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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

 

At SmarterMindset.com, the privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us. SmarterMindset.com collects some Personal Data from its Users.

This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by smartermindset.com and its use.

This document can be printed for reference by using the print command in the settings of any browser.

 

Owner and Data Controller

Smarter Mindset

P.O. Box 61434

Paphos 8134

Cyprus

Email: [email protected]

 

Smarter Mindset is dedicated to respecting your personal information privacy, and this privacy policy describes what information is collected from you on SmarterMindset.com (hereinafter the “Website”) and how it is used. The term “you” refers to anyone who uses, visits, and/or views the website.

By visiting and using the website, you accept and agree to be bound by this privacy policy. Your continued use of the website after posting any changes to our Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes and updates. You must not access or use the website if you do not wish to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

 

What Information We Collect and How it is Used

When you access the website, you may provide certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, email address on the website.

This information is collected when you subscribe to a newsletter, contact us, use the search feature on the website, provide comments or any other feedback on the website to communicate with us. From time to time, we may also collect information that you submit when you participate in any online surveys that we may post on our website.

Your personal information is used to personalize your experience, improve the website to serve you better, provide customer service support, efficiently process your requests or transactions, tailor advertisements to you, elicit reviews of services or products, provide you offers, promotions, and follow up with you through correspondence (email, comments).

We may also use this information to provide you offers and promotions from our partners and/or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without additional cost.

Additionally, like other websites, this website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “I.P.” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, the equipment you used to access the website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the website.

This information is used to analyze website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve our performance and use of the website, and further enhance our products and services.

 

Comments and Social Media

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

When you leave a comment on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Your name, email address, and website name are not shared with a third party and may be used to communicate with you.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Social media accounts and sharing options are available on this website. Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and so forth) can track your personal information. Should you choose to interact with us on social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage, or dissemination of such publicly disclosed personal information by you.

Any such interactions via comments and social media with us do not subject us to any liability related to misuse of your information by others.

 

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 

Age and Children’s Privacy

We respect children’s privacy, and “child” means an individual under the age of 13. All information and content on this website are intended for individuals over the age of 18. Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using this website. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children under 13 without prior parental or guardian consent. If you believe the personal information is collected from someone under the age of 13 without parental or guardian consent, please contact us to have that information deleted.

 

Use of Cookies

This website may use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns concerning how you are using our website. This helps us develop and improve our website and products and/or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, including a unique anonymous identifier that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive when you are viewing the website. Just like other websites, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your I.P. address, geographic location, language preference, date, and time of visitors.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

We may use cookies for various reasons, such as optimizing and personalizing your browsing experience, checking our website analytics, saving your preferences and settings for future use, serving ads based on your liking and interests, affiliate marketing, and posting comments on our website.

This information is only collected to better serve and understand your user experience on the website.  You have the option of turning off cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. If you choose to do that, you may not view all features and content of this website.

 

Kind of Cookies

Session cookies

These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They usually store an anonymous session I.D. which allows you to browse a website without logging in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your computer.

Persistent cookies

These are stored as a file on your computer and remain there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that is created when you visit that website again.

We use session and persistent cookies on this site:

Google Analytics for analyzing website visits and use and traffic sources.

Facebook for analyzing Facebook page visits through the feed and share buttons.

iContact for analyzing email marketing sign-ups.

We may also use Google and/or Facebook cookies for remarketing/targeted advertising on this site.

 

Other Way to Categorize Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service, and therefore cannot be turned off.

Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Performance cookies

These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to analyze visitors by counting visits and identifying traffic sources to see which parts of the site are most popular.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make and provide enhanced features. For example, we may provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.

Advertising and targeting cookies

These cookies enable us to deliver online adverts relevant to you and your interests, based on your use of our site. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited our website and share this information with the advertising networks, such as Facebook and Google.

Third-party cookies

Please be aware that third parties who advertise on our website (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

 

Use of Web Beacons and Pixels

In conjunction with the use of cookies, third parties may also use web beacons, which are also known as clear GIFs, web bugs, or pixel tags, to collect general information about your use of our website. They monitor user activity and are used to track customer behavior data. This information may be relevant to third parties, such as our website’s ad networks, to tailor the advertising based on your behavior and interests.

We may use social media pixels to track and collect general information about your use in compliance with different social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) to promote products, track conversions, remarket, and run target advertisements, and so forth.

Third parties like Facebook may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect and receive information from our website for the purpose of providing target advertisements. You may see our ads on Facebook after you have visited our website.

 

Third-Party Links and Use

We may include, offer or advertise third-party links, products, or services on the website. Once you click on a third-party link and leave this website, you are no longer bound by our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, advertisements, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We may use Google Adsense advertising along with any other third-party advertising on the website. Google is a third party that also uses cookies to serve ads on the website for the purpose of providing a positive user experience. Third-party vendors such as Google use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to the website. You can opt out of Google by visiting their privacy policy and ad settings.

We have no control over these third parties, and they have their own privacy policies. Neither are we responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions. You also agree that your use of these third-party websites is solely at your risk.

 

Embedded Content from Other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Analytics

We’re using Google Analytics on our site. Here’s more information: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409.

 

Disclosure of Your Information

As a general rule, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except the following circumstances:

We may disclose your information to our trusted third parties that work with us, such as our website hosting partners, email marketing service provider, other service providers that assist in the operation of the website, and any other affiliates and subsidiaries we rely upon to provide you products and services offered here.

We may disclose your information in order to comply with state or federal regulations related to copyright infringement lawsuits or any other legal claims related to the website.

We may disclose your information to our successor and/or acquiring party in the event of a merger, acquisition, restructuring, dissolution, or partial sale in the future. However, your personal information will be transferred to the acquiring party in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

Email Marketing

You have the option of opting in or unsubscribing from our email list. By subscribing and opting in, you agree to receive newsletters, updates, messages, promotional materials, and any other content related to this website. When you send an email, your email message along with your email address and responses are saved for communication purposes with you. This information is kept confidential, and we do not share, sell or trade your email information with third parties except as otherwise stated in this privacy policy.

We do not envision offering goods or services to individuals living in the European Union as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

If you are in the European Union and opt-in to receive any of our free products or services and/or purchase any products or services through our website, then you will be subscribed to receive our free email newsletter once you affirmatively consent to it. Please see the Opt-Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from us.

But if you are NOT in the European Union, you will be automatically subscribed to receive our free email newsletter once you opt-in to receive any of our free products or services and/or purchase any products or services through our website. Please see the Opt-Out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from us.

 

Opt-out

We comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and do not spam or send misleading information. Should you wish to no longer receive communication from us, you have the option of unsubscribing by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email we send to you or by contacting us.

As for third-party websites, please contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt-out from their communications.

We are in compliance with the GDPR along with the email marketing service we use to collect your data.

 

GDPR Visitor Rights

Under the GDPR, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below if you are within the European Union.

We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of:

You ask us to delete the information by sending a request to [email protected]

Please note that such requests may result in you no longer being able to access paid or free content previously provided to you.

Our decision to cease using our existing data providers.

The Company decides to no longer be in business or continue to offer the services.

The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention, or the Company finds it outdated.

You have the right to request access to your data that we store and have the ability to access your personal data.

You have the right to either rectify or erase your personal data. You have the right to verify the accuracy of your personal data and have it corrected or removed completely.

You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data. When you restrict your data processing, we can store your data but cannot process it further.

You have the right to object to the processing of your data in certain circumstances, including but not limited to direct marketing, profiling, scientific or historical research purposes, statistical purposes, automated decision making, and profiling, and tasks based on legitimate interests or in the public interest/exercise of official authority.

You have the right to the portability of your data. You have the right to request your personal data from us, receive it and transfer it to another controller.

You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. If you have provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

We require only the information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.

 

Security

Your personal information security is important to us, and we strive to follow generally commercial industry standards to protect your personal information submitted to us voluntarily and automatically. However, no transmission method over the internet is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. When you make a credit card purchase or purchase through any means on the website, you will be directed to a third-party vendor to complete the transaction. Any information you provide during the checkout process is not stored on our website but instead provided to the third-party vendor that completes the purchase transaction.

By using this website, you agree to hold us harmless for any security breach and any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that we cannot be held responsible for disclosing your information through our website without our knowledge and consent.

 

Privacy Policy Updates

This privacy policy is effective as of February 18th, 2021, and will be updated and modified as needed. You are responsible for visiting this page periodically to check for future updates to this policy. Any modifications to this privacy policy will be effective upon our publishing of the new terms. Your continued use of our website after posting any updates constitutes your acceptance of our modified privacy policy.

 

Contact

For any questions or comments regarding the privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected].

 

Additional Information

We use Hostinger as our hosting company, check them out for more information on how things are stored: https://www.hostinger.com/.

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