Privacy Policy

Lasting Legacies’ Privacy Policy (last updated 5.24.2018)

Lasting Legacies (“Lasting Legacies“) at http://www.lasting-legacies.net respects your privacy and has taken steps to safeguard your information. This policy was written to explain what information we may collect from you, why we collect it and how we use it. You are encouraged to read the following information carefully.

Website Visitors

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

Lasting Legacies also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on lasting-legacies.net blogs/sites. Lasting Legacies 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.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Lasting Legacies’ websites choose to interact with Lasting Legacies in ways that require Lasting Legacies to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lasting Legacies gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

For example, we ask visitors who sign up for one of our resources at lasting-legacies.net to provide a name (or username) and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Lasting Legacies are asked to provide additional information, which may include telephone numbers for consultations and, as necessary, the personal and financial information required to process purchase transactions.

In each case, Lasting Legacies collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Lasting Legacies. Lasting Legacies does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

All personally identifying information is voluntarily provided by visitors who elect to receive one of our resources, products, or services. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from receiving resources or engaging in certain website-related activities.

Lasting Legacies does not collect any personally identifying information without each visitor’s consent, whether it is through our website or one of our social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). If visitors choose to interact with Lasting Legacies via social media, we may collect the personal information visitors elect to provide, which may include the visitors’ profile names. Note that Lasting Legacies abides by the privacy policies of each of the aforementioned social media sites and only collects and stores personal data as permitted by them.

When visitors arrive at Lasting Legacies’ website after clicking a link from another site (someone else’s blog, website, social media platform), such personally identifiable information as the visitors’ IP address and country of origin may be collected and stored by the company/individual that owns the blog/website/social media platform that contained the link, as well as Lasting Legacies. Lasting Legacies is not responsible for the privacy of visitors’ information stored by those other companies/individuals.

Aggregated Statistics

Lasting Legacies may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. To accomplish this, Lasting Legacies may opt to use Google Analytics and Google AdWords to obtain reports that analyze website visitor behavior and trends. Lasting Legacies may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Lasting Legacies does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. View Google’s privacy policy here and if you do not wish to be included in Google Analytics’ anonymous, aggregate reports, you may opt out.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Lasting Legacies 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 Lasting Legacies’ behalf or to provide services available at Lasting Legacies’ 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 Lasting Legacies’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Lasting Legacies 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, Lasting Legacies discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Lasting Legacies believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lasting Legacies, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a Lasting Legacies website and have supplied your email address, Lasting Legacies may occasionally send you emails to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Lasting Legacies and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms such as a contact form), we reserve the right to publish the request (but not your personally identifying data) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

Lasting Legacies takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Lasting Legacies occasionally works with affiliate partners. You may receive marketing emails from us notifying you about these vetted providers who offer complementary services or products that we believe you may be interested in. If you elect to participate in the proffered affiliate programs and voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, that information will be used by both Lasting Legacies and the affiliate company.

Lasting Legacies also occasionally outsources certain business functions to trusted third-party business vendors such as order fulfillment and shipping companies, administrative and customer service providers, and credit card processing companies.

Below is a list of third-party companies used by Lasting Legacies (as of 5.24.18):

Lasting Legacies uses MailerLite to manage its email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to its subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our emails. MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

Disqus is an app that minimizes spam and profane language from Lasting Legacies’ blog. If you choose to leave a comment on Lasting Legacies’ blog, you will need to create a free Disqus profile, which will include your username and email, plus a photo of yourself, if desired. View the Disqus privacy policy at https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy.

PayPal processes most of Lasting Legacies’ purchase transactions. PayPal will collect and store such personally identifiable data as your name, mailing address and credit card information. Access the PayPal privacy policy at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Lasting Legacies partners with online book retailers and third-party service providers to sell and ship or digitally deliver its books and e-books. If you choose to purchase a book by Lasting Legacies through one of these services, each of these service providers will also collect and store such personally identifiable data as your name, mailing address and credit card information. These retailers and service providers vary depending on the book purchased; to learn more about the company that pertains to your particular order, please contact Lasting Legacies via one of the methods listed at the end of this privacy policy.

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

Business Transfers

If Lasting Legacies, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Lasting Legacies 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 Lasting Legacies may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

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 Lasting Legacies and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Lasting Legacies may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Lasting Legacies’ sole discretion. Lasting Legacies encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a lasting-legacies.net 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.

Opt-Out Requests and Contact Information

You can opt out (unsubscribe) from Lasting Legacies’ email updates and marketing emails at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each message.

You may also make your request in writing via email at DBickel@lasting-legacies.net or snail mail:

Lasting Legacies
P.O. Box 1239
Hampstead, NC 28443

 

About Dalene


Dalene Bickel is an author, book coach and speaker who helps nonfiction authors successfully write, develop and self-publish their books.