As many of you may know, we value care and well-being among our wellness community.
Changes in data protection law in the EU (i.e. General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”)
have prompted us to take a look at how we make sure care and well-being are there when we’re looking after the information you share about yourself with us. We’ve written this policy to be clear about how we treat and look after your information. It’s grounded in the European Union’s ‘GDPR’ and the USA’s ‘Fair Information’ protocols. A key component of these protocols is transparency. Please read the whole document to understand the new information we have included in our policy from 02 July 2018.
1) We collect your name and email address when you sign up to receive newsletters and my free gifts (like the Wisdom Wellnesskeeper) through my website www.jenniferbowers.com or in-person at my workshops.
2) How do we use your data?
We use your data to send you newsletters of two types:
Right now we only send ‘Inspirational & Promotional Newsletters’ – these contain free offers, tips and uplifting messages along with information about upcoming products from jenniferbowers.com. These are sent to all those who have given Consent when subscribing to receive newsletters.
In the future, when we offer online courses, we will send you “Class Information Newsletters” that are essential for a person to follow the course they have bought and are sent on the basis of the Contract made on purchase.
How do we protect your data?
3) 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.
4) We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your data unless you have given us specific consent. However, on rare occasions, organizations that do jobs for us, like website hosting or our newsletter distribution company (MailChimp), may need to see your information to do their work. To protect you, we only use organizations with GDPR protocols in place.
5) Occasionally, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website or in our Newsletters (see 3). 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.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
7) Users can visit our site anonymously.
9) We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
10) COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
a. 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, 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.
b. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
GDPR and Fair Information Practices
11) GDPR is the data protection framework for the European Union. The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States. The concepts they cover play a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.
12) In order to be in line with GDPR and Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify you via email within 4 business days
CAN SPAM Act
13) The CAN-SPAM Act is a USA 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.
14) In addition to the points made elsewhere in this
policy www.jenniferbowers.com agrees to:
a. Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
b. Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way, when relevant.
c. Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
d. Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
e. Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
f. Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.