Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting GretchenWegner.com.com. This privacy policy governs the privacy terms of this website.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. Please read this Website Privacy Statement carefully so that you can make an informed decision as to whether to continue reading the information provided on throughout this website.

GretchenWegner.com.com  follows all legal requirements to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information.

By visiting this website, you acknowledge and fully understand our Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.

This Policy pertains to websites owned and controlled by Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching, referred to in this document as “this website,” “we,” or “us.”

The information, products, and services provided by Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching are in the nature of academic life coaching, teaching, training, coaching and related services.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy, without notice, at our own discretion, by posting updates to this statement. You are encouraged to revisit this page from time to time in order to stay informed of any changes.

Definitions

“Non Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our website with a web browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.

“Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within our website. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our website. As a visitor, you can browse our website to find out more about our company. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a visitor.

Data regarding your computer hardware and software, including (but not limited to) your IP address, browser, dates and times of access, domain names, and websites that referred you here, may be collected by this website for purposes of improving the quality of the information and services provided by this website, to understand our visitors’ preferences, and to personalize this experience where doing so would improve your enjoyment of this website. This information is gathered without identifying the user personally.

With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits and we do not share this data with anyone outside Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching unless necessary for law enforcement purposes (see “disclosure exceptions” below).

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information may be gathered but only with your explicit authorization and only in exchange for information, products, or services, whether free or paid. If you choose not to provide this information, you will not be able to receive information, products, or services offered by us to you. If you do provide this information, it may be shared with payment processors such as Stripe, PayPal or credit card companies in order to process payment transactions and delivery of our products and/or services.

We will never intentionally disclose any information regarding your personal identification to any third party without your consent. If you choose to provide us with such information, you agree to receive information, products, or services from this website. If at any time you wish to opt-out, or unsubscribe, you may do so by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email you receive from us, or by notifying Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching directly, by email, at gretchen@gretchenwegner.com.

Cookies

Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching may use what are commonly known as “cookies” or text files, placed on your hard drive by a website’s server. Cookies store information about your first visit to a website, such as your preferred language and pages you visited and recall that information in order to personalize your next visit. Cookies also help to personalize your web experience. Cookies cannot harm your computer or transfer viruses.

You can decline the use of cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Marketing communications

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have:

  • Requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us; or
  • Provided us with your details when opting into our free resources, and challenges; and
  • in each case, you have not opted out of receiving marketing.
  • We will obtain your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you OR by emailing us at gretchen@gretchenwegner.com at any time.

When you opt out of receiving our marketing communications, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, product/service experience or other transactions.

EU Residents:

If you wish to exercise your “right to be forgotten” and have all Personally Identifiable Information deleted, please email us directly with your request: gretchen@gretchenwegner.com.

You maintain the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority in your local EU Member State under the GDPR.

Transferring Information

By using this website, you authorize us to transfer and store your information in the United States, for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your information in the United States may not be the same as in your home country.

Disclosure To Outside Parties

This website will disclose your personal information, without notice, but only if:

  1.     It is required to do so by law;
  2.     As required by service of process;
  3.     To defend our rights and property;
  4.     To protect the personal safety of visitors to this website.

Data Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed.

In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Customer data is stored for a reasonable time as a necessity to keep accurate records of accounting, tax, and customer needs. The exact data retention period varies based on the system storing the information, the date of the user’s last activity or interaction with the company, and whether or not the information relates to a current or past customer.

Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

Embedded content from other websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our direct control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information.

Children: Minimum Age Requirement

This website complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying regulations protect the privacy of children using the Internet.

This website is intended for persons thirteen (13) years of age or older. Anyone under the age of thirteen must seek the permission of a parent or guardian before using this website.

This website will not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13 and does not intend to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.

Notice Of This Statement’s Copyright

This foregoing statement of this website’s Policy are the intellectual property of Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching and are copyright protected.

Email Information

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 provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all email sent from our organization will clearly state who the email is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all email messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further email communication from us.

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on our website and all content and software located on the site shall remain the sole property of or its licensors. The use of our trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching.

Much of the content that appears on this Website can be accessed for free. In exchange for this free access you agree that you will not remove, or allow a third party to remove, modify, or copy any part of the content for your personal or business use or that of another person’s personal or business use.

You must not:

  • Republish material from this website without prior written consent.
  • Sell or rent material from this website.
  • Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for any purpose.
  • Redistribute any content from this website, including onto another website.

Acceptable Use

You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within our website.

You must not use this website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on this website for any marketing related purpose without our express written consent.

Your Personal Information

Should you choose to provide personal information to the Website, you agree that it will be true and accurate. Using a name other than your own legal name is prohibited. The information provided to us by you shall be used in accordance with this Website’s Privacy Policy.

Security of the Website

You agree not to violate or attempt to violate the security of this Website. You are prohibited from accessing all data and systems belonging to Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching’s digital network, security measures, hosts and servers. Any unauthorized use or access by you shall be subject to civil or criminal investigation.

Modification of These Terms and Conditions

Gretchen Wegner, Academic Life Coaching has the right to change, modify, add, or delete any part of the terms and conditions of this agreement, and at any time, without notice. You agree to review these terms periodically and acknowledge that by continuing to use this Website you accept any changes or modifications to the agreement.

Indemnity/Limitation of Liability

THESE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL BE DEEMED TO INCLUDE ALL OTHER NOTICES, POLICIES, DISCLAIMERS, AND OTHER TERMS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

THESE TERMS OF SERVICE HAVE BEEN MADE IN AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA LAW. ANY ACTION TO ENFORCE THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE BROUGHT IN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA. IF ANY PROVISION IS DEEMED TO BE UNLAWFUL OR UNENFORCEABLE, IT SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY AND ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OF THE REMAINING PROVISIONS. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES OR SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE BARRED. ANY FAILURE OF THE COMPANY TO ENFORCE OR EXERCISE ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR RELATED RIGHT SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT RIGHT OR PROVISION. NEITHER THE COURSE OF CONDUCT BETWEEN THE PARTIES NOR TRADE PRACTICE SHALL ACT TO MODIFY ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. THE SECTION TITLES USED IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE PURELY FOR CONVENIENCE AND CARRY WITH THEM NO LEGAL OR CONTRACTUAL EFFECT. IN THE EVENT OF TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE FOR ANY REASON, YOU AGREE THAT THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS WILL SURVIVE: THE PROVISIONS REGARDING THE LIMITATIONS ON YOUR USE OF CONTENT, ANY LICENSE(S) YOU MAY HAVE GRANTED TO GRETCHEN WEGNER, ACADEMIC LIFE COACHING, AND ALL OTHER PROVISIONS FOR WHICH SURVIVAL IS EQUITABLE OR APPROPRIATE. GRETCHEN WEGNER, ACADEMIC LIFE COACHING MAY ASSIGN ITS RIGHTS AND DUTIES UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE TO ANY PARTY AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this website’s privacy policy, please email us at gretchen@gretchenwegner.com.

Updated: May 24, 2018