Privacy Policy of Tapping Courage

Your privacy is very important to us. At Tapping Courage we follow several fundamental privacy principles: 

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. 
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Tapping Courage’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating this website.

Owner and Data Controller

Christine Penner Polle, Box 686, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

Owner Contact Email: tappingcourage@gmail.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Like most website operators, Tapping Courage collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Tapping Courage’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. From time to time, Tapping Courage may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow Tapping Courage to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Contacting the User, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Analytics, Displaying content from external platforms, Managing contacts and sending messages and Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties.

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information: Comments, Contact Forms, Media

Certain visitors to the Tapping Courage website choose to interact with Tapping Courage in ways that require Tapping Courage to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Tapping Courage gifts and updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Tapping Courage collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Tapping Courage. Tapping Courage does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

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. Tapping Courage only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

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.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Tapping Courage uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of Tapping Courage website, and their website access preferences. Tapping Courage visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Tapping Courage’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Tapping Courage’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Ads

Ads appearing on this website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Tapping Courage and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Aggregated Statistics

Tapping Courage may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Tapping Courage may monitor the most popular pages on the list25.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Tapping Courage may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tapping Courage does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described elsewhere on this privacy policy.

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.

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

Therefore:

  • Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
  • Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.

The Owner, Tapping Courage, may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.

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.

Methods of processing & protecting data

Tapping Courage takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of Tapping Courage (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by Tapping Courage. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Google Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour. Google Analytics (Google Inc.) Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of Niamh Arthur, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States. Privacy Shield participant. Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en Opt Out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Contact Form (Tapping Courage)

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes Tapping Courage to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header. Personal Data collected: email address, first name and, sometimes, last name. Tapping Courage uses Mail Chimp as our marketing automation platform. Mailchimp is an online marketing platform (the "Services") operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, a company headquartered in the State of Georgia in the United States. Personal Data collected by Mail Chimp: Cookies, email address, first name and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Mail Chimp Privacy policy: https://mc4wp.com/privacy-policy/

Displaying Content from External Platforms

External Platforms is a type of web service that allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of Tapping Courage and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it. YouTube video widget (Google Inc.) YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows Tapping Courage to incorporate content of this kind on its pages. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Shield participant. Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=it

Interaction with Data Collection Platforms & Other Third Parties

This type of service allows Users to interact with data collection platforms or other services directly from the pages of Tapping Courage for the purpose of saving and reusing data. If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service. Tapping Courage uses Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC) to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers. Read their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

Interacting with external social networks and platforms allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of Tapping Courage. The interaction and information obtained through Tapping Courage are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it. We have no control of websites outside of Tapping Courage, and are not responsible for the content of other websites, or for the protection or privacy of data you submit to them. A specific example of an external social networks and platforms used by Tapping Courage are:

Facebook Like button, Instagram, and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States. Privacy Shield participant. Privacy Policy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation Privacy Policy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/privacy_and_security/

Google+ +1 button and social widgets (Google Inc.)

The Google+ +1 button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States. Privacy Shield participant. Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=policies

Twitter button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc)

The "tweet this" button allows you the user to share a web page from Tapping Courage via Twitter. Twitter may use cookies to collect other data about your online use. Place of processing: United States and/or Ireland. Privacy Shield participant. To find out more about how Twitter uses your personal data go to the Twitter Privacy Page: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Further Information About Personal Data

Tapping Courage’s courses are hosted by Thinkific Labs Inc. (“Thinkific”). They provide us with the online course creation platform that allow us to sell our product/services to you. Your data is stored through Thinkific’s data storage, databases and the general Thinkific application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

For more insight, you may also want to read Thinkific’s Privacy Statement here https://www.thinkific.com/resources/privacy-policy/ or Terms of Service here https://www.thinkific.com/resources/terms-of-service/ .

Payments:
If you make a purchase on our site, we use a third party payment processor such as Stripe or Paypal. Payments are encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. 

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our site and related courses and its service providers.

Privacy Policy Changes 

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Tapping Courage may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Tapping Courage’s sole discretion. Tapping Courage encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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