What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
• To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
• To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
• To send periodic emails
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Yes cookies are used. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.
In the Discussion Community, persistent cookies are used to enable functions such as showing whether or not a thread or forum you are viewing has received new posts since your last visit, or to automatically log you back in when you return to the site after being away for a while. When you register, you are provided with the option to ‘Automatically login when you return to the site’. This will store your username and password in a cookie, stored on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we do not recommend that you enable this.
The Discussion Community also gives you the option to use a session ID cookie to track your current session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site. If you choose not to store this information in a cookie, the session data will be sent through each link you click. Choosing not to use a cookie may cause problems if your computer’s connection to the Internet uses a proxy-server and you share links with other users behind the same proxy.
Information about how to clear your forum cookies can be found here.
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Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, 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.
How To Unsubscribe:
Every email sent to members and non-members alike contains “unsubscribe” instructions so anyone who no longer wishes to receive communications may opt-out of receiving such communications.
To have your model membership account deleted entirely or if you have any queries about unsubscribing or the personal information collected on this site, please email our support desk and we will be very happy to assist you:
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. 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 Compliance
Your California Privacy Rights Under The California Online Privacy Protection Act and the California Business and Professions Code
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
This website takes careful measures to protect member information and prevent the loss and misuse of such information. When you register to download the free report(s), your information is encrypted and stored behind a firewall. The website runs regular external and internal audits, and vulnerability and intrusion detection scans. All member information is restricted to The Shawn Stevenson Model directors, employees or contractors who are contractually prevented from using such information for any purpose other than what is required to perform their jobs. Information is provided to directors, employees and contractors on a need-to-know basis, and password protection is used to verify the identity of directors, employees and contractors accessing member information. The servers that store your information are located in a secure locked facility. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.