Hello and welcome to my website. You are on the website called DianeCossie.com as you are reading this which is owned by my company Creative Online Marketing Limited. That’s where you’ll find me at Companies House in the UK as the Managing Director and Shareholder of the company.
And as such to ensure GDPR compliance,I want you to know that I run my company with integrity and will only be absolutely honest about exactly what to expect from me if you ever wanted to subscribe to any of my email subscriptions or purchase any of my products and services.
So grab a cup of tea (I’m British) and read on to make sure you understand how your data will be stored, what you will receive from us as a Company and how we protect your privacy.
We have created this privacy statement for in order to demonstrate our firm and continuing commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with. We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard. The following discloses our information gathering and practices for this website.
We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.
What Type Of Information Do We Collect?
When you visit this web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
- Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to correspond with us through email, or opt in for one of our tempting free snippets of information, printables or downloads we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. We would never sell email addresses or data gathered to a third party and your details are stored securely within our email marketing provider which is currently Mailchimp.
In all cases (and this will be clearly stated with every free information download or offer) we will send you more tips, info & special offers within our bi-weekly round-up style Newsletter called the Passive Income March. You may unsubscribe from this at any time using the link within the email. (It’s in the bottom right hand corner marked “unsubscribe”)
- Web Site Use Information When You Browse The Web
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.
When you make your way around www.DianeCossie.com we use a third party service called Google Analytics to help us see the behaviour patterns of our visitors. We do this to find things out, such as the number of visitors to various parts of our site and find our which blog posts and pages are the most popular. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone, it’s a sea of numbers only. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of our website visitors.
Facebook Conversion and Tracking Pixels
Facebook provides a snippet of coding that is added to this website. We utilize the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Facebook Inc, 1601 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This tool allows us to “follow” visitors to this website for up to 30 days. (This is why you see websites you have visited recently reappear on other sites. We only ever use this to measure the efficiency of any Facebook advertising, events or promotions we may run as a business. The data collected is anonymous, we do not know from it who you are. This means we cannot see any personal data of any individual visitor. However, the collected data is saved and processed by Facebook. We are drawing your attention to this as it relevant information at this time. Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy found under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside Facebook. In addition, a cookie will be saved onto your computer for these purposes.
Only users over 13 years of age may give their permission. If you are younger than this age, please consult your legal guardians.
Please click here if you would like to revoke your permission:
Facebook Custom Audiences
We also use a snippet of Java script code that is incorporated into some of our web pages which provides a series of functions for our own marketing and re marketing purposes. We use custom audience pixels to record data about the way visitors use our website. For this reason each of our web pages that we use in conjunction with any Facebook advertising campaigns, events or promotions we run contains a custom audience pixel.
This pixel retains information about the user’s browser session, which it sends to Facebook, along with a hashed version of the Facebook ID and the URL viewed (which indicates what you were interested in when you visited this website_. Every Facebook user has a unique device-independent Facebook ID that allows us to recognize users across a range of devices using the Facebook social network. This assists us in our marketing and target marketing purposes using Facebook Ads. The user information will be deleted after 180 days or less until the user visits our website again. No personal information about individual visitors to this websites are ever collected or disclosed to us during this process. We will only ever advertise to highly targeted and interested potential customers using the Facebook Custom Audiences pixel.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process your payment, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter or by contacting our data protection officer, Diane Cossie at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
The Passive Income March Newsletter
As part of the registration process to gain access to our weekly Newsletter, The Passive Income March or any of our freebies, downloads or offers, we collect your name and email address. We do that so we can send you the really useful “stuff” you asked for or to contact you if you we need to provide additional information, to check our records are right and to check every now and again if you are happy and satisfied with the information, offers, events and discounts we share with our subscribers.
We use a third-part provide, Mailchimp to deliver our Newsletter and email ecourses. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.
For more information please see Mailchimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe at any time using the simple link at the bottom of the email or send your request to our data protection officer, Diane Cossie at email@example.com
Sharing and Selling Information
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address. Send your request to our data protection officer, Diane Cossie at firstname.lastname@example.org
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on computers in the United States or in the United Kingdom. The laws on holding personal data in the United States or the United Kingdom may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred, the strictest rules regarding data protection will still apply.
The long and short of it?
I believe in being 100% transparent in business and would never sell or mis-use your data, I am here to serve you in the best way I can.