Your privacy is important to walkswithasha.com (“us,” “we,” or “this website”) Please read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use, and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.
Who we are
Walkswithasha.com is a blog and podcast site where people can both read and listen to our original stories.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
This website and any products and services offered herein are not intended for persons under the age of 13. Walkswithasha.com does not knowingly collect information from anyone under 13 years of age. Walkswithasha.com prohibits children under the age of 13 from using all interactive portions of this website, including leaving any comments, filling out forms, or otherwise submitting information. Walkswithasha.com will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If walkswithasha.com learns it has any information or content from anyone under the age of 13, it will delete that information.
The personal information we collect and use
Information collected by us
Walkswithasha.com may collect, use, and is responsible for certain personal information that you provide when you voluntarily sign up to receive our emails, leave comments, or otherwise contact walkswithasha.com via email or our online form. If you sign up for our email list to receive our stories, blog posts, and other marketing materials, we will collect your name and email address. You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information in order to merely access or visit this website.
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation and we are responsible as controller of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
How we use your personal information
Walkswithasha.com uses your personal information to send you emails and to respond to your questions or blog comments.
Who we share your personal information with
Walkswithasha.com respects your privacy and will never sell, trade or transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties (beyond what is necessary for fulfilling a customer transaction, if any, or for the basic functionality of an online service) without your consent. To the extent that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or some of our assets, and your personal information is likely to be included in the assets transferred, we will notify you via email in advance of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
If you sign up to have our stories and blog posts delivered to you via email, we will use aweber.com to process your personal information on our behalf in order to facilitate such delivery. Additionally, we use libsyn.com to host our media and we may share your personal information with them if you sign up for our email list. We strongly recommend that you carefully review the respective terms and privacy policies of these third parties (collectively “our partners”) before signing up for our emails since their respective terms and policies may differ from ours (https://www.aweber.com/privacy.htm and https://libsyn.com/tos-policies/privacy-policy/). Walkswithasha.com also uses various other plugins to deliver content, provide anti-spam, backup, and other services.
Walkswithasha.com may release personal information to enforce this website’s Terms and Conditions of Use, other Terms and Conditions, manage our business, protect users or the general public, or to otherwise comply with legal obligations.
If you give walkswithasha.com your permission, it may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes.
On occasion, Walkswithasha.com may collect personal identification information from you in connection with optional contests, special offers or promotions. Walkswithasha.com will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the contest, special offer or promotion. We will ask for your consent to such disclosure and use of such information, prior to your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion.
We will not share your personal information with any other third party.
Whether information has to be provided by you and why
The provision of personal data (e.g., name, email address, etc.) is not required from you unless you want to enable us to deliver the emails that you sign up for, respond to your emails (via the Contact page) or post blog comments. We do not require that you provide any personal data in order to visit this website. We will inform you when we collect it whether you are required to provide the information to us.
How long your personal information will be kept
We will hold your personal data until you let us know you would like for us to delete it or until you unsubscribe from our email list, which you are free to do at any time.
Reasons we can collect and use your personal information
Walkswithasha.com collects and uses your personal information for the following lawful bases: to send you emails, deliver services and products, oversee contests and promotions and improve website performance and customer service.
Use and transfer of your information out of the EEA
This website is operated in the United States and third parties, such as our partners, with whom we might share your personal information as explained above are also located in the United States. If you are located in the EEA or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using this website, participating in any of its services and/or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.
The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Transfer of your personal information will be subject to the derogation in Article 49 permitting non-repetitive transfers that concern only a limited number of data subjects, as permitted by Article 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation that is designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information.
If you want to unsubscribe from the walkswithasha.com email list, you may do so at any time. Each email from walkswithasha.com includes instructions for unsubscribing from such email communications. The names and email addresses belonging to anyone who unsubscribes from our email list will be deleted from our database within thirty days.
If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
- Fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information
- Access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
- Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
- Require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
- Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
- Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
- Object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
- Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
- Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
You may also have the right to claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.
Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable authorities of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
Please note that any comments or information that you post on the website, including the walkswithasha.com social media pages, become public and third parties may use any such information that you post. Walkswithasha.com is not responsible for any unauthorized uses by third parties in such context. You disclose such information at your own risk.
Links to other sites
You may see advertising or other content on this website that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors or other third parties. Any products or services reached through a third-party link are subject to separate privacy policies. Walkswithasha.com is not responsible for or liable for any content on or actions taken by such third-party websites.
How to complain
We hope that we can resolve any question or concern you raise about our use of your information.
If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live, or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred.
Changes to this privacy notice
How to contact us
Do you need extra help?
If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see “How to contact us” above).
Policy Last Updated October 1, 2019