InboundAscension Privacy Policy

 

Effective From: April 21, 2018

 

1. INTRODUCTION TO THE POLICY

1.1. PURPOSE OF POLICY.

InboundAscension.com (“us,” “we,” or “Company”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of its visitors and users of this website (the “Site”).

We created this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to give you confidence as you visit and use the Site, and to demonstrate a commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy.

Basically?

We want you to know that we do our best to look after you AND your data

So lets break it down…

2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES

2.1. WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

(a) Categories of Personally Identifiable Information.

We collect personally identifiable information from you only if you sign up for a newsletter or contact us including:

  • Your email address

If you so wish, when you sign up you can share other details, but we don’t make a habit of collecting them

(b) Modification or Removal Process.

Please contact us if you wish to modify your information.

Also, at the bottom of every single email we send you, you can see an unsubscribe button (Along with a brief reminder of why you gave us your email, should you wish to no longer receive any other emails from us)

(c) Privacy Policy Modifications and Updates.

We may update and modify this Privacy Policy. If we modify or update the policy, we will post a notice on the Site for 30 days prior to the change going into effect.

(d) Effective Date:

The effective date of this new privacy policy shall be April 21, 2018.

(e) Do Not Track Signals.

We do not currently honor “do not track” signals issued by browsers or other third party sources.

(f) Third Party Tracking:

Certain websites can track your interactions online

They don’t have exact data about you, but they will know if your computer visited a specific web page etc

None of this data is collated next to a specific user name or anything- its all anonymous

Why do this?

To try and improve your customer experience

If you read an article about paid advertising, then we would then know that and be able to send you another guide on the topic

Its our way of being less intrusive, but delivering what you need

We’re not trying to be all ‘1984’ about it- just to simply recommend content to you based on your previous interests- at no point do you ever need to click on it

In fact, after a week or so we’ll stop recommending it to you anyway…

If you do wish to no longer by tracked by these websites, simply follow the links below and the instructions that they have:

Want to go a step further?

You can use programs such as Privacy Badger to further control the collection of information regarding you online.

(g) California Eraser Law.

We comply with the California eraser law.

If you are a minor and wish to have any content you’ve posted to the Site removed, please contact us at [email protected]

Please note the removal of this content from the Site does not mean it will be removed from the web as search engines, archive websites and other platforms may have copied the content in question.

As a further note, we are a B2B marketing training platform

We do not run adverts to anyone below the age of 18, simply because it would be a waste of money and common sense to sell business training to a child

2.2. WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
(a) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION:

Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process.

The Site may also gather anonymous aggregate “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.

(b) COOKIES:

We may use “cookies” to store a small piece of data on your computer during your visit to collect information. The cookies are used to gain information on how you use the web, which we try to incorporate into the Site to improve your experience.

This is what I was saying before about tracking content consumed, and then trying to guess what you need next and deliver it to you

Even though we might know what article you read, we DO NOT know who you are- the entire process is anonymous

3. USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
3.1. WHAT DOES COMPANY DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
(a) PERSONAL INFORMATION.

We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law.

We only have your email and no further personal details

Examples of such services include, but are not limited to, third parties providing email facilitation and hosting.

Every company that we work with like this has the highest levels of security

(b) ANONYMOUS INFORMATION.

We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, or to display the content according to your preferences.

Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis. Your personal information will not be detailed in this aggregate data.

(c) USE OF COOKIES.

We use information obtained from cookies to analyze your use of the Site and to make appropriate adjustments.

(d) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Company, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Company or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.

(e) SALE OF INFORMATION.

We will NEVER sell your information, because we’re not douche bags

(f) DMCA CLAIM DISCLOSURES.

We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, better known as the “DMCA”.  Should we receive a claim of copyright infringement, we will comply with the safe harbor requirements of the DMCA. Part of that compliance may require the disclosure of your identity if you are either the allegedly infringing party or the party filing the copyright infringement complaint.

4. SECURITY

The Site has reasonable security measures in place, and we are currently upgrading to Secure Sockets Layer protocols to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you

We make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

5. SITE AREAS BEYOND COMPANY’S CONTROL
5.1. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

This Site contains links to and interfaces with third party websites and online platforms.

These websites and online platforms have established their own terms of use and privacy policies.

You are encouraged to read those documents as we have no control over their provisions and said documents may differ greatly from our terms and privacy policy.

6. CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
6.1. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, please email us [email protected]

 

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The GDPR is a European Legislation, designed to protect European users

Good news?

Every visitor to our site is treated with the same high quality and security

The main reasons for the GDPR are as follows:

  • To ensure that if your data is compromised, you find out immediately (72 hours) and action is taken to resolve it
  • To only market to you when consent is given (And a written record of that consent and why we’re marketing to you)
  • You have the right to ask how we use your personal data
  • You have the right to request your changes in your data for corrections, prohibited from certain uses or removed entirely
  • To protect Minors and their data

All seems pretty much what you would expect anyway right?

In fact, we have ALWAYS met this criteria, even before it was a regulation…

 

How InboundAscension Meets The GDPR

At no point do we store any of your personal data, here on site

The only data we collect is your email address (Assuming you didn’t give a fake one)

Those emails are stored on our email CRM service (Currently Active Campaign) where they are protected to the upmost

If they have any security issues, they will inform me immediately and InboundAscension will then inform you, and do whatever we can to resolve the situation

It is the responsibility of any 3rd party asset to maintain this security, and its what the backbone of their business is built on- so they take every precaution

At no point do we store your personal information, unless you provide it to Active Campaign voluntarily

Every optin offer that we provide has a unique consent form for that offer

Every email in response reminds you of both:

  • Why you joined up
  • And how to unsubscribe from that list

At no point do we ever market to children or track their details (As far as we know, because…we don’t track details)

When we run paid ad campaigns, we only send these to people ages 18+, and we do this based on the 3rd party tools anonymous data

We never sell data because that’s just wrong (Likewise we don’t buy other users data either)

We do not have a ‘Data Protection Officer’ as we don’t collect large scale data nor do we store anyone’s personal information. The 3rd party tools that we use to store this do have their own Data Protection Officers