Your privacy is important to Rene’ Collier/renecollier.com, so I’ve developed a Privacy Policy that covers how I collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. I know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and I appreciate your trust, so I will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes the privacy policy. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the policy practices and feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

 

IMPORTANT: By visiting ReneCollier.com, you are accepting all of the practices described in this Privacy Notice, and any dispute over privacy is subject to this notice of privacy and our conditions of use, including limitations on damages, resolutions of disputes and applications of the laws of the State of Colorado.

Unless stated otherwise, the current Privacy Notice applies to all information that I have about you and your account. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, but you should check my website frequently to see recent changes which will control retroactively even if we do not notify you of those changes. I stand behind the promises I make. If you have concern about privacy at renecollier.com, please contact me with a complete description and I will try and resolve it.

Who Processes Your Personal Data

For the purposes of applicable data protection legislation, ReneCollier.com  (“rene collier,” “I,” or “me”) is the data controller of your Personal Data. You will find my contact details in the “Contact” section at the end of this Privacy Policy.

“Our website” means renecollier.com.

All information transmitted, printed or otherwise submitted to renecollier.com via this website shall be deemed to be the property of renecollier.com and renecollier.com shall be free to use such information for any lawful purpose as detailed herein.

This site contains links to other sites and I am not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

I reserve the right to release such information to law enforcement or other governmental officials as I, in my sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary to comply with the law.

Purpose

This Privacy Policy is intended to let you know:

(1) who I am; (2) the kinds of Personal Data I may gather during your visit to the website; (3) my basis for gathering your Personal Data; (4) how and why I process your Personal Data; (5) when I might disclose your Personal Data and to whom; (6) where your Personal Data is stored; (7) how long I will retain your Personal Data; (8) your data protection rights; and (9) how you can manage our collection of your Personal Data.

I also wish to inform any European citizens of their rights when I use their personal information.

The website is not directed to children under the age of 13 (or such other digital age of consent in your jurisdiction, for example, 16 years of age in certain European countries) (together, the “Age of Consent”) and I do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the Age of Consent.

If you are under the Age of Consent you should not use this website, and under no circumstances should you send information about yourself to me. If I am made aware that a child under the Age of Consent has provided me with personal information, I will immediately delete that child’s information from the website.

What Kinds of Personal Data Do I Collect?

Activities and Information You Provide
I receive and store any information you enter on the website or give me in any other way, including when registering for mailing list, during ordering, purchasing, and/or billing, entering a contest, sweepstakes, or other promotion, and as provided in your comments and requests.

The website may give you the ability to register for an account or to create and update a user profile on the website. If I offer user account or profile functionality on the website, I will collect the Personal Data that you or your computer/device provides to me in the course of registering for an account or creating or updating a user profile. I will also collect Personal Data provided to me in the course of you making a purchase on the website, whether or not an account is created. The information collected will vary but typically includes Personal Data, such as:

your first and last name
your e-mail address
your age
your password
your mailing address (including city, state, zip code, and country)
telephone numbers
your interests
the country in which you reside
when you click an ad or see an ad impression

Information You Do Not Directly Provide
Even if you do not explicitly provide me with information, I may collect certain personal information when you interact with the website. For example, the server may keep an activity log that tracks all visitors to the website.

The information in the activity log may be anonymous and therefore may not identify you individually, however such information, in conjunction with other information that I hold, may also be capable of identifying you and so may constitute Personal Data. The information the server collects may include among other data:

your IP address
your registered domain or home server
time and date of access
web page(s) visited
number of clicks
the content, features, and activities that you access and participate in on the website
software crash reports
type of browser used
the nature of the device from which you are visiting the website (g., a personal computer or a mobile device)
session identification number
search terms, search results
access times
referring website’s address(es)

I may collect this information passively using technologies such as standard server logs, cookies (see below), and clear GIFs (also known as “web beacons”). I may use passively-collected information to administer, operate, and improve the website and my other services and systems, to improve the effectiveness of advertising on the website, and to provide advertisements and other content that is tailored to you.

If, by virtue of applicable laws in your country, any of the information gathered through these passive means constitutes or includes Personal Data, or if, through linking or associating any information gathered through passive means with any other personal information, I treat the combined information as Personal Data, the terms of this Privacy Policy will apply. Otherwise, I use and disclose information collected by passive means in aggregate form or otherwise in a non-personally identifiable form.

What is the Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Data?

renecollier.com relies upon your consent as a relevant legal basis for processing your Personal Data. In the event you wish to withdraw your consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, please stop visiting the website. You may also wish to exercise other rights you may have as described below.

Also, in certain circumstances, renecollier.com may also process your data for the purposes of my legitimate interests, such as to inform you of changes to my services, to provide you with information about other services I offer. In addition, I will process your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligations to which I am subject or to ensure the necessary performance of a contract.

How and Why I Gather Your Data and Personal Data

Cookies
Like many, many websites, renecollier.com may use cookies to enhance your shopping and browsing experience. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences. I use cookies to track your use of the website and its features. I may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the website, and make it easier and/or more relevant for your use.

The text in a cookie, by itself, only tells me that you have visited the website before. It does not store any Personal Data such as your name, e-mail address, street address, or phone number, however, it may store your IP address and other online identifiers which may constitute Personal Data. Cookies are also used to maintain your shopping basket. All data contained in the shopping basket is kept on the server and not in the cookie your machine is assigned.

You can change your privacy preferences regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies by customizing your browser settings. You may set your browser to accept all cookies, block certain cookies, require your consent before a cookie is placed in your browser, or block all cookies to match your comfort level with regard to the use of cookies. Blocking all cookies will affect your online experience and may limit your access to certain features on the website, including certain personalized content. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information about how to adjust these settings.

Please be aware that your use of the website, other websites, or other services provided by third parties (“Third-Party Services”), including, for example, Google Analytics, may set cookies on your hard drive or use other means of passively collecting information about your use of the website, Third-Party Services, or other services or content.

To do this, such third parties may use first-party cookies (which are set by the same domain your browser is receiving data from), third-party cookies (which are set by a different domain), web beacons, pixels, or similar tools. I also may make either Personal Data or non-personally identifiable information available to Third-Party Services, and these Third-Party Services may collect such information, to assist such parties in understanding my users’ activities and usage patterns on the Site.

I do not have access to, or control over, the actions of Third-Party Services. Each provider of Third-Party Services uses information that it collects in accordance with its own privacy and security policies.

Location-based services
If you access the website from a mobile device, the website may try to access to your location in order to tailor your experience with the website based on your location (“Location-based Services”) and in such an event we may collect information about the location of your device such as GPS coordinates; provided however, only if certain features of your mobile phone, such as GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, are enabled.

If Location-based Services are enabled, renecollier.com may be able to identify your location through a variety of means, including GPS location, IP address, cell tower location, geo-fencing technology, or detection by physical on-location Wi-Fi or Bluetooth sensors, as available. Such information may constitute Personal Data.

To the extent that your location is collected through GPS, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth sensors, such sensors, and the associated data services, may be provided by a third party, and you agree and acknowledge that such third party may access such information for the purpose of providing such data services to renecollier.com. If you choose to disable any Location-based Services on your device, you may not be able to utilize certain features of the Location-based Services.

By enabling Location-based Services on your device, you agree and acknowledge that: (1) device data ReneCollier.com collects from you is directly relevant to your use of the website; (2) I may provide Location-based Services related to and based on your then-current location; and (3) I may use any such information collected in connection with the provision of Location-based Services in connection your use of the Site and as otherwise provided for in this Privacy Policy.

How I May Use Your Personal Data

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, I will not disclose Personal Data that renecollier.com collects to any parties other than those with whom I partner or are affiliated with, without your consent.

Information you give
I may use this information to process and fulfill your order, notify you of your order status, respond to your inquiry, and communicate with you when necessary to provide customer service and/or follow-up information related to a product purchase or shipping information.

I may also use information you provide to communicate with you about your interest in my events and company, to help me improve, operate, and enhance your experience on the website, to promote events, notify you about important functionality changes to the website, new services, and special offers I think you’ll find valuable, to tailor advertisements, content, and other aspects of your experience on and in connection with the website, for other administrative purposes, to prevent or detect abuses of my terms of use, and to enable third-parties to carry out technical or other functions on my behalf, as well as any other purpose that I may disclose to you at the point at which I request your Personal Data.

I may combine non-personal information that you provide with supplemental information (including mailing address updates and demographic data) that I obtain from public sources or reputable third parties. Information combined with personally identifiable information becomes, and is treated as, Personal Data under this Privacy Policy.

By giving me information, either through the website or e-mail, you expressly consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of the information as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you use the website for purchases or any other financial transactions, we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This may include:

name
billing information (non-sensitive, see below)
transaction history
involvement in our email club

If you contact us via the website, or in any other way, I may retain the correspondence and the information it contains, such as:

your name
e-mail address
the reason for contacting us

I may use the information to:

respond to your inquiry to notify you of renecollier.com offers for marketing purposes.

When you contact me, I will request your affirmative, positive consent to use your contact information for marketing or other business purposes. In the event you do not consent to the use of your contact information for marketing or other business purposes, it will not be used for those purposes.

If you provide your consent but subsequently do not wish to receive related notifications, or otherwise want to restrict the use of information you provide to me, please follow the instructions on any marketing correspondence or send me an e-mail at the address listed below.

Payment Information
renecollier.com will accept payments through PayPal and Stripe in the future. For now, the platforms are Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Products are returnable within thirty days. In the future, with PayPal and Stripe, when processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy, and Stripe Privacy Policy, for more details regarding their handling of your financial data.

PLEASE NOTE: I do not store or have access to any credit card information at renecollier.com.

Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media
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.
I may aggregate and use Personal Data and other non-personal information gathered in the manners described above, including IP addresses, location data, and the domain name of e-mail addresses of visitors to the Site, to help determine how people use the website and to improve the Site’s performance and usefulness.

 

Other Websites

The website may interface with and link to other websites of partners in the future and may use social media plugins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button, “Share to Twitter” button) to facilitate social media functions. If you are a member of a social media platform or website, and log in to such social media or platform, the interfaces may allow the social media platform or website to connect your website visit to your Personal Data. I have no control over the information that other websites, social media platforms, or plugins collect, store, or use.

Before you choose to access other websites from the Site or “Like” or share information from the Site through any social media platform or website, please be certain that you review the privacy policy of that social media platform or website.

Transfers of Personal Data

In the event that I disclose customer information to third parties, I will only disclose that amount of Personal Data necessary as part of our business practices or when there is a legal or statutory obligation to do so. Third parties that receive customer information from me must satisfy me as to the measures taken to protect the Personal Data such parties receive as stated in this Privacy Policy. Appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that all such disclosures or transfers of customer information to third parties will be completed in a secure manner and pursuant to contractual safeguards.

I may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on my behalf, including fulfilling orders, delivering packages, processing credit card payments, marketing, and providing analytics assistance. From time to time, I may also share Personal Data or non-personally identifiable information with third parties that I have engaged to perform certain services in connection with the operation of certain aspects of the Site, including to customize, deliver, measure, analyze, improve, and support services, content, advertising and layout, your interaction with those aspects, and to deliver more relevant messages and advertisements to you. These Third-Party Service providers are authorized to use Personal Data only as needed to perform their functions on ReneCollier.com’s behalf and are required to maintain the security of your Personal Data.

I may provide information, when legally obliged to do so and in response to properly made requests, for the purpose of the prevention and detection of crime, and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders. I may also provide information for the purpose of safeguarding national security.

European Data and Transfers Outside of the European Economic Area

The website is published in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are located within the European Union, you should be aware that your Personal Data will be collected in the United States. With respect to information you provide to me in the course of you making a purchase, the collection is necessary because my servers and data centers are located in the United States and without collecting your Personal Data I am not able to process your payment and perform my obligation to provide you the services or goods you have purchased from me. With respect to other types of data I collect which are not related to a purchase, I rely on, among other things, your explicit consent to collect the data.

Please be informed that, although I am committed to protecting and respecting your data protection and privacy rights and I have implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure your Personal Data is protected, your Personal Data will be transferred to other jurisdictions in the absence of any adequacy decision issued by the European Commission or similar appropriate measure. You should know that each jurisdiction can have its own privacy and data security laws, some of which may be less stringent as compared to those of your own jurisdiction. Also, I may transmit your data from the United States to other countries or jurisdictions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the website. You acknowledge these risks and consent to the possibility of transmitting your Personal Data.

How Long Do I Keep Your Personal Data?

The period for which I retain Personal Data varies according to the use of that information. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep certain data for a minimum period of time. Unless specific legal requirements dictate otherwise, I will retain Personal Data no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Data were collected and processed (as described above).

Your Rights

European Citizen Privacy Rights
Your rights regarding the Personal Data I hold on you depend on the applicable laws in your country. If you are a European citizen, you have the right to request that I:

  • provide you with information regarding whether I process your data, including details relating to such processing
  • correct any inaccurate data I might have about your without undue delay
  • complete any incomplete information that I might have about you
  • under certain circumstances, erase your personal data without undue delay
  • under certain circumstances, be restricted from processing your data
  • under certain circumstances, furnish you with the personal data which you provided me within a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format

Where I process your Personal Data solely on the basis of your consent, European citizens have the right to withdraw consent to my processing Personal Data at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of my processing before the withdrawal. European citizens also have the right to lodge a complaint with your data protection supervisory authority.

The exercise of the above rights might be subject to certain conditions and I might require further information from you before I can respond to your request.

California Privacy Rights
California Law permits my customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding my disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to

______________________________.

 

Exercising Your Rights, Managing Information, and Opting Out

You may update or change information related to your account by updating your profile, accessible via the home page once you are logged in, or by sending me an e-mail at__________________________. You may always opt-out of receiving future commercial e-mail messages from me or request that your information be removed from the website by e-mailing me at the address provided above.

Please be aware that if you opt-out of receiving commercial e-mail from me, it may take up to twenty (20) business days for me to process your opt-out request, and you may receive commercial e-mail from me during that period. Additionally, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from me, you may continue to receive administrative messages from me regarding our website.

You can exercise any of your rights by making a request to me at the contact information provided in the “Contact” section. For California residents, please consult the “California privacy rights” section above for your rights and additional considerations. For European citizens, please consult the “European citizen privacy rights” section above for your rights and additional considerations.

Security

When you place orders or access your account information, including anywhere on the website where I request credit card information, I offer the use of a secure server. Personal Data collected on the website is stored in secure operating environments. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to me.

While I try my best to safeguard your information once I receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Choice of Law

If any disputes arise between us regarding your use of the Site, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to principles of conflicts of law, will govern our Privacy Policy and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and me.

Disputes

Any dispute arising out of my Privacy Policy shall be governed by the dispute resolution provision in our Terms and Conditions, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

 

Changes to Privacy Policy

I may occasionally update my Privacy Policy. When I do, I will also revise the “last updated” date at the beginning of the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the website after such changes will be subject to the then-current policy.

If I change this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially less restrictive of my use or disclosure of your Personal Data, I will use reasonable efforts to notify you of the change and to obtain your consent prior to applying the change to any Personal Data that I collected from you prior to the date the change becomes effective. I encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how I collect, use, and disclose Personal Data.

Contact

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or my treatment of the information provided to us, or you have any requests relating to your data protection rights, please contact me at: rcollierwriter@gmail.com

___________________________

My Right to Contact You

I reserve the right to contact you regarding your account status and changes to subscriber agreements, privacy policy, or any other policies or agreements relevant to you.

My Right to Change

I reserve the right to change this policy at any time by notifying you of the existence and location of the new or revised privacy policy or by posting the changes online on the website.

Anti-Spam Policy / Can-Spam Act Compliance

renecollier.com is dedicated to ensuring compliance with the ‘Can-Spam Act’, which took effect January 1, 2004. You may receive email from ReneCollier.com in the following circumstances:

  • Acknowledging your application has been received and requesting additional action
  • Requests for additional information to support your current application
  • Response to your inquiries regarding the status of your transactional requests
  • Thanking you for your valued business
  • Advertisements for my products, services, changes in services, new product availability
  • Advertisements for third party products and services where I have determined that such product or service may be of interest to my customers

To ensure compliance with the Can-Spam Act, ReneCollier.com has implemented the following guidelines for email delivery:

All emails sent to you by ReneCollier.com will clearly identify ReneCollier.com as the sender. FROM / SENDER: someone@renecollier.com (NOTE: The actual sender will vary, but all from addresses will end with @renecollier.com or rcollerwriter).

The Subject Line of any email you receive will always accurately describe the subject matter of the email.

Any email from renecollier.com will include the ability to unsubscribe from future email messages.

Unsubscribing will ensure the customer is removed from ALL lists at renecollier.com; this excludes customer service emails regarding the processing and status of a current product.

All emails sent to you directly by renecollier.com include valid postal address information in the footer.

All third-party marketing partners are required to comply with the Can-Spam Act.

Information for ISPs

Web site: renecollier.com
Email Address: rcollierwriter@gmail.com or contact form on website. 

renecollier.com understands consumers’ concerns over the use of their personal information. I hope this information will relieve any concerns your company may have regarding my email policies. renecollier.com and its affiliated sites use only an “opt-in or opt out” method of obtaining customer information, and it is not my policy or desire to send unsolicited email. I obtain email addresses and personal information from third parties that follow the same set of policies. ReneCollier.com email messages sent always include information about the origin of the emails and instructions on how recipients can unsubscribe from receiving future email messages.

From time to time, renecollier.com may enter into an arrangement with a third-party website to allow individuals to opt into my marketing program on those third-party websites. In each case the third-party websites have represented and warranted to me that, among other things:

The data was collected voluntarily from individuals on website registrations and co-registrations
The sellers have a right, under any applicable privacy statements, to transfer the data to me, and
that renecollier.com has the right to send marketing offers to the individuals.

I hope this information satisfies any questions or concerns you may have regarding the email practices of renecollier.com. If you have additional questions or wish to discuss this matter further, please contact me at: rcollierwriter@gmail.com or submit a contact form on renecollier.com.

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