Privacy Policy

Last Modified: May 19th 2020

1. Our Privacy Commitment

Welcome to my website, www.michellemattison.com. This website is owned and operated by Michelle Mattison, in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland. Any reference in this Privacy Policy to the “User,” “You” or “Your” refers to you, our website visitor or subscriber, and any reference to the “Company,” ”We,” “Us,” or “Our” refers to Michelle Mattison.

We respect your privacy and are committed to providing full transparency about how we collect and use your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to familiarize yourself with our practices regarding the collection and use of your personal data. We urge you not to access our Website and submit any personal information if you do not expressly agree with our collection and use of your personal data as described hereunder.

2. The Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs your use of the website located at www.michellemattison.com and other web pages where this Privacy Policy appears.

3. Data Controller

We are the data controller for all personal data that we collect from you through our Website.

4. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We collect and process your personal data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and applicable local privacy laws. We will not process your personal data unless we have a lawful basis for such processing.

For this Privacy Policy, any reference to the following terms shall hold the meaning as defined in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”):

  1. ‘Personal Data’ –

Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

  1. ‘Processing’ –

Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction”.

5. How we collect personal data

We collect information directly and indirectly from our users. You may voluntarily give us personal data when you send us inquiries through the contact form on our Website, when you send us emails, and when you subscribe to receive communication from us through our Website.

We automatically collect specific personal data about you when you interact with our Website, such as the device you use to access our website, your IP Address, the date and time of your visit and the pages you visit, your browsing pattern and interests using cookies and similar tracking technologies,   

We also make use of third-party analytics tools that may give us some personal and non-personal data about you.

6. How we use your Personal data

We use your personal data only for purposes described in this Privacy Policy and for other purposes that are compatible with these purposes. Please see what personal data we collect about you, how we use it and our lawful basis for processing of this data.

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Your IP address
  • Your device ID
  • Your location data

We use your personal data to:

  • Respond to your inquiry or support requests

Our legal basis for processing this data is your consent which you grant us when you send your inquiries or support requests to us.

  • Send you marketing material that you opt-in to receive from us

Our legal basis for processing this data is your consent which you grant us when you opt-in to receive marketing material from us.

  • Analyze comments and feedback you send us.

Our legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest.

  • Communicate any changes in our terms or any violation of our terms to you.

Our legal basis for processing this data is our compliance with our legal obligation.

  • To improve our understanding of how our Users use the Website.

Our legal basis for collecting and processing this data is our legitimate interest.

7. Sharing your personal data

We do not sell or rent your personal information to any third-party. 

If we undergo a merger or acquisition, we may share your personal data with the new entity. Please note that in the event of merger or acquisition, the new entity will process your data in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

We may share your personal information with third-party service providers that we engage to assist us with intelligent analysis of how our Users interact with our Website. We will always take steps to ensure that these Service Providers are bound by our confidentiality agreements to ensure that they do not disclose any personal information about our Users to any other person or entity apart from us.

Please note that we may also disclose your personal information to the extent required by law to comply with our legal obligations or official investigations if such requests are initiated by any government authority or law enforcement officials upon reasonable requests.

We may also share your personal data with third-party providers who act as our data processors such as analytics tools and ad networks.

8. Third-party Websites, Apps, and Platforms

Our Website may include links to third-party websites including social media platforms like Facebook and Linkedin. When you click on those links, the owner/operator of such third-party website, app or platform may collect some data about you. Their own Privacy Policies govern these third-party Websites, Apps, and Platforms. It is solely your responsibility to read such third party service provider’s Privacy Policy before making use of that service.

9. Cookies

Our Website may include links to third-party websites including social media platforms like Facebook and Linkedin. When you click on those links, the owner/operator of such third-party website, app or platform may collect some data about you. Their own Privacy Policies govern these third-party Websites, Apps, and Platforms. It is solely your responsibility to read these third party service provider’s Privacy Policy before making use of that service.

10. Processing and transfer of data to third countries

We will transfer and process your personal data on computers and servers that are located in United States of America as well as other parts of the world where the data protection laws may differ from those of the country where you currently reside. If you are currently residing in one of the member states in European Economic Area (EEA), you understand and consent to your personally identifiable information being transferred outside of the EEA and processed in other jurisdictions around the world.

If you do not agree to such transfer of data, please refrain from accessing our website and providing any personal information to us.

11. Your Data Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation grants data subjects more control over their personal data. Some of the rights that you can exercise include:

●  Your right to access your personal information

●  Your right to rectify your personal information

●  Your right to be forgotten

●  Your right to object to the processing of your data

●  Your right to withdraw your consent

To exercise any of the rights listed above, please contact us at contact@michellemattison.com with your request.

12. Complaints

If you believe that our privacy practices are infringing on your privacy rights, we will appreciate it if you would contact us to discuss the matter first. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with relevant Data Protection Supervisory Authorities. Residents in the European Union and the European Economic Area can find their Data Protection Authority here.

13. Security of your Personal Data

We strive to keep all your Personal Data secure. We use all commercially viable means and industry best practices to protect your Personal Information, but we make use of third-party software to deliver our service to you and such third party software may have security vulnerabilities that we do not know. Therefore we are unable to offer any guarantees as to the security of your personal data.

14. Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children who are under the age of 13. If you become aware of any information to suggest that a child has provided his/her personal information to us, please immediately contact us. We will investigate and immediately remove any such personal information from our database.

15. Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or inquiries regarding this Privacy Policy or our Privacy Practices, please contact us at the contact information provided hereunder:

E-mail:  contact@michellemattison.com