Collection of Contact Information
1. IP Address and Cookies
Firstly, you may use The Smart VA website without entering personal information. However, your internet protocol (IP) address may be used to help diagnose problems with the server and to administer the website.
Cookies are small text files that your browser downloads and stores on your device. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may provide during the course of your visit to the website, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. They are used to improve the website and services.
In most cases, these are simply session cookies that are deleted once you leave the website. They also allow the website to recognise your computer when you access the website by way of recognising your IP address. Cookies are also used to assist with tools like google analytics.
Facebook pixels are sometimes used to figure out what type of visitor comes to the website and who likes my Facebook page so that I can create advertising that appeals to my customers and potential customers. I do not collect any specific personal information about you.
If you would like to prevent the placement of cookies on or remove cookies from your device, please access the Settings or Preferences of your browser or contact your browser provider. Please be advised that if you block or remove cookies from your computer, the website may not recognise your computer and you may not have access to all parts of the website.
2. Contact Information
The website’s contact form requires users to provide certain contact information. I collect each user’s name and e-mail address and I use this information to facilitate communication with the user. None of this information is matched to any information that may be collected by other components of the website.
I do not rent, sell or exchange user information, and restrict access to user information to my own qualified employees and agents.
I do not or will not knowingly sell or share this information with any third parties. The purpose of collecting this information is solely to provide the subscriber with quality content, access to downloads and marketing communications.
If you subscribe or asked to be subscribed to a particular newsletter or automated sequence of emails, you will be added only to the appropriate list. I operate ‘double opt-in’ lists so you will need to reconfirm your subscription regarding each opt-in.
You may cancel your subscription and revoke your consent to the storage or processing of this data at any time. The unsubscribe option is available in every automated communication sent by The Smart VA.
I may disclose a user’s contact information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with an order of a court or government authority or a subpoena. I may also disclose a user’s contact information in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect us or the website, or enforce the applicable Terms and Conditions, in conjunction with an investigation or legal, equitable or administrative action or proceeding.
3. Posting comments on the website
When you submit a comment to the website, the IP address of the device used is stored for my security in the event the author enters unlawful content. Your name and email address are required to submit a comment. This information is stored in the WordPress database but not matched to any information that may be collected by other components of the website.
4. Third party content and hyperlinks
The website may have links to other websites (linked sites), with some information supplied by third parties. This information and the information contained on linked sites, including but not limited to the price of goods and services supplied, is the responsibility of those third parties and you undertake to separately adhere to and review the terms and conditions and privacy statement of those sites. We do not accept any liability in relation to the information or charges of linked sites.
I do not endorse or otherwise recommend any of these third party websites, references, or the products, services, or information there offered. I may disable any hyperlink to the site. I have the right but not the obligation to monitor third party websites and hyperlinks to the site.
5. Site Intended for Use by Adults
This website is intended for use by adults. While children under age 18 are welcome to access this website, consent of a parent or guardian is advisable. The products, services, and content (such as blog posts) are created with adult professionals in mind and marketed towards professionals in business.
The security of this website and your information is of great importance to me. This website has reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of your information under my control, but I make no assurances about my ability to prevent any such loss, misuse or alteration, and I shall have no liability to you or any third party from any loss, misuse or alteration. I do not warrant that your access to the website is completely secure.
7. Anti-Spam Policy/Opt-out Choice
I am committed to providing users of this website with the choice to receive or not receive e-mails and/or other communications from me. I only send communications to existing customers (online or offline) and users of the site who have requested or consented to receive e-mails about my services and products. I do not buy or sell e-mail lists or use purchased or harvested e-mail lists.
E-mail recipients will have the opportunity to opt-out of (unsubscribe from) further communications in every e-mail and newsletter communication. If you would like to opt-out of receiving further communications, please use the appropriate unsubscribe link provided in every marketing email or newsletter. Alternatively, you can contact me at work [@] thesmartva.eu with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.
8. Your rights as an individual
Under GDPR, you have the right of access to the information stored about you. For clarity, aside from the obvious IP and cookie data collected about your device, The Smart VA collects ONLY name and email from any part of the website: Contact form, Opt-in pages and pop-ups.
You may cancel any subscription or revoke your consent to the processing (including storage) of this data at any time with immediate effect. As a data subject (a real person) your individual rights include: right to be informed; right of access; right to rectification; right to erasure; right to restrict processing; right to data portability; right to object; right to not be subject to automated decision-making (including profiling).