Jim Selman (“We”, “Us”, “Our” or “My”) operates the website www.jimselman.com (the “Service”) to share my own thoughts, ideas and knowledge with those interested, and also sometimes to share thoughts and writings of others whose thoughts dovetail with my own.
We will never sell, rent or use your personal information in any way other than outlined in this page. We have a “No Spam” policy, meaning we will not allow third parties (unless outlined in this policy) to message you, nor will we rent out or sell your information for other companies’ use.
We respect your information and always make our best effort to protect and secure it. This page outlines our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our service, and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the service. By using the service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Personal data is any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, either directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier. An identifier may include, but is not limited to: a name, email, address, credit card and/or IP address.
Usage data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the service or from the service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a user’s device.
Data Processor (or Service Provider)
Data processor (or service provider) means any person or entity (other than an employee of the data controller) who processes the data on behalf of the data controller. We may use the services of various service providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data subject is any living individual who is the subject of personal data.
The user is the individual using our service. The user corresponds to the data subject, who is the subject of personal data.
Information Collection & Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.
While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“personal data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email Address and Zip Code – provided by you when registering to receive our free newsletters or when purchasing our products
- Name, Address, City, State/Province, Postal Code, Phone and Credit Card Information – provided by you when purchasing our products
- Cookies and Usage Data.
We may use your personal data to send you newsletters and marketing or promotional materials that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any or all of these communications by following the instructions provided at the bottom of emails we send.
We will never sell your personal data to third parties or use it for purposes other than what is described in this page.
We may collect information on how you access and use this service (“usage data”). This usage data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our service.
Use of Data
We use data we collect for various purposes, including:
- To provide and maintain our service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer support
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our service
- To monitor the usage of our service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
- To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about, unless you have opted not to receive such information
- To notify you about changes to our service.
Retention of Data
We will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our service, or when we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to the United States and process it there.
Disclosure Of Data
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
We may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Jim Selman
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the service or the public
- To protect against legal liability.
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data. Please contact us to make any required changes.
If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you or if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the right:
- To access and receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you
- To rectify any personal data held about you that is inaccurate
- To request the deletion of personal data held about you.
You have the right to data portability for the information you provide to Jim Selman. You can request to obtain a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic format so that you can manage and move it.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our service (“service providers”), to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used.
These third parties may have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze the use of some of our services.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
We use the Ontraport CRM platform to deliver our newsletter and other promotional emails. Ontraport has access to Service data relevant to your activity within our service.
We have a No Spam policy, meaning we will not allow any third parties, other than the email providers listed in this page, to message you. We will never sell or rent out your information.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
The payment processors we work with are:
- Facebook – Facebook’s Data Policy. To opt-out of Facebook’s interest-based ads, visit Facebook’s instructions.
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