I — author Maria Bernard — respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to me.
I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
- I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with my legal obligations;
- I am performing a contract with you for our services; and
- I have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Maria Bernard, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me.
This policy page was created on May 15, 2018. I may change or update it from time to time, so please check back here regularly to ensure you are familiar with its current content.
Personal Data collected via this website
This website automatically collects certain information when you visit – including what link you clicked to arrive at the site, the pages you’ve viewed, the time of your visit, your IP address and the country from which it appears to originate, the type of browser and operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. This data is collected by my website security plugin to identify and block hackers and other malicious threats.
You may also choose to provide additional information to me by commenting or using the contact form, or by signing up for my newsletter and/or blog post emails. This information is voluntarily provided by you and will be guarded and treated with respect by me.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.
Use of your Personal Data
I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I (and the services I rely on) use your Personal Data to:
- manage my website and keep it safe (i.e., website security);
- respond to your questions, comments and requests (i.e., contact form and post comments);
- where you have opted-in to receive contact from me, deliver news and marketing emails that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you (i.e., MailChimp Newsletter and/or WordPress blog subscriptions); and
- improve my services and website through analysis of information (i.e., Google Analytics, MailChimp reports).
Sharing of your Personal Data
I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others (unless required by law or urgent safety concerns), except as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services.
Reasonable and current security measures are in place to protect your information from theft or exposure.
Retention of your Personal Data
Age of consent for Personal Data collection
This website and my newsletter and books are intended for adults, and I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 16 years old. If you are under the age of 16, please do not provide me with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.
Access to and control over your Personal Data
You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can contact me, Maria Bernard, to:
- see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including how and why I have it and whom it could be disclosed to;
- ask me to change or correct your Personal Data;
- ask me to delete your Personal Data;
- object to the processing of your Personal Data;
- ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
- withdraw any consents you have given me with regard to the processing of your Personal Data; and
- express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.