PRIVACY + TERMS
As you (probably) know, I’m huge on clear communication. This page – as well as our Disclaimer – ensures both of us are safe, secure and clear about how we collect and use your personal information. As well as how you can use every information on this Website.
In a Clear Nutshell,…
- Your privacy is very important to us. I value you and the information that you share with me, and will never share or use it inappropriately, illegally, or without your permission.
- I provide this site to help you but I value my intellectual property and request that you respect it.
- Don’t copy and/or use my creativity, work, and products as your own. If you’d like to share (or link to) my content: Thanks! and Please be sure to give proper credit.
Eg.: If you share a quote, include my full name (Tolu Michaels). If you share an excerpt, include my full name and a link back to the original page or post on my Website.
- Don’t use my site for illegal activity.
OKIES, Let’s go Legal!
The Tolu Michaels Company will learn certain information about you during your visit both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take. This policy applies to information we collect on the Website and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and the Website.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at supportattolumichaelsdotcom.
Information We Collect About You
When you access this Website, the Company will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Information You Provide To Us. The Website provides various places for users to provide information. We collect information that users provide by filling out forms on the Website, communicating with us via contact forms, responding to surveys, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other feedback, and providing information when ordering a product or service via the Website.
We use the information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology. As you navigate through our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through our website, and any communications between your computer and our Website.
Similar to other commercial websites, our Website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “Cookies”) and web server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and right after our Website, your IP address.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our Website and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You can check or change what types of cookies you accept within your browser settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
To see a complete list of the technology and cookies we use on this site, click here.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you connect to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Electronic Communications Information
If you choose to correspond with us through email, SMS or digital messenger (“Electronic Communications”) we may retain the content of your messages together with your email address, phone number or username 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. Refer to the Email Policy below for more information about our emailing and anti-spam policies.
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information. We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable law.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.
Our emails provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from us at any time.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.
How and Why We Collect Information
The Company collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a book or resource, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a product from us, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information.
If you opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we also enroll you to receive our free email newsletter based on your consent. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to supportattolumichaelsdotcom requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
How We Use the Information You Give to Us
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.
The Tolu Michaels Company will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
Disclosure of Your Information
As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.
We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company.
We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets and/or business.
We may disclose information if legally compelled to do so i.e. when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
How We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions
We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors. Some of the information you may enter on our Website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit or Debit Card information is never transmitted via email.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk.
The Tolu Michaels Company may use software 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. For security purposes and to ensure that our Website remains available to all users, The Tolu Michaels Company uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
By posting on this website, you agree to the policies below. Tolu welcomes and loves comments on her blog posts! But please keep your comments clean and related to the content she posts. The internet in general, is the perfect place for dialogue and the sharing of information so please feel free to ask questions, disagree, provide alternate methods, or comment on the post as long as your comment’s content is not offensive, defamatory, abusive, or otherwise mean and inappropriate. Let’s have interesting, honest and helpful conversations. Tolu reserves the right to remove any comment (and will most likely remove offensive comments).
You may comment anonymously or under a name/username. The email address you use to submit a comment will not be displayed on this Website and will not be sold or used to contact you unless you request to be contacted. (That’s a Promise!)
Ownership of Comment
You retain ownership of comments you leave on Tolu’s Website; you simply grant her a license to post your comments should she feel like it. This license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, and royalty-free. You grant Tolu the right to store, transmit, display, use, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, in a presentation, in a class, or in a video.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
Visitors’ GDPR Rights
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
- You have the right to request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
- You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
- You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
- You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
- To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of:
- You asking us to delete the information
- Our decision to cease using our existing data providers
- The Company decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy or your dealings with our Website, please contact us or email [supportattolumichaelsdotcom].
Last Revised January 15, 2019
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 The Tolu Michaels Company or its licensors. The use of our trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without express written consent from The Tolu Michaels Company.
Everything on this Website (and Tolu’s related websites), including, but not limited to, the words, design, graphics, images, information, materials, documents, data, databases and all other information and intellectual property accessible on or through this Website (“Content”) or Tolu’s other related websites (such as websites for her courses), is her property and is protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights.
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.
Your use of the Website or any of the resources available for download from the Website does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content. You agree that you will use protected content solely for your individual use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of the Company and the copyright owner. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of the Company or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms
- Print posts/content off Tolu’s Websites for non-commercial use (up to 25 copies only) as long as you include the following copyright notice: “© The Tolu Michaels Company. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.tolumichaels.com.” If used electronically, you must link back to the website page where the original information was.
- Re-post a summary or an excerpt of a blog post with a credit and a link back to the original post.
- Link to this website or any of our public posts. Tolu appreciates links!
You must not (without Tolu’s written permission):
- Republish content from this Website in its entirety (especially not word-for-word)
- Alter, Sell or rent any material from our Website or related sites
- Translate any of Tolu’s writings into another language (because she would want to verify the accuracy of each translation)
- Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy, steal or otherwise exploit material on our Website for any purpose.
- Redistribute any content from our website, including onto another website.
- Use the content on our website for any marketing related purpose
- Use our website to send unsolicited commercial communications
- In any way or at any time use, copy, adapt, imply or represent that Tolu’s Website (or any of her related websites) or their Content is yours or created by you. You do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or printing her content.
- Delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content
To request permission for any of the uses on the above “NOT ALLOWED” list, please email: supportattolumichaelsdotcom
Limitation of Liability
The Materials on this Website are provided “as is” without any Express or Implied Warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall The Tolu Michaels Company or its Agents or Staff be liable for any damages whatsoever.
Last Revised January 15, 2019