PRIVACY POLICY

INTRODUCTION    

The following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth Maria Wendt LLC’s (“Company”, “we”, “us” or “our” ) policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and other information, Company collects from visitors to the Company website located at https://www.mariawendt.com/ (“Website”).  Company, owner and operator of the Website, is a limited liability company formed under the laws of the state of Delaware, United States.  

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what Personal Data we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to information of any kind that we collect by means (including offline means) or from sources other than those specified herein.   

CONTACT DETAILS    

Our full details are:      

Full name of legal entity: Maria Wendt LLC     

Email address: hey@mariawendt.com       

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at hey@mariawendt.com. 

 

 

SENSITIVE DATA  

We do not request any sensitive data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs,  sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data or criminal background. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.   

 

HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA  

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: The Website may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.  Personal Data may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address and phone number.  

  •  Our legal basis for processing this information is your consent, and by voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to us, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred and stored from your current location to the offices and servers of Company and the authorized third parties referenced below.  
  • Information We Collect from Others: The Website may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment. We do not control the data privacy or protection policies of third parties, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties. Our legal basis for processing this information is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our services, and the legitimate interests of our customers.  
  • Automatically-Collected Information: The Website automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, The Website will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. The Website may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.   
  •  Cookies: The Website may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. The Website may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED  

The Website may use the information collected in the following ways:   

  • To operate and maintain the Website, other online services and business;   
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;   
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts; 
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support; 
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity;
  • To establish, pursue or defend legal claims;            
  • To keep records;
  • To provide you with goods or services purchased; or
  • To enable you to participate in promotions. 
     

Where we are required to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.     

We will only use your Personal Data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this please email us at hey@mariawendt.com. In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.    

We may process your Personal Data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.      

We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

 

 

LEGAL BASES FOR PROCESSING DATA UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”)  

Below are the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your Personal Data:  

  • Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your Personal Data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your Personal Data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us at hey@mariawendt.com.
  • Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
  • Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your Personal Data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject.
  •  Consent means where you have consented to a certain use of your Personal Data.

DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA   

 

We may have to share your Personal Data with the parties set out below:    

Third Party Vendors: We may share your information with third party vendors or service providers who help us provide the Services or the Website, including database hosting and data processing services, and assist us in responding to requests by you for information that you request.  

Parent Companies and Affiliates: We may share your information with a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), provided that we require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.  

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.  

Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.  

Third Parties with Permission: We may share your information with third parties to whom you ask us to send your information.  

Agents, Consultants, and Related Third Parties: Company, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.  

Legal Requirements: Company may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation or to respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity or in connection with our own investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity, in which case we may (and you hereby authorize us to) disclose information without subpoenas or warrants served on us, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Company, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public, (iv) protect against legal liability including to resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our Customer contracts.  

The Website may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:   

 

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.   

Except when required by law, Company will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, Company may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

 

RETARGETING ADS

 

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website. This means, after visiting the Website, you may see an ad for our services. However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any remarketing service other than to present you offers from Company. We use the following third-party service providers for remarketing:   

Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here  

Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here 

 

SPONSORED CONTENT TRACKING PIXELS

 

This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. As stated above, these pixels may capture your IP address on behalf of the content sponsor. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

 

AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION  

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.    

Company is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

 

 

NEWSLETTERS  

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, Company may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows Company to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS    

Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your Personal Data, so European law has prohibited transfers of Personal Data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.   

Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your Personal Data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.   

Whenever we transfer your Personal Data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is in place:   

We will only transfer your Personal Data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Data by; or   

If we use US-based providers that are part of EU-US Privacy Shield, we may transfer data to them, as they have equivalent safeguards in place; or

Where we use certain service providers who are established outside of the EEA, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give Personal Data the same protection it has in Europe.   

If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.  

 

 

DATA SECURITY     

We have put in place security measures to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization. We also allow access to your Personal Data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your Personal Data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.   

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected Personal Data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to. 

 

ANONYMOUS DATA  

In some circumstances we may anonymize your Personal Data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

 

COOKIES     

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 our Website other than cookies. 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 have no access to or control over any information collected by other individuals, companies or entities whose website or materials may be linked to our Website or its content or that provide services on the Website, such as Google Analytics.   

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see https://thevirtualsavvy.lpages.co/cookie-policy/.

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS      

Under laws in certain countries in which we operate, customers and other visitors to our Website from those countries have a right to access Personal Data about themselves, and to amend, correct or delete Personal Data that is inaccurate, incomplete or outdated.  We will, upon request, provide you with confirmation regarding whether we are processing Personal Data about you, consistent with applicable law. In addition, upon your request, we will take reasonable steps to correct, amend, or delete your Personal Data that is found to be inaccurate, incomplete or processed in a manner non-compliant with this Privacy Policy or applicable law, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, where the rights of persons other than you would be violated or where doing so is otherwise consistent with applicable law. Unless prohibited by applicable law, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to cover costs for providing copies of Personal Data that you request.   

Please note that while any amendments, corrections or deletions will be reflected in active user databases (as updated with a reasonable period of time), we may retain all Personal Data for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, and satisfaction of other legal obligations we reasonably believe applicable.  

You authorize us to use and disclose any new or modified information that you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and you agree that we are under no obligation to delete or modify information that you have previously chosen to provide us as to which you have not instructed us to take such action. Please remember, however, that if we have already disclosed some of your Personal Data to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Data any longer and cannot force the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.  

We may retain your Personal Data to comply with laws, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our contracts, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.  

Opt-out – If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, social security numbers, or bank account information, to us by email. You may “opt out” of receiving future commercial email communications from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link included at the bottom of most emails we send, or as provided below; provided, however, we reserve the right to send you transactional emails such as customer service communications. You may also notify us at hey@mariawendt.com to be removed from our mailing list.   

Access – You may request access to the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hey@mariawendt.com.   

Amend – You may contact us at hey@mariawendt.com to amend or update your personal information.   

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your Personal Data. To do so, please submit a request to hey@mariawendt.com.  

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.   

You can see more about these rights at:    

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/   

If you make such a request, we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.     

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.     

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

 

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS  

California Residents:   Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2019 (“CCPA”), you have certain rights with respect to your personal information.  For the purposes of this section, personal information is used as defined in the CCPA.  Company reserves the right to verify all requests made pursuant to the CCPA.     

 

ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE  

You may make a verifiable request that we disclose the categories of personal information we have collected about you, the categories of sources of the personal information we collected about you, the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share your personal information, our use of the personal information and if the personal information was disclosed or sold to third parties, including the categories of personal information sold or disclosed.  You also have the right to make a verifiable request for a copy of the personal information collected about you for the twelve (12) months prior to the date of your request.   

 

DELETION REQUEST RIGHTS

 

You have the right to request that Company delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.  We may deny your deletion request if retaining the personal information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:  

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.  
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.  
  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.  
  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.  
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).  
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.  
  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.  
  8. Comply with a legal obligation.  
  9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

 

CHILDREN UNDER 16

We do not sell the personal information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age.  

 

NO DISCRIMINATION

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.  Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:  

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

 

 

EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS 

To exercise the access, disclosure and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable request to us by either (1) emailing hey@mariawendt.com or sending us a written request to 1839 E Independence #14668 Springfield Mo 65814 Attn: CCPA.  

You may only make a verifiable request for access or disclosure twice within a 12-month period.  You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. The verifiable consumer request must:  

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it. 

 

To respond to your request or provide you with personal information, Company must verify your identity or your authority to make the request.  We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

 

TIMING

We will respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt.  If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.   We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable request’s receipt.  The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.

 

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION  

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database please contact us immediately at hey@mariawendt.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

ARBITRATION  

This Privacy Policy will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Privacy Policy, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Springfield, Delaware. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings.

 

THIRD-PARTY LINKS    

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Website. This Website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications (the “Third-Party Sites”). Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow Third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these Third-Party Sites and are not responsible for their data collection practices or privacy statements. The policies and procedures described here do not apply to the Third-Party Sites. When you leave our Website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of the Third- Party Sites you visit. The links from the Website do not imply that Company endorses or has reviewed the Third-Party Sites.

 

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS  

Your access to and use of the Website may also be subject to any separate agreements or terms and conditions you have signed or agreed to with Company.  Please refer to those agreements as needed.  

Regardless of any other provision in this Privacy Policy, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable information about you to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) protect, in an emergency, the health and safety of our customers or the general public. This includes exchanging information with third parties and organizations in connection with credit risk reduction and fraud protection.  

 

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES  

We may use your contact information to inform you of changes to the Website or its content, or, if requested, to send you additional information about us. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter our Website, its content and this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting our updated Privacy Policy.  Please review this Privacy Policy periodically. Continued use of the Website following the posting of changes and/or modifications constitutes acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.  

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at hey@mariawendt.com.   

Last updated: April 27, 2020