse our Website, you agree to allow cookies and other tracking technologies from third parties unless your browser refuses them.
These cookies may collect personal information or behavior information. This data is frequently used to provide you with targeted internet advertising.
We have no control over the third-party privacy policies or their data collection, use, and sharing practices. For more information about how you can opt-out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, click here: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1 .
Data Use. If you have ever wondered about how we use your information once it is collected, we want to give you peace of mind by explaining what our process looks like.
No matter if you provide us with your information directly or we automatically collect it, below is how we may use your data:
- In enhancing your user experience on our Website in a personalized, individualized way whenever possible.
- In shortening your website search inquiries and providing more relevant results.
- In completing any purpose for which you specifically give the information.
- In communication or contact with you directly.
- In advertising to you and our general audience.
- In executing any necessary disclosure under the law or required legal process.
- In any additional way we specified at the time of information disclosure.
Data Disclosure. We only share your information pursuant to this policy and are dedicated to protecting your privacy.
There may be times when automatically collected information or information you directly provided to us may be shared with third parties and in other instances. Please continue reading so you have a full understanding of how we approach the disclosure of your information.
Please note, the Company may disclose non-personally identifiable and aggregate information concerning our users at any time without restriction.
However, we can disclose personal data to any of the following:
- Our affiliates, brand partners, subsidiaries, or other selected partners.
- Our service providers, contracted companies or persons (i.e., credit card processing, shipping, analytics companies) as necessary for them to effectuate their services.
- Our parties to a corporate transaction involving the company such as a sale of the company or merger and/or acquisition. We aim to be transparent in this process if/when it arises.
- As directed by you or to meet the purpose for which you provided the data.
Also, we can disclose your personal data in the following circumstances:
- When the law or legal process requires it.
- When enforcing or protecting our rights or the rights of third parties.
Opting Out. We only want to communicate with you if you want to hear from us. The same goes for our use of your data - we will only use, disclose, or otherwise share your data with your permission.
Please review the following options for opting out of our data collection, use and communication processes:
- You are generally able to disable or refuse to accept cookies on your browser.
- If you do not want us to share your data with third parties, you can unselect that box from any data sharing options when that process is presented to you. You may also email us at [email protected] with the request.
- If you do not want to receive marketing and advertising emails including other forms of communication from the Company, you can unselect that box from any data sharing options when that process is presented to you. If you have received an email from us with an unsubscribe option, you may also follow the link and unsubscribe from the marketing material through that process.
For more information from the Network Advertising Initiative on opting-out of targeted advertisements, click here: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1 .
Nevada Residents Privacy Rights. For Nevada residents who desire to exercise their right to opt-out of the sale of their data, please send the request to [email protected].
California Resident Privacy Rights. If you are a California resident the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) affords consumers more control over how we may collect and use your data. For more information review the CCPA here: https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa .
California residents have the following rights:
- Right to know information collected;
- Right to delete information (with exceptions);
- Right to opt-out of the sale of their data; and,
- Right to non-discrimination for exercising these rights.
If you are a California resident and have questions about or wish to exercise one of these rights, please send the request to [email protected].
Data Security. We take data security very seriously. However, with fast-evolving technologies, we cannot guarantee the complete safety and security of your data, but we do put safeguards in place and follow the latest data security strategies.
Please bear in mind that your data security is also your responsibility. You are not allowed to share your password or account information with anyone, especially those you do not know.
Any submission or transmission, whether direct or automated, of your personal data to us is done so at your own risk. The Company is not liable to you for any circumvention of our privacy protections or security systems on our Website.
Correcting Your Information. If your information has changed or you would simply like to review it, you may access and review your personal information by logging into our Website and visiting your account profile page, or submit a change request to the Company by email at [email protected].
Please note the Company has the right to refuse to update or delete your personal data if the Company believes such change would violate any law or legal process or if we have reason to believe the requested change is incorrect.
Your continued use of the Website means you are agreeing that your data and information will be governed by the most recent updated version of our policy.
We know there was a lot of information to read through, so we are thankful for your time in reviewing our policies and practices. We hope it answered all of your questions regarding how we collect, use, and disclose your data and information.
If you have any questions, feedback or comments please email us at [email protected].