Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing to be a part of my community at heathervenkat.com! We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at WriteHeatherVenkat@gmail.com.

When you visit our website heathervenkat.com, you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of this site and our services.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website heathervenkat.com and/or any related services, sales, marketing, or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “Sites”).

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make information decisions about sharing your personal information with us.
 

What information do we collect?

 

Personal information you disclose to us: We collect only collect voluntary personal information that you provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords and security data used for authentication and account access, and if applicable, payment information deemed necessary to process your payment if you make purchases and the security code or credit card number associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.  The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Sites, such as signing up for the Newsletter. All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

 

How do we use your information?

We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests and your consent, such as to email the Newsletter or policy updates. We use the information we collect or receive:

To contact you for promotional communications: We may use your personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your preferences.

To send administrative information to you: We may use your personal information to send you product, service, and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

To administer prize draws and competitions: We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in competitions.

To request feedback: We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Sites.

To enforce our terms, conditions, and policies.

To respond to legal requests and prevent harm: If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.


 

Will your information be shared with anyone?

We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations. We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:

Consent: we may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.

Performance of a contract: where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

Legal obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, government requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

Vital interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence of litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

Business transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

 

Do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies like web beacons and pixels to access or store information.

Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy:

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Sites. Cookies may be collected by Google Analytics or other browsers automatically when you use our Site. Our Site is hosted by Wix which might also collect information for sole use to improve website interactions with its users. Ads can be blocked or removed by visiting your browser settings.
 

How long do we keep your information?

 

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
 

How do we keep your information safe?

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Sites is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.
 

What are your privacy rights?

 

You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

You can unsubscribe from our email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the email list. Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use, and/or comply with legal requirements.
 

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at WriteHeatherVenkat@gmail.com. Thank you!

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