GDPR & Me being 100% transparent:
Alright, y’all. So I may be updating this as I learn more about GDPR, but to the best of my ability & knowledge, I am compliant with them.
For your information:
For the most part, the ONLY information I collect from users on my website is from people who opt-in to receive my free email course, some other lead magnet, or who buy something from me. For that part, the only thing I’m collecting is your name and your email ID. Usually I only have the first name and the email ID, but sometimes it’s first name, last name, and email ID.
I use your email address to send you emails on my new content and the offers I have available. I use your name to personalize the email to YOU, because I think we all enjoy the personal touch. And really, that’s it unless you join one of my courses or coaching programs.
At the moment, I only collect data that is mandatory for these things, and if you don’t want to provide that data, you won’t be able to receive these things.
The only other way I collect information is if you voluntarily send it to me directly in an email, or voluntarily communicate it to me via one of my courses or questionnaires. No one is under any mandate to tell me anything, but anything you DO tell me is held in confidence, and I’ll never share or sell ANY of your data to ANYONE for ANY reason. (With the exception of being called into court to testify on something, but that’s never happened and is extremely rare, so as long as you’re not up to anything shady, there’s nothing to worry about there.)
The only thing I do with THIS information is to have knowledge in my head about you so I can teach and coach you better. If you sign up for a group program, others in the group may know the information you share on a call if they are present or watch the recording, but that info is only available to members, and everyone who joins is in agreement that the information shared shouldn’t be shared publicly, and that we’re all just there to help each other, grow, and learn in a group setting.
Also, at any time you like, you can ask me what information I have on file about you, and I will share all of it with you as soon as possible. You can also ask me to delete any info I have on file about you, and I’ll do that too.
I (Chelsea Baldwin) and Copy Power operate by open, honest, and transparent principles, and honor the feeling of trust you have with us, and would never do anything to compromise that.
The tools & entities I use to store & process this information include: MailChimp, Google Drive, SiteGround, Leadpages, Gmail, WordPress, WishList Member, PayHip, Stripe, PayPal, Skype, and Zoom. And, of course, my own website. (Click the links for each entity’s contact info. But you can ask me to delete you from my accounts with any of these entities, and I will do so. My contact information is below.) I have carefully chosen these companies for their good reputations, and have relied on help from many of them in my GDPR compliance. These specific tools and entities may change and grow as my business changes and grows, but I will only choose tools and entities with equal or higher standards, I promise you that.
Copy Power is based in the United States, and to my knowledge, the companies listed above are based in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Spain. They may change these without my knowledge, but I do have an international data setup, so I’m informing you of that.
At the moment, no personal information is used to make automated decisions. However, in the future I may (and will probably) use the information of emails opened from me to make decisions on if & when to send you other emails. This will be to only improve your experience with me and Copy Power, because I know each individual person has individual, varying needs.
Here are your 8 rights under GDPR:
- The right to be informed – all organisations must be completely transparent in how they are using personal data (personal data may include data such as a work email and work mobile if they are specific to an individual).
- The right of access – individuals will have the right to know exactly what information is held about them and how it is processed.
- The right of rectification – individuals will be entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to erasure – also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’, this refers to an individual’s right to having their personal data deleted or removed without the need for a specific reason as to why they wish to discontinue.
- The right to restrict processing – an individual’s right to block or suppress processing of their personal data.
- The right to data portability – this allows individuals to retain and reuse their personal data for their own purpose.
- The right to object – in certain circumstances, individuals are entitled to object to their personal data being used. This includes, if a company uses personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, scientific and historical research, or for the performance of a task in the public interest.
- Rights of automated decision making and profiling – the GDPR has put in place safeguards to protect individuals against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is made without human intervention. For example, individuals can choose not to be the subject of a decision where the consequence has a legal bearing on them, or is based on automated processing.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
• We do not need an SSL because:
Nothing is sold directly on this site – only after coming to an agreement with a potential client off-site via email or a voice call.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Keep track of advertisements.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
However, you can still place orders .
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Users are able to change their personal information:
• By emailing us
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
• NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
• Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
firstname.lastname@example.org – Copy Power support: email@example.com
Last Edited on May 24, 2017