PRIVACY POLICY

Update 8/17/2019

SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

Your privacy, the privacy of your employees, and the privacy of our clients website visitors and their clients is important to EmBeance Marketing & Design. We are a little different than most advertising agencies in that sense because we only promote and encourage forms of advertising that are not disruptive, invasive, abusive in nature and or what is labeled in the industry as blackhat marketing. For this reason, we only promote 100% legitimate companies that are registered, and compliant with all Federal and state laws that apply to a business within their industry, and we do not endorse the process of generating reviews due to the abusive, misleading methods and practices that we know exists regardless of the industry and the information that is often needed to defend a business publicly when false claims are made by competitors across the internet. The abusive, illegal, and misleading practices are damaging to businesses, and EmBeance Marketing & Design in no way shape or form will participate in the review or any form of blackhat practice that often requires a business to relay personally identifiable information across the internet in their own defense.

It is with all of the above and more taken into consideration that we have written this privacy policy with our website visitors, clients, and their clients in mind. When you purchase a product or service from our website, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, physical address, phone number and email address as well as your marketing budget, website name, Legal Business Name, State of Incorporation and other business and marketing for business information. This is used to contact you for sales, strategy development calls, and client communications. Business registration information is used to confirm the legal status and registration of your business with your State’s Secretary Of State as we only work with legal, and in compliance companies. Upon a contract being created and signed with us, additional information is collected, and is only shared with members of the Marketing team for strategy development, sales calls where applicable, and for the implementation of strategies that we create for your business after being added to your prospective and or client file with us.

When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system

If You have Signed Up For Our Email Newsletter: Once you opt in to our email list you grant us permission to periodically send you emails about our promotions, new products and services and other updates via our Mailchimp Account.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT TO BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND PHONE

How do you get my consent?

When you sign up for our email list, you grant us permission to use your email to send you periodic news updates, blog post, marketing material, promotions and sales. We may additionally ask you during our free consultation if you’d like to stay up to date with what’s going on in the digital marketing world through our email list. By agreeing or implying that you would like to be signed up for these updates we can manually add you to our email list powered by Mail Chimp but will not do so without your consent.

For Phone Communications:

When you fill out our Pre-qualification form online or contact us via phone or email for a free consultation you are agreeing to be contacted for sales and or consulting. Your information will be stored in a Pre-qualification database for our team to contact periodically for sales and marketing purposes.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at EmBeance@Gmail.com or unsubscribing from our Email Newsletter powered through Mail Chimp. You may additionally opt out by phone by providing your name, phone number and email address you signed up to be contacted with and a member of our team will be happy to add you to our Do Not Contact list in compliance with the Federal Telemarketing Sales Rule and The National Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Further, your sign up date will be stored within our prospective contact database for 90 days and from there will automatically be deleted after 90 days if you or your company has not given us permission to keep contacting you or keep in contact with you past that initial 90 day period.

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. Outside of our team, in any other event, your information including your personal identifiable information and any other data and information that you provide us with will not be shared under any circumstance.

SECTION 4 - Squarespace & Client File Data

Our website is hosted on Squarespace. They provide us with the online e-commerce and Content Marketing platform and informative template based design that allows us to sell our products and services to you while also providing you with the best experience possible based upon our services.

Your data is stored through Squarespace's data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Additionally, when you submit data through our website your information is sent to a gmail account for us to contact you. From there, that information is transferred to a prospective client file to keep up with, make notes on and to further transfer to your client file once you become a client with us.

Payment:

Our preferred method of payment is Paypal. Paypal provides our customers with a secure transaction so that our clients know that their purchases are safe. Please see Paypal's Privacy Policy for more information.

As a back up alternative we also accept payments through Stripe, Square and Zelle. Please see their privacy policies for more details.

For more insight, you may also want to read Squarespace's Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada or Ireland and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Third Party Services We Use As Of 8/17/19 and What We Use Them For:

Squarespace - By using our website you are accessing our website through the squarespace platform where we use the website for Website Hosting, Website Sign Up Forms, Client Pre-qualification applications, Client Applications, Client Contacts Forms, Website Content Marketing, and our Blog. The information that we collect on our squarespace website includes time on site data, visitor clicks, and pages visited and is not shared with any 3rd party by EmBeance Marketing & Design LLC unless listed below in compliance with advertising and marketing laws, telemarketing laws, and the California Online Privacy Protection Law.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to track website visitors and sessions - this is to help us determine how we can better serve our clients, determine what our clients are searching for, and further determine which platforms our website visitors are coming to us through. This information is only shared with members of our EmBeance Marketing & Design team and is never shared with other 3rd party companies or sold to them unless otherwise disclosed.

Facebook Pixel Code: EmBeance Marketing & Design has a facebook pixel code set up so that we can monitor user data and then match the data shared so that we can further distribute ads and information to you on facebook through our facebook advertising methods. This information will never be shared by EmBeance Marketing & Design or any of our team members. Please refer to Facebook’s terms of service to find out more about how they use your data.

Google Ads: Google Ads to run ads to new prospective clients. Similar to the Facebook Pixel Code and the Google Analytics Codes that we have implemented on our website we monitor user data and then match the data shared so that we can further distribute ads and information to you on google through our google advertising methods. This information will never be shared by EmBeance Marketing & Design or any of our team members. Please refer to Google Ads terms of service to find out more about how they use your data.

Mail Chimp: Mail Chimp is our preferred Email Marketing Platform. When you open an email from us that has come from mail chimp we track your open rates, conversion rates, and the links you may have clicked. This information can be used to further determine next phase marketing strategies, write additional content, and even remove you (with or without warning) from our email list. Reasons for removal include but are not limited to: Misuse of the platform and our marketing materials, copyright infringement, a 90 day+ unopen rate in the emails that we send to our email list and last but not list - because you have requested us to do so.

Pinterest: We are lovers of the Pinterest Platform - most of our EmBeance Marketing & Design content is additionally linked and stored on Pinterest under our Tips and Tricks by EmBeance Pinterest Board. When you click on an article found on pinterest that has been written by EmBeance Marketing & Design you will be redirected to the EmBeance Marketing & Design website link for the article that you are interested in reading. Pinterest tracks the links that you have clicked, the loves you have given each individual post, and any comments that you have made. We at times will additionally run content marketing promotions on pinterest where a conversion tracking code similar to Google Ads, Google Analytics and the Facebook Pixel Code will be implemented in the cases of both regular use as well as paid promotions by using our site your user behavior (clicks, posts read, pages visited, amount of time spent on the site) will be used to continue to provide an excellent content marketing experience that our prospects and websites are interested in.

Paypal, Stripe, Square and Zelle Payment Gateways: Customer information is stored on our preferred payment gateways. On Stripe if you have elected to set up re-occurring payments you do so at your own risk, and do so in compliance with our re-occurring credit card authorization form and contract of service. Invoices are set to send out each Sunday afternoon on Paypal or Stripe for the current week. Payments are due for the following week or month’s service no later than each Thursday for all platforms except Zelle or the 30th of each month (or the Friday before if the 30th runs over a weekend) for monthly contracts as per the EmBeance Marketing & Design Contract Of Service.

Links

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements linked throughout this privacy policy.

SECTION 6 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

COOKIES

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Squarespace to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

_squarespace_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits

_squarespace_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.

_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional

storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

We additionally use Google Analytics, Google Ads Tracking, Facebook Pixel Tracking, and Pinterest Tracking to help better serve our website visitors with the content that they are looking for. For information about what each of the above mentioned platforms does with their information please feel free to visit their privacy policies at your convenience.

SECTION 7 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of 18 years old and are located in the United States. Currently EmBeance Marketing & Design only provides services to companies located in and registered inside of the United States.

SECTION 8 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at EmBeance@Gmail.com.

Updated: 8/17/2019