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PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

1. Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The White Room Birmingham 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. The White Room Birmingham’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The White Room Birmingham visitors use its website. From time to time, The White Room Birmingham may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The White Room Birmingham also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on The White Room Birmingham blogs/sites. The White Room Birmingham 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

2. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The White Room Birmingham websites choose to interact with The White Room Birmingham in ways that require The White Room Birmingham to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The White Room Birmingham gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at wpsitemason.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The White Room Birmingham are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The White Room Birmingham collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The White Room Birmingham. The White Room Birmingham 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.

3. Aggregated Statistics

The White Room Birmingham may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The White Room Birmingham may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The White Room Birmingham does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

4. Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The White Room Birmingham discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The White Room Birmingham’s behalf or to provide services available at The White Room Birmingham websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The White Room Birmingham websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The White Room Birmingham will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The White Room Birmingham discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The White Room Birmingham believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The White Room Birmingham, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The White Room Birmingham website and have supplied your email address, The White Room Birmingham may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The White Room Birmingham and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The White Room Birmingham takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

5. 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. The White Room Birmingham uses cookies to help The White Room Birmingham identify and track visitors, their usage of The White Room Birmingham website, and their website access preferences. The White Room Birmingham visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The White Room Birmingham’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of The White Room Birmingham’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

6. Business Transfers

If The White Room Birmingham, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The White Room Birmingham goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The White Room Birmingham may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

7. Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites 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 The White Room Birmingham and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

8. Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The White Room Birmingham may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The White Room Birmingham’ sole discretion. The White Room Birmingham encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a wpsitemason.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

GDPR Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

If you fill out one of our contact forms, any information that you put into the contact form is collected to allow us to contact you in response to your contact form entry.

Checkout

If you fill out one of our checkout forms, any information that you put into the checkout form is collected to allow us to process your order and to contact you in response to your order.

Mailing List Signup Forms

If you fill out one of our mailing list signup forms, any information that you put into the mailing list signup form is collected to allow us to add you to our mailing list as you have requested by submitting this form.

Live Chat Forms

If you contact us via our live chat system on our website, any information that you put into the chat window is collected to allow us to communicate with you as you have requested by engaging in the live chat system.

Cookies

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.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party services or individuals directly. We only share data for the purposes of our own access and we do not authorize any third party services to access your information except with our express permission for the purposes of assisting us in accessing your information.

How long we retain your data

If you complete a purchase on our website, WordPress automatically creates an account for you in order to store your order data and create your subscription. This account information is stored indefinitely to allow us to keep accurate records of any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you fill out one of our contact forms, your data is stored in our website database and wpsitemason.com indefinitely. Additionally, this information is stored in our website backups in Amazon S3 for no longer than 90 days.

If you sign up for our mailing list, your data is stored in MailChimp.com indefinitely, or until that data is determined to be no longer valid or necessary for us to contact you in accordance with our mailing list procedures.

What rights you have over your data

If you are a citizen of the EU/EEA and 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.

If you are a citizen of the EU/EEA and have or have had a website maintenance plan with us, 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

Any information entered in to one of our contact forms is sent to us via email to wpsitemason.com where we are able to read and respond to your message. This information is also stored in our website and sent to private DropBox data storage as part of our website backups for no longer than 1 year.

Any information entered into a mailing list signup form is sent to MailChimp.com in order for us to send you our mailing list content.

Any information entered into our checkout forms is saved in our website. Payment information is never stored in our website and is added directly to Stripe.com where they securely store your credit card information and name in order to process your payments. Stripe also shares your email address with Stunning.co in order to send you emails in the event of a failed payment or plan cancellation.

How we protect your data

We use two factor authentication in systems where we store any sensitive data such as passwords. This helps us to protect your information from unauthorized access by requiring more than just a username and password to access that information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The third party services that we use to store data are equipped to monitor unauthorized access and share with us any known system breaches. These third party services include ConvertKit.com, LastPass.com, Olark.com, ManageWP.com, Stripe.com, Stunning.co and Google.com.

Additionally, if, at any point, The White Room Birmingham becomes aware of a data breach through one of the third parties listed above, or by our own measures, we will immediately contact all affected parties and also take immediate action in accordance with the rules and regulations of the authority having jurisdiction.

Violations

Please report any violations of this website maintenance contract or these TOS by contacting us.