What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors or users leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This information might be used in marketing campaigns to promote our products.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. This information might be used in marketing campaigns to promote our products.
Contact and personal information
Contact and personal information left on the site is stored. We do this in order to deliver a personalised experience. This information also helps us to be more effective in our response to your and other’s customer service requests and support needs.
When visitors fill in a contact form we will collect all the information left therein as well as related metadata which includes but is not limited to timestamp and IP address. This information might be used in marketing campaigns to promote our products.
We will collect all data related to course progress, including completion status, quiz scores, assignments, essay submissions, and other related course interaction as well as any meta data associated. This process is often done using cookies. We do this in order to deliver a personalised experience. This information also helps us to be more effective in our response to your and other’s customer service requests and support needs. This information might be used in marketing campaigns to promote our products.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Otherwise, by interacting with the site, we might store cookies in your browser in order to prevent that you see repeated information.
2. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.
3. What are scripts?
A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.
4. What is a web beacon?
A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
5.1 Technical or functional cookies
Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.
5.2 Marketing/Tracking cookies
Marketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.
6. Placed cookies
We use WooCommerce for webshop management. Read more
7.1 Manage your consent settings
8. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.
Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.
9. Your rights with respect to personal data
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.
10. Contact details
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.
Store & Purchases
Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
Send you information about your account and order
Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
Process payments and prevent fraud
Set up your account for our store
Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
Improve our store offerings
Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.
After a transaction, your credit card information will not be stored on our servers.
We collect data related to all bookings made through this site including, but not limited to, timing and date of the booking, price paid and personal details provided in the booking process. We do this in order to deliver a personalised experience. This information also helps us to be more effective in our response to your and other’s customer service requests and support needs. This data is often sent to a cloud-based calendar service (Google) to facilitate lesson scheduling and appointment reminders.
We accept payments through Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
This site uses Google Analyticsto track overall website usage. This stores no personally identifying information, and is in no way associated with the members on the website. You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing this browser plugin. We do this in order to be more effective in our response to your and other’s customer service requests and support needs. This information also allows us to create a better experience on the site.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties any of your personally identifiable information. This includes trusted third parties (Intercom, ActiveCampaign, Integromat, Gist, Google, Stripe, Vimeo, Printful) who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, providing a better learning experience, processing sales, assist in marketing, delivering goods or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. These partners may at times help us to create marketing campaigns with the data stored.
How long we retain your data
All information you input into this website and all browsing related metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can we can provide a personalised experience and be more effective in our response to your and other’s customer service requests and support needs.
All users with an account can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, have left comments or have completed purchases 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.
Who on our team has access
All data collected can be accessed by Marlon Sabala and Carla Sabala.
In addition, we may at times use external developers who, while working on the site, have access to the data stored about our users. This access is promptly revoked as soon as their work is complete.
Where we send your data
All data collected by us is stored by our web hosting partners: Lightning Base.
Whenever Lightning Base transfers personal information originating from the EEA or Switzerland to other countries not deemed adequate under applicable data protection law, it will do so on the basis of the Privacy Shield Frameworks or EU Standard Contractual Clauses.
Lightning Base Privacy
Lightning Base LLC
5020 Edinbrook Lane
Edina, MN 55436
Lightning Base has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield for more information and to file a complaint.
Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.
You have the right to obtain our confirmation of whether we maintain personal information relating to you. Upon request, we will provide you with access to the personal information that we hold about you. You may also may correct, amend, or delete the personal information we hold about you. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct their query to [email protected] If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
Lightning Base is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We are hosted on a secure server and all sensitive credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database. The data can only be accessed by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and they are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your credit card information will not be stored on our servers.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If there is a data breach, we will inform you by email within 72 hours and provide recommendations.