Privacy Information Notice
At www.donnafontenot.com, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and what choices you have. It relates to all our business activities, not just this website.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our services, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent via our contact page.
Date: March 28, 2018
Next Review Date: March 28, 2019
Author: Donna F. Cavalier
1. Who are we?
This is the personal website of Donna Fontenot Cavalier. More information can be found here.
2. How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you:
- when you contact us via our contact form to inquire about our information
3. What information do we collect & how is it used?
We collect information for the following reasons:
- to allow us to respond to site visitor inquiries
The table in section 3.3 below outlines exactly what information we collect, and for what purpose.
3.0. Sensitive Data
We do not gather sensitive personal data (e.g. health, genetic, biometric data; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions). We expressly request that you do not provide any such sensitive data to us.
3.1. Children’s information
Our services are not directed to children under 13. If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without consent, please contact us.
3.2. Third Parties
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
We do use a number of third-party services to help us provide services to our users. These third-party services are listed in full below; we have verified that these third-party services are GDPR compliant (or are working towards GDPR compliance), and are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework (or are working towards certification) where these organizations are based outside of the EU.
The following table outlines the personal data we collect and for what purpose. The table also outlines the third-parties the data is processed by or shared with, and how long the data is stored for:
|Name||What||Legal Ground||Purpose||third-parties||Data Retention|
|Contact Form Requests||User’s full name, email address||Consent||To allow initial and ongoing contact with site visitors||Held within WordPress database, hosted with Blue Dart Hosting||Until request for deletion.|
|Analytics||IP Address||Legitimate interests||To analyze popular content, website performance, etc. so we can further improve the site.||Google Analytics ||After 18 months|
|Server Logs||IP address||Legal obligation||To help prevent DoS (Denial of Service) attacks; for website security and diagnostics.||Blue Dart Hosting||Until request for deletion|
4. Controlling your information
You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us, including your email address in the first instance (this is the unique identifier we use to identify and collate personal information).
4.0. Requesting a copy of your information
You may request a copy of any data we hold about you by contacting us with your request. Upon request, we will provide a CSV file (which you may open in a program such as Microsoft Excel) containing the personal data we hold on record about you.
4.1. Updating or correcting your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us so we may correct our records.
4.2. Deleting your information
You have the right to request erasure of your personal information. Unless there is a compelling reason for the data not to be erased (for example, if we need to use that data to fulfill our contractual or legal obligations), your personal data will be deleted on request. Contact us to make such a request.
Users may have the ability to leave comments on our blog. To maintain flow of conversation, blog comments will not normally be deleted (unless there is a compelling reason to do so), but all personally identifying information will be removed.
4.3. Automated decision making
We do not use any personal information for automated decision making or profiling; your data is not subject to automated decision making or profiling.
5. Use of “cookies”
- Web Analytics: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and what content is most popular. This helps to ensure that our website is responding to your needs in the best way possible.
By using and browsing the www.donnafontenot.com website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this Policy.
If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the HELP menu on your browser. Switching off cookies should not noticeably restrict your use of this website.
www.donnafontenot.com takes security seriously. In order to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. These steps include the following:
- Data minimization
- Password best practice
- Security best practice concerning devices (PCs, laptops, mobile devices), online accounts, website hosting, physical access and storage
- Staff training and accountability on data protection
A copy of our internal Data Security Policy is available on request.
7. Data Breaches
Our Data Security Policy includes a clear process for handling a personal data breach, should one occur. Where appropriate, www.donnafontenot.com will promptly notify you of any unauthorized access to your personal information.
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter.