Effective Date: March 6, 2018
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Powell Lawson Enterprises and our websites: https://www.powelllawson.com, https://www.powelllawson.com, https://consulting.powelllawson.com, https://creatives.powelllawson.com, and https://portfolio.powelllawson.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:
* What information we collect;
* With whom it is shared;
* How it can be corrected;
* How it is secured;
* How policy changes will be communicated;
* How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
(PLC apologizes for the dry, legal language. We don’t write press releases, blogs, or articles like this. This is the language that keeps lawyers and legal entities happy.).
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contacts from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.
(We freaking hate spam. We don’t send it. It makes tasty lunch meat though. Oprah has snazzy recipes for it. Really creative uses of Coca-Cola.)
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone number provided on our website (843-868-1710):
* See what data we have about you if any.
* Change/correct any data we have about you.
* Have us delete any data we have about you.
* Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
(We’re stingy with our data. Be stingy with yours. Not just on our site, but everywhere. Be careful out there.)
In order to fully use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.
(Okay, kind of obviously, if you want us to work for you, we have to be able to talk. Drop us a line. We’ll answer. We’ll store the e-mail. We’re very organized. Some call our owner, Carlie, anal. She is. Totally. In short, if you order from us or sign up for our newsletter or blog, we will store your contact info. It won’t get lonely because it will have everyone else’s to keep it company.)
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We may use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
(We’re only giving it up if we have to in order to fill an order. The aggregate data thing just means stuff like the number of female visitors or male visitors or how many folks from the quirky state of Idaho visited the site. It’s pretty benign.)
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “HTTPS” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
(Hey, protect yourself. Take a self-defense class. Again, be careful out there. Also, we fiercely protect your data. If you order from us using this site, you’ll be protected by SSL encryption. If you order through one of the writing agencies we work through, you will use their secure site. Always look to make sure any site where you fork over a credit card number or such uses SSL encryption.)
We may use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
(OMG!!! We LOVE cookies, but, um, actually the kind you eat. Chocolate chip is our favorite. Old school, but tasty. Snickerdoodles are pretty tasty, too. Too bad we can’t share those through the Internet. PLE doesn’t really like the web cookies, but we have to use them to make some stuff work. It sucks. We only use the minimum and we don’t use the evil, tracking kind. We have those disabled in our browsers, so we totally recommend you do the same. Most browsers stick that in Settings under Privacy.)
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
From time to time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
(Warning: We love quizzes and surveys. Growing up, that was the page on Seventeen or Teen we turned to first. We leave it up to you whether to participate in ours. But, we LOVE your input almost as much as we do coffee and chocolate. So yeah. Take our surveys. Well, think about it – we ask stuff that makes our products and services better. That helps YOU. We’re big on that because we realize that our business would not exist without our clients. Hey, thanks for hiring us.)
Notification of Changes
Whenever material changes are made to the privacy notice specify how you will notify consumers.
Other Provisions as Required by Law
Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure requirement for “Do Not Track” signals.
(We hope we don’t need to bug you about this stuff, but when the feds change the laws, we kind of have to so we remain legal. It won’t be often.)
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