Who we are
The Website is owned by Schmit Law Firm, LLC (“Company”, “we”, or “us”). The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the Website, whether as a guest or a registered user.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation of the EU). The Website and its Content are directed to individuals who are at least 18 years old or older. The Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age.
If you are under 18 years of age, do not use or provide any information on the Website about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 years of age without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18 years of age, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We May Collect About You
We collect personally identifiable information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or email address (“personal data”), so that we can provide you with a meaningful experience when utilizing the Website and its Content. We only collect the minimum amount of information necessary for us to fulfill our obligation to you. We use information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.
We may collect:
- A name and an email address so we can deliver our electronic newsletter to you – you would be affirmatively consenting to this by voluntarily providing this information to us.
- Billing information including name, address and credit card information so that we can process payment to deliver our products or services to you under our contractual obligation.
- A name and an email address if you make an inquiry about our products or services. We may send you marketing emails with either your consent or if we believe we have a legitimate interest to contact you based on your contact or question.
Please note that you may give us the above personal data voluntarily, by filling out forms on the Website, communicating with us via contact forms, responding to surveys, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other feedback, and providing information when ordering a product or service via the Website. By providing this information to us you are giving consent for us to use, collect and process this personal data. You are welcome to opt-out or request for us to delete your personal data at any point by contacting us at email@example.com.
If you choose not to provide us with certain personal data, you may not be able to participate in certain aspects of the Website or its Content.
Other Information We May Collect
As you navigate through the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies, including Google Analytics, to maintain the Website’s high quality. This will generally include information about your equipment, your location, your browsing actions and traffic pattern through the Website, and any communications between your computer and the Website. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website by identifying which areas of the Website are most heavily used, and to display content according to your preferences.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personally identifiable information. We use this data to improve the Website and our service offerings. This automatic data collection does not follow a user’s activities on any other websites. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with business affiliates and advertisers on an aggregate basis.
Use of “Cookies” and Pixels
We may use the standard “cookies” feature of major web browsers. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data-capture mechanisms on the Website other than cookies. Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address. You may choose to disable cookies through your own web browser’s settings. However, disabling this function may diminish your experience on the Website and some features may not work as intended.
We reserve the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. We reserve the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
Email Privacy & Anti-Spam
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.
We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act by never sending out misleading information. In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from us will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender.
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties.
You may opt-out of our email communications at any time through the “unsubscribe” link at the footer of all email communications. If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to volunteer your information to us for email and marketing purposes, including your name and email, we may retain your information to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a book or resources, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a product or service from us, we collect your information. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information.
If you are outside the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products or services sold by us on this Website, we will automatically enroll you to receive our free email newsletter. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to email@example.com requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you are in the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by us on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free email newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
What We Do with Information We Collect
- Contact You.
We may contact you with information that you provide to us based on these lawful grounds for processing:
- Consent. We may contact you if you give us your clear, unambiguous, affirmative consent to contact you.
- Contract. We will contact you under our contractual obligation to deliver goods or services you purchase from us.
- Legitimate Interest. We may contact you if we feel you have a legitimate interest in hearing from us. For example, if you sign up for a webinar, we may send you marketing emails based on the content of that webinar. You will always have the option to opt out of any of our emails.
- Process Payments.
We will use the Personal data you give to us in order to process your payment for the purchase of goods or services under a contract. We only use third party payment processors that take the utmost care in securing data and comply with the GDPR.
- Targeted Social Media Advertisements.
We may use the data you provide to us to run social media advertisements and/or create look-alike audiences for advertisements.
- Share with Third Parties.
We may share your information with trusted third parties such as our newsletter provider in order to contact you via email, or our merchant accounts to process payments, and Google/social media accounts in order to run advertisements and our affiliates.
Viewing by Others
Note that whenever you voluntarily make your personal data available for viewing by others online through the Website or its Content, it may be seen, collected and used by others, and therefore, we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the information that you voluntarily share (i.e., sharing a comment on a blog post, posting in a Facebook group that we manage, sharing details on a group coaching call, etc.).
Submission, Storage, Sharing and Transferring of Personal Data
Personal data that you provide to us is stored internally or through a data management system. Your Personal data will only be accessed by those who help to obtain, manage, or store that information, or who have a legitimate need to know such Personal data (i.e., our hosting provider, newsletter provider, payment processors or team members).
We retain your Personal data for the minimum amount of time necessary to provide you with the information and/or services that you requested from us. We may include certain Personal data for longer periods of time if necessary for legal, contractual and accounting obligations.
To use certain features of the Website or its Content, you may need a username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and you are responsible for all activities, whether by you or by others, that occur under your username or password and within your account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your username, password or account information. If you share your username or password with others, they may be able to obtain access to your Personal data at your own risk.
You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized or improper use of your username or password or any other breach of security. To help protect against unauthorized or improper use, make sure that you log out at the end of each session requiring your username and password.
We will use our best efforts to keep your username and password(s) private and will not otherwise share your password(s) without your consent, except as necessary when the law requires it or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary, particularly when disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to others or interfering with our rights or property.
How You Can Access, Update or Delete Your Personal Data
You have the right to:
- Request information about how your Personal data is being used and request a copy of what Personal data we use.
- Restrict processing if you think the Personal data is not accurate, unlawful, or no longer needed.
- Rectify or erase Personal data and receive confirmation of the rectification or erasure. (You have the “right to be forgotten”).
- Withdraw your consent at any time to the processing of your Personal data.
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you feel we are using your Personal data unlawfully.
- Receive Personal data portability and transference to another controller without our hinderance.
- Object to our use of your Personal data.
- Not be subject to an automated decision based solely on automatic processing, including profiling, which legally or significantly affects you.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Personal data you provide to us from misuse, disclosure or unauthorized access. We only share your Personal data with trusted third parties who use the same level of care in processing your Personal data as we do. That being said, we cannot guarantee that your Personal data will always be secure due to technology or security breaches. Should there be a data breach of which we are aware, we will inform you immediately.
Third Party Websites
We may link to other websites on the Website. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of any other individual, company or entity whose website or materials may be linked to the Website or its content, and thus we cannot be held liable for the privacy of the information on their website or that you voluntarily share with their website. Please review their privacy policies for guidelines as to how they respectively store, use and protect the privacy of your Personal data.
Notification of Changes
Data Controller and Processors
We are the data controllers as we are collecting and using your Personal data. We use trusted third parties as our data processors for technical and organizational purposes, including for payments and email marketing. We use reasonable efforts to make sure our data processors are GDPR-compliant.
Last Updated: April 2020