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Privacy policy and terms

Esprit Entrepreneur Enr., including its website www.productivehappiness.com, is committed to protecting your privacy and security.

The practices that dictate how we collect, store, share, and process your personally identifiable information is listed below.

Security

My website has a SSL Certificate and is now on the more secure https address. If you look in your browser you will see the green locked padlock symbol before the web address to show this. All data you enter into my site is therefore processed with the secure SSL Certificate as long as you enter the https address correctly.

Newsletter Subscriptions

If you sign up for my free newsletter, you will be asked for your email address. This is only used for my newsletter subscription and email updates. I will not share or sell this information to anyone. I have used a double opt-in subscription since I started my Newsletter in 2016. This means you get an email to get you to confirm that you did subscribe to it yourself. You will need to click the link to authenticate this and confirm that you want to subscribe to my Newsletter and receive emails from me. As of May 21st 2018 I am using a new GDPR friendly sign-up form from MailChimp for greater clarity.

Once on my mailing list you will get a weekly newsletter, email updates containing news, blog posts, tips, special offers, free gifts, book or course related promotions which includes or may be classified as marketing. By subscribing, you are agreeing that you are happy for me to send these emails.

You are free to unsubscribe at any time from my Newsletters and emails as every email contains a link to unsubscribe at the bottom.

I use MailChimp to collect and store the contact details and send the Newsletters and email updates myself. Please read Mailchimps Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you unsubscribe and wish to delete all records of your previous subscription contact Mailchimp or send me an email so we can remove them.

If you sign up for the Newsletter you will also be asked for a first name. You do not have to use your real name but it will be used in the ‘To’ field of any emails sent to you. This information like your email address is private and will not be sold or shared. You can update your contact name and email address at any time through the update link at the bottom of all my emails.

Comments

When visitors leave comments 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.

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.

Esprit Entrepreneur will never add your email address to his Newsletter subscription without your permission. Nor will he sell or share your email address.

The comments posted on our site will be kept indefinitely. If you wish to remove one of your comments, feel free to contact us.

Analytics

WordPress and third-party widgets/plugins and software used to operate this website may use information about visitors for analytics purposes. This could include your location, pages viewed, links clicked, downloaded files, pages or posts shared, how you came to this site and search terms for example. These are just website stats and are used anonymously. This is used to better understand my visitors, see what articles are popular and improve the content I create for you.

My web host is Likuid and they have website analytics built into their hosting service for all members which are anonymously gathered. I use Sumo Social Share Counter, so if you click the sharing buttons on my blog posts then it records the number of shares to each social media site anonymously. I use Jetpack for WordPress for my website analytics.

Further information from Jetpack is provided here:

Activity Log: This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.

Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Please read the full privacy policies and terms for these platforms and plugins for further details:

Jetpack https://automattic.com/privacy/

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Compliance With Laws

I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my visitors, newsletter subscribers or others.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. I use Akismet anti-spam software to keep my site spam free.

Other Website Links

Any links to other websites on my website have separate and independent privacy policies and terms of service. I am not responsible for the content and activities of these linked sites. Please see their terms of use and privacy policies.

Contact information

Anick Globensky is the Data Controller of this website. Privacy questions should be directed at Anick via email.

Terms Of Use:

Copyright

The entire contents of this website are protected by international copyright laws. The writing, photos, graphics and logos used on this website are all my copyrighted material and should not be used, altered or reproduced in any way without the permission of Esprit Entrepreneur. I take all my own photos, all photos and graphics are my copyright unless stated otherwise. Text should not be used either unless I have given you permission.

Some graphics used in my blog posts are clearly designed to be shared on social media and forums to link back to my original articles or pages (share images and infographics) but the entire article should remain on this website. You can quote small parts of the articles as long as you state my name as the author of them and give a link to the original article. If you are unsure please contact me. Also, if you wish to use something from my website you must ask my permission.

Commenting Rules:

All first-time comments need to be approved and all future comments are always read and carefully moderated.

If you do not have a WordPress account you must use a valid email address on the comment form so you can receive a notification of any replies. If you make up an email address then your comment may not be posted to avoid spam, trolling or time wasting.

There is a strong spam filter on all comments, so please be careful posting a website link within your public comment as these may be mistaken for spam.

No spam. Please do not post on my blog articles to promote your own business, products or services.

Please do not post sensitive personal details in your public comments such as your email address or date of birth. These will not be posted for your safety.

Comments that are rude, aggressive, trolling, bullying, insulting, disrespectful, inappropriate, accusatory, demanding or hate-filled will not be posted. Just be nice. If you don’t like my content or beliefs then please go elsewhere, it’s clearly not for you.

If I feel your post is deliberately fictitious (to troll for example) it may be removed or never posted.

If you wish to discuss these terms or ask a question, then please contact us. Thank you.