Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://shelbymelissa.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors 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.

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.

Contact forms

In our contact forms we collect your name and email address. This stays with WordPress and is also sent to our email as a notification so we can respond. In the cases of a contact form after purchasing a course or other service, your name and email are used to send you access and updates to the course or other service.

Cookies (General WordPress stuff)

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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We have both Facebook Pixel and Google Analytics on this website. Both collect information such as movement through our website, where our traffic comes from, how our website is being viewed (ex. mobile vs desktop), demographics such as age and gender, and global location to analyze our web traffic and create ads. Please see their sites for more information on their privacy practices.

Who we share your data with

By default, WordPress does not share your personal data with anyone. However, we have both Facebook Pixel and Google Analytics on this website. Both collect information to analyze our web traffic and create ads. We also have Mailchimp sign up forms and links, which collects your name and email for newsletters and marketing purposes. Please see their sites for more information on their privacy practices.

In our Mailchimp emails, we track interactions (such as if an email is opened or links are clicked).

When you make a purchase through Paypal, your contact information (name, email address, and in cases address) and purchase(s) are collected. Please see Paypal’s privacy policy for more information.

Acuity Scheduling, when you sign up for sessions or services through them, collects your name, email, phone number, and time zone. These are collected as part of your appointment with me. If you sign up for an account with them, they may collect other information. Please see their site’s privacy policy for more information.

And speaking of sessions, we use Zoom for our video/audio calls. You do not need an account in order to use their service. Please see their privacy policy for more information.

I also keep names and purchases in my sales/budget spreadsheet on Google Sheets for accounting purposes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users 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.

Google Analytics stores your information for 26 months and resets upon new activity.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We collect only the contact information you provide to us through Paypal, Mailchimp, or Acuity Scheduling. Each site hosts their own copy of your contact information.

When you send us your information through a WordPress contact form, we only use your contact information to get back to you.

Currently, we also have an automation set up so that when you check out with Paypal, Mailchimp receives your contact information and what you purchased to allow for an automatic email to be delivered so you can obtain access to paid downloads.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Each hosting site and service we work with, (WordPress, Facebook, Mailchimp, Paypal, Google) hosts your information in varying amounts and protects your information. Please see each site for their practices.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Each hosting site will inform us and we will inform you. We are required to notify the police, or the local FBI office if the local police are unsure of how to handle the situation. We expect that each hosting site will inform you, but as soon as we know, we will inform you as well.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We use your data to contact you, where you have given us permission to do so, such as through Mailchimp or through a contact form. And we use analytics data collected, such as demographics, to create ads.