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Privacy Policy



PRIVACY STATEMENT

Last updated or modified: June 11, 2018

This document explains what Silhouette School Inc., 523 Capitol Trail, Suite C, Newark, Delaware 19711 (“Silhouette School™”, the “Company”, “we”, or “us”) does with the information that you provide to us through our website, https://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com (the “Blog”). In general, we do not collect your personal information, other than your email address and your name (should you choose to provide it) if you sign up for our newsletter. If you have not already done so, please read our Terms of Use.

This Privacy Statement notifies you of the following:
  • Your consent to the Privacy Statement;
  • Types of information we collect;
  • Access to your personal information;
  • Use of your information;
  • Your controls and choices;
  • Information security; and
  • How we handle Do Not Track requests.
This Privacy Statement is effective as of June 11, 2018 and applies only to our Blog and not to any other company, individual, organization or website that you may reach via a link from this Blog.
If at any time you have a question about anything contained in this Privacy Statement or a general query on privacy, please contact us.

Consent and Changes to the Privacy Statement
—Accessing the Blog and its contents, including subscribing to our newsletter or downloading any free Silhouette design files, signifies your consent to us collecting and using personal information about you in accordance with this Privacy Statement, which may be amended from time to time. Should we choose to change our Privacy Statement for any reason, the changes will be posted on this page. You are expected to check this page each time you access the Blog so you are aware of any changes, and your continued use of the Blog following any amendments to this Privacy Statement means that you accept and agree to such changes.

Information That We Collect—The information that we collect falls under three main categories: personally identifiable information, log files, and cookies (collectively, the “Information”):

Personally Identifiable Information—Newsletter subscribers are required to provide a valid email address, and may also choose to provide their first and/or last names. We will additionally have access to any personal information you give us that we did not request (such as personal information you voluntarily put into an email to us, or that you may disclose in a comment to one of our blog posts or on any other Blog page that enables commenting). Before subscribing to our newsletter or submitting a comment to the Blog, you must read and agree to this Privacy Statement.

We reserve the right to ask for your date of birth to verify your age. Please note that we will not knowingly collect the personal information of any individual who tells us that he or she is under the age of 16. If we determine that an individual under the age of 16 has submitted personally identifiable information to this Blog, including in the form of a comment on the Blog, we will delete that information.

Log Files—We or our platform service provider, Blogger, which is owned and hosted by Google, may periodically gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. Google may also collect certain information about you depending on how you choose to identify yourself as a commenter on the Blog. Google typically stores its log files indefinitely, but partially anonymizes certain information after a period of time to protect your privacy. Google’s collection of your information is governed by the Google Privacy Policy.

Cookies—Cookies are small files of information that are stored on your computer. Websites that you visit ask your computer to store this information and retrieve the information from your computer so that they can keep track of things like other websites you visit or how you navigate our Blog or other files that direct you to the Blog. For more information about what cookies are and how they work, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

On revisiting this Blog or in using the files, our computer server will recognize the cookie and give us information about your use of the Blog. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to receive cookies, you may still use the Blog but you may find that the Blog does not function properly or is slower than when you allow a cookie to be installed on your machine.

Limiting Collection of Personal Information
—We limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary to fulfill the purposes identified in this Privacy Statement and we collect, use and disclose, as applicable, your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information
—We, and only we, have access to and collect information that you provide through any direct contact with us, or that you voluntarily provide when you subscribe to our newsletter or comment on a blog. We do not share personally identifiable information with any third party outside of the Company, other than with entities that are involved in helping us to run our Blog or distribute our newsletter. The entity that helps us run this Blog is Google’s Blogger, which provides a secured publishing platform to us. The entity that distributes our newsletter is MailerLite, whose privacy policy is here.

We may also use and disclose your personal information to third parties under the following limited circumstances:
  • To service providers that help with our operations and Blog, including, without limitation, for customer services, monitoring and analyzing Blog activity, and operating and maintaining the Blog. Such service providers and partner companies may only use your personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement;
  • When necessary to protect our safety, property or other rights, our representatives, customers and users of the Blog, including to detect and prevent fraud;
  • If we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a related company or a third party. Your personal information will remain subject to any pre-existing Privacy Statement unless you agree to the privacy policy of the company or third party that acquires your personal information; or
  • With your consent.
Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information—From time to time, we may wish to use personal information for new or additional purposes, in which case we will amend the Privacy Statement to include these new or additional purposes and will obtain your consent through your continued use of our Blog. We retain your personal information only for as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, to ensure your compliance with our Terms of Use, and to comply with our legal obligations.
 
What We Do With the Information
—We use personally identifiable information to add you to our newsletter subscription list, which is managed by a third-party service provider called MailerLite. You may opt out of your newsletter subscription at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each newsletter, or by emailing silhouetteschoolblog@gmail.com. We do not sell or rent personally identifiable information to anyone or use it in any other capacity.

Information that we may collect from log files gives us a general picture of who is visiting our Blog and which pages are being viewed. This information is not specific to an individual viewer and may be collected only to assist us in the maintenance and administration of our Blog. The purpose of collecting log files is to research what pages are of most interest and use to our visitors and members. Log file information is not linked to personally identifiable information.

The data that is collected through the use of cookies assists our third party service providers’ ability to track user activity on the Blog or engagement with our newsletter. Google may use third party cookies to assist with analyzing the performance of the Blog. Any third party cookie usage is governed by the privacy policy or privacy statement of such third party.

We use the following third party services or service providers:

Google Analytics: We use “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

MailerLite: We use MailerLite to manage our newsletter subscription list and circulate our newsletter. More information about MailerLite’s collection and storage of your information can be found in the MailerLite Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to access and disclose Information, including personally identifiable information, (i) to comply with applicable laws and government requests, (ii) to be able to operate our systems properly or (iii) to protect ourselves or our users.

Contacting Us About Your Information
—We welcome your feedback. If you have questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement, or would like to do any of the following:
  • See your personal information that you have already sent us so that you can correct, change or delete all or certain of such information from our files;
  • If your child under 16 has used this Blog and sent us personal information, delete that personal information from our files;
  • Delete or edit a comment on the Blog that contains your personal information;
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data or any Information or report any violation of this Privacy Statement; or
  • Ask that we not send you electronic communications or otherwise contact you;
please contact our Privacy Officer (i) at silhouetteschoolblog@gmail.com; (ii) by telephone at +1 302-307-1680; or (iii) by mail at Silhouette School Inc., 523 Capitol Trail, Suite C, Newark, Delaware 19711 (Attn: Ryan Walsh, Registered Agent). We will respond to any access requests within the time periods provided for under applicable laws. We may need to verify your identity before providing you with the personal information we hold about you, if any. There is no cost for such access request unless you require copies of records. We may not be able to provide you with access to your personal information if the information cannot be separated from the personal information of others, cannot be disclosed for reasons of security or commercial confidentiality, or is protected by legal privilege. If we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will advise you of the reasons access is being denied, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so.

How We Safeguard the Information
—Keeping your information secure is important to us, and we make sure that all the information that we collect is as safe as possible. Your information is stored on Google and MailerLite servers and is secured as specified in Google’s privacy policy and MailerLite’s privacy policy. All Google products are built with strong security features that continuously protect your information. To protect you from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information Google holds, Google:

Uses encryption to keep your data private while in transit
  • Offers a range of security features, like Safe Browsing, Security Checkup, and 2 Step Verification to help you protect your account
  • Reviews its information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to prevent unauthorized access to our systems
  • Restricts access to personal information to Google employees, contractors, and agents who need that information in order to process it. Anyone with this access is subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
MailerLite takes reasonable precautions, technical and organizational security measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, follows industry best practices in order to protect your personal information from any unauthorized or unlawful breach of security that leads to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of or access to personal information and to preserve the security and confidentiality of the data.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect the Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. It is your responsibility to protect your own information in accordance with our Terms of Use. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with the Blog is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us.

Do Not Track Requests—Please note that we do not honor Do Not Track requests or signals from your web browser regarding any collection of Information, including any personally identifiable information, about you and your online activities over time. Any of the entities that are involved in helping us run our Blog that may also collect personally identifiable information about you and your online activities may also disregard your Do Not Track requests.

THE FOLLOWING PROVISION APPLIES TO USERS LOCATED IN CANADA:

Cross-Border Data Transfers As Silhouette School Inc. is based in the United States, we transfer and store your information in the United States. As such, we wish to make you aware that your personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States. In addition, we may also engage third parties to perform certain services on our behalf. These third parties may store, process and transfer personal information on servers located outside of Canada in jurisdictions whose data protection laws may differ from those of Canada. As a result, personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in those jurisdictions according to the laws in those jurisdictions. For example, information may be shared in response to valid demands or requests from government authorities, courts and law enforcement officials in those countries. Subject to applicable laws in such other jurisdictions, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require our third parties to maintain protections on personal information that are equivalent to those that apply in Canada.